Central Station

Central Station

Central Station has evolved into a bar, restaurant, boutique bed and breakfast establishment

Average Reviews


Central Station B&B in London, nestled in the vibrant King's Cross area, is a melting pot of fun, inclusivity, and comfort. This lively spot is not just a place to stay but an experience in itself, perfect for the gay community looking for a blend of nightlife and cozy accommodation.

Central Station stands out for its eclectic mix of offerings. It's not only a B&B but also a bar, restaurant, and a hub for various events. They host everything from karaoke nights to drag shows, making it an ideal spot for those who love a bit of entertainment with their pint. The venue's history of over 23 years is a testament to its popularity and ability to adapt and thrive in the bustling London scene.

The B&B aspect of Central Station shouldn't be overlooked. It offers a boutique experience with a personal touch that many larger hotels lack. While some reviews suggest variability in experiences, with mentions of friendly staff and clean rooms, it's essential to note that there have been mixed reviews regarding room quality and cleanliness. This highlights the importance of managing expectations and understanding that, like many establishments in busy urban areas, experiences can vary.

The location of Central Station is a major draw. Situated just a few tube stops away from Oxford Circus, it places guests right in the heart of London's vibrancy. The area around King's Cross has undergone significant regeneration, adding to the appeal of the venue. It's a stone's throw from some of London's most iconic attractions, making it a convenient base for exploring the city.



Central Station
Based on 160 reviews
Philip Garner
18:58 04 Jul 24
Nice pub, but stinks of weed , Guinness was nice though
Oliver Creed
02:24 18 Feb 24
Always have a great time, reasonably priced drinks, good service and a pool table, karaoke etc. Heard good things about the nights in the basement too, look forward to going there one time.
Grant Brown
01:03 28 Jan 24
Great fun gay pub that has karaoke on the weekends.
Tony Smith
20:27 09 Nov 23
This bar has the best bar staff in London. Always with a smile and friendly banter. A nice mix of customers and entertainment. Drinks reasonable, food okay. Never stayed in the rooms but have never heard anything that didn't suggest good value for money. Love it 😀 xxxx
Jonathan Davidson
09:28 02 Nov 23
Lovely staff great location but terribly run down. The rooms haven’t been decorated in years and the feel of the place is one of willful neglect. Not even any shampoo in the bathrooms
Christopher Jones
21:03 22 Aug 23
Often can be found drinking and occasionally eating here. Possibly a spot of karaoke too. Wine usually..
kylie dors
14:18 11 Aug 23
Love coming here for Sweet Wednesdays. The host is very nice and welcoming. Love the crowd and love Sandra's performances.
Christopher Jones
17:16 09 Aug 23
Often can be found drinking and occasionally eating here. Possibly a spot of karaoke too. Wine usually..
Laura Kavanagh
08:52 05 Aug 23
Amazing spot, friendly staff and so much fun
Peter Cox
00:40 20 Jul 23
Visited for first time and the staff were very helpful and friendly.a nice and friendly crowd.i don't drink alcohol and was offered non alcoholic choices and was also given free water.i shall hopefully visit again.give it a try for somewhere different.
08:21 14 May 23
Popped in here on the way back to the PIH because it was so close by. Post Eurovision festivities were winding down and it was quite quiet but the layout was really cool and the indoor decor was nice.Toilets very basic and a bit messy but that’s to be expected.I don’t really drink much but got two beers and it was £14 which seems like a lot? I don’t know. Nice place though!
Sibyl Heyman
09:11 25 Mar 23
We checked out one day earlier because of a personnal issue and informed the manager. He said we would get a refund if we send our train tickets via mail. So we sent the tickets through mail the day after we left, but then suddenly they stopped responding and now they are saying they never recieved the tickets. They were also very rude. They are just lying now to keep our money. I have never had such a bad experience in any b&b, literally shocking. Also the building and rooms are very old and dirty, needs renovation. Our bathroom had little black hairs on the floor, room was noisy because of thin windows and there was a green exit light at night in the room which was very annoying. AVOID!
Richard Hodgson
12:22 19 Jan 23
This is a lovely gay pub and meeting place conveniently located close to Kings Cross station. Very polite and helpful bar manager. Had a wonderful time in their basement while attending a social event. Drinks were reasonably priced too.
Patrick Holmes
09:42 25 Oct 22
Great location, and the karaoke in the pub downstairs was high quality. But the loud music ran until around 2 AM. Not the place to stay if you want to get any sleep.
Ali Radhi
19:22 30 Sep 22
This hotel bar is the worst place to spend a night at… all the workers there are extremely racist especially the manager! They steal your money and waste your time lying to you… it’s the last place you’d ever want to stay at and last people you’d ever want to trust!! Don’t rely on these people.. they’re customer service is outrageous on another level and if they’re not satisfied with what your saying or can’t handle the truth they’ll just end the phone on your face!! Worst experience ever in my life!!!!!
Roger Hogue
08:17 27 Aug 22
Beer in the karaoke bar is often flat no doubt due either to insufficient mix of CO2, dirty lines or both. Bottled Bud 330ml was £5!! Spoils the pleasure. Pity because it's unnecessary.
andrew obrien
21:23 15 Jul 22
This has got to be one of the best karaoke pubs in the area also the food was very good. Maria was sung also had back up dancers
andrew obrien
21:05 11 Jun 22
This has got to be one of the best karaoke pubs in the area also the food was very good
Amina Ibrahim
21:39 02 Jun 22
Thank you to the team from Central Station Kings Cross specially Jamie. Thank you so much.
James H
18:23 02 Jun 22
Had a few drinks there this afternoon as West End was packed. The bar staff Jay (manager) was really friendly. The place was really quiet but top marks for Jay, brilliant service, he has a sense of humour as well. 😄
Bianca Benoist
09:11 18 May 22
AVOID !! I stayed one night and I ended up with 150 bed bugs bites. on the next day I took at the back of my pillow and there were back spots on the pillow case !! with a proper health and hygiene process there is no way the hotel did not know about this. Please avoid. This is living nightmare. I had to throw away my suitcase and bring someone to my home to disinfect the place. Not to mention the PTSD. It has been 9 days I still have bites marks on me (face included). I am still waiting on the hotel to come back to me, the reception desk did not even care when I told them there were bed bugs in the room. They were not surprised at all. Of course they reimbursed the company for the night but they do not seem to care about what I have to pay because of that + the trauma left. Avoid. Worst hotel experience ever.
Christhian Gonzalez
08:36 18 May 22
Nettie Pollard
22:31 08 May 22
Really relaxed and good place to talk lots of clubs meet too. Nice to see a woman behind the bar. History of the place used to be the Prince Albert and host GLF discos.
Paul Michael
22:52 08 Apr 22
Proper old fashioned gay pub… friendly locals and bar staff.
Matt “MGDawson” Dawson
08:13 22 Feb 22
Clean room, friendly staff but kettle had filament debris (so no hot drinks) and no-one seemed around for Saturday breakfast
Pete Thompson
21:03 03 Dec 21
This place has gone massively down hill. Service is terrible.
Matt “MGDawson” Dawson
08:08 09 Oct 21
Clean room, friendly staff but kettle had filament debris (so nice hot drinks) and no-one seemed around for Saturday breakfast
Dana Horrocks
22:43 23 Sep 21
Clean bedroom, fabulous locationStaff friendly, Guy was very welcoming and food was excellent, Sam's kitchen is so tasty! Try it you won't be disappointed and price is not bad either
George Alty
15:15 09 Jul 21
Found by accident whilst trying to get a seat for the Euro 2020 England Germany Game. The location tucked around the corner from Kings Cross meant that it wasn't busy. All the cleanliness controls were in place with ample oppertunities for servce which was swift and friendly. Couple of TVs placed as best they could given the layout. Served Heineken too, which is a nice change in this day & age. Nice pub. Thanks.
Mr Geoggers
09:38 11 Oct 20
Incredible food and friendly service. Had a lovely evening here this Saturday..have eaten here many times and it just gets better and better. New menu I cluded all kinds of interesting meats from around the world and also veggie options. Food was clearly all home made and freshly cooked.
Daniel Moore
06:12 05 Mar 20
I really wanted to like this hotel. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, though the rooms left a little to be desired. There was foul food/sewage smell coming from the tiny bathroom. Shower was smaller than what you’d find in an RV. The bed was not very comfortable.
David Fletcher
18:48 03 Sep 19
Manager /supervisor here started ordering me round the pub when I tried to eat here.I specifically ordered food to a quiet back table, only to get the manager ordering me to a table right in front of where they were about to start open mic tests for a later event. And then the rest of the staff complaining at me that I moved positions...(On bright side, singer seemed good, but too much for me when I was trying to get some food to stop a migraine!)
Nat Han
11:27 26 Jun 19
one of the best old fashiond pubs that i have been to, staff are so friendly and its a great night out, had some really good nights in there and cant wait to return, plenty of parking on the streets around in the evening so all good
mr Fixit
17:48 18 Sep 18
If you wanna be taken to a gay bar a gay bar .there's none better . Upstairs a normal bar , cheap hotel rooms upstairs if you wanna stay the night , a good smoking terrace it's got it all . Where this place comes into its own though it the basement club. Not for the bashful and don't wonder down their if you're not open minded as it's a bit naughty. On Wednesdays they have the appropriately titled sweet Wednesday which is a club for TV/ts and their admirers to get together and be naughty. Font look behind the curtain if you don't want to know what goes on .
Michael T.
00:32 07 Mar 17
Stopped in for a beer while a fun drag show was on. Had a great time with the friendly customers but the bartender needs to get off his phone.
Lee Diffusion
19:06 20 Jan 17
One of my favourite bars when I visit London. Have to admit I have a nostalgic soft spot for the place. One of the first London gay bars I visited in 90's when a group of us visited after a Marc Almond concert. What a night, Years later some of the nights in the Underground Bar, probably some of the best I've ever had. Zero attitude from management and staff. When I was there last, the place could have done with some updating, but quite frankly that is part of the charm. Not been so much lately as I no longer live in London, but I'm glad its survived the gentrification of the area. Clearly adjustments have been made, as Kings Cross is not the place it once was. Not tried the B&B facilities but seem very reasonably priced and competitive. Just to declare an interest here. I worked the door and coat check at CS, not for Martin and Duncan directly, but for one of the promoters renting the cellar bar. Bye the way, the review left below 3 years ago by Alan Roberts is unfair. He is a club promoter who left this venue and has issues. Martin and Duncan who run this venue are two of the nicest people in this business, and long may they continue!
Ashley F.
07:57 23 Jun 15
This is a traditional old school gay bar, club ('Underground' in the basement) and budget hotel. Very welcoming, confident and uncompromising in its culture...
Michelle B.
04:05 15 Sep 12
Central Station is not the classiest of establishments. I'm sure it has a very loyal, local clientèle, but I'm afraid I won't be back. In the area with...

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29 January 2024


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