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The House of Toby

3-star3 stars
61-65 Swinton StreetKings Cross, LondonEnglandWC1X 9NTUnited Kingdom

3-star hotel, convenient to British Library
  • Free WiFi
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Very Good8.0
  • The hotel was lovely. The room was on the small side but was stylish and nice. I…Jan 19, 2018
  • A lovely little boutique hotel a stone's throw from King's Cross - highly recommended!Aug 13, 2018
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The House of Toby

from €96
  • Deluxe Single Room, 1 Bedroom (Grab and GO Breakfast)
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Ensuite (Grab and GO Breakfast)
  • Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Deluxe Triple Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Deluxe Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 24 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 1:30 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free on-the-go breakfast
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Year Built
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

The House of Toby’s small print

Also known as


    Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

    This property does not have elevators.

    Optional extras

    We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

    What’s around The House of Toby


    • In London City Centre
    • University of London - 17 min walk
    • University College London - 21 min walk
    • London Stock Exchange - 29 min walk
    • Museum of London - 30 min walk
    • St. Paul's Cathedral - 31 min walk
    • Sky Garden - 45 min walk
    • British Library - 10 min walk

    Getting around

    • London (LCY-London City) - 39 min drive
    • London (LHR-Heathrow) - 47 min drive
    • London King's Cross Station - 7 min walk
    • London St. Pancras Station - 8 min walk
    • London Euston Station - 15 min walk
    • King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station - 7 min walk
    • Russell Square Underground Station - 14 min walk
    • Angel Underground Station - 15 min walk
    • Onsite parking not available

    Recent reviews

    Very Good 8.0 From 298 reviews

    The House of Toby
    Very Good8.0
    Great place to stay for a short break in London
    The hotel is small and close to the Kings Cross station, perfect hub-point to get around London. It is close to amenties, such as a supermarket, restaurants, pubs and cafes - there is an excellent French cafe within a 2-minute walk. The room itself is small, but has all modern amenities, e.g. tv, tea/coffee making facilities. Breakfast bags are provided in the morning or the night before if requested. These consists of a piece of fruit, cereal bar, muffin and a orange juice. The staff on reception are warm and welcoming. A wonderful place to stay for a few days in London
    Lisa, gbOther trip
    The House of Toby
    Business trip
    Really nice hotel for the price, modern rooms, clean and convenient location. The complimentary grab and go breakfast is a nice touch
    Robert, gb2 night trip
    The House of Toby
    Nice stay in a very convenient location
    I had a lovely stay. Aminesh and Kevin were most helpful and friendly and the accommodation was very comfortable.
    A Traveller, au1 night trip
    The House of Toby
    Very Good8.0
    Cosy, functional with some character
    There are a lot of smaller hotels in converted houses around kings cross, but finding a decent one is tricky. The House of Toby was a safe bet but you need to set your expectations right... they are small rooms, decently priced, without many frills. For the same price you can get a travelodge with bigger rooms and a restaurant, but if you’d prefer a bit of character then you’ll enjoy it. The rooms are clean, decorated well and have high quality en-suites. Someone is always on reception and the air con was very good. Downsides are there is no lift and a max walk of 5 flights of stairs, the inroom safe isn’t big enough for even an iPad, and the luggage storage area is in an unsupervised corridor. There is no hotel public toilet and no restaurant or bar, although you can buy water at reception. On balance it’s worth the £100 we paid to stay, as the location is perfect with less than 5 mins to kings cross. Everything you need is on your doorstep and so we were happy to come back to a small, yet functional and nicely decorated room with a little character. Set your expectations right and you’ll have a good stay. What you don’t get from the hotel (restaurant, bar etc) is right outside your door.
    Lee, gb1 night trip
    The House of Toby
    Only good for a few hours' stay, look elsewhere
    We picked the hotel due to price and proximity to King's Cross. About a ten min walk from the station. Small, claustrophic building, with really tiny rooms, bathrooms you can barely turn around in. Carpets were filthy. I would not even call it a hotel, more like a tall house with bedrooms. If all you're doing is spending a few hours, it works. Otherwise skip it. The good part is the refurbished rooms, all were redone with newer fixtures which is what led me to it in the first place. Breakfast was a joke, they hand you a bag containing an apple, a box of juice and a muffin. All very cheap quality.
    A Traveller, us1 night trip

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