Review of London Holiday Inn Camden Lock

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I specifically picked out the Holiday Inn Camden Lock as a hotel to stay at in London based on my experience internationally with Holiday Inn, the price, as well as the convenient location.

Arriving at London Heathrow, I took the Heathrow Express train to Paddington station. I switched to the Hammersmith and City tube to Kings Cross and finally changed to the Northern Line to Camden Town station. The hotel was a 5 minute walk from the tube. Heading out of the tube, you cross over at Jamestown Road and the Holiday Inn is on the right.

As you’re walking from the subway to the Holiday Inn, you’ll pass an alternative shopping area called Camden Market where there are plenty of clothing boutiques and specialty shops.

I stayed in an Executive Room which was huge, clean, with a perfect working area.

Entering the room

Entering the room




The large comfortable bed

The large comfortable bed








The sink area

The sink area



There was even a Foursquare special when I checked in, offering a free 24 hours worth of Internet.


There are plenty of great restaurants around the Holiday Inn including Hache Burgers Camden and Wagamama.

My favorite part of my staff at the Holiday Inn was the breakfast.


Amazing bacon

Amazing bacon

Eggs to order

Eggs to order

Fresh fruits

Fresh fruits



I was very excited to see they had Alpen cereal. When I was at the Conrad Rangali Island in the Maldives, they had this same cereal there. It was the perfect breakfast with yoghurt.

The hash brown potatoes were perfectly cooked and crispy. The bacon was the perfect explosion of flavor as well while the cooked to order eggs made their breakfast a prefect start to the morning.

The hotel is perfect situated close to a subway station for heading into town and seeing the sites. It only took a little bit of time to reach any destination from the Camden Town station.

Overall I would recommend the London Holiday Inn Camden Lock for it’s convenient location, great rooms, local eateries, and great breakfast.


  1. Camden LOCK – not Locks!

    Worth noting that this hotel often puts up rooms with 2 x double beds up for redemption, making it a decent choice for families. I have put my brother, his wife and his two kids in there in the past.

    Whilst I accept this is a hotel review, I think you do massively undersell the main reason to stay here, which is easy access to Camden Market and Stables Market.

    You have a lovely outdoor area next to the canal (the hotel overlooks a canal) with restaurants, and within 20 seconds you are across the canal and in the market. This is one of the most fascinating shopping areas in London with a massively eclectic (but fascinating) range of food and good.

  2. Hi Jason,

    Interesting that your post finally comes up on my radar today, whilst I had been waiting for it some time ago. Love it. And yes, as Raffles says, there is a lot to do in and around the markets, a very quirky area indeed!
    BUT you now have to come back since we moved to the new Holiday Inn Open Lobby … quite a change!!
    Thanks a lot. Looking forward to meeting you eventually,

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