The Gyle Hotel

An eccentric King’s Cross escape filled with delightfully abstract touches perfect for a trip to the capital.

16-18 Argyle Square, London WC1H 8AS

As a new hotel, the Gyle has plenty of modern features that are, by their nature, more convenient than those some of the more traditional hotels can offer. RFID room access means you access your room with nothing more than a touch of your smartphone, the key sent during a pre-registration the day before you arrive for blissful convenience. Face masks and sanitisers are available for guests who don’t have them, and only residents are allowed in the hotel.

Social distancing is observed throughout the Gyle’s otherworldly public spaces, and the service team, from the friendly front of house to the exuberant mixologists in the TOAST Lounge are required to wear masks. Complimentary teas and coffees are served all day in the lounge to guests, and in the evenings the delightful bar serves charcuterie platters alongside a good selection of wines and 70 whiskies.

Guests looking for something more substantial for dinner should try lively Coal Drop’s Yard for some of north London’s most chic new restaurants and bars.

This trio of Victorian townhouses right next to Coal Drops Yard looks elegant and yet unassuming from the street. But on entering the grand black doors, you’ll be greeted by a wonderfully eccentric mix of themes. Scottish tartans and terrier-cushions finish king-sized beds, and a steampunk bar that’s finished with a grassy ceiling and touched by a supernatural playfulness takes advantage of a legend that says the Gyle sits on a space-time rift. This enchanting, storied escapism continues through every nook and cranny of the hotel — ending with 33 sumptuous rooms, each beautiful with solid oak floors and luxuriant beddings, but none so much so as the feature king that comes with an indulgent sunken tub in the bathroom.

Can't Miss Experiences

Imbibe something special from the exuberant mixologists in the TOAST Lounge

Covid Safety Features

The Gyle Hotel takes a series of precautions to ensure an enjoyable and safe stay

Cancellation vouchers

Any money taken can be transferred to vouchers if Covid prevents stay.

Touch-free checkin/out

Touch-free check-in and check-out.

Touch points cleaned

Staff have a list of high-frequency touch points to clean regularly.

Sanitizer stations

Sanitizer stations at all entrances and in all public spaces in use.

Guests' masks enforced

Staff enforcing that guests wear face coverings.

Staff wear masks and not visors

Staff are required to wear masks rather than visors.

Safety Features in Action


Stay active and enjoy all the local attractions

Children's museums and galleries

Galleries and museums

Historic houses

Independent shops

Indoor swimming



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