Most cyclists leap at the opportunity to avoid the Euston Road, the A road that marks the northern boundary of the Congestion Charge and as such is always busy. Fortunately, there are alternatives on quiet streets.
This westbound route runs parallel without too many turns to remember. It benefits from a few well-chosen cycle paths: the excellent track along Tavistock Place and Torrington Place, and the cut-throughs south of St Pancras. It’s a justly popular route, especially as it runs straight past several UCL buildings.
One-way streets mean that it doesn’t quite work in reverse, but this variation will get you safely from west to east.