The gateway to Europe and so much more, King’s Cross is a cosmopolitan and vibrant area of North London and is now the proud beneficiary of one of the most impressive and transformative regeneration projects in London.
An eclectic mixture of modern and period architecture, and home to some of the world’s most recognisable companies and institutions.
King’s Cross attracts a mix of professionals, students and boasts a dynamic vibe where there is always something going on. It is home to the headquarters of Google’s UK office and The Guardian, along with cultural hubs like the British Library, Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, Kings Place - plus a wide variety of chic bars and restaurants.
Kings Cross is located in Central London in the Boroughs of Camden and Islington. It is bordered by York Way to the north and east, University College London and Tavistock Place to the south and Stanhope Street to the west.
It is an extremely well-connected area. King’s Cross Station is an impressive 19th century Grade I listed building that connects London to the North. The St Pancras International transport hub in Kings Cross links six London Underground lines with two national mainline rail stations, as well as international high-speed rail via Eurostar, which links London with Paris, Brussels and continental Europe. The St Pancras station is also a fantastic place to shop for last-minute gifts, gourmet food items, fine clothing and accessories from stores such as Hamleys Toys, Neuhaus Chocolatiers and LK Bennett.
Where to eat
For Brunch: Caravan, Granger and Co
For quick bites and lunch: Kerb, Skip Garden Kitchen and The Greek Larder
For finer dining: The Gilbert Scott, Dishoom and The German Gymnasium
For al fresco: The Grain Store and Rotunda
For cocktails and gastro pub cuisine: The Lighterman, VOC Bar and Grill and The Booking Office Bar and Restaurant
Where to drink
For Coffee: Notes Coffee, Spiritland and Caravan
For Wine, Beers and Cocktails: The Lighterman, Vinoteca, Drake and Morgan and The Fellow
Underground: King’s Cross St Pancras (zone 1) is served by the Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith and City, Northern, Metropolitan and Victoria line making it the biggest interchange on the London Underground.
Overland: With two major rail termini – King’s Cross and St Pancras. Also Britain’s only high speed route High Speed 1 is located at St Pancras.
International Rail: St Pancras International is home to Eurostar which connects the UK to the continent by high speed rail.
Buses: King’s Cross has 14 different bus routes
Everyman Cinema, House of Illustrations, The Railway Children, Central Saint Martins
Nike, Waitrose, St Pancras Station shops, Coal Drops Yard (2018)
Parks and green spaces
Granary Square, The Skip Garden, Gasholder Park, Camley Street Natural Park, Lewis Cubitt Park, Lewis Cubitt Square
Schools and education
Schooling is excellent with a wide variety of exceptional schools in the area.
King’s Cross Academy, The Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children Ofsted-rated outstanding St Mary and St Pancras Church of England Primary School, Christopher Hatton Primary
UAL - Central Saint Martins, KCL - King's College London, SOAS - The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UCL – The London School of Economics and Political Science.