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"Granary Square has made King's Cross unrecognisable!"

Claire O'Donnell

"Move over Shoreditch, King's Cross is rapidly becoming the place to be! Near the City and the West End, there's load of new bars..."

Charles Cutting

"Within touching distance of the West End, yet retaining a vibrant neighbourhood feel, Islington is a smart choice for buyers and tenants."

Daniel Burrell

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Where do King's Cross locals go?

Bloomsbury Bowling

If you ever want an alternative night out in central London, then this is the place to go. Bowling, karaoke and a club, all in one.

Exmouth Market

Amazing fresh food for all tastes. Charming, especially at night. A great place to relax in the sun.

New Culture Revolution

Off the beaten track. Amazing dim sum and very good value for money.

The Wilmington

Just down the road from Sadler's Wells Theatre, this exceptional gastro pub is packed before a show - and rightly so.


Great wine, superb food and awesome al fresco dining in their garden during the warmer months.

Bourne and Hollingsworth

You may have to book really far in advance, but the brunch with bottomless cocktails is definitely worth the wait! Make sure you try the French toast with clotted cream, berries and honey...

Camden Passage

Vintage and antiques shops, Camden Passage oozes character and quirkiness with great places to have a coffee or dine. Oh so pretty and quaint!

The Zetter Townhouse

Amazing cocktails - especially the Twinkles recommended by the waiter - impressive service, great atmosphere and a quirky, eccentric interior.

The Camden Head

A fantastic boozer in the heart of Camden Passage. Sit out in the beer garden watching the locals mooching around the market stalls.

Kerbisher & Malt

Sustainable and stylish fish and chips that taste fantastic!

Mem & Laz Brasserie

An Islington institution, this Mediterranean restaurant is amazing value!

69 Colebrooke Row

One of London's best kept secrets. The size of a small living room, but serving the best experimental cocktails around. The bar uses spirits and drinks that it infuses itself in a drinks laboratory and the staff wear lab coats.

Terroni of Clerkenwell

Terroni's on Clerkenwell Road is a charming traditional Italian café and food store offering all the delights of the old country. There is nothing better than an afternoon cappuccino with a delicious pistachio cream filled cannoli!

DoubleTree by Hilton

Great for family or group dinners. Looks very classy and the food is delicious. Voucher deals are always available. If you think you can't afford the Hilton, think again!


Not great if you're on a budget. However, if you want to push the boat out and want tasty Turkish-inspired food, you're in luck!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Caledonian Road, Euston, Islington, Clerkenwell, Bloomsbury, Holborn, Regent's Park, Camden, Fitzrovia and Barbican

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Why do you find King's Cross a great place to live?


"Kings Cross is so well connected and, even by foot, you can get anywhere quickly. There are new things opening all the time and we're really near Shoreditch & Camden for great night life."

January 2015


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"If you look carefully at the four handmaidens supporting the alcove at St Pancras Church, one can observe that they are strangely out of proportion. This is because they were delivered 12 inches too tall, and the stonemasons reduced their size by removing it from their midriff!"

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Child-friendly activities near King's Cross

Rainbow Toddler Group

All Saints Church,
Rainbows is a friendly, fun filled morning for local pre-school children and their carers. The aim is to create a safe and enjoyable play time for children. It also provides a great opportunity for their parents and carers to meet and support each other. Maximum number of children for each session: 25 Cost for each session: £1.50 for each child. Website

King's Cross Pond Club

King's Cross Pond Club
An art installation in the form of a natural bathing pond, right in the middle of the King's Cross development site. It is the UK's first ever man-made fresh water public bathing pond. There's a small area for kids to paddle on a submerged deck. It's also right next to Granary Square, where kids can run and play in the fountains. Weekdays: 6:30am to 8:30am - £3.50 9:00am to 12:30pm - £6.50 1:00pm to 4:30pm - £6.50 5:00pm to close - £3.50 Weekends: 8:00am to 11:30am - £6.50 12:00noon to 3:30pm - £6.50 4:00pm to close - £6.50 Bank Holidays: - £6.50 9:00am to 11:00am - £6.50 11:30am to 1:30pm - £6.50 2:00pm to 4:30pm - £6.50 Website

Relax Stay and Play

St Silas Church
This group, supported by St Silas, meets every Tuesday morning during term time from 10.00 a.m. - 12noon and is especially for pre-school babies & toddlers and their carers. The cost is £2.00 per child (maximum £3.50 per family). For health and safety reasons, the number of children must not exceed twenty-five. The entry fee includes tea, coffee and biscuits for adults and drinks and healthy snacks for children. Each gathering ends with song-time. Website

Cally Pool

This is a general swimming session for everyone - all ages and all abilities. The pool is shared with swimming lessons although seperated in a different part of the pool. Swim safely rules do apply. Website

Drop in for Carers and Parents

Somers Town Community Centre
Our service is run by a permanent team of enthusiastic, professionally qualified, childcare workers who deliver an exciting range of appropriate learning opportunities for the Under Fives. Our nursery offers flexible hours and places on the two year olds scheme. Website

Dance school in York Way Court Community Centre

Tiber Gardens,
Academy, offering ballet, tap, jazz, body conditioning, zumba, bum legs and tums, and street dance. Ballet £20 for 5 weeks Street Dance £20 for 5 weeks £30 for both Website

Dance school

York Way Court Community Centre
Academy, offering ballet, tap, jazz, body conditioning, zumba, bum legs and tums, and street dance. For timing contact 7974182554 Website
  1. About King's Cross

    King's Cross is an area of London partly in the London Borough of Camden and partly in the London Borough of Islington. It is an inner-city district located 2.5 miles (4.8 km) north of Charing Cross. The area formerly had a reputation being run-down, however, rapid regeneration since the mid 1990s has rendered this reputation largely out-of-date. Since November 2007 the area has been the terminus of the Eurostar rail service at St Pancras International, with services to France and Belgium. Regeneration continues under the auspices of King's Cross Central which is a major redevelopment in the north of the area. Many more hotels, restaurants, and cultural venues have made the area a cultural centre in the 2000s, and there is also substantial business activity and residential accommodation.

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