A locals' guide to WC1H
"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
"Granary Square has made King's Cross unrecognisable!"Claire O'Donnell
"The restaurants along Charlotte Street are a great place to sit in the sunshine, watching the world go by..."Alex Fleet
Where do WC1H locals go?
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.
Submitted by Daisy
The Zetter Townhouse
Amazing cocktails - especially the Twinkles recommended by the waiter - impressive service, great atmosphere and a quirky, eccentric interior.
Submitted by Nicola
Crazy Bear Fitzrovia
A really cool bar with a great atmosphere for stylish cocktails. It's certainly one to impress friends or a date! They also do Japanese food in the restaurant.
Submitted by Olivia
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!
Submitted by Trish
The Betjeman Arms
The only British Pub located within the Grade I Listed building underneath the clock tower and arches at St Pancras International station. Elegant dining room, heritage features, charming staff and stunning British pub classics menu. This is now my family's new favourite Sunday Lunch local.
Submitted by Lee
Quirky small plates, an amazing concept and an atmosphere to match. Go with friends and try a new experimental food experience...
Submitted by Zahra
Fraq's Lobster Shack
Amazing lobster rolls and an even better location in a buzzing area just off Charlotte Street.
Submitted by Zahra
My Old Dutch
The best place for pancakes on Shrove Tuesday - or any day of the year for that matter!
Submitted by Alex
I love this Cantonese restaurant - the food is delicious and the cocktails are super tasty! The service is also amazing and they definitely go the extra mile to make sure you have a great experience.
Submitted by Daisy
Just down the road from Sadler's Wells Theatre, this exceptional gastro pub is packed before a show - and rightly so.
Submitted by Stephen
The coolest coffee shop and cocktail bar in town! It's just a stones throw from Holborn Underground Station and serves proper coffee.
Submitted by Stuart
The Hoxton Holborn
There is nothing better than The Hoxton's full English breakfast and a latte from Holborn Grind - these places are next to each other too.
Submitted by Petras
They do amazing salads that fill you up, while still feeling nice and healthy. And their cold-pressed juices are superb...
Submitted by George
Why do you find WC1H a great place to live?
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Did you know?
"Senate House inspired George Orwell's Ministry of Truth in 1984 after his wife worked there for a period in the censorship department during the Second World War."
Child-friendly activities near WC1H
Bangladeshi under 5s Drop-InCoram Parents Centre
Set in the peaceful grounds of Collingham Gardens, our drop-ins are funded by Camden Council. Drop-in for Bangladeshi families and their children. Website
Baby Bounce and Rhyme TimeSt. Pancras Library
Activities, classes and learning sessions include Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time, Game Zone, and the maths and English homework clubs. Website
Calthorphe Project Drop Ins SessionCalthorp Project
Little Green Fingers gardening for under fives daily drop in for parents/carers and early years. Have a cup of tea and chat with other parents and join in with the range of activities. We are a gated garden for children with bikes and buggies as well as growing space. Indoors we have a reading corner, dressing up clothes and lots of toys for children to play with. Website
Family Art SessionsOctober Gallery
The Family Programme at October Gallery has run successful family art sessions that use international art, multi-sensory activities and storytelling. Our FREE sessions run from 10am-11.30am on Saturday once a month and are suitable for Under 5s and older siblings. Website
Drop in for Carers and ParentsSomers 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
JEMS TuitionCoram's Fields
Junior English, Maths & Science Tuition is dedicated to helping young people reach their full potential. We are an independent group of qualified teachers who seek to instil the love and enthusiasm that we have for English, Maths and ScienceWe motivate students to become independent learners whose knowledge is based on solid foundations. Website
How Schools Work Class at Parent HouseThe Parent House
The Parent House aim to improve the aspirations and lives of parents and carers who are at risk of exclusion, poverty and isolation. Website
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