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King's Cross Area Guide
As one of Central London’s most vibrant and newly regenerated areas, King’s Cross is a highly desirable location in the capital. Whilst it is known for King’s Cross station, it had lots more to offer locals and tourists alike.
It 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.
Living in Kings Cross
Although King’s Cross London was historically not known as a residential quarter, today it is home to a growing number of residential properties. It also has plenty to offer in terms of attractions and entertainment, here are some exciting things to do in King’s Cross:
- Meander around Cartwright Gardens
- Visit the new Granary Square development, a popular gathering place that has a stage for festivals and other events. It lies along the banks of Regent’s Canal in the historic heart of Kings Cross
- See the Magna Carta, Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebook and many more incredible historic gems at the British Library
- Get a great picture of platform 9 ¾ from Harry Potter at King’s Cross Station
- Go shopping at the shopping and foodie hotspot Coal Drops Yard – just 5mins from King’s Cross station
- Visit St Pancras to see the iconic Meeting Place statue
- Sample the many bars and restaurants in King’s Cross such as Caravan and the Grain Store
- Explore Regent’s Canal – a nine-mile waterway winding through the capital city
Buying Property in Kings Cross
King’s Cross contains an eclectic mix of properties, including new builds, as well as nicely renovated warehouses and new developments along with Victorian and Georgian residences.
The area is already home to around 50 new buildings – many of which are residential – 20 new streets and 10 new public squares. The area will soon include around 2,000 new homes, a new primary school, 10 public squares, three parks and plenty of office space. Spanning approximately 67 acres, the neighbourhood plan also incorporates 26 acres of open space and has been given its very own brand-new postcode, N1C.
Learn more about living in King’s Cross and buying and renting property in the area in our comprehensive London Borough guide.
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