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As one of Central London’s most vibrant and newly regenerated areas, Kings 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 a mix of professionals, students and it has undergone extensive regeneration in recent years, making it an exciting, dynamic place to live. Google’s UK office will move to King’s Cross in 2016 and The Guardian newspaper is already headquartered here, along with cultural hubs like the British Library, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Kings Place and a wide variety of bars and restaurants.
Kings Cross 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. The St Pancras 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 the area was historically not known as a residential quarter, today Kings Cross is home to a growing number of residential properties. Other notable neighbourhood attributes include Cartwright Gardens and the new Granary Square development, which lies along the banks of Regent’s Canal in the historic heart of Kings Cross. Built where barges once unloaded their goods from the canal, today Granary Square is a popular gathering place that has a stage for festivals and other events. It is also home to a variety of popular restaurants, such as Caravan and the Grain Store as well as excellent pubs like Bar Pepito and VOC.
Buying Property in Kings Cross
Kings Cross is already home to around 50 new buildings – many of which are residential – 20 new streets and 10 new public squares. By 2020, the area will 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.
You can find out more about Kings Cross, the local area and all 33 of the capital’s boroughs in the CBRE Residential Borough by Borough review.
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