King’s Cross is an amazing shopping, foodie and cultural destination with so much to do nearby. Here are five great places to visit when you - You’ll be spoilt for choice!
1. The British Library
is home to over 150 million items, from Leonardo da Vinci's Notebook to the original lyrics of The Beatles. It has the world’s second greatest book collection with 400,000 people visiting every day. It’s only a few minutes’ walk from King’s Cross and entry is free. 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
2. The world famous Camden Market
is just two stops away from King’s Cross on the Northern Line . The Market is actually several markets linked together each with a unique character. Join the mass of tourists, locals and random celebs looking for bargains and exclusive pieces at the vast and varied selection of shops and stalls including one-off clothing, jewellery, crafts and antiques. Camden High St, London NW1 8NH
3. Sitting on the banks of Regent’s Canal, with over 1,000 choreographed lit up water jets, Granary Square
is a magnificent spectacle at the heart of King’s Cross. The square is animated throughout the year, whether it be children splashing around in the fountains, Londoners enjoying canal trips or special events such as the Floating Cinema, there is always something on. Popular restaurants include Caravan, Kerb, Grain Store, Yum Chaa and Dishoom, making King’s Cross a real foodie hotspot! 4 Stable Street, King’s Cross, London N1C
4. Kings Place
is a hub for music, art, dialogue and food, housed in one of Europe’s leading cultural landmarks. Kings Place holds a wide-ranging series of concerts and a varied programme of events including jazz, folk, leftfield rock and spoken. It’s also a great place for a pit stop. Choose between Bar, Green & Fortune Café and a more serious modern British eatery, Rotunda, all under the same roof. 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
5. Shopping in Kings Cross is not in short supply! 18 Montrose on Stable Street, a short walk from King’s Cross, showcases clothing and accessories, complemented by books, beauty and grooming products, everything you need in one shop! St Pancras International
station offers boutique retailers plus well-known high street brands; Whistles, M.A.C, Dune and Fortnum & Mason. And don’t forget King’s Cross Station
which includes Accessorize, Kiehl’s, American Apparel and for all of you Harry Potter fans, the Harry Potter Shop!
Stansted Citylink (route 767) offers a new direct, non- stop coach service from London King’s Cross to Stansted Airport . The terminal is located on Midland Road (Bus Stop S) , just outside St Pancras International Station. Ticket prices are £8 for a single journey and £15 return. www.stanstedcitylink.co.uk