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Here’s why King’s Cross is the best place to arrive in London!

Here’s why you will be perfectly placed when you step off our coach: 
1. Excellent connectivity to Central London
With six underground lines, King’s Cross St. Pancras is the biggest interchange station on the London Underground and provides the best connections for getting around London. You can jump on the Piccadilly, Victoria, Northern, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City Lines and get everywhere you need.   Alternatively, taxis and buses are just outside.
2. Great links to the UK and mainland Europe
With two national mainline rail stations, King’s Cross and St. Pancras offer the best links to other destinations around the UK. Seaside favourites Brighton and Eastbourne are less than 2 hours away, as is the historic city of York, renowned for its quaint cobbled streets and remarkable architecture. Meanwhile city destinations such as Leeds, Hull and Cambridge are also easy journeys. You can even arrive in Paris in 2 hours 15 minutes by taking The Eurostar train at St. Pancras!
3. Tourist attractions!
From King’s Cross Station you can reach Oxford Street, Camden Town, Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus, The British Museum, London Zoo, and Madame Tussauds, some of the biggest attractions in London, in 10 minutes or less. In only 15 minutes you can arrive at Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, the river Thames or Regent’s Park!  Alternatively you could check-out the many trendy bars, restaurants and boutique shops the King’s Cross area has to offer.
Travel from Stansted Airport to King’s Cross St Pancras: The coach departs from Stansted Airport Coach Station (Bays 11 and 12), just a short, convenient and covered walk away from the heart of the airport terminal. Stansted Citylink’s King’s Cross terminal is located just outside St Pancras International station (Midland Road, Bus Stop S). 
Ticket prices are £8 for a single journey and £15 return.
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Si estás planeando una escapada a Londres estas Navidades para hacer compras de última hora o para visitar amigos o familiares, hay una nueva forma directa de llegar al corazón de Londres. Stansted Citylink ha puesto en marcha el primer servicio directo, express, sin paradas, disponible 24 horas al día, 7 días a la semana, conectando el aeropuerto de Stansted con King’s Cross, el nuevo destino turístico de Londres.

Disfruta de las compras navideñas en la cercana y famosa calle Oxford Circus o Covent Garden. Haz un hueco en tu agenda para visitar los mundialmente conocidos mercados de Camden Town (a dos paradas de metro) o si eres fan de Harry Potter visita el mágico andén nueve y tres cuartos en la estación de King’s Cross.

La estación de King’s Cross cuenta con excelentes conexiones al resto de Londres y con seis líneas de metro y dos estaciones de ferrocarril nacionales. Es muy fácil desplazarse al Museo Madame Tussauds, al Palacio de Buckingham y a la Catedral de San Pablo. Además, el Eurostar sale desde la estación St Pancras International con conexiones a París, Bruselas, Lille y Ámsterdam.

Los autobuses de Stansted Citylink, distintivamente azules y amarillos, tienen una frecuencia de hasta 30 minutos y los conductores varían las rutas para llegar lo antes posible. Los pasajeros disponen de un amplio espacio para las piernas, Wi-Fi gratuito, acceso para discapacitados y W.C. a bordo.  Salen y llegan muy cerca de la terminal del aeropuerto con un corto camino cubierto contando con sala de espera y cafeterias.

Los billetes de adultos tienen un precio de £8 de ida, o £15 de ida y vuelta. Los niños de entre 3 y 15 años inclusive viajan a mitad de precio.

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Se stai organizzando una breve vacanza con destinazione Londra, la favolosa capitale inglese che nel periodo natalizio è ancora più magica e ideale per gli acquisti dell’ultimo minuto oppure per visitare amici e parenti, ricorda che c'è un nuovo servizio per raggiungere il cuore di Londra. Stansted Citylink è il primo pullman rapido, diretto, non stop, con corse 24 ore su 24, 7 giorni su 7, che collega l'aeroporto di Stansted a King's Cross, nel cuore della città.

Goditi lo shopping natalizio nella vicina Oxford Circus o a Covent Garden. Prenditi il tempo per una visita ai famosissimi mercatini di Camden Town (a solo 2 fermate di metropolitana). Gli appassionati di Harry Potter potranno visitare il magico binario nove e tre quarti alla stazione di King’s Cross.

La stazione di King’s Cross può vantare eccellenti collegamenti con il resto di Londra e non solo, sei linee della metropolitana e due stazioni ferroviarie nazionali. Il museo delle cere di Madame Tussauds, Buckingham Palace e la Cattedrale di St Paul sono facilmente raggiungibili. St Pancras International è inoltre la stazione di partenza dei treni Eurostar, offrendo quindi collegamenti su Parigi, Bruxelles, Lilla e Amsterdam.

I pullman Stansted Citylink si presentono con colori vivaci gialli e blu, partono ogni 30 minuti e gli autisti possono modificare il loro percorso per garantire un tempo di percorrenza più veloce. I passeggeri potranno godere di un ampio spazio per le gambe, Wi-Fi gratuito, accesso per i disabili e servizi igienici a bordo. I pullman arrivano e partono dalla stazione degli autobus la quale è facilmente raggiungibile mediante una breve passeggiata coperta che collega i terminal dell’aeroporto. La stazione degli autobus è fornita di una zona di attesa e ristoro.

I biglietti per gli adulti hanno un costo di £8 (sola andata) o di £15 (andata e ritorno), mentre i bambini con età compresa tra 3 e 15 anni viaggiano a metà prezzo.

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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.


Stansted Citylink, the direct non-stop coach service from Stansted Airport to London’s King's Cross St. Pancras has used its magical powers to reduce fare prices, making tickets 20% cheaper.  Escape the November gloom and save every penny in the run up to Christmas. Fare prices are now £8 for a single journey and £15 return for adults. Kids under 16 travel at half fare and ones under-three goes free with each adult.

Stansted Citylink runs a year round service operating 24 hours a day, at mostly half hourly intervals.  Journey time is expected to average around 70 minutes, depending on traffic, and drivers are able to vary their routes to ensure the fastest arrival time, including making use of bus lanes.

Stansted Citylink is introducing a high quality fleet of new 51 seater Mercedes Tourismo coaches, which will be easily recognisable with their distinctive blue and yellow branding.  Friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to help customers load and unload their luggage. Passengers travel in comfort, enjoying ample legroom and free Wi-Fi. There is disabled access and a toilet on board.

The London King’s Cross St Pancras terminal is located just outside St Pancras International station (Midland Road, Bus Stop S), within walking distance of three of London’s busiest main line train terminals and six underground train lines as well as numerous bus routes.

The route is operated by ComfortDelGro, one of the world’s largest land transport companies operating in seven countries. In London it operates with 1,700 red buses, while their Citylink scheduled coach services are already market leaders in Scotland and Ireland.
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Travelling to the airport with more than one child this half term could be a little like taking a herd of wild sheep on holiday, but with a bit of preparation and plenty to occupy them during the journey you can make that trip much easier!  Here are our top tips to taming tots whilst travelling this October half term!
Tech to the rescue
Once the traditional colouring in and I spy games wear off, there are a raft of wonderful apps to keep your toddlers entertained. Popular apps include Little Fox Music Box, Subway Surfers, Minecraft, PicsArt Kids, Busy shapes and Petting Zoo. If you are using a smartphone, make sure you set your phone settings accordingly or you may find you arrive home to a nifty roaming bill.
Pack snacks

Pack plenty of healthy snacks.  Foods that take longer to eat will occupy your child for a longer. A box of raisins is great because it contains natural sugars, takes longer to chew and less mess involved. Sweets can be a great bribe for good behaviour, but we all know trying to keep a tot in their seat after a dose of Haribo can be quite the challenge!
Pillow talk
Sitting on a pillow can allow your toddler to see better out of the window, not only keeping your child occupied with the outside world but to also take a more comfortable nap.
Golden time
Your child won’t stay a child forever and if you are a working parent a half term or holiday will be prime time to catch up with your children and a chance for you to engage with them. So take travel time as golden time to talk, discuss ideas, places to visit, create stories and read to them!
A little help from your friends
Finally, don’t be scared to ask for help. For the best way to reach Stansted Airport this half term, travel non-stop with the new Stansted Citylink which has a non-stop coach service from London Kings Cross St Pancras.  Drivers will assist you and your family with loading and unloading luggage giving you time to board in comfort. Stansted Citylink offers half price travel for children under 16 travel and infants under 3 travel free. Adult tickets are priced £8 one way and £15 return. Book today!
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Important timetable changes over the festive season

If you’re travelling with us this Christmas please be aware that there will be some changes to the timetable over the festive period. Please ensure you plan accordingly in order to avoid a mad dash to the airport!
• Christmas Eve (24.12.15) - There will be a normal service running approximately every 30 minutes until early afternoon, then coaches will run approximately hourly until the last departures at 1700 from London and 1900 from Stansted Airport.
• Christmas Day (25.12.15) - No service
• Boxing Day (26.12.15) - The first departure will be at 0545 from London and 0710 from Stansted Airport, coaches  will then run approximately hourly until 0745 from London and 0930 from Stansted Airport, after which normal service will resume
• New Year’s Eve  (31.12.15)¬- Service will be the same as Christmas Eve but with last departures at 1800 from London and 2000 from Stansted Airport
• New Year’s Day (1.1.16) – Service will be the same as Boxing Day
Stansted Citylink is a new, direct, non-stop coach service connecting London’s King’s Cross with Stansted Airport and boasts ample legroom, free Wi-Fi, disabled access and a toilet on board.
Ticket are priced at £8 for a single journey and £15 return. To book please visit
We at Stansted Citylink wish you all happy holidays!
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London’s Best Christmas markets

We love Christmas markets! A great way to get into the festive spirit and a brilliant excuse for a fun day out.  Not to forget the opportunity to find a bargain or pick up a last minute gift.  Have a look at our favourite Christmas markets, all of which are easily accessible from London King’s Cross: 

The Real Food Market, King’s Cross St Pancras Station (15 December): Arouse the senses with a selection of sustainably and ethically sourced produce with a festive twist. Choose from continental cheeses, Christmas puddings, cured meats and hampers whilst sampling some ready to eat treats such as mulled wine and mince pies. 

Christmas Garden, King’s Cross ( 3 - 20 December): Enjoy the magical spirit of Christmas as you wander through the West Handyside which has been transformed into a fir tree forest for the festive season. Choose your tree and decorations while listening to Christmas carols. Trees and decorations will be delivered straight to your home. All proceeds will go to the Farms for City Children charity.

Islington Christmas Market, Angel (4 – 20 December): The Islington Christmas market will be returning this year due to popular demand after a two-year break.  With over 70 handpicked stalls, the market offers a refreshing alternative to Christmas shopping. Santa’s Grotto is bound to be popular with younger children looking forward to meeting Father Christmas. Nearest tube Angel via the Northern line.

City Christmas Market , London Bridge (30 November – 3 January):  Set against the backdrop of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, the City Christmas market boasts a winning combination of homemade gifts and delicious food, sold from German-style chalets. Visitors will be spoilt for choice with  Christmas cocktails, mulled wine and live entertainment film screening, music and a light installation from Leo Woolcock. Nearest tube London Bridge, via the Northern Line.

Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park (open until 3 January): Winter Wonderland will be taking over Hyde Park again this year. Entertainment highlights include ice skating, the Magical Ice Kingdom, Zippos Christmas Circus, Cirque Beserk as well as Bar Ice. Nearest tube, Hyde Park via the Piccadilly Line.

If you are lucky enough to be travelling abroad over the holidays and are flying out from Stansted Airport, don’t forgot to book your tickets on:  Adult tickets are priced at £8 single and £15 return. Children aged between 3 and 15 travel half price. While one child under three can travel free of charge per fare paying adult.