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Things to do in Kings Cross, Greater London

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Landmark
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“The British Library is also located near Kings Cross- its lovely for a wander around and the gift shop is rather good! ”
  • 156 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Kings Cross Light Tunnel - Heals of London is a furniture shop along Tottenham Court Road. Towards the back of the store is this staircase which is one of the prettiest interior photo spots in London. I believe people often go into the store just to take pictures of this staircase. Wong Kar Wai would appreciate it :)”
  • 117 locals recommend
Sports Club
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“Dishoom is more institution than restaurant. London's love of great and authentic Indian good manifests itself perfectly here. The restaurant makes delicious and authentic Indian food in a colonial far east setting. Is great for dinner but prepare to line up if you don't go early, otherwise they do brunch which is also great. ”
  • 125 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
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“Great place for brunch, you should try their cornbread! Great for vegan & vegetarians”
  • 110 locals recommend
Plaza
“Great area to hang out with loads of shops, restaurants and bars....stroll down the canal to get there for the scenic route. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Souvenir Shop
“Are you a Harry Potter fan? Check out the shop at Kings X station. Platform 9 3/4 of course”
  • 22 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
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“one of my favourite places for brunch - a bit on the pricey side but delicious. also a very good place to sit & work”
  • 27 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“With all those wide-open public spaces and all that statement architecture, King’s Cross has really transformed of late. That’s brilliant, but sometimes the heady buzz of progress can start to grate. Find a bit of peace and quiet close to the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras in this two-acre garden on the banks of the Regent’s Canal. London Wildlife Trust volunteers help maintain the pond, meadow and woodland, making it a haven away from all the hectic commuters.”
  • 25 locals recommend
English Restaurant
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“Chef Marcus Wareing's modernised British menu in a grand dining room of an old Victorian railway hotel. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Start with a drink on the canal level in this busy, buzzy indoor-outdoor bar. Then head upstairs for a meal, decent options. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“One for a special occasion. Historic former gym transformed in to an all-day Grand Café and bar. Fantastic setting, serving Mittel-European inspired dishes - and of course - champagne. Booking in advance recommended. £££. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
College Quad
“The Art school made the whole development perfect. The students and their ideas are inspirational. You can go inside and have a look and play table tennis. There is also a theatre. Great architecture”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“An elegant hotel setting for an all-day Modern British menu, with service from jeans-clad staff.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“This is a great destination for quality, fashionable retail outlets that appeal to trendy fashionistas and lovers of haute couture alike”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Sitting pretty under the Drake and Morgan umbrella, this charming restaurant and bar in King's Cross promises whimsical and creative drinks set alongside a roster of top notch, gastro inspired plates in a quirky, dining setting.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Seasonal plates in St Pancras station's all-day brasserie
“for Eurostar. Connection to Westbourne Park Road our local underground station”
  • 97 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Sports Club
“Dishoom is more institution than restaurant. London's love of great and authentic Indian good manifests itself perfectly here. The restaurant makes delicious and authentic Indian food in a colonial far east setting. Is great for dinner but prepare to line up if you don't go early, otherwise they do brunch which is also great. ”
  • 125 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
“Great place for brunch, you should try their cornbread! Great for vegan & vegetarians”
  • 110 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
“one of my favourite places for brunch - a bit on the pricey side but delicious. also a very good place to sit & work”
  • 27 locals recommend
English Restaurant
“Chef Marcus Wareing's modernised British menu in a grand dining room of an old Victorian railway hotel. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Start with a drink on the canal level in this busy, buzzy indoor-outdoor bar. Then head upstairs for a meal, decent options. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
German Restaurant
“One for a special occasion. Historic former gym transformed in to an all-day Grand Café and bar. Fantastic setting, serving Mittel-European inspired dishes - and of course - champagne. Booking in advance recommended. £££. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“An elegant hotel setting for an all-day Modern British menu, with service from jeans-clad staff.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Sitting pretty under the Drake and Morgan umbrella, this charming restaurant and bar in King's Cross promises whimsical and creative drinks set alongside a roster of top notch, gastro inspired plates in a quirky, dining setting.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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