Kings Cross Area Guide
King’s Cross has metamorphosed into a new central London neighbourhood. Billed as ‘industrial luxury’ this entirely new quarter is one of Europe’s largest urban regeneration projects, offering the ultimate in post-industrial urban chic, with the combined work of over 35 architects producing a stunning range of new apartments, and work, leisure and learning spaces across 67 acres of previously derelict railway land. Georgian and Georgian and Victorian properties can be found on the fringes of the new N1C postcode in Bloomsbury, Barnsbury and Camden.
The beautifully landscaped Granary Square is at the centre, dominated by the 1851 Granary Building, now the new home of Central Saint Martins art college, with Google HQ just across the canal. This bustling public space with fountains and sweeping steps is surrounded by great places to eat and drink, and luxury shopping spaces such as the boutique shopping arcades of Coal Drops Yard and King’s Boulevard which leads directly to the major transport hub at King’s Cross station.
The area also includes 26 acres of open space, including many landscaped small green spaces and quiet hidden gardens as well as a canalside natural park and performance spaces. For those looking for a more expansive open space, Regents’ Park with its many amenities is less than a mile away.
King’s Cross is within two miles of the City and the West End and has unparalleled rail links. It is on six tube lines, and is a local, national and international rail hub, with direct Eurostar services to various European cities including Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam.