Things to do at King’s Cross
The first thing that comes to mind when you hear the name ‘King’s Cross’ is, of course, Harry Potter. At the train station the famous magician boarded the’Hogwarts express’ to spend a year at the most prestigious school of magic and sorcery.
However, King’s Cross and St Pancras Station have much more to offer. From bars, pubs and restaurants to music events and museums.
1. The British Library
This library has a copy of all publications made in the UK and Ireland with a total of 150 million articles in the collection.
The institution has an area open to the public with permanent and temporary exhibitions in the’John Ritblat’ gallery.
In addition, access to the reading areas can be requested. Between the walls of the British Library you can find the First Folio of Shakespeare or the famous Gutenberg Bible.
2. Granary Square
This beautiful square has fountains that work from 8 am to 8 pm. In total it has 1,080 jets of water that light up in different colours at night.
Granary Square is very popular among King’s Cross residents, especially on sunny summer days.
In the square you can find the House of Illustration, a gallery and educational space dedicated to promoting illustration.
3. Caravan King’s Cross
The original Caravan is on Exmouth Market and is a small place.
However, King’s Cross is a huge pub with an industrial but cozy design and a delicious menu that includes dishes with duck and egg or chorizo.
In addition, only in the King’s Cross Caravan you can enjoy delicious pizzas of the best quality.
4. Wellcome Collection
The Sir Henry Wellcome pharmacist’s collection is probably one of the most curious in London.
For those who like museums but have already visited the most famous museums in the British capital, the Wellcome Bulding is a different option.
Visitors can enjoy a collection of antique medical instruments and even see Napoleon’s toothbrush.
The temporary exhibitions are accompanied by talks and associated events.
Where to stay in King’s Cross
If you’re going to visit all these places, then there’s nothing better than checking out the Hotels at King’s Cross to make this area of central London your starting point for your trip around the UK.