Voted to be one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world by Time Out, London’s King’s Cross offers the most interesting mix of things for all its visitors. Be it exploring the King’s Cross Tunnel with its one-of-a-kind light wall or the fountains in Granary Square, here’s a rundown of the best things to do in King’s Cross St Pancras.
King’s Cross Tunnel
The 90-metre-long King’s Cross tunnel features the famous art wall made of LED lights, which are used to showcase a host of eclectic art commissions. Known to be the ‘Pipette’ installation, explore this psychedelic subway tunnel, designed to represent the colourful tapestry of King’s Cross. The tunnel from St Pancras Underground to King’s Cross is also one of the longest ones in Europe and has also been used as a setting for the London Fashion Week. Take in the subtle moving light show here and snap some Instagram-worthy pictures for your feed! Reserve your stay at the enviably located Park Grand Paddington Court London, with amenity-rich rooms, plush bedding, and bespoke service for a luxurious holiday experience!
Built in 1883, as a gasholder, the wrought-iron structure has undergone a major transformation into being the Gasholder Park as of today! The iconic gasholder now frames a cosy canal-side park with a luscious circular lawn at the centre of it that is worth exploring! Head to the unique park to admire its Victorian structure, and gaze at the reflecting views of the surroundings. It is also the perfect spot to get a glimpse of the narrow boats at St Pancras Lock and relax in nature!
Coal Drops Yard
Did you know that Coal Drops Yard is one of the only places in the capital city where you can find a traditional white and black photo booth? So, put your best faces on and click some old-school selfies to look back at! The brick arches and cobbled streets here are home to the most eclectic mix of signature brands and independent shops to browse through for all shoppers. Moreover, Coal Drops has also served as a setting for famous films and performances by counter-culture artists that you might spot along with an array of places to drink and eat.
If you’re in King’s Cross, make sure to head to Granary Square and soak in the vibrant atmosphere here! The Granary Square Fountains with 1080 jets puts on the most impressive display that is worth watching. With your stay at one of the hotels near Paddington Station UK, watch in awe as the multicoloured lights create a spectacular show! The fountains are open all days of the week and can also be witnessed during the daytime.
Calthorpe Community Garden
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city as you pay a visit to the Calthorpe Community Garden, a green oasis set in the heart of the King’s Cross St Pancras neighbourhood. Connecting the residents of King’s Cross to nature since 1984, kickstart your day with a scrumptious meal at one of the exquisite restaurants near Park Grand Kensington, and head to this unique spot for an alluring experience.
Pro tip: Feel free to take some therapeutic cooking or horticulture classes here!
The Postal Museum
Plan a fantastic day out with your family and visit the Postal Museum in King’s Cross St Pancras! Start your day at the museum as you journey through London’s history on the old mail train as it passes through ancient tunnels. Immerse yourself in the interactive museum displays, while the kids can put on vintage postal uniforms and have fun!
Here you go! These are some of the best experiences to indulge in at King’s Cross St Pancras. So, keep an eye out for the best hotel deals in London and tick off your bucket list destinations!