King's Cross Area Guide
King’s Cross is a major hub for trains coming in and out of London but it is also the same for the area surrounding the station. Located in the London Borough of Camden and the London Borough of Islington, it was known many moons ago as Battle Bridge as it is said that a major battle was fought there between the Romans and the Iceni tribe led by Boudica. King’s Cross is also home to fictional character Harry Potter’s platform 9 ¾ where he would board the train to Hogwarts.
What was once full of warehouses and crime, King’s Cross has been reinvented into a chic, desirable place, with Regent’s Park only a short stroll away and the canal a stone’s throw away. If you are looking for accommodation to live within Kings Cross, prices can be quite high however new builds are the norm with a few converted apartments from the old warehouses and the traditional Victorian houses are still very appealing.
King’s Cross is in zone 1. The station is as mentioned before, a major hub. The Victoria, Northern, Circle, Piccadilly, Metropolitan and the Hammersmith & City Underground lines all run through the station. High Speed 1 goes to Kent, long-distance trains to the North East and Scotland and trains that go to other parts of London. The addition of the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras has also increased the travel within the area.
Shopping and entertainment can be found within King’s Cross with plenty to choose from including, bars, shops, restaurants, new developments and great green spaces. There is something to do for all the family at King’s Cross where finding something to do is easy.