Great food, drink and music, with top universities on every corner? Welcome to the student mecca of Kings Cross
Always popular with students because of its proximity to UCL, SOAS, LSE and Central St Martins, Kings Cross has become a uniquely busy and fashionable destination for trend-setting Londoners.
Under the shadow of the Gothic St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, sometimes called London’s most romantic building, there’s an amazing array of places to visit. You can savour world-class food at the Gilbert Scott restaurant, enjoy a cold drink by the canal or check out one of the legendary music venues that dot the area, from Egg to Scala - nothing’s more than a short walk away.
In fact, living in Kings Cross means everywhere is a short walk away. Head west and you’ll stroll through Regent’s Park on your way to Baker Street and leafy Marylebone. Due north is trendy Camden, east takes you to Islington and hipster haven Shoreditch, and the rest of central London lies to the south. You can visit world-famous attractions like the British Museum and the British Library whenever you want, or head to Soho or Covent Garden to explore and maybe see a show.
With six tube lines and 14 bus routes serving Kings Cross St Pancras station and the nearby area, anywhere that seems too far to walk is accessible in minutes. But why stop at London? You can catch a train to the countryside, escape for a city break or even catch the Eurostar to continental Europe! Whether you want to explore your local area or head out in search of a new adventure, Kings Cross is the ideal base.