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Kings Cross St. PancrasLondon

See cultural exhibits, relax in the Champagne bar and visit Platform 9 and 3/4 in this international hub that connects London to mainland Europe.

The majestic Kings Cross – St. Pancras is London’s link to the rest of Europe. This elaborate and historic train station complex is the home of Europe’s longest Champagne bar. In recent times it’s become known for its appearances in the Harry Potter series. Relish the art and music displays that make this station so much more than a transportation hub.

Note that the complex consists of a London Underground station and two railway stations. Marvel at the Gothic-revival design of the red-hued St. Pancras Railway Station with its imposing towers. Inside, find the Searcys St. Pancras Grand Restaurant and Searcys Champagne Bar. Capture photos of the Champagne bar, which is the longest on the continent.

Dating back to 1851, the Kings Cross Railway Station has an elegant design made up of two arched train sheds. For many, the station’s highlight is Platform 9 and 3/4, a light-hearted reference to the fictional entry-point to the magical world described in the Harry Potter series. The site consists of a plaque as well as the back-end of a shopping cart, which appears to be half-way through the wall. Take photos of your friends pretending to push the shopping cart into the wizard realm.

Explore the station’s range of shops, which include gift stores and fashion boutiques. Relax at a restaurant and watch the hustle and bustle of passing commuters.

Attend an art exhibit or comedy show at nearby Kings Place and browse through the treasures of the adjacent British Library, where you’ll find a copy of the Magna Carta from 1215.

Purchase a Eurostar train ticket to one of the cities of continental Europe. Experience the adrenalin rush of traveling beneath the sea on a train ride from London to Paris.

Kings Cross – St. Pancras is located just to the north of central London. Ride any of the London Underground’s six lines or take a bus to arrive here. The station is easily accessible from most parts of the country and Europe.

No trip to London is complete without a visit to this lively and intriguing transport hub.


Popular places to visit in Kings Cross St. Pancras

British Library
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British Library

5/5(9 reviews)

British Library is a popular museum in London with a story of its own. Discover the acclaimed theatre scene and shops in this vibrant area.

St Pancras Chambers
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St Pancras Chambers

You can learn about the history of London with a stop at St Pancras Chambers. Discover the acclaimed theatre scene and notable monuments in this culturally rich area.

Euston Fire Station
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Euston Fire Station

Learn about the local history of London when you spend time at Euston Fire Station. Experience the entertainment choices and acclaimed art galleries in this culturally rich area.

St Pancras Church
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St Pancras Church

Learn about the local history of London when you take a trip to St Pancras Church. Experience the fascinating museums and acclaimed art galleries in this vibrant area.

Buckingham Palace
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Buckingham Palace

4.5/5(1,004 reviews)

Britain’s most famous home, the luxurious personal residence and workplace of Queen Elizabeth II, is open to all.

Tower of London
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Tower of London

4.5/5(910 reviews)

One of the world’s most well-preserved medieval castles, this historic building is known for its fascinating and gruesome history.

Top things to do in Kings Cross St. Pancras

London Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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London Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

£31
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
London Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour
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London Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

£25
Per adult
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

£94
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Harry Potter Small Group Walking Tour - Kids Go Free!
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Harry Potter Small Group Walking Tour - Kids Go Free!

£19
Per adult
Harry Potter London Family Tour
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Harry Potter London Family Tour

£180
Per adult
Private Southend's Seaside Delights Day Trip from London
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Private Southend's Seaside Delights Day Trip from London

£126
Per adult

Top hotels in Kings Cross St. Pancras

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The House of Toby
The House of Toby
3 out of 5
61-65 Swinton Street, Kings Cross, London, England
The price is £58 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Russell Square, The British Museum and Oxford Street. University College London and Financial ...

3.9/5Very Good! (769 reviews)

"Worthing for the money paid, breackfast Could be improved with at least natural coffe rather then instant in the room, So, you need a coffe Machine guys, otherwise you doing great."…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2020

The House of Toby
Point A Hotel London Kings Cross – St Pancras
Point A Hotel London Kings Cross – St Pancras
2.5 out of 5
324 Gray's Inn Road, London, England
The price is £40 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of British Library and The British Museum. London Transport Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral are ...

4/5Very Good! (2,778 reviews)

"The staff were excellent on our arrival. We were made to feel very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We shall be returning."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jul 2020

Point A Hotel London Kings Cross – St Pancras
Generator London
Generator London
2 out of 5
37 Tavistock Place, Russel Square, London, England
The price is £56 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Russell Square, The British Museum and University College London. Oxford Street and ...

3.6/5Good! (996 reviews)
Nice place

"Nice and clean hostel in the heart of London."…"

Reviewed on 1 Apr 2020

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The Pack And Carriage London
The Pack And Carriage London
4 out of 5
162 Eversholt St, London, England
The price is £58 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Camden Markets and University College London. Russell Square and The British Museum are ...

3.8/5Good! (154 reviews)

"Lovely hotel and super friendly staff. The rooms are bigger than they seem in the photos and the shower is brilliant. There is also an option to watch netflix free of charge, all in all making it a more enjoyable and comfortable stay compared with other large chain hotels such as premier inn for ..."…"

Reviewed on 31 Jul 2020

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Clink78 Hostel
Clink78 Hostel
2 out of 5
78 Kings Cross Road, London, England
The price is £36 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Russell Square, The British Museum and The Strand. Financial District and University College ...

3.6/5Good! (603 reviews)

"Good location and nice communal facilities"…"

Reviewed on 9 Feb 2020

Clink78 Hostel
OYO Apollo Hotel
OYO Apollo Hotel
3 out of 5
43 Argyle St, London, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £40 per night

Located in London City Centre, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Russell Square and University College London. The British Museum and Oxford ...

3.6/5Good! (343 reviews)
Recommended

"Just exceptional, clean, tidy, good customer service and great breakfast to fuel your day,, I stay here as often as I can during work in London. Would highly recommended."…"

Reviewed on 28 Mar 2020

OYO Apollo Hotel

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4/5Very Good!(95 area reviews)

Consider exploring the lively bars in Camden Town. If sightseeing is on the list, Camden Markets is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Camden Town Underground Station or Mornington Crescent Underground Station to see more of the area.

Camden Town
London showing heritage elements, markets and signage

Covent Garden

The lively bars and colourful gardens are just a few top-rate features of the neighbourhood. Make a stop by Royal Opera House or Covent Garden Market while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Covent Garden Underground Station to get around town.

Covent Garden
Soho

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Enjoy the fantastic nightlife in Soho. Piccadilly Theatre is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Leicester Square Underground Station or Tottenham Court Road Underground Station to see more of London.

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Islington

4/5Very Good!(679 area reviews)

Emirates Stadium and Finsbury Park are top sights in Islington, and you should be sure to explore the fantastic nightlife. Hop aboard the metro at Holloway Road Underground Station or Highbury and Islington Underground Station to see more sights in the area.

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London City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(21 area reviews)

Known for its fascinating museums, stunning river views and acclaimed art galleries, there's plenty to explore in London City Centre. Top attractions like Piccadilly Circus and Piccadilly Theatre are major draws. Catch the metro at Piccadilly Circus Underground Station or Green Park Underground Station to see more of the city.

London City Centre
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Mayfair

Travellers love Mayfair for its popular shops, and you can see more of London by jumping on the metro at Green Park Underground Station or Bond Street Underground Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Piccadilly and Oxford Street.

Mayfair

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