Kings Place

Art , Arts centres King's Cross
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Part of a complex that includes galleries and office space that houses, among others, the Guardian and Observer newspapers, Kings Place's main 420-seat auditorium opened in autumn 2008 with a wide-ranging series of concerts that often span a week and are curated by a series of different musicians. Although Kings Place will be the permanent home of both the London Sinfonietta and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, there's also jazz, folk, leftfield rock and spoken word on the bill – some performances using a more flexible, subsidiary 220-seater room. There are decent food and drink options too, with the Concert Bar, Green & Fortune Café and a more serious modern British eatery, Rotunda, all under the same roof.

Venue name: Kings Place
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Address: 90
York Way
London
N1 9AG
Transport: Tube: King's Cross
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Arnaud H
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The selection of performances and art at King's Place is great, diverse and updated quarterly. This beautiful modern building with spacious interior is perfect to prepare yourself to experience "art". Just come a bit earlier, relax, order some wine and sip it on the canal, and you will be in the right state of mind to fully appreciate the art. 

FloA

Such a wonderful place hidden behind King's Cross Station!!!

A real little gem for art lovers. Calm, peaceful and full of high quality paintings and sculptures.

I went there for the first time during the event Poet in the City and it was definitely the right venue to discover, liaise and explore different forms of art. (Sculpture, painting, music, poetry)


TOP SPOT: As the King's place is located on Regent's canal, you'll be able to enjoy a coffee, tea or beer (!) in a lovely dedicated outdoor area right by the riverside. 


I am pretty sure there's much more to discover about this place. It's a must go!

Sarah G
Tastemaker

I love King's Place as a venue, it's smart & modern with a really good selection of entertainment.

On Friday I went to see Amy Cuddy of the fake it until you become it TED talk, apparently the second most watched in the world.

The event was in support of her book tour for Presence - bring your boldest self to your biggest challenges. It was really interesting & I can't wait to read the book.

She's a professor at Harvard Business School & everything she says is backed by science & research. Her propositions will stay with me for a long while, hopefully forever & especially at my next big business meeting.

Corina B
Tastemaker

It is a very beautiful and spacious venue located right next to Kings Cross Station. I think the venue is ideal for the music and art it hosts as the acoustics are so great there was no need to amplify the instruments. The staff was very friendly and inviting.