Granary Square

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Granary Square, Kings Cross Central
King's Cross

Filled with choreographed fountains (1,080 water spouts, operating 8am-8pm daily, and lit in many colours at night), the square’s terracing down to the canal is populated most sunny days. No wonder: there’s a ready supply of students from Central Saint Martins, which in 2011 moved into the building behind- a sensitively and impressively converted, Grade II-listed 1850s industrial building. The square is also home to the House of Illustration – a gallery an education space dedicated to promoting and celebrating illustration.

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Venue name: Granary Square
Address: Granary Square
Opening hours: Kings Cross Visitor Centre: Mon, Thur, Fri 10am-5pm; Tue-Wed noon-5pm; Sat 10am-4pm
Transport: Tube: King’s Cross Rail: St Pancras/King’s Cross
Price: Free

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Nat P
Staff Writer

This is how you do new public spaces. Granary Square has managed to become a bit of an institution in the few years since it appeared in the massive redevelopment behind King's Cross/St Pancras International Station. It's located a few steps up from the Regent's Canal, where you can watch the tugboats chugging serenely by, before climbing up for the main attraction of those incredible fountains. the jets are accessible to little kids as well as older ones, as they're not to aggressive or high, but the kiddos are unlikely to get bored of them as they are choreographed entertainingly enough to keep them on their toes – plus there are absolutely loads of them. For sustenance there's the Kerb street food market, as well as the Caravan cafe. Lewis Cubbitt Square nearby has seasonal attractions such as big screens showing summer sporting events, and the House of Illustration Gallery, also int he neighbourhood, usually has an exhibition worth checking out.