King's Cross area guide

Discover the best restaurants, pubs and bars in King’s Cross

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King's Cross may best be known for King's Cross and St Pancras stations, but there is much more to the area than trains and platforms. Regeneration in the 1990s has seen the area flourish. The bars and pubs range from traditional to achingly hip, and the restaurants feature everything from British to Ethiopian cuisine. There are a host of other things to do as well, with outstanding clubs, music venues and museums nearby. All of which makes King's Cross a destination in its own right.

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Pubs and bars in King's Cross

Queen's Head

  • Rated as: 4/5
  1. 66 Acton St, WC1X 9NB
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King Charles I

  • Rated as: 3/5
  1. 55-57 Northdown Street, N1 9BL
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Booking Office

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  1. St Pancras Renaissance London Hotel, NW1 2AR
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Big Chill House

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Critics choice
  1. 257-259 Pentonville Road, N1 9NL
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Events in King's Cross

An Idiosyncratic A to Z of the Human Condition

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Free

You’re using your knowledge of the alphabet right now, but there’s no need for us to dwell on it much once we’ve graduated from spelling tests to spellcheck, other than trying to remember whether it’s T for Tango or T for two. The Wellcome Collection clearly doesn’t agree, though, and has taken letters into its own hands; while its main exhibition space gets a multimillion- pound

  1. Wellcome Collection Euston Rd, NW1 2BE
  2. Fri Aug 22 - Sun Oct 12
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Quentin Blake - Inside Stories

  • Rated as: 4/5

Disclaimer: I was once a child, and I read children’s books. So, like millions of other kids, a major part of the way I learned to enjoy literature and imagery was via Quentin Blake’s pen. Most often, of course, this was twinned with Roald Dahl’s madcap tales, but not exclusively – we were as captivated by Mister Magnolia’s flamboyant grin and the dastardly antics of the Wild

  1. House of Illustration 2 Granary Square, N1C 4BH
  2. Fri Aug 22 - Sun Nov 2
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Mark Eitzel

  • Critics choice

Linchpin of cultish, mordantly humorous and elegantly melodramatic Americana outfit American Music Club, Mark Eitzel wigs out on his electric guitar, touting tracks from his 15-album-strong back catalogue. No doubt he'll also put down his axe to sing along on piano.

  1. St Pancras Old Church 191 Pancras Road, NW1 1UL
  2. Fri Aug 22
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A City Observed

A fascinating idea for an exhibition, this: the Charles Dickens Museum has gathered examples of hand-painted signposts as a way of exploring London as the great Victorian novelist would have known it. Highlight objects include the sign for the Dog and Pot Inn, which Dickens passed each day on his way to his detested job in the blacking factory when his dad was in the Marshalsea debtors' prison.

  1. Charles Dickens Museum 48 & 49 Doughty St, WC1N 2LX
  2. Fri Aug 22 - Thu Nov 13
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Where to eat near King's Cross

Caravan King's Cross

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. 1 Granary Square, N1C 4AA
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Grain Store

  • Rated as: 4/5
  1. Granary Square, 1-3 Stable Street, N1C 4AB
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Karpo

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 23-27 Euston Road, NW1 2SD
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Norfolk Arms

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  1. 28 Leigh Street, WC1H 9EP
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HAMPSTEAD CHRISTMAS FAIR 2011 Our great Victorian hall will be transformed into a unique shopping extravaganza taking place on SATURDAY 17th December 2011, featuring the best selected stall holders selling the best for Christmas shoppers. Your Christmas shopping experience all in one place and set inside one of Hampstead's historical venues; Hampstead Town Hall, 213 Haverstock Hill, Hampstead NW3 4QP. **** **Refreshments at our Christmas Food Hall, Entertainment, affordable Christmas gifts** SATURDAY 17th DECEMBER 2011. Doors open from 10am – 5pm. FREE Entry, but a donation would be appreciated with all proceeds going towards helping disadvantaged young people and communities. *** For all enquiries contact us on 0207 692 5800

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