Kings Place

Art, Arts centres King's Cross
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Kings Place
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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.

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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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Staff Writer

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. 

AME
Tastemaker

For a local, I can't believe I only stumbled upon this fantastic venue recently. I came here to listen to a duo who run their own podcast 'the complete guide to everything' and it was great. The auditorium we were in was well equipped with the high tec AV, the room had a spacious and airy feel about it and there are bars spotted about the place for us thirsty people :)
My friend and I also arrived early so sat around the back at the main bar overlooking regents canal, just beautiful. Super cosy for a date, or just to meet friends in a buzzy but not hectic environment

Lynsey F
tastemaker

This is a really lovely live event venue. Big enough yet still intimate enough to get up close to the act.

The whole building makes for a lovely site with my favourite part being the outdoor terrace area that sits right by the canal side. Lovely for a summers day light meal and/or drinks.

Lovely art dotted around the buildings public areas and a cafe, bar and restaurant on site if you get the urge to linger.

Photosbysooz
Tastemaker

I came here for a small gig, which was really great and uplifting. The whole building is pretty impressive and very well located for grabbing a bite to eat or a few drinks after or before an event. There is a really nice vibe to the whole place.

During the summer, you can head out back and grab a drink by the canal, which is a very cool spot. I look forward to checking out a few more events in the summer, when, hopefully the weather will allow me to head outdoors before a gig. 

O. Gordon
Tastemaker

This is a great venue to be born out of the on going changes in and around Kings Cross. Modern in design, it is bright, spacious and wonderfully clean in it's presentation. The cafe seems to be the serene and sensible place to hide from the all the footfall by the new St Martins complex and rarely gets too busy. There seem to be a few studio spaces downstairs, with large and small to suit various events. The acoustics are fantastic, exactly what you would expect of a purpose built auditorium in the computer age. Aside, just make sure you pick the right thing to see from their varied list. Recommended.

FloA
tastemaker

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.