For cocktails and a bit of high-flying in the area, The Booking Office wins. Part of the Renaissance Hotel, it’s a tall-ceilinged place to drink, with dark wood and soaring gothic arches. Cocktails come at hotel prices – around £14 for a drink – but are expertly mixed and include options from a menu of ‘re-spiced’ cocktails in honour of the hotel’s staircase where the video for ‘Wannabe’ by the Spice Girls was filmed.
If you know where to look, there are some great places for wine, spirits, craft booze and beyond in buzzy King's Cross. Take a look at our list of the best places to drink in the historic – and recently revamped – neighbourhood, from old-school spots and elegant DJ bars (check Spiritland for sure) to quirky cocktail joints and upmarket wine bars such as Chapel Down.
RECOMMENDED: Find more fun in the neighbourhood in our King’s Cross area guide