THINGS TO DO IN KING'S CROSS
DRINKS SHOP DO
A retro-styled bar-shop-cafe-event space hub serving pastries and charcuterie at lunchtime to cocktails to musical bingo and 'Lionel Rich-Tea' biscuit decorating sessions, it's a wonderland of lighthearted fun.
Boasts an impressive events calendar packed with exhibitions and talks all year long.
HARRY POTTER SHOP
Indulge in your love for all things Harry Potter at the official Harry Potter Shop in Kings Cross, which is very appropriately situated at Platform 9 3/4.
COAL DROPS YARD
Born out of what was once a Victorian coal depot, this ultra-cool and trendy shopping centre is worlds away from your standard Westfield. The list of stores, bars, and restaurants is pretty alternative.
CAMLEY STREET NATURAL PARK
The park runs alongside a picturesque stretch of the Regent's Canal and has created a floating forest garden to make the most of its setting. There are pond, meadow and woodland habitats to explore, and creatures to keep an eye out for include kingfishers, geese, mallards, and bats. There are picnic spots on site so pack a lunch and make a day of your visit.
HOUSE OF ILLUSTRATION
Opened by Quentin Blake in 2014, the House of Illustration is the UK’s only public gallery dedicated to illustration and the graphic arts.
FORTNUM AND MASON
A small branch of iconic London luxury department with everything you could want, from loose-leaf tea and champagne to generous hampers packed with goodies. They’ve even managed to squeeze a refined tea room in too if you’ve got time to stop for a pot.
Need a break from the crowds of Granary Square? Wander along the Regent’s Canal towpath and you’ll find a circular green haven housed in an old Victorian gasholder.
What started as a way to give old skips a new lease of life as urban vegetable gardens (hence the name) has expanded over the years and now you can sample the fruits of their labours in the Skip Garden Kitchen. It also hosts supper clubs.
ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH
A Grade II-listed building with little a capacity that barely reaches into triple figures. It’s a beautiful place to watch a performance.
THE WELLCOME COLLECTION
A fascinating museum and library that puts on exhibitions broadly grouped under the umbrella of health.