King's Cross

King’s Cross

The redevelopment of King’s Cross has transformed what was once an industrial wasteland and no-go area into one of London’s most modern and exciting places to live.

The development of 50 new buildings, 10 new public parks and squares, 26 acres of open space and 1,900 new homes has created a flourishing new community and cultural centre with shops, offices, bars, restaurants, galleries, concert halls, schools and colleges.

As one of London’s major transport hubs, King’s Cross has unparalleled connections not just across London, but also to the rest of the UK and into the continent via the Eurostar.

Types of residential property in King’s Cross

King’s Cross is dominated by several striking new developments, including Gasholders London, Tapestry, the ArtHouse and the Plimsoll Building, to name but a few. There are also several converted warehouses and period buildings, not least of which is the gothic splendour St Pancras Chambers in St Pancras International.

Location and transport links

King’s Cross is just two miles from Trafalgar Square and close to Islington to the east, Camden Town to the north, Clerkenwell and Bloomsbury to the south and Euston to the west.

King’s Cross and St Pancras International contain no less than five railway stations plus the Eurostar. Links across London are unrivalled as the Northern, Victoria, Piccadilly, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City and Circle lines all run through King’s Cross St Pancras station.

King’s Cross St Pancras is the home of the Eurostar connecting London to Paris, Brussels and into Europe. Mainline destinations from King’s Cross and St Pancras include north London and Hertfordshire, Yorkshire, the North East, Scotland, Cambridgeshire and Brighton. There are also numerous bus routes, including night buses.

Transport connections really don’t get any better.

Shopping, eating out and entertainment

Granary Square is at the heart King’s Cross, and here you will find a selection of restaurants around a huge courtyard adorned with no less than 1,080 mini jet fountains, much enjoyed by adventurous children.

Foodies will love KERB King’s Cross, one of London’s best street food markets where you’ll be spoilt for choice of delicious food to take away.

Across from Granary Square beside the canal you will find the beautiful cobbled streets and brick arches of Coal Drops Yard, home to over 50 shops, bars and yet more restaurants.

Entertainment venues include concert halls, cinemas, galleries, nightclubs and live music venues. If reading is more you’re thing, head over to the British Library, the largest library in the world by number of items catalogued.

Green space and activities

King’s Cross has a 26 acres of new parks, squares and open space. The biggest green space is the tree-lined Lewis Cubitt Park, an excellent place for relaxing and letting children run around. Regent’s Canal is perfect for a waterside walks and Camley Street Natural Park is a delightful two-acre urban nature reserve.

There are several gyms and fitness studios in the area including Pancras Leisure Centre, which has two swimming pools, a 90-station gym and two exercise studios.


Abacus Belsize Primary School and Richard Cobden Primary School are rated by Ofsted as “outstanding”, and there are several state primaries in the area judged by Ofsted as “good”, including King’s Cross Academy, which is located in the first two floors of the award-winning Plimsoll Building. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson secondary school is rated by Ofsted as “outstanding” and Regent High School is rated as “good”