Kings Cross St. PancrasLondon

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Visit Kings Cross St. Pancras

London Travel Guide

See cultural exhibits, relax in the Champagne bar and visit Platform 9 and 3/4 in this international hub that connects London to mainland Europe.

The majestic Kings Cross – St. Pancras is London’s link to the rest of Europe. This elaborate and historic train station complex is the home of Europe’s longest Champagne bar. In recent times it’s become known for its appearances in the Harry Potter series. Relish the art and music displays that make this station so much more than a transportation hub.

Note that the complex consists of a London Underground station and two railway stations. Marvel at the Gothic-revival design of the red-hued St. Pancras Railway Station with its imposing towers. Inside, find the Searcys St. Pancras Grand Restaurant and Searcys Champagne Bar. Capture photos of the Champagne bar, which is the longest on the continent.

Dating back to 1851, the Kings Cross Railway Station has an elegant design made up of two arched train sheds. For many, the station’s highlight is Platform 9 and 3/4, a light-hearted reference to the fictional entry-point to the magical world described in the Harry Potter series. The site consists of a plaque as well as the back-end of a shopping cart, which appears to be half-way through the wall. Take photos of your friends pretending to push the shopping cart into the wizard realm.

Explore the station’s range of shops, which include gift stores and fashion boutiques. Relax at a restaurant and watch the hustle and bustle of passing commuters.

Attend an art exhibit or comedy show at nearby Kings Place and browse through the treasures of the adjacent British Library, where you’ll find a copy of the Magna Carta from 1215.

Purchase a Eurostar train ticket to one of the cities of continental Europe. Experience the adrenalin rush of traveling beneath the sea on a train ride from London to Paris.

Kings Cross – St. Pancras is located just to the north of central London. Ride any of the London Underground’s six lines or take a bus to arrive here. The station is easily accessible from most parts of the country and Europe.

No trip to London is complete without a visit to this lively and intriguing transport hub.

Top hotels in Kings Cross St. Pancras

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Studios 2 Let Serviced Apartments - Cartwright Gardens
Studios 2 Let Serviced Apartments - Cartwright Gardens
3.5 out of 5
36-37 Cartwright Gardens, London, England
AU$179
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

Located in London City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of British Library and University of London. The British Museum and Oxford ...

4/5Very Good! (6,788 reviews)

"My only comment, was I would rather had not been on the top floor."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jan. 2020

Studios 2 Let Serviced Apartments - Cartwright Gardens
Crowne Plaza London - Kings Cross
Crowne Plaza London - Kings Cross
4 out of 5
1 Kings Cross Road, London, England
AU$196
per night
Feb 7 - Feb 8

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Russell Square, The British Museum and The Strand. Oxford Street and St. Paul's Cathedral ...

4/5Very Good! (2,435 reviews)

"Bit further from kings cross than you think but the 63 bus gets you there"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jan. 2020

Crowne Plaza London - Kings Cross
Point A Hotel London Kings Cross – St Pancras
Point A Hotel London Kings Cross – St Pancras
2.5 out of 5
324 Gray's Inn Road, London, England
AU$130
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of British Library and The British Museum. London Transport Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral are ...

3.9/5Good! (7,322 reviews)

"The staff were really helpful and friendly. The bed was really comfy, wifi was easy to access and breakfast was good."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jan. 2020

Point A Hotel London Kings Cross – St Pancras
St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London
St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London
5 out of 5
Euston Road, London, England
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$415
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from The British Museum, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Coca-Cola London Eye and Big Ben. Hyde Park ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,640 reviews)

"A lovely hotel which is convenient to the train station. Staff were friendly and professional."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jan. 2020

St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London
Ambassadors Bloomsbury
Ambassadors Bloomsbury
4 out of 5
12 Upper Woburn Place, London, England
AU$183
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Russell Square and Tottenham Court Road. The British Museum and Oxford Street are also ...

3.8/5Good! (1,545 reviews)

"The room is a bit small. The toilet as well. The location of the hotel is good."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan. 2020

Ambassadors Bloomsbury
The Standard London
The Standard London
5 out of 5
10 Argyle Street, London, England
AU$287
per night
Feb 16 - Feb 17

Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Russell Square, The British Museum, and Oxford Street. Tottenham Court Road and Shaftesbury ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (121 reviews)

"We had a brilliant stay: staff were friendly and very accommodating, the rooms and general decor were fun, well-maintained and comfortable, location was great. Can’t recommend it highly enough."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 2020

The Standard London

Popular things to do in Kings Cross St. Pancras

Hyde Park
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Hyde Park

4.5/5(618 reviews)

Once the private hunting grounds of a king, London's most famous park is today a place where everyone can enjoy gardens, monuments and music performances. 

The Shard
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The Shard

4/5(72 reviews)

Ascend to the observation deck of one of the tallest skyscrapers in Europe for unparalleled views of the London cityscape.

Buckingham Palace
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Buckingham Palace

4.5/5(510 reviews)

This luxury residence of the oldest royal family in the world is still a national icon, attracting thousands of visitors each year.

Top activities in Kings Cross St. Pancras

London Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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London Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

AU$74

Zip around London town like a local on one of the city's iconic double-decker buses. Hop off to explore the city's historic sights and iconic architecture on foot, and glide down the River Thames on a sightseeing cruise to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the English capital.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

AU$151

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour is an absolute must for fans of the Harry Potter series of books and films. Go behind the scenes to discover the secrets behind the filming of all 8 films as you explore the actual sets used to film scenes in Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Privet Drive—to name but a few.

London Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour
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London Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

AU$45

Experience the best of London's attractions and charm-filled neighborhoods from the open-air top of a comfortable, double-decker bus. Take advantage of unlimited rides along 5 routes, hopping off at any of more than 70 stops along the way to get a closer look.

Harry Potter Small Group Walking Tour - Kids Go Free!
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Harry Potter Small Group Walking Tour - Kids Go Free!

AU$36

This walking tour of London unfurls the movie set locations of the world's most famous Wizard : Harry Potter! We follow the path of Harry Potter and the Deatheaters. Discover the inspirational book & films locations.

3-hour Harry Potter with Platform 9 3/4 & Shop Visit
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3-hour Harry Potter with Platform 9 3/4 & Shop Visit

AU$72

Immerse yourself in the magic and mystery of Harry PotterTM with a fantastical 3-hour Harry Potter film location tour through the streets of London including a visit to Platform 9 3/4 and Kings Cross Station where Harry and friends took the Hogwarts Express to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

London Station – Central London Hotel or vv 1-6 pax
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London Station – Central London Hotel or vv 1-6 pax

AU$72

We offer a private transfer service to/from London Station for clients who value comfort, safety, speed and efficiency whether traveling for business or for pleasure.

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