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Kings Cross St. PancrasLondon

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
Crowne Plaza London - Kings Cross
Crowne Plaza London - Kings Cross
4 out of 5
1 Kings Cross Road, London, England

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! (2,578 reviews)

"Its a nice hotel, rooms appear to have recently renovated. it is a little out of the way; 15 too 17 minutes walk from the tube, or taxi. The rooms does not appear to have automatic door closer. It slams on the door frame that creates noise and vibration. It is quote annoying!"…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2020

Crowne Plaza London - Kings Cross
The Pack And Carriage London
The Pack And Carriage London
4 out of 5
162 Eversholt St, London, England
The price is AU$106 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Tottenham Court Road, Russell Square and The British Museum. ZSL London Zoo and Roundhouse ...

3.8/5Good! (145 reviews)

"Great location - super close to the Eurostar! Room is tinier than expected but otherwise pretty clean. I think since the room is smaller, it tends to get dusty. Found some great restaurants in the area! Would book again if I ever travel via train at St. Pancras."…"

Reviewed on 8 Feb. 2020

The Pack And Carriage London
Alhambra Hotel
Alhambra Hotel
2.5 out of 5
17-19 Argyle Street, London, England
The price is AU$122 per night

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

3.9/5Very Good! (1,666 reviews)

"Was a super stay realky close to Euston/St Pancras,"…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020

Alhambra Hotel
Generator London
Generator London
2 out of 5
37 Tavistock Place, Russel Square, London, England
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$147 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Russell Square, The British Museum and Tottenham Court Road. Oxford Street and Aldwych ...

3.7/5Good! (2,069 reviews)

"Great property. I liked that it was hidden away from the hussle and bussle of main street"…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar. 2020

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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
The price is AU$165 per night

Located in London City Centre, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of University of London, The British Museum and Oxford Street. Camden Lock Market ...

4/5Very Good! (6,953 reviews)

"They gave us a bottle of wine when we check-in! Shower was tiny and it was very slow to drain"…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020

Studios 2 Let Serviced Apartments - Cartwright Gardens
Princess Hotel - St Pancras Hotel Group
Princess Hotel - St Pancras Hotel Group
3 out of 5
31 Argyle Street, Kings Cross, London, England
The price is AU$156 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Granary Square and University of London. The British Museum and Camden Markets are also ...

3.6/5Good! (835 reviews)

"I really enjoyed my stay here. My room was clean and the staff were friendly and professional. I appreciated their efficiency and no nonsense attitude. I had a lovely room on the 3rd floor with a shared full bathroom and another separate shower on the floor. People were incredibly respectful of the ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2020

Princess Hotel - St Pancras Hotel Group

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

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Per adult
London Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour
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Per adult
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Harry Potter Small Group Walking Tour - Kids Go Free!
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