King's Cross is located on the northern edge of central London, east of Marylebone and just north of Theatreland. The area is mostly residential and, over the past two decades, has experienced a regeneration, building itself a good reputation. The area is quite unusual in that it is one that is suitable for virtually any type of traveler, as hotels range from budget choices to the more lavish 4 star properties. There is a good selection of hotels and all are densely gathered around King's Cross St. Pancras station, most just a few minutes' walk away. King's Cross St. Pancras is one of London's biggest transport hubs and for this reason the area is ideal for any visitor to the city whether they be on business or leisure. The Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria lines all run through the station, which also provides access to National Rail services and the Eurostar.
As a London icon King's Cross St. Pancras station is sometimes heralded as an attraction in itself and fans of Harry Potter will delight at finding platform 9 3/4. Complete with a luggage trolley vanishing into the wall, it's a great photo opportunity! The British Library is right next door to the station and the Charles Dickens and British Museums are a brisk 20 minute walk to the south (the 2 star Elmwood Hotel or the 3 star Harrison Gastro Pub and Hotel are good halfway points). King's Cross itself isn't a major tourist district so you'll have to concede to public transport if you want to see the sights, but most things are a relatively short journey away. The wonderfully alternative culture and the city's market capital of Camden is just a few stops north along with the London Zoo. Covent Garden and the countless nearby theatres are three stops south and even Oxford Street is only a few minutes on the tube.
If you're looking for somewhere to eat it's probably best to head in the direction of the station as this is where most of the restaurants are, though there are also quite a few along Euston Road, which is the main road in the area. Takeaways abound but there is also a reasonable selection of restaurants, from Italian pizzerias to the Japanese sushi venue of Mai Sushi. Cafes are a little harder to come by and again they are centred around the station, but it's worth exploring some of the smaller back roads as there are a few hidden gems scattered about.
Opposite the station is the Hurricane Room, a snooker and pool club that also caters to poker players. A couple of doors up The Big Chill House is more of a nightclub venue, frequently hosting sets from some of London's most popular DJs. For traditionalists there's also a good selection of pubs. No city centre district is complete without an Irish pub and O'Neill's gladly steps up to the plate to fulfil your Guinness-guzzling needs, with quality live music performances throughout the week, There is also a selection of much quieter venues in which to relax with good company.
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