Kings Cross St. PancrasLondon

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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
CA $132
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

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! (6,830 reviews)

"Very basic room but well equipped and comfortable. The check In was simple and quick. To me the room was missing a chair to sit on (the bed was very low) but apparently there were folding chairs in the wardrobe. The shower/toilet/washbasin area is small but effective. At 6'3" and some what on the ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 12, 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
CA $152
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

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! (2,454 reviews)

"This was a very comfortable hotel with an excellent breakfast. Our room was large and surrounds quiet."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 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
CA $80
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

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! (7,379 reviews)

"Loved the central location the most. Arrived well before check in and the staff was very accommodating! Room was the perfect fit for a solo trip and the hotel as a total was very clean and welcoming. Very impressed and would definitely stay again!"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 16, 2020

Point A Hotel London Kings Cross – St Pancras
The Standard London
The Standard London
5 out of 5
10 Argyle Street, London, England
CA $266
per night
Feb 29 - Mar 1

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 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (137 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 Jan. 21, 2020

The Standard London
Pullman London St Pancras
Pullman London St Pancras
4 out of 5
100-110 Euston Road, London, England
CA $221
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The British Museum, Camden Markets and Oxford Street. ZSL London Zoo and Regent's Park are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (2,099 reviews)

"the bathroom was a little bit dirty. the location was great though! Staff was wonderful too."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 12, 2020

Pullman London St Pancras
Ambassadors Bloomsbury
Ambassadors Bloomsbury
4 out of 5
12 Upper Woburn Place, London, England
CA $135
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

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! (1,571 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Jan. 26, 2020

Ambassadors Bloomsbury

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Hyde Park

4.5/5(987 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

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Buckingham Palace
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Buckingham Palace

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Top activities in Kings Cross St. Pancras

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

94% of travellers recommend
CA $144
Per adult
London Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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London Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

78% of travellers recommend
CA $67
Per adult
London Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour
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London Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

CA $41
Per adult
Harry Potter Small Group Walking Tour - Kids Go Free!
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Harry Potter Small Group Walking Tour - Kids Go Free!

CA $33
Per adult
Paris Full-Day Tour with Eurostar Paris Metro Card & Map
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Paris Full-Day Tour with Eurostar Paris Metro Card & Map

CA $325
Per adult
London Station – Central London Hotel or vv 1-6 pax
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London Station – Central London Hotel or vv 1-6 pax

CA $66
Per adult

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