King’s Cross and St Pancras is London’s latest up and coming district as it has seen extensive regeneration in recent years. The facelift began with Eurostar’s London terminal moving from Waterloo to St Pancras eight years ago – now The Guardian newspaper’s HQ calls it home along with it’s soon to be neighbour Google, as their UK office moves in, in 2016.
The addition of 50 new buildings, 20 new streets and 10 new public squares marks this area of London as the place to be, offering plenty of options for entertainment, culture, dining and travel – perfect as the back drop for business meetings and international travel.
King’s Cross and St Pancras railway stations connect London to a handful of the UK’s finest cities including Leeds, York, Edinburgh, Cambridge and Nottingham, making business travel fast and convenient. The addition of the Eurostar terminal to St Pancras International in 2007 means that the European continent is just over an hour away. Need to travel internationally? London Heathrow Airport of London City Airport are both approximately 30 minutes from St Pancras International making the King’s Cross area an ideal base. Making plans closer to home? King’s Cross and St Pancras are ideally placed for appointments in the city with numerous tube lines and bus routes passing through, as well as taxi’s available at both stations. If you’re a fan of technology, either station is the ideal location for meeting your driver if you’re using Uber.
This area of London has no shortage of cultural establishments, with artists and designers favouring it as the location for creating and displaying their work. If you have time on your hands why not explore the following:
If you’re looking for a meeting or conference venue then look no further. Kings Place, one of Europe’s leading cultural landmarks, is just minutes from King’s Cross St Pancras. Kings Place offers the very best facilities with all your meeting and conference needs taken care of under one roof, with the addition of excellent catering facilities to suit all tastes and requirements. This venue has been used for countless types of projects including concerts and film work, and the in house production team will make sure your event is taken care of.
Need to blow off steam, hold a more relaxed meeting or looking to celebrate? There’s plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from including the St Pancras Grand or Europe’s longest champagne bar, both right on the doorstep. Wanting a more lively bar atmosphere? Head to Camino, Drink Shop Do or VOC to sample some cocktails or if a pub is more your style then The Betjeman Arms, The Fellow or The Driver won’t disappoint. After a hectic day, if the thought of cooking is too much then take advantage of some of the great restaurants in the area including The Gilbert Scott (named after Sir George Gilbert Scott who built St Pancras Renaissance Hotel) or Plum + Spilt Milk.
As you can see, there’s plenty more to this area of London than transport. Whether you’re staying local to London, travelling the UK or even the world, King’s Cross and St Pancras has everything you need to make your stay everything you need it to be.