Finding a home in historic Granary Square, The Lighterman is as beautiful as the views it looks out over. Bright and spacious it's the ultimate lunch drop in for a sunny day, and the only place you'll want to be on balmy evenings with a glass of wine in hand.
Best Things To Do Near King's Cross
One of the most thriving areas of inner London, King's Cross is swiftly becoming a go-to destination for everything from drinking and dining to nights out with friends and quirky activities. From the sleek bars and restaurants of Coal Drops Yard, to the cool pubs of Pentonville Road, there's always something to get into around here, so we've rounded up the best things to do near King's Cross so you can make the most of the city's most exciting area.
The perfect way to explore nearby Regent's Park, this unique scavenger hunt around North London will have you engaging your brains to solve clues, riddles, codes and maps as you seek out the ultimate prize - a top notch local pub where you'll get 20% off your bill.
Head over to The Racketeer this February where they'll be teaming up with Casa Agave to bring you an enlightening session on both tequila and its more serious sister, mezcal. Get the lowdown on one of the world's most misunderstood spirits and how to get the most out of agave-based alcohol.
Housed within one of London's most unique museums, the Wellcome Kitchen is the perfect spot to refuel after an afternoon of sightseeing. Enjoy the curiosities of the Wellcome Collection, then get ready to dig into a themed afternoon tea and a health-focused a la carte menu.
A boutique bowling alley and known party palace, Bloomsbury Lanes is bringing you more than a few strikes. With karaoke, club nights, live bands and epic DJs, it's just as well they've got a great pizza place on hand to keep that energy up.
One of King's Cross's best drinking and dining spots, Rotunda offers delicious plates of food perfect for group meals and date nights. But it's their outdoor terrace that you'll really want a piece of; pull up a deckchair and get window shopping for houseboats.
You can dance, you can draw and you can even decorate vagina cupcakes at this King's Cross bar and cafe. Mixing its crafts with as much skill as its cocktails, it makes for a great group trip if you're in the market for a kooky activity, as well as fun and friendly spot for some refreshments.
One of the most unique restaurants near King's Cross, Lost Boys is the vampire pizzeria you never knew you couldn't live without. From their charcoal bases and hilariously named slices, to a rolling series of drink-a-long movie screenings, this is not your average pizza parlour.
Bringing the cult television show to new audiences (and a lot of old ones too), Knightmare Live is a side-splitting show that mixes comedy, improv and an awful lot of blind trust. Catch it when it takes to the Kings Place stage this March and experience one of the country's quirkiest shows.
Sitting pretty on the mezzanine above St Pancras' bustling thoroughfare, Searcys is home to one of Europe's longest Champagne bars, and one of London's most unique afternoon teas. Head up to their sleek and bright spot for fizz, food and unparalleled views of Tracey Emin's neons.
An icon of the Kings Cross nightlife scene, Big Chill knows how to keep the customers satisfied. Fronting cocktail-fuelled late night parties soundtracked by some of the city's best DJs, to the boozy brunch that helps you cope with the hangover, they've got the whole package.
Dine out in a piece of King's Cross history with a trip to The Booking Office. Located within the gorgeous 19th-century St Pancras Renaissance, the architecture alone is a reason to get booking. And once inside? Seasonal plates and classic cocktails await.
With music so cheesy they can smell it in Camden Town, this epic night of Now That's What I Call Music classics brings all your favourite singalong hits to Scala. Dive into epic anthems from the 80s to the present day and keep that energy high because they'll be spinning the hits until 3am.