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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.