St Pancras International
St Pancras International
St Pancras International, where fashion, style and arts meets fine dining and food on the go. A cultural talking point and a landmark building beneath soaring arches.
Originally opened in 1868, this iconic station is one of London’s architectural marvels. A destination in its own right, with a range of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars and regular events.
Getting here: take a Southeastern high speed train to St Pancras International.
Fun things to do...
Explore Coal Drops Yard
Coal Drops Yard is a shopping and restaurant district in London’s King’s Cross where art, culture and shopping come together. The reimagined set of historic buildings and arches located directly adjacent to Granary Square and Regent’s Canal, houses over fifty stores from a unique mix of established and emerging brands, along with cafés, bars, top independent restaurants and new public spaces. Coal Drops Yard brings together a community of like-minded brands alongside new public spaces, making it an oasis-like space for visitors to dwell, discover and to explore.
Enjoy the parks and open spaces
Just a stone’s throw away from St Pancras station is King’s Cross, offering 26 acres of new parks, squares and open spaces. So whether you’re looking for a quiet moment in the park, a performance in the square or a playground for the kids, you’ll find it here. The fountains in Granary Square are a firm family-favourite in the summer while students, shoppers and workers can all be found lazing on the banks of the Regent’s Canal. Wander down the towpath and you’ll find Gasholder Park – a unique park situated inside an historic gasholder guideframe.
Explore the area
The nearby Granary Square offers many restuarants, bars, fountains and a canal! Situated close to Granary Square is Bar Pepito, the perfect hidden gem if you like Spanish food and drink. Exmouth Market is also really worth a visit – an area of independent shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafes, and unique gift shops.
Take a walk on the canal-side
If you head up towards the river along Camley Street and continue to follow the road over it, you’ll see some steps on your right down to the Regents Canal Towpath. Follow the canal either way, but taking a right will see you towards Granary Square. This scenic walk will take you past locks, canal boats and away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Consider yourself an aspiring illustrator?
Originally set up by a group of leading illustrators, including Quentin Blake, this is the UK’s only public gallery dedicated to illustration and graphic art. With ten exhibitions a year, as well as a programme of events, the House of Illustration has something to inspire all.
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