There was once a time where Kings Cross had quite a bad reputation as an area. Despite this, since the 1990′s money has been pumped into the redevelopment of the area. There are still many major redevelopment projects planned for this area. For example the train station has gone through a multi-million pound redevelopment project. Kings Cross station is one of the biggest in Europe.
The Eurostar terminus has been at St Pancras since late 2007. This has increased the regeneration and cultural diversity of the area, with lots of new shops, bars and restaurants appearing. The old image of the area has to be forgotten now.
London Kings Cross and St Pancras International stations are famous and have stood since the mid 1880′s. Almost 50 million travellers pass between both each year. Harry Potter fans will know all about platform 9 and three quarter from the movies.
Kings Cross St Pancras tube station has direct access to all the main underground lines. This is also a key zone 1 station. It is believed the new Chelsea-Hackney line will stop at the station. The underground station currently handles just over 66 million passengers a year. If you have been to Kings Cross underground station, you will be familiar with this.
Many attractions can be found in the area. The British Library being a good example. Camley Street Natural Park, is also close by which is a 2 acre urban nature reserve on the banks of the Regents Canal. For those interested, the London Canal Museum is open for the history of London Canals.
The area also offers many top level Kings Cross hotels with excellent rooms. Or for the budget traveller, there are a large number of cheap hotels st pancras, which offer great value for money. Most hotel st pancras are on the door step of the famous train station and therefore from the avid travellers point of view, an excellent location to visit the sights and sounds of London. For those abroad wishing to visit the entire country, St Pancras is a major train station with excellent connections.
There is still a great deal of things to explore both in the vicinity and in wider London which I dont have time to talk about here. You can very easily plan your next visit and stay from the comfort of your arm chair. Allow plenty of time for Kings Cross, since there is so much to do!