How to get around Kings Cross
Kings Cross Train
Kings Cross is a major transport hub, being home to Kings Cross Station and St Pancras International Station. From terminus Kings Cross (which is home to the fictional Platform 9 ¾ from Harry Potter) you can catch trains through East Coast, First Capital Connect, Grand Central, Hull Trains and Virgin Trains across the UK. It takes less than an hour to get to Cambridge, home of the renowned University of Cambridge, or 2 hours 15 minutes to Leeds for Headingly Cricket Ground and the famous shopping arcades; you can even get to Edinburgh in four and a half hours!
From St Pancras International Station you can catch trains operated by East Midlands Trains to Nottingham in 1 hour 40 minutes, or First Capital Connect through The City to Surrey, to Luton Airport Parkway in 45 minutes, and to the popular seaside resort of Brighton in 1 hour 15 minutes. There are also Southeastern high-speed trains to Stratford for the Olympic Park that take 6 minutes, and then go on to Kent destinations like Ashford, Ramsgate and Margate, and then of course there’s the Eurostar! This gives you a direct route to Paris in 2 hours 15 minutes, Lille in 1 hour 20 minutes, and Brussels in 1 hour 50 minutes.
Kings Cross Tube
As Kings Cross is home to London’s largest underground station (Kings Cross St Pancras Tube Station), you’ll find it really easy to get around the capital. Tubes that run on the Northern, Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City, Victoria and Piccadilly lines will stop here. You can travel to places like Oxford Circus where you’ll find bustling Oxford Street in less than 5 minutes, and Westminster (home of the Houses of Parliament) in around 10 minutes. You could also use Euston Tube Station, which is on the Northern and Victoria tube lines.
Kings Cross Parking
You’ll find two well-located NCP car parks in Kings Cross. There’s a surface car park just behind Kings Cross Train Station (accessed via York Road and Goodsway) and a multi storey car park at Euston Train Station.
Kings Cross Taxis
If you want to use taxis to get around London you will find a taxi rank just next to platform 1 at Kings Cross Station. You will also find a taxi rank on the forecourt of St Pancras Train Station and one just beneath Euston Train Station.
Kings Cross On Foot
There are plenty of places you can walk to from Kings Cross without spending a penny on public transport! Start out at Kings Cross Station and you can take the 15-minute walk to Islington to sample its nightlife, or the 25-minute stroll to Camden Town to shop in its bustling markets. Bloomsbury, home of the gigantic British Museum, is only 20 minutes away on foot. Whilst here you should walk 5 minutes further to get to Covent Garden to watch the street entertainers and shop in the colourful market.