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Eat, sleep, breathe Kings Cross, London 

Eat, sleep, breathe Kings Cross, London 

Kings Cross is a place many people associate with journeys rather than as a destination in itself. But if you have a few hours to wile away waiting for your train or perhaps you want to explore a new area of  London then this guide to kings cross is for you! 

Where to eat around Kings Cross London 

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You don’t need need to worry about being stuck with bad station food at kings cross as it is fast becoming a foodie hot spot! If you have a bit more time on your hands then

The German gymnasium

offers great lunch and dinners. It is a beautiful setting in a converted gymnasium with food as pretty as the restaurant architecture. The theme here as the name suggests is German. I recommend trying the schnitzel which took me back to great meals on our honeymoon in Vienna.

As a side note there are not lots of vegetarian friendly options. My last visit was with a veggie who assured me that the option they had however was divine! Make sure to save room for pud!

Plum and split milk

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Named after the colours of train livery in the train themed hotel it’s in, Great Northern hotel. Being connected to the station makes it a great option for those with limited time. I’ve only had breakfast but I can’t wait to go and sample more.

For those super pushed for time I recommend going to the hotel sandwich shop which sells hot meat sandwiches inside the station.

Where to sleep Kings cross aka Where to Stay near Kings Cross Station 

If you need to sleep at kings cross then there really is only one choice – the fabulously luxurious great northern hotel. Connected to the station it is very convenient for those with early trains. However this hotel is worth a visit for any stay in London. Train themed so some of the rooms are small, but perfectly formed. I love the pantry at the end of every corridor equipped with tea, cake and other treats.

Read our full great northern hotel review here.

Breathe Kings Cross AKA What to do at Kings Cross Station

Harry Potter at kings cross station 

Platform 9 3/4 by penny at Parent Shaped! Platform 9 3/4 by penny at Parent Shaped!

Nothing says kings cross more than Harry Potter.  Platform 9 3/4 is located at the station. Why not have your picture taking as you run through the wall to catch the hogwarts express then head off to the Harry Potter shop for souvenirs. Kids will love this bit of London and so will the parents.

And while your there why not check out the Harry Potter shop and buy yourself a souvenir to remember the day!

Image courtesy of Parent Shaped

British library 

If you gave a bit more time why not nip next door and visit one of the fabulous exhibitions at the British library.

Have you travelled through kings cross? What do you recommend doing there? 

sarah (theparentingtrials)

Wednesday 18th of October 2017

aww sadly this is a bit out the way for us and I don't get the opportunity to visit up that way well haven't yet. But it does look amazing and great food choices too, hopefully ill get to experience it sometime myself.

Fashion and Style Police

Tuesday 17th of October 2017

I like the sound of the great northern hotel. Not been to Kings Cross in ages.


Monday 16th of October 2017

Gutted that our trains never go into Kings Cross (we only go to Waterloo) - must pay a visit to Platform 9 3/4

Jess Howliston

Monday 16th of October 2017

WOW I had no idea there was so much in the area! My son would love the Harry Potter references! x

five little doves

Sunday 15th of October 2017

Oh I could have done with this last month when I was down that way for an event! I had no idea where to go or where to eat, let alone sleep!