Kings Cross Station

Kings Cross Area Guide

Home to the Eurostar and one of London’s biggest and most important national and international transport hubs, it’s no surprise that King’s Cross is a diverse, multi-cultural location that’s full of energy and colour. It’s undergone major redevelopment over the past decades and is now very much an up-and-coming location for London’s elite. It’s particularly attractive for the creative and dot-com industries, and is home to hundreds of start-ups and new companies with connections all over the world.

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Originally a small village called Battlebridge and reportedly the site of Queen Boudica’s battle with the Romans, King’s Cross was built around an important crossing of the River Fleet, proving that transport of every kind has always been a key player in the development of this part of London. In fact, it’s rumoured that Boudica is buried under Platform 9 or possibly platform 10 at King’s Cross station, but there’s no evidence to suggest that she’s down there!

It’s filled with elegant, modern accommodation. King’s Cross also has plenty of warehouse conversions and loft apartments for rent, and is popular with international residents here on short-term working contracts. Thanks to the huge amount of regeneration that has been pumped into the area, King’s Cross has been transformed from a once run-down borough into a thriving community. It’s also attracted some big-name commercial residents, including Google, and continues to grow as a hub for high-tech and digital companies.