Kings Cross Area Guide
London’s hottest new neighbourhood has cleaned up its act and is becoming a hub for fashion and the arts, and some of the capital’s more individual restaurants.
The central London district has been cleaning up its act for some years now, starting with the reopening of gothic landmark St Pancras hotel and station. And behind the station, those disused warehouses have been reglazed, rebuilt and reopened as cultural spaces and places to eat and drink, in a massive development that is being called King’s Cross Central.
This is not the standard urban development with the homogenised chains that usually brings; at least not yet. So far, a Victorian granary (and one-time rave venue) has been entirely transformed – an award-winning job by Stanton Williams Architects – into a new home for Central St Martin’s college of fashion, where trailblazers put on graduate shows beneath its distressed-brick walls. And the former wasteland on the wrong side of the tracks has become the more welcoming Granary Square, filled with fountains and art students.
Many of the old goods sheds, their original features and canopies retained, are pegged for further cultural uses, and for individual restaurants and bars. One of the first to open, in July, is Caravan. A sister of the original in Exmouth Market, inspired by the owners’ travels around the world, the King’s Cross outpost will be bigger still, with café seating out on the square.
Running along the southern boundary is the Regent’s Canal and towpath which, once finished will be opened up with terraced steps and a bar. There is also a wharf, and a bankside park, a two-acre green space left to grow wild.
This is an incredibly vibrant part of London which is why Greater London Properties chose it as the prime location to open our second shop front! Come visit us and we can show you around!
Council Tax Information
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There is currently 1 council covering the Kings Cross area, Camden Council.
For more information about council tax bands please visit: https://www.gov.uk/pay-council-tax or see below for current rates according to tax band.
|Kensington & Chelsea||£695.20||£811.07||£926.93||£1,042.80||£1,274.53||£1,506.27||£1,738.00||£2,085.60|