See cultural exhibits, relax in the Champagne bar and visit Platform 9 and 3/4 in this international hub that connects London to mainland Europe.

The majestic Kings Cross – St. Pancras is London’s link to the rest of Europe. This elaborate and historic train station complex is the home of Europe’s longest Champagne bar. In recent times it’s become known for its appearances in the Harry Potter series. Relish the art and music displays that make this station so much more than a transportation hub.

Note that the complex consists of a London Underground station and two railway stations. Marvel at the Gothic-revival design of the red-hued St. Pancras Railway Station with its imposing towers. Inside, find the Searcys St. Pancras Grand Restaurant and Searcys Champagne Bar. Capture photos of the Champagne bar, which is the longest on the continent.

Dating back to 1851, the Kings Cross Railway Station has an elegant design made up of two arched train sheds. For many, the station’s highlight is Platform 9 and 3/4, a light-hearted reference to the fictional entry-point to the magical world described in the Harry Potter series. The site consists of a plaque as well as the back-end of a shopping cart, which appears to be half-way through the wall. Take photos of your friends pretending to push the shopping cart into the wizard realm.

Explore the station’s range of shops, which include gift stores and fashion boutiques. Relax at a restaurant and watch the hustle and bustle of passing commuters.

Attend an art exhibit or comedy show at nearby Kings Place and browse through the treasures of the adjacent British Library, where you’ll find a copy of the Magna Carta from 1215.

Purchase a Eurostar train ticket to one of the cities of continental Europe. Experience the adrenalin rush of traveling beneath the sea on a train ride from London to Paris.

Kings Cross – St. Pancras is located just to the north of central London. Ride any of the London Underground’s six lines or take a bus to arrive here. The station is easily accessible from most parts of the country and Europe.

No trip to London is complete without a visit to this lively and intriguing transport hub.

Top hotels in Kings Cross St. Pancras

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Studios 2 Let Serviced Apartments - Cartwright Gardens
Studios 2 Let Serviced Apartments - Cartwright Gardens
3.5 out of 5
36-37 Cartwright Gardens, London, England
The price is €104 per night

Located in London City Centre, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of University of London and British Library. The British Museum and Oxford ...

4/5Very Good! (6,969 reviews)

"They gave us a bottle of wine when we check-in! Shower was tiny and it was very slow to drain"…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar 2020

Studios 2 Let Serviced Apartments - Cartwright Gardens
The House of Toby
The House of Toby
3 out of 5
61-65 Swinton Street, Kings Cross, London, England
The price is €64 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Russell Square, The British Museum and Oxford Street. University College London and Financial ...

3.9/5Very Good! (761 reviews)

"The staff was great very helpful wil go there again"…"

Reviewed on 2 Jul 2020

The House of Toby
Point A Hotel London Kings Cross – St Pancras
Point A Hotel London Kings Cross – St Pancras
2.5 out of 5
324 Gray's Inn Road, London, England
The price is €52 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of British Library and The British Museum. London Transport Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral are ...

4/5Very Good! (2,840 reviews)

"It was a convenient hotel about a 10 minute walk away from Kings Cross/ St. Pancras. The rooms were clean but very small. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Would recommend!"…"

Reviewed on 9 Jul 2020

Point A Hotel London Kings Cross – St Pancras
OYO Apollo Hotel
OYO Apollo Hotel
3 out of 5
43 Argyle St, London, England
The price is €43 per night

Located in London City Centre, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Russell Square and University College London. The British Museum and Oxford ...

3.6/5Good! (343 reviews)
Recommended

"Just exceptional, clean, tidy, good customer service and great breakfast to fuel your day,, I stay here as often as I can during work in London. Would highly recommended."…"

Reviewed on 28 Mar 2020

OYO Apollo Hotel
Generator London
Generator London
2 out of 5
37 Tavistock Place, Russel Square, London, England
The price is €50 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Russell Square, The British Museum and University College London. Oxford Street and ...

3.6/5Good! (997 reviews)
Nice place

"Nice and clean hostel in the heart of London."…"

Reviewed on 1 Apr 2020

Generator London
Crowne Plaza London - Kings Cross
Crowne Plaza London - Kings Cross
4 out of 5
1 Kings Cross Road, London, England
The price is €116 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Russell Square, The British Museum and The Strand. Oxford Street and St. Paul's Cathedral ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,558 reviews)

"Its a nice hotel, rooms appear to have recently renovated. it is a little out of the way; 15 too 17 minutes walk from the tube, or taxi. The rooms does not appear to have automatic door closer. It slams on the door frame that creates noise and vibration. It is quote annoying!"…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

Crowne Plaza London - Kings Cross