With its redevelopment project now bearing fruit, King's Cross has become one of the most sought after spots for office space in London.

The appeal

  • Quick access to Central London and The City
  • Direct links to mainland Europe
  • Cheaper than space in the city centre
  • Fantastic food options
  • Companies from all sectors especially tech & publishing

About King's Cross

Over the last decade the landscape around King's Cross has changed enormously and has become an increasing popular place for companies to base themselves. The appeal is simple: quick links to Central London (Piccadily - 10 mins) and The City (Liverpool Street - 12 mins), without the premium prices. But the attraction doesn't stop there.

Since 2007 when St Pancras became St Pancras international, the space around the station has been transformed into an upmarket area full of high end shops, bars and restaurants, with Granary Square, Coal Drops Yard and their surroundings being the crowning jewels. Companies of all shapes and sizes have been drawn in by this new found appeal, culminating recently in Google constructing its first wholly owned and designed Google building outside the US - a vast 1 million sq foot space.

In the summertime the canal and the fountains on Granary Square provide a fantastic outdoor space to sit down and try some of the food on offer at the pop-up market. And for those days where the sun's not out some of London's favourite restaurants have moved into the area over the last couple of years, so there's something for everyone.

Prices may not be quite what they used to be here, but deals can still be found if you're willing to be based a little further away from the station and there's plenty of the big name serviced offices nearby, including WeWork, The Office Group and Regus.

Entertainment

King's Cross's nightlife has undergone a significant uplift in the last 5 years and as a result now has a great combination of more upmarket venues as well as plenty of laid back places. So whether you are looking for a pint in a proper pub or looking to impress with some fine dining, King's Cross has it all.

If you're after something a bit more than food and drink there's plenty of other thing to keep you entertained after work. Scala - once one of London's favourite cinema's - is now a multi-storey music venue with something on most nights of the week, the community gardens at the Calthorpe projects have 5-a-side football pitches, and the British Library offers a perfect spot for some peace of mind.

It may not be Soho or Shoreditch, but King's Cross has a good buzz about it and is perfectly suited for a few after work drinks and a bit of light entertainment.

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