King's Cross
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Granary Square

The canalside heart of King's Cross - this is London's newest square and one of the largest of its kind in Europe. 

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On the banks of Regent’s Canal, this magnificent new square is built where barges once unloaded their goods from the canal. The square’s aquatic history has been worked into the new design, which is animated with over 1,000 choreographed fountains – each individually controlled and lit!

There’s always activity here, if the weather is fine, then kids love to splash and play in the fountains. Restaurants spill out onto the square and weekday lunchtimes you’ll find some of London’s best street food served up by KERB. Wide, south-facing steps sweep down to the canal – this is the ideal spot to pause and watch the boats slip by.

All around the square are historic buildings – giving the space atmosphere and character. Planting was kept to a minimum to respect the historic setting and conserve the industrial character of the Goods Yard.

Easy to get to
The square is just minutes from the King’s Cross St Pancras Transport Hub with six tube lines, two mainline stations and international high speed rail.

The perfect stage for events and festivals

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Opened in June 2012, Granary Square has already played host to the musical festivals Traction and Africa Express, as well as The Big Dance and even an ice cream festival. At the size of Trafalgar Square, it’s the perfect stage for events and performances. There’s room for 2,000 people to sit on deckchairs and enjoy a concert or a summer movie. The canalside steps are also a perfect amphitheatre – a favourite for events such as the floating cinema. Find out more about hosting your event at Granary Square.

Location

Granary Square is designed by Townshends Landscape Architects

The fountains are designed by The Fountain Workshop.

Quotes

“What was a once a vast forest of cranes and concrete has, by some mysterious urban pupation, recently turned into one of London’s most lovely piazzas.”Amol RajanThe Independent

“This is one of the most wonderful things that has happened to London since I’ve been here. It’s very generous and expansive; they’ve really made a brilliant architectural statement by leaving it wide and open, very child-friendly and interactive.” Yotam Ottolenghi