King's Cross

an extraordinary piece of London is taking shape

Caravan opens a new branch at King's Cross

The popular Exmouth Market restaurant and coffee roastery is now open in the Granary Building. Find out more >

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Just off Granary Square, our friendly visitor centre will help you make the most of your visit to King's Cross.
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The Granary Complex

– new home to University of the Arts London

King's Cross - The Granary Complex

The Granary Complex, which once held Lincolnshire wheat for London’s bakers, is now a creative warehouse - home of University of the Arts London.
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Clean, safe and well-maintained

Our ambition is that King's Cross will be the best managed estate in the UK. A place that is clean and safe at all hours of the day and night. A place that all people will want to visit and enjoy.

Granary Square - the heart of King's Cross

This is London's newest square and one of the largest of its kind in Europe.

The square is built where barges once unloaded their goods. This aquatic history has been worked into the new design, which is animated with over 1,000 choreographed fountains - each individually lit. You can watch the fountains daily between 8am and 7pm. They're at their most spectacular at night.

All around the square are historic buildings - giving the space atmosphere and character. And with 5,000 staff and students of the University of the Arts London now in the Granary Builiding, there is always activity here.

Wide, south-facing steps sweep down to the canal - this is the ideal spot to pause and watch the boats slip by.

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 the Eurostar.

The perfect stage for events and festivals

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. And with the potential for ice skating in the winter and seasonal festivals, it will be lively spot all year round.

Current Retail Opportunities around Granary Square

At the south east corner of Granary Square, the Canalside Pavilion will be a stunning all-day dining venue.
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Granary Square is designed by Townshends Landscape Architects

The fountains are designed by The Fountain Workshop.

“A fantastic new London square...Granary square features a series of fountains that blast out water at a variety of heights, a mini forest with tables and seats, and a stone seated area which tapers down to the canal. A fabulous space for lazing around."

William Wallace
London Is Cool

"I am delighted that this square will be accessible to everyone to meet, have fun and enjoy central London. This really shows how by working in partnership we can deliver real and lasting improvements to the borough making it a great place to both live and do business”.

Sarah Hayward
Leader Camden Council