The events programme at King's Cross
Explore King’s Cross through our continuing events programme, including a riveting steam fair, autumn installation and a winter light finale.
Come along, soak up the atmosphere and discover this ever changing part of central London.
King’s Cross is the perfect setting
The development offers some of the best new outdoor events spaces in London. We can host everything from festivals for up to 4,000 people, to small private functions. The hire process is easy, and our dedicated events team is on hand to help. We are happy to consider proposals on a partnership or sponsorship basis.
Get in touch to view the spaces, discuss your ideas, or explore how we can work together. T: 020 7664 5715 or email your enquiry to the events team.
Identified Flying Object
Battle Bridge Place
Experience Jacques Rival’s installation, often referred to as ‘the birdcage’, standing 9m high, wide enough for visitors to walk through and enjoy the swing, which hangs at its centre.
Outdoor Sports Pitch & Snug Kit
Daily, 8am - 10pm (Sports Pitch)
Wednesday to Fridays (Snug Kit)
Off York Way & Handyside Street
A floodlit space that is perfect for a range of sporting events and activities, alongside soft play equipment for toddlers.
House Of Illustration
Tuesdays - Sundays, 10am - 6pm
Two Granary Square
The home for the art of illustration, exhibiting emerging talent to established artists - past and present.
Meet at the Visitor Centre, Stable Street
Want to find out more about the area? Why not take one of a selection tours of this exciting part of London. Do-it-yourself or a guided tour, you choose.
King’s Cross Skip Garden
Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays 10am - 4pm
Off York Way & Handyside Street
Join Global Generation for some twilight gardening, yummy food and games at their pop-up café plus other special events – or simply drop in for a nosey!
Auto Italia South East
3 York Way
Auto Italia is an artist run organisation that commissions and produces new work. Check the website for weekend art events.
Camley Street Natural Park
Monday to Friday and Sunday,
10am - 4pm
12 Camley Street
“An oasis of calm” - two acres of wild green space in the heart of London by Regent’s Canal.
We are pleased to announce our next lunchtime event here at the Visitor Centre with acclaimed poet Aidan Andrew Dun.
A lunchtime poetic lecture on: Deep London: The King's Cross Mysteries
This event will be held at the King’s Cross Visitor Centre, 11 Stable Street, London N1C 4AB on Friday, 5th December at 1pm.
The event is free to attend, but as places are limited, please contact the Visitor Centre on 0203 479 1795 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register your place.
The hippest and most famous poet in the world, Arthur Rimbaud, lived in King's Cross Central in his ‘year of miracles’ 1873. Aidan AD’s talk ‘Deep London: The Kings Cross Mysteries’ will use Rimbaud’s extraordinary life as a jumping-off point to examine the magical landscape of King's Cross. Did Rimbaud - a rock-poet a hundred years before rap, Dylan, Hendrix, Eminem - leave clues in his work referencing an area which now seems destined to become the new art-zone of London? You will not look at King's Cross in the same light when you’ve heard Aidan AD’s take on its secret history.
‘Love’s to be reinvented’ - Arthur Rimbaud
‘Kings Cross, dense with angels and histories, there are cites beneath your pavements, cities behind your skies. Let me see!’ - Aidan Andrew Dun
Aidan Andrew Dun was propelled to fame when in 1995 his publisher hired the Royal Albert Hall to launch his epic poem, Vale Royal, a work which had taken twenty-three years to write. Four thousand people heard him recite at the biggest poetry event in Britain in the last thirty years. Since then Aidan AD has gone to produce four more epic poems including Unholyland (Hesperus, 2013) and two collections of shorter poems as well as a monograph on the essential French poet, Arthur Rimbaud
King’s Cross offers up everything from museums, galleries and music venues to a whole host of restaurants and bars. You’ll also find plenty of relaxing green spaces, pocket parks and playgrounds. Here are some of the highlights.
From indie rock to symphony orchestras. See the listing…
Museums, art and culture
From art house cinema to the Magna Carta. See the listing…
Shopping and markets
Shop, eat, meet. Retail therapy round and about. See the listing…
Parks and green spaces
Somewhere to relax, somewhere to play. See the listing…
King's Cross: Eating, Drinking, Day and Night
King’s Cross is fast establishing itself as an exciting food destination.
The latest addition is the new bistro from Bruno Loubet - Grain Store, joining Caravan in the Granary building. The alfresco grill and bar at Shrimpy’s is open for the summer and the newly opened Great Northern Hotel is home to Plum + Spilt Milk – a brasserie serving classic British cooking.
Click here for the full listing of restaurants, cafés and bars in the area. There's something to suit everyone's taste and pocket.
This is London’s newest square and one of the largest of its kind in Europe. There are over 1,000 choreographed fountains here – each one individually lit. You can watch the fountains daily between 7.40am and 11.30pm. They look spectacular when lit up at night. Click here for more on Granary Square
The Global Generation Skip Garden
This inspirational project is doing amazing work with local young people. The project started with a moveable community vegetable garden built in skips. The fruit and veg are sold to cafés and restaurants in the area. There's a honey club, a line of jams and chutneys, and the youngsters are now making furniture from old timber from the Granary Building.
You can drop in for a look around, or contact Global Generation if you’d like a guided visit.
New for the summer! - a pop up café will run from 10am to 4pm on the first Saturday of every month. A hatch café opens onto the recreation area next to the skip garden. The hatch serves salad boxes and cakes made with produce from the garden, tea, coffee and more. Open every Wednesday - Friday, 10am to 4pm.
If you’re down by the canal, you’ll notice there’s a new addition to the landscape at Camley Street Natural Park. Viewpoint is a floating platform that looks to bring architecture and nature closer together.
This island hideaway in miniature is a peaceful spot to pause and take in views of the canal and the park. It takes the environment of the park out into the water, and helps people discover the nature and wildlife of the canal. You’ll catch glimpses of birds such as swans and moorhens, and maybe even a kingfisher if you’re lucky.
A former grain store is the stunning new home of Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design – part of the University of the Arts London. The building is a destination in itself and parts of the campus are open to the public. The Lethaby Gallery is open term time Tuesday to Friday 12-6pm and Saturday 12-4pm. For current exhibitions please visit the website or call reception on 020 7514 7444 for details.