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.
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.
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.
A lunchtime talk on “The Pearly Prince of St Pancras”
Diane Martin, Pearly Princess of St. Pancras, will be chatting about the life and times of her father, Alf Dole - in particular his early years living and growing up in Somerstown during the 1930s and 1940s, how the wartime years affected the families living in the area and how the families made it through the rough times, with songs, banter and the yearly stint of hop-picking in Kent. She will also be explaining how the colourful London-wide Pearly tradition all started in Somerstown and how it dates its lineage back to the 11th Century.
This lunchtime event will be held at the King’s Cross Visitor Centre, 11 Stable Street, London N1C 4AB on Wednesday, 6th August at 1pm.
The event is free to attend, but as places are limited, please contact the Visitor Centre on 0203 479 1795 or email to register your place
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.