At this time, we’re encouraging everyone who can to come to King’s Cross on foot or by bike. There are currently 100 public bike spaces and we are adding an extra 240 spaces. You’ll find their locations on the map at the bottom of this page.
Santander, Brompton, Lime and Jump bike hire is available, and free bike maintenance from Dr Bike will be available weekly from July 1st at Lewis Cubitt Square.
If you are using public transport, the main station entrances are open as normal. Please follow TFL announcements and travel alerts on Twitter for the latest updates. The King’s Cross tunnel Underground entrance is open but is entry only from King’s Boulevard.
Unfortunately, public car parking is not available at this time.
Bike hire at King’s Cross
There are two Santander Cycle docking stations with over 50 bikes, plus a Brompton bike docking station at 6 Pancras Square. The Santander bikes are located on Goods Way (next to the zebra crossing) and Handyside Street (next to the Platform theatre).
Santander Cycles is London’s self-service, bike-sharing scheme for short journeys. You can hire a bike from as little as £2. Simply go to any docking station with your bank card and touch the screen to get started. There’s no need to book – hire a bike, ride it where you like, then return it to any docking station.
Hiring a Brompton Bike is equally easy, simply sign up online and reserve a bike via web, SMS or app. Punch your unique code into the dock, unfold your bike, and away you go! Bikes can be folded and taken on Tubes, trains and buses.
You can also rent Lime and Jump bikes.
Free bike MOTs!
We’re offering a free Dr Bike checks to anyone who comes to King’s Cross by bike. The service is provided by the London Cycling Campaign and is available weekly on Wednesdays from July 8th at Lewis Cubitt Square. As well as checking your bike, the team can provide general advice on cycling and route-finding in London. Dates and details can be found here.
Explore the local area and beyond by bike
The best way to explore the sights and sounds of King’s Cross is on two wheels. Spend some time discovering the area, and then venture further afield along the canal towpath. Here’s a suggested route.
Cycle training and HGV awareness
These events are held throughout the year to promote bike safety and to encourage more people to cycle. Watch this space for future events.
Camden Council’s free cycle training. Sign up here.
The Met Police’s Exchanging Places bike safety initiative.
HGV Trucks and Child Safety – (TACS)
Local bike shops
These are listed in order of distance from King’s Cross Station.
4 – 6 Pancras Road, London, N1C 4BJ
T: 020 3040 2010
Cycle Surgery Ltd
Unit 1, 200, Pentonville Rd, London, N1 9JP
T: 020 7713 1312
251 Eversholt St, London, NW1 1BA
T: 020 7388 7899
Flying Dutchman Bikes
188 Eversholt St, London, NW1 1BJ
T: 020 7388 3688
48 Lambs Conduit St, London, WC1N 3LJ
T: 020 7405 1218
S & S Cycles
29 Chapel Market, London, N1 9EN
T: 020 7278 1631
East Central Cycles
18 Exmouth Market, London, EC1R 4QE
T: 020 7837 0651
Cycle Republic Euston Square
286 Euston Road, London, NW1 3DP
T: 020 7338 3323
Cycling information links