The shops at King’s Cross Station are perfect for last-minute gifts or treats. Hotel Chocolat, Isle of Flowers, Kiehl’s, Oliver Bonas, Pandora, Paperchase, Rituals, and Urban Decay are all here. And if you have a Harry Potter fanatic in the family, then you’ll find all sorts of magical items at the Harry Potter Shop.
You can also pick up the necessities at Boots, W.H. Smith, Little Waitrose and M&S Simply Food.
Food-wise, there are plenty of options, whether stopping for lunch, grabbing a coffee and pastry pick-me-up, or choosing something for dinner on your way home. Choose from Benito’s Hat, Leon, Caffe Nero, Costa, Giraffe World Kitchen, Pret a Manger, The Pasty Shop, Prezzo, Starbucks, Upper Crust and Wasabi.
If there’s time for more than a quick pit stop, then Parcel Yard Bar gives a great view over the station. Or for a bit of glamour, head for the Manhattan-style bar or the Anthracite Martini Lounge at the Great Northern Hotel. There’s also a fine dining restaurant here, Plum + Spilt Milk.
Find out more about the shopping at King’s Cross Station. Plus! If you haven’t discovered it yet, head towards Regent’s Canal for the Coal Drops Yard shopping district. Here you’ll find over 50 shops and restaurants in a gorgeous alfresco setting.