Just off Handyside Street is Lewis Cubitt Park, the principal green space at Kings Cross. Surrounded by trees, this is a great place to relax, for a picnic, or for children to run and play. The park is a much-needed swathe of green in this very urban part of London.
In the summer months, look out for the brightly-coloured SNUG soft play area. Designed to feed big imaginations, the soft play equipment consists of giant pieces of ‘kit’, which children can join together in a variety of shapes to create tunnels, trampolines, obstacle courses and more. Find SNUG at the park daily between 10am and 4pm throughout June, July and August, provided it is not too wet on the grass. Please note that the soft play kit will return when it is safe.
Gently mounded lawns flow through the park, subtly dividing it into smaller spaces. The park is designed by Townsend Landscape Architects, who took inspiration from the relaxed grassy lawns of London’s garden squares, such as those in Bloomsbury.