The King’s Cross St Pancras transport hub links six London Underground lines with two national mainline rail stations and international high speed rail. And with Euston Station just a five minute walk away, the UK’s major cities are within easy reach.
London’s five international airports are within an hour – with direct services to Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton. Add 14 bus lines and a bike interchange, and you have a location that’s unrivalled for connections – locally, nationally and internationally.
Or perhaps drive yourself here. The Handyside Car Park is now open and 08.00-22.00, Monday to Sunday, making it so much easier to come by car.
One of the aims of the plan for King’s Cross was to open up the area to the public after 150 years of industrial use and restricted access.
All the main public parks, squares and gardens are now open to enjoy. There are two new bridges over the canal and access to towpath has been improved at the canalside steps and Wharf Road Gardens. The new roads are pedestrian- and bike-friendly and it’s now easy to move around the development.
Parts of the site are still under construction and access is restricted for safety reasons. As these new parts open up, they are publicised on-line, on maps and on other forms of way-finding around the site.
You can take a walking tour of the site with this guide. And a plan of the public access routes can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
£2.5 billion invested
£2.5 billion has been spent on transport infrastructure at King’s Cross in the last ten years, and it shows. St Pancras International is the magnificent new home of Eurostar.
King’s Cross Station is almost unrecognisable with the beautiful new Western Concourse and the grand new station entrance at King’s Cross Square. There is a new Underground entrance on King’s Boulevard with a new subway tunnel connecting it to the stations. And more improvements are on the way.
- International rail – Eurostar direct to Paris, Brussels and Lille
- National rail – two major rail termini (King’s Cross and St Pancras), and only 500 metres to a third (Euston)
- Underground – six tube lines – the biggest interchange on London Underground
- Air – London’s five international airports within the hour
- Bus – 14 bus routes
- Bike – over 400 public bike spaces are available on site