The Cross Kings Pub  

 
 
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126 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 0AX
 
 
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The Cross Kings PubFrom down under to up and coming, The Cross Kings, formerly known as the Backpackers, is now a quirky off-beat venue specialising in quality entertainment and the best of food and drink. Fighting its way through the hoards of Polish builders, hard hats and mountains of scaffolding that demonstrate the bustleness of Europe's largest regeneration area, emerges the jewel in the crown, a bright and feisty spark which is leading this transition period. Welcome to The Cross Kings. Step inside to find a colourful haven in which to laugh, drink, eat and be entertained. Discover the main bar, ideal for relaxing, or swirl downstairs to the more psychedelic basement. Created by the leading London caricaturists Simon and Sheeba Cassini, going downstairs is like plunging into a 3D comic strip. Whether it's Russian music, the latest in indie, flourishing comedy acts or a quality screening, the Cross Kings has everything you could possibly need. Every Sunday (7-11pm) there is now a relaxed, bohemian open mic session.

 

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King's Cross Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Camden Road Overground Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
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Judd Street NCP
 
14 minutes walk
 
Arcade Car Parks
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  37% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 12 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Islington underwent a major refurbishment in 2014, transforming the rooms and suites into a stylish accommodation option. The newly ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £95  35% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 14 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
The Business Design Centre next door is the obvious attraction for many of the guests at this smart, efficient Hilton Hotel, but Islington's excellent restaurants and ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Euston Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  28% off
17-18 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H | 15 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
The grand Victorian building that houses this hotel is surely one of the most impressive edifices in the Hilton chain. Located just a three-minute walk from ... More
 
 
 
 
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GNH Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Great Northern Hotel, King's Cross, London N1C | 6 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
The GNH Bar takes up almost the entire ground floor of the Great Northern Hotel and opens directly onto the western concourse of King's Cross Station. ... More
 
 
 
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VOC
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Varnishers Yard, Regents Quarter, King's Cross, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
VOC is a 17th Century-inspired Punch House from Fluid Movement, the people behind speakeasy bars The Whistling Shop and Purl. Taking its name from Vereenigde Oost-Indische ... More
 
 
 
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The Big Chill House
London > Nightlife > Bars
257-259 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, King's Cross, London N1 | 8 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
From the outside, The Big Chill House building looks spectacular, a floodlit white townhouse that puts the grimy environs of King's Cross to shame. The interior ... More
 
 
 
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Vinoteca King's Cross
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
One Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 5 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
Ten years after Vinoteca founders Charlie Young and business partner Brett Woonton opened their first restaurant, wine bar and shop in Clerkenwell the pair bring their ... More
 
 
 
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EGG
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
200 York Way, King's Cross, London N7 | 7 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
Spread out over three floors with each one providing its own distinct look and feel, Egg London is a venue like no other. The ground floor ... More
 
 
 
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Scala
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 8 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
Housed inside the old King's Cross Cinema, the Scala might be a bit tattered around the edges but this only adds to its battered charm. The ... More
 
 
 
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Made in North Korea: Everyday Graphics from the DPRK
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd February to 13th May 2018
The Cross Kings Pub, 2 Granary Square, N1C | 2 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
This February, The House of Illustration presents the UK's first ever exhibition of graphic design from North Korea. Made in North Korea: Everyday Graphics from the ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Shopping  Dates: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February 2018
The Cross Kings Pub, King's Cross, N1C | 4 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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Kings Place
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations and with a waterside setting, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place combines the offices of The Guardian ... More
 
 
 
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clueQuest
London > Entertainment >
169-171 Caledonian Road, N1 | 4 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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Platform Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
1 Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 4 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
Part of the University of the Arts London's award-winning campus for Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Platform Theatre has four performance spaces and ... More
 
 
 
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Lewis Cubitt Park and Square
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Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 1 minute from The Cross Kings Pub
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House of Illustration
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
2 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 2 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
House of Illustration, the first permanent home of the charity of the same name, opened in Granary Square, King's Cross, in summer 2014 with an inaugural ... More
 
 
 
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Guardian News & Media Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
For an interesting take on print journalism and the machinations of the media world pay a visit to the gallery situated in the foyer of the ... More
 
 
 
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Waitrose Kings Cross
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
1 Wharf Road, N1C | 2 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
More than a mere supermarket, Waitrose in Kings Cross is a food shop, tapas bar and cookery school complete with an in-store wine bar. The store, ... More
 
 
 
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Spiritland
London > Shopping > Electronics
9-10 Stable Street, N1C | 3 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
A cafe, shop and workspace by day, Spiritland shows off its high-end sound system and turns into a bar at night, playing an ... More
 
 
 
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Coal Drops Yard
London > Shopping >
Kings Cross Goods Yard, N1C | 4 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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The Lighterman
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Granary Square, N1C | 2 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
Occupying an enviable spot on Granary Square and with an alfresco terrace overlooking Regent's Canal, The Lighterman serves a modern British all-day menu in a modern ... More
 
 
 
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Granary Square Brasserie
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
1-3 Stable Street, N1C | 3 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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Rotunda Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
This canal side bar and restaurant is a pleasant place to stop off if you're wondering around the Kings Place development. Not exactly on the beaten ... More
 
 
 
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Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 4 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
One of the premier arts colleges in the world, St Martins accepts only a few talented students each year, and is very well regarded in the ... More
 
 
 
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London Flower School
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16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 5 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
Whether a beginner, thinking of making it your career or an experienced florist, the London Flower School can help you to improve. ... More
 
 
 
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The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 14 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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Frame King's Cross
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Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 1 minute from The Cross Kings Pub
With Frame founders Pip Black and Joan Murphy set out to create a fun approach to fitness. What started out as a Shoreditch ... More
 
 
 
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Pancras Square Leisure
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5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
Located in the heart of Kings Cross, Pancras Square Leisure centre offers a 25 metre swimming pool, smaller teaching pool, two exercise studios with over 25 ... More
 
 
 
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Skip Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Tapper Walk, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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The Betjeman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
Unit 53, St. Pancras International, King's Cross, London NW1 | 9 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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The Crown
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116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 10 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
Modern British cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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The Harrison
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 12 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
Originally built in the 1880s by Samuel Harrison to refresh the workers in his shoe factory, The Harrison pub's current building dates back to 1934. Owned ... More
 
 
 
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Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place offers conference organisers two auditoriums, two art galleries and a wide ... More
 
 
 
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British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 10 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
 
 
 
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Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 13 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
Exhibitors love this venue and it's easy to see why. The Business Design Centre in Islington is in a great location just one mile from The ... More
 
 
 
 

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Made in North Korea: Everyday Graphics from the DPRK
Exhibitions | Until 13th May 2018 

House of Illustration 2 minutes walk from The Cross Kings Pub

This February, The House of Illustration presents the UK's first ever exhibition of graphic design from North Korea. Made in ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 4th March 2018 

House of Illustration 2 minutes walk from The Cross Kings Pub

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Time Unwrapped
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Concerts | Until 31st December 2018 

Kings Place 3 minutes walk from The Cross Kings Pub

Kings Place celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with twelve-month series, Time Unwrapped. The year-long event, which has been curated ...More

 
Independent Label Market
Independent Label Market
Shopping | Until 25th February 2018 

West Handyside Canopy 4 minutes walk from The Cross Kings Pub

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Shelley: 'The Trumpet of a Prophecy' Guided Walk
Tours | On 24th February 2018 

King's Cross Railway Station 7 minutes walk from The Cross Kings Pub

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Harry Potter: A History of Magic
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Exhibitions | Until 28th February 2018 

British Library 10 minutes walk from The Cross Kings Pub

Marking the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the British Library presents Harry Potter: ...More

 
Listen: 140 Years Of Recorded Sound
Exhibitions | Until 11th March 2018 

British Library 10 minutes walk from The Cross Kings Pub

An immersive multimedia installation making innovative use of the library sound archives, to explore the significance of sound since the ...More

Cash: Johnny Cash Tribute
Music | On 24th February 2018 

O2 Academy Islington 13 minutes walk from The Cross Kings Pub

Frontman Ben Welburn pays tribute to the iconic singer and performer....More

Club De Fromage
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 24th February 2018 

O2 Academy Islington 13 minutes walk from The Cross Kings Pub

Residents and guests play rock and pop anthems from Lady Gaga, Queen, Take That and more....More

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Exhibitions | Until 13th January 2019 

The Foundling Museum 15 minutes walk from The Cross Kings Pub

The Foundling Museum celebrates the remarkable women who have shaped contemporary British society with the year-long First Amongst Equals. Spanning ...More

 

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