The Cross Kings Pub  

 
 
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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
 
 
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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 £91  32% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 12 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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53 Upper Street, N1 | 14 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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17-18 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H | 15 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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Great Northern Hotel, King's Cross, London N1C | 6 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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2 Varnishers Yard, Regents Quarter, King's Cross, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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257-259 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, King's Cross, London N1 | 8 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
One Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 5 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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EGG
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
200 York Way, King's Cross, London N7 | 7 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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Scala
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275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 8 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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1 Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 4 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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London > Shopping > Supermarkets
1 Wharf Road, N1C | 2 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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9-10 Stable Street, N1C | 3 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Northern Ticket Hall, King's Cross St Pancras Station, Euston Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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3 Granary Square, N1C | 2 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
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Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 4 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 14 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 1 minute from The Cross Kings Pub
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5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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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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116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 10 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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The Harrison
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 12 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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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
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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
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Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 13 minutes from The Cross Kings Pub
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Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
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