Kings Cross was originally known as Battle Bridge. It is believed that a serious battle between the Iceni and the Romans took place. Therefore Kings Cross was named after the bridge built on River Fleet. Kings Cross is believed to be inhabited first by the Romans. The Brill, a Roman camp in the name of Julius Caesar bear testimony to the Roman settlement in London. With times passing on the area became home to most designers and artists. Besides, the place also houses various offices, cultural establishments like British Library and The London Canal Museum.
Historical Importance of the Place
The various monuments in Kings Cross add to the historical importance of this London district. The St Pancras church is one of the oldest churches in Britain. The Kings Cross Railway Station is the oldest railway station, which was established in the year 1852. The century old station was designed by the architect, Lewis Cubitt. Many tourists visit Kings Cross to see its architectural excellence. The place is also home to many trade union head offices and the Gagosian Gallery. The station became more famous after being mentioned in writer J.K. Rowling’s ‘Harry potter’ many a times. Apart from its mention in 'Harry Potter', many films and videos have also been shot here.
Attractions near Kings Cross
Some of the noted attractions which are situated near to Kings Cross in London include:
- Camley Street Natural Park
- Camden Town hall
- London Canal Museum
- The British Library
There are a number of restaurants in and around Kings Cross. The restaurants of Kings Cross are popular for serving variety of mouth wavering traditional and international cuisines. Some of the noted restaurants of Kings Cross are:
- Ektoras Taverna-Ph no: 01813657379, Address: 141 Station Road, London, N22 7ST.
- Vrisaki Kebab House-Ph no: 018 188 129 20, Address: 73 Myddleton Road, London, N22 8LZ
- Bejoy Tandoori Restaurant-Ph no: 01818881268, Address: 78 Bounds Green Road, London, N11 2EU
- Paneri Greek Tavern-Ph no: 01818883111, Address: 340 High Road, London, N22 8JW.
Accommodation at Kings Cross is available in various hotels, apartments, guest houses and lodges. Some of the well-known Kings Cross Hotels includes:
Holiday Inn Kings Cross Hotel
1 Kings Cross Road,
10-42 Kings Cross Road,
Travelodge Kings Cross Royal Scot
100 Kings Cross Road,
Comfort Inn and Suites Kings Cross
31 - 33 Argyle Street,
Transportation The central London district, Kings Cross can be easily accessed by three railway and tube stations. They are:
- St Pancras Station
- King's Cross st. Pancras Tube Station
- Euston Station
- King's Cross Station
Last Updated on 28 march 2013