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Word on the Water: Have You Visited London’s Book Barge?

It sounds too perfect to be true – a floating barge bobbing on a mooring in the King’s Cross section of Regent’s Canal that doubles up as the city’s most idiosyncratic bookshop.  Little surprise that the book barge Word on the Water is beloved by pretty much everyone who comes across it.  Not only is …

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Time to Discover: Regent’s Canal

A peaceful stretch of water in central London? You might think that it sounds impossible but it really does exist. Regent’s Canal is hidden away in Paddington and runs all the way to Limehouse Basin.  Stroll along the nine-mile length of the canal and you will see your fair share of landmarks – Regent’s Park, …

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The Hardy Tree – Discovering the Secret of St Pancras Old Church

The Hardy Tree is one of London’s stranger sights.  After all, it’s not every day that you come across a tree ringed by old gravestones, neatly arranged concentrically, radiating from the tree’s trunk.  Curious? I’d be surprised if you weren’t.  What’s the story behind the Hardy Tree? Why is it called the Hardy Tree? I …

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The King’s Cross Light Tunnel: The Story Behind Kings Cross’ Colourful Walkway

Helping you run the gauntlet from King’s Cross and St Pancras stations to Granary Square the King’s Cross Light Tunnel is 90 metres of pure ‘grammable delight.  What’s so special I hear you ask? This cool tunnel features a striking light installation that constantly drifts through the colour spectrum Star Trek style. It first opened …

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Woburn Walk: A Pocket of Georgian London in Bloomsbury

Woburn Walk is a gorgeous pocket of Georgian London you can still see in Bloomsbury today.  There aren’t many bits of King’s Cross that feel beautiful but you’ll certainly find one pocket of pretty at Woburn Walk – a pedestrianised street just across the road on the Bloomsbury/ King’s Cross divide across from Euston Station. …

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The Best Pubs in King’s Cross to Pop into for a Well-Earned Drink

King’s Cross isn’t short on a great pub or two. Whether you’re looking for a swanky gastropub or a traditional boozer, these are the King’s Cross pubs you shouldn’t miss.  The Best Pubs in King’s Cross  The Fellow  View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kings Cross Gem (@thefellowpub) on Jul 20, 2020 …

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Best Bars in King’s Cross: 11 Brilliant Bars for Cocktails, Wine and Chill

It may not look like it at first glance, but the area around King’s Cross and St Pancras is hiding more than a few fabulous drinking holes. Discover the best King’s Cross bars with this insider’s guide.  The Best Bars in King’s Cross Big Chill King’s Cross  View this post on Instagram A post shared …

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The King’s Cross Cafe Guide: Best Coffee Shops in King’s Cross

Best Cafes and Coffee Shops in King’s Cross  Caravan View this post on Instagram A post shared by Caravan Restaurants (@caravanrestaurants) on May 13, 2020 at 4:33am PDT Don’t let the exuberant (and rather good) food menu lull you into thinking this King’s Cross cafe is more about eating, the coffee at Caravan is the …

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Carreras Cigarette Factory: A Curious Reminder of London’s Egyptian Art Deco Craze

Carreras Cigarette Factory is one of London’s most curious buildings. Discover the spot where Egyptian Revival architecture meets Art Deco in Mornington Crescent.  You may not know it, but London in the 1920s gave birth to a rather curious architectural subset of the Art Deco movement – Egyptian Revival Architecture.  The world had gone gaga …

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