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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Landmark
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“This building near King’s Cross is an amazing blend of modern architecture and ancient leather-bound tomes. It’s really pleasant to sit and use their fast wifi or have a meeting in the cafe or public area while gazing up at the King’s Library—65,000 volumes assembled by George III and displayed in a striking glass column. For the comfiest spot, look for the padded leather armchairs with coveted built-in electrical outlets. You’ll have to join the queue of regulars that forms before the library opens in order to nab one.”
  • 155 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Kings Cross Light Tunnel - Heals of London is a furniture shop along Tottenham Court Road. Towards the back of the store is this staircase which is one of the prettiest interior photo spots in London. I believe people often go into the store just to take pictures of this staircase. Wong Kar Wai would appreciate it :)”
  • 123 locals recommend
Sports Club
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“Dishoom is the Londoner's favourite restaurant that served Indian food! Walk-ins only, but reservations can be made for brunch (they serve unlimited refills of Chai for brunch), exotic cocktails for dinners, buzzing atmosphere, friendly staff and not bad prices. ”
  • 119 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
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“Great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. In the lovely Granary Square, a buzzy place where you can sit outside and watch the kids play in the fountains!”
  • 114 locals recommend
Plaza
“Great area to hang out with loads of shops, restaurants and bars....stroll down the canal to get there for the scenic route. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Souvenir Shop
“Wonderful shop for all Harry Potter fans, located in Kings Cross/St Pancreas terminal. The ever famous platform 9 and 3/4 is located here, and they have a photo booth that lets you take a picture with the platform signage. The shop carries all types of official merchandise, albeit it is more expensive than other locations. Expect heavy crowds throughout the day, especially in tourist season.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“With all those wide-open public spaces and all that statement architecture, King’s Cross has really transformed of late. That’s brilliant, but sometimes the heady buzz of progress can start to grate. Find a bit of peace and quiet close to the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras in this two-acre garden on the banks of the Regent’s Canal. London Wildlife Trust volunteers help maintain the pond, meadow and woodland, making it a haven away from all the hectic commuters.”
  • 26 locals recommend
English Restaurant
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“Chef Marcus Wareing's modernised British menu in a grand dining room of an old Victorian railway hotel. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
College Quad
“The Art school made the whole development perfect. The students and their ideas are inspirational. You can go inside and have a look and play table tennis. There is also a theatre. Great architecture”
  • 17 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
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“one of my favourite places for brunch - a bit on the pricey side but delicious. also a very good place to sit & work”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“An elegant hotel setting for an all-day Modern British menu, with service from jeans-clad staff.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Start with a drink on the canal level in this busy, buzzy indoor-outdoor bar. Then head upstairs for a meal, decent options. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“One for a special occasion. Historic former gym transformed in to an all-day Grand Café and bar. Fantastic setting, serving Mittel-European inspired dishes - and of course - champagne. Booking in advance recommended. £££. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“Pub within a busy station with a light-filled atrium, serving real ales and a British seasonal menu. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“English cocktail lounge and brasserie housed in the spectacular renovation of St Pancras station.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Nearby bar and restaurant with juices, cocktails and food during the day and and night time. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Sports Club
“Dishoom is the Londoner's favourite restaurant that served Indian food! Walk-ins only, but reservations can be made for brunch (they serve unlimited refills of Chai for brunch), exotic cocktails for dinners, buzzing atmosphere, friendly staff and not bad prices. ”
  • 119 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
“Great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. In the lovely Granary Square, a buzzy place where you can sit outside and watch the kids play in the fountains!”
  • 114 locals recommend
English Restaurant
“Chef Marcus Wareing's modernised British menu in a grand dining room of an old Victorian railway hotel. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
“one of my favourite places for brunch - a bit on the pricey side but delicious. also a very good place to sit & work”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“An elegant hotel setting for an all-day Modern British menu, with service from jeans-clad staff.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Start with a drink on the canal level in this busy, buzzy indoor-outdoor bar. Then head upstairs for a meal, decent options. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
German Restaurant
“One for a special occasion. Historic former gym transformed in to an all-day Grand Café and bar. Fantastic setting, serving Mittel-European inspired dishes - and of course - champagne. Booking in advance recommended. £££. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
“English cocktail lounge and brasserie housed in the spectacular renovation of St Pancras station.”
  • 8 locals recommend

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