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King's Cross Area Guide Hero

King's Cross is one of the capital's architectural gems with period properties to inspire as well as new homes, schools, squares and streets.

Location

King's Cross is on the northern side of central London, bordering Euston to the west, Camden Town to the north, Islington to the east and Bloomsbury to the south. With terrific transport links, the nearest tube station is King’s Cross St Pancras, which allows access to six lines (Northern, Piccadilly, Victoria, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City). Meanwhile, King's Cross and St Pancras International railway stations run routes to the north and east, plus Eurostar services to Paris and Brussels. These connections, coupled with the proximity to London's airports, make King's Cross one of the best transport hub in the capital.

History

Originally Battle Bridge Village, it is said to be the site of an historic skirmish between Boudica and the Romans. The latter settled here, at a camp called The Brill, while folklore suggests the warrior queen is buried beneath platform 9 at King's Cross Station. There is an area nearby still known as Battle Bridge Place, and a road out of St Pancras called Brill Place. The district became known as King's Cross following the arrival of a monument to King George IV, which stood from 1830 to 1845 at the crossroads between Euston Road, Gray's Inn Road and Pentonville Road.

King's Cross Property

Still enjoying significant, ongoing regeneration, the area offers a superb mixture of early Victorian houses, together with a great choice of conversion apartments, traditional-style tenement flats and luxurious, contemporary homes. There are significant numbers of mid-twentieth century council houses and a wealth of warehouses, many of which have been converted by property pioneers who bought into the King's Cross area before its recent transformation. Perhaps the most prestigious properties, though, are located in St Pancras Chambers, on the loftier levels of the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, a magnificent Gothic-style construction designed by the Westminster Abbey architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott.

Contact Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Kay & Co estate agents in King's Cross for details of property for sale in King's Cross or property for rent in King's Cross.

Featured Properties

Featured Properties in Kings Cross

Gasholders Building, 1 Lewis Cubitt Square, London, N1C
Gasholders Building 1 Lewis Cubitt Square, London

£925 pw

Gasholders Building, 1 Lewis Cubitt Square, King's Cross, N1C
Gasholders Building 1 Lewis Cubitt Square, King's Cross

£805,000 Leasehold

Gasholders Building, 1 Lewis Cubitt Square, King's Cross, N1C
Gasholders Building 1 Lewis Cubitt Square, King's Cross

£3,025,000 Leasehold

Gasholders Building, 1 Lewis Cubitt Square, King's Cross, N1C
Gasholders Building 1 Lewis Cubitt Square, King's Cross

£745,000 Leasehold