Railway stationTransportLondon King’s Cross railway station

London King’s Cross railway station is a busy station located above one of London’s busiest tube stations (where six tube lines intersect). This station dates from 1852 but was refurbished in 2012 making the station a much more pleasant place to catch a train from.

King’s Cross railway station is located to the north of central London immediately next to St Pancras station and within walking distance to Euston station.

The station is referred to in the Harry Potter books and many people like to visit to see the sign for the fictional platform 9¾, which can be found, along with a luggage trolley stuck into the wall, near platforms nine and 10.

A visit to platform 9¾ at Kings Cross railway station is a must for Harry Potter fans (Photo by Sarah Ehlers on Unsplash)
A visit to platform 9¾ at Kings Cross railway station is a must for Harry Potter fans (Photo by Sarah Ehlers on Unsplash)

It is the southern terminus for the East Coast Main Line with trains to Yorkshire and Scotland.

Four train companies operate from King’s Cross station:

  • London North Eastern Railway has trains to Leeds, Hull, York, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness
  • Great Northern has trains to London’s northern suburbs as well as to Cambridge, King’s Lynn and Peterborough
  • Hull Trains has services to Hull
  • Grand Central run trains to Bradford and Sunderland

Rail services from King’s Cross include four trains per hour to Cambridge, two trains per hour to Leeds and hourly rail services to Newcastle and Edinburgh.

The station has excellent facilities with shops that include Boots the chemist, a Little Waitrose, M&S Simply Food, WHSmith newsagent and The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9¾. Cafes and restaurants at the station include Caffè Nero, Leon, Starbucks and The Pasty Shop. There are even more places to eat and drink at St Pancras railway station next door.

Amenities
  • Wheelchair access
  • Tourist information
  • Ticket counter
  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Bar

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