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London King's Cross Railway Station (KGX)

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King's Cross, London
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  • Paul F.
    "Harry Potter of course and great connections to wider London."(23 Tips)
    Andy H.
    "If you're killing time head to St Pancras instead."(12 Tips)
    Peter T.
    "New concourse is amazing with good selection of shops and..."(6 Tips)
    Adam W.
    "National Rail app on the iPhone to get the platform number"(5 Tips)
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  • Phil S.
    Phil SimmonsFebruary 26, 2015
    I recommend the bookshop, Watermarks, next to the Harry Potter exhibit. It has a good eclectic range, lovely staff, and appears to be an independent - always a good thing in, er, my book !
  • Mark D.
    Mark DanielsOctober 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Always worth checking your ticket price at the desk. Ticket online: £31.90. Buy it at a machine: £39.40. Go to the ticket desk, same price. Explain predicament. Get ticket for £30.10.
  • George X.
    George XOctober 1, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Main travelling hub for tube routes around London and trains all over UK. All well known food chain & groceries are available (pret-a-manger, leon, costa coffee, nero coffee, boots etc.) to enjoy.
  • Gary H.
    Gary HorOctober 14, 2016
    Love the glass atrium! And Platform 9 3/4 is here. Somewhat. Take a snapshot with the iconic trolley. If you don't wanna pay for the pic, ask the staff to take a pic using your camera.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BroomMay 17, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If you go out of the side entrance (next to platform1) across the road is a little cafe that does excellent falafel wraps for only 3.50 just great food compared to the sterile standard stuff in kingsX
  • Nouf Q.
    Nouf Q.January 9, 2016
    Don't wait for boards to update, information desk staff will give you info you need
  • Salvo D.
    Salvo DBApril 6, 2013
    Do you like to eat a Homemade 100% Beef Burger and chips from £ 6.75? Just 5 minutes walk. Vigata Burgers 200 Pentonville Road, London N1 Read more
  • The Guardian
    The GuardianApril 26, 2012
    "Do you know how King’s Cross got its name? Click to listen to historian Alan Dein talking about the various names that the area used to have and the monument that was built for King George IV" Read more
  • Oliver S.
    Oliver SmithMay 28, 2015
    The East Coast first class lounge closes at around 21:20 so if you've booked the last train you won't be able to use it
  • Paul F.
    Paul FarrellJune 26, 2015
    Stunning architecture in main concourse. Harry Potter of course and great connections to wider London. Good wifi at Prezzo
  • Filmsquare
    FilmsquareAugust 5, 2013
    King's Cross Station is used again in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) as platform 9¾, really platform 4, from where the Hogwart's express departs, this time without Harry and Ron.
  • David S.
    David SmithAugust 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The USA today tip ppears to confuse adjacent stations st pancras and kings cross. One looks good on film and has a champagne bar, the other is a hole, but is the 'genuine' harry potter station.
  • Richard G.
    Richard GladmanNovember 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to the far end of the concourse and upstairs to the great Fullers pub. Much the nicest place to wait and some great beers and free loos.
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CarterSeptember 27, 2014
    New refurb is great although I did struggle to find somewhere to just sit and have a drink. Lots of food options though.
  • T H.
    T HAugust 17, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The Android version of Google maps now shows the indoor layout of the station. Great for locating shops and restaurants, and the platform you need for your train.
  • Mariana O.
    Mariana OliveiraFebruary 16, 2015
    Hungry? Leon is cheap and has excellent food! Order the rice with meatballs!
  • Hendy O.
    Hendy OngkodjojoJanuary 6, 2013
    Platform 9 ¾ has now been moved to a central location, outside the gates (and not between platforms 9 and 10). A Harry Potter shop has also been opened next to it! Get yourself a wand! Patronus!
  • Filmsquare
    FilmsquareAugust 2, 2013
    The infamous Platform 9¾, featured first in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001), is actually situated between platforms 4 & 5, where Hogwart's pupils run at the wall to board their train.
  • David
    DavidJune 23, 2015
    Fast and easy way to go to Cambridge. From Lindon King's Cross station you can also take a train to Hogwarts.
  • Movie Mayor
    Movie MayorJuly 27, 2010
    Located between platforms 9 & 10 is the magical platform 9 3/4, reached only by those travelling to the Hogwarts Academy, such as Harry and his friends in 2001's "Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone." Read more
  • Filmsquare
    FilmsquareAugust 23, 2013
    Harry, with his protectors, crosses the old walkway in King's Cross Station and meets with his Godfather Sirius who talks to him about the order in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).
  • Dayna M.
    Dayna McAlpineMarch 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great selection of cafes, relaxing to sit in and watch people go on their way while waiting for your train. Or stop at platform 9 3/4s!
  • Rhiana Q.
    Rhiana QueenJanuary 15
    Condeco pioneer workspace management technology for organisations around the world. Since 2005 we have helped over a million users, to meet and interact more efficiently, and companies to streamline. Read more
  • Nick L.
    Nick LJune 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The new concourse is very nice but if you want to get your 20% bite card discount you need to seek out the familiar shops in the old one
  • Ramão J.
    Go early in the morning or late night to see Harry Potter's platform 9 3/4 empty and get a good picture. During the day you might face long queues.
  • Justin F.
    Justin FinkelsteinNovember 21, 2011
    If you work in the area, walk up York Way past the guardian building and you'll find the lock. Very nice for a lunchtime stroll up to Camden.
  • Ayomi M.
    Ayomi MichaelisMay 1, 2016
    Although the station is very crowded, it is easy to navigate. The infamous Platform 9 3/4 is just outside this station. You won't miss it because you will find people queueing to take picture.
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny LawSeptember 4, 2015
    For the 9¾ station setting, it's actually next to the Harry Potter store. Don't really go to the station you can't get in!
  • Jacob G.
    Jacob GabrielAugust 4, 2012
    While the olympics is on they have ping pong between the back of kings cross and side of st pancreas - get in!! A great way to kill time while waiting for trains or just on your way to your next stop.
  • HISTORY UK
    HISTORY UKFebruary 15, 2011
    ‘Platform 9 and 3/4 ‘ is a site of pilgrimage for fans of Harry Potter, as this is the place of departure for the Hogwarts Express. A luggage trolley ‘disappearing’ through a wall marks the spot.
  • British Transport Police
    Have a safe journey if you’re heading up north – you can tell us about any non-emergencies by text on 61016 (in emergencies dial 999). http://j.mp/text61016
  • Robin C.
    Robin CrampSeptember 5, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Shhhh! If you have National Rail app on your phone, the platforms get announced before they do on the departures board - ergo missing the rush for a seat :)
  • Rashid K.
    Rashid KhanJuly 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The best station in the country. Loving the new construction, but needs more seating for those awaiting their trains
  • Katherine B.
    Katherine BridgesNovember 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The staff at the help desk are helpful, there's a variety of shops there so your able to waste some time when waiting for your train. The only down side is that you have to pay to use the toilets.
  • HISTORY UK
    HISTORY UKAugust 9, 2011
    An urban myth, which began shortly after WWII, suggests that an ancient Roman battleground is located here and the body of Iceni Warrior Queen Boudica is buried somewhere beneath platform 9 and 10.
  • Filmsquare
    FilmsquareAugust 30, 2013
    An adult Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Platform 9¾ for a final time in the films to see off their own children in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011).
  • Simon G.
    Simon GosneyJuly 9, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    If you want to get cash out, you may be better off using the ATMs in St Pancras. The ones at King's Cross are fitted really low down on the wall, making them hard to use if you are of average height.
  • Stephen C.
    Stephen CrockerDecember 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Good connections and a good selection of shops. However, the M&S is tiny compared with the one over the road in St Pancras!
  • London24
    London24May 1, 2012
    The station name, King's Cross, is spelt both with and without an apostrophe. Unlike the station, the name of the locality it lies within is commonly written as Kings Cross, without an apostrophe.
  • Fiona C.
    The Harry Potter station! Frequent train services to the North East and Scotland with Virgin Trains East Coast!
  • Chew 0.
    Chew 001February 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the restaurant Leon for healthy and a good portion snack/ meal at the kings cross station.
  • Mark J.
    Mark JansenMarch 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Go upstairs to the mezzanine level and grab a burrito from Benito's Hat. Particularly worth it for their breakfast.
  • Graham P.
    Graham PattersonMay 3, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Free coffee in East Coast first class is pretty foul. Take the opportunity to buy a (half) decent cup at Nero's before getting on the train.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinMay 15, 2016
    Very impressive looking station. Great connections to the North East and Edinburgh.
  • Lesley A.
    Lesley AtkinsOctober 9, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    All kings cross harry potter scenes were filmed here... But... Some outside shots of st pancras hotel were used as well.... Look out for the harry potter shop thats soon to come
  • Alex M.
    Alex MooreApril 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Head to Leon fast food shop. A fresh take on takeaway healthy food whilst maintaining a classic British decor and packaging. Great.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FitzgeraldFebruary 13, 2015
    Think there is a bit too much hype over the Platform 9 3/4, I was expecting the cart to be there 24/7 but was dissapointed to find that it's only there during the day (they remove it during the night)
  • Alana S.
    Alana SimpsonNovember 27, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    If you need supplies for the train fo to the Sourced Market at St Pancras. It charges like a wounded buffalo but has glorious products from the Kernel Brewery.
  • Çiğdem B.
    Very crowded but not problem where systematic and comfortable.. Inside food and shopping. Especially Harry Potter shopping is very nice
  • Hayley M.
    Hayley MillsJune 3, 2013
    Northner's beware when in London people rush around running over your feet and they don't care. Also Londoners don't talk to people like they do up north being friendly. tried this and got some looks
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WaddingtonNovember 28, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Platform numbers are published on apps such as National Rail way before they appear on the display boards. Helpful if you want a headstart onto your train.
  • Lo C.
    Lo CosmoJanuary 24, 2015
    The Wasabi (sushi takeaway restaurant) in this station only offer a small range of pre-readied bento.
  • Emma B.
    Emma BenwellAugust 17, 2013
    This station is insane and the layout changes all the time. Took me 15 mins to get from circle line to the main line station. Why?! Change your signage, people!
  • Mike K.
    Mike KellyFebruary 25, 2012
    Travel Assistance is on the Junction of Euston Rd and York Way, 1st Class Passenger Lounge is upstairs and accessible by lift. This is a government run network.
  • Stephanie P.
    Stephanie PereiraOctober 20, 2013
    Toilet costs 30p. There is a change machine outside, but it only provides 20p coins. Also, not a bad place to kill time before a train!
  • CNN
    CNNJanuary 6, 2015
    Harry Potter's platform 9 3/4 isn't the only draw at King's Cross Railway station. This 20-meter-high steel structure stretches over the Victorian terminal in diamond and triangle shapes. Read more
  • Peter T.
    Peter TJuly 13, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    New concourse is amazing with good selection of shops and food outlets.
  • Matt D.
    Matt DinneryAugust 4, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Signalling displays everywhere. Finding your train is easy - usually shows up about 5 mins after pulling in.
  • T H.
    T HAugust 23, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Londoners! Beware of infuriating weekenders moaning how much friendlier the north is whilst they're standing on the wrong side of the escalator and delaying hundreds of people from getting home.
  • Kit&kafoodle
    Kit&kafoodleSeptember 26, 2014
    Cool beans. Just like Harry Potter. Easy to navigate and well signposted.
  • James N.
    James NugentApril 7, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Go for a drink in the Parcel Yard pub in the station. A surprisingly good pub.
  • Madrid2020
    Madrid2020June 6, 2013
    During the 2012 London Olympics the Javelin train would depart for the Olympic Stadium. For a mere 7 minutes of travel. How amazing was that! Bravo London!
  • John C.
    John CoreyMay 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great upgrade to the station. Seating and food options on the upper level.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BirchallDecember 13, 2014
    Go to Giraffe cafe upstairs. The breakfasts and service are great!
  • Alana S.
    Alana SimpsonMarch 27, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Pret do filter coffee for 99p. A damn sight cheaper than the other establishments.
  • Elaine C.
    Elaine CharityOctober 8, 2014
    Love the refurbishment. Quite a hike from Tube to platforms..especially when you only have 5 minutes to catch train!
  • Ian S.
    Ian SwainNovember 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    No matter how hungry you are don't do the late night burger or pasty. You know you'll regret it!
  • USA TODAY
    USA TODAYDecember 6, 2010
    Recognizable as the spot where Harry catches the train to Hogwarts. King's Cross also is known for having great shops and Europe's longest Champagne bar. Read more
  • Lawrence A.
    Lawrence AlexanderJuly 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    There's 20 seats for about 200 people. If you've got more than 15 mins to wait there's a MacDonald's as you turn left out of the station. Plenty of seats, free WiFi and not as busy as you'd expect.
  • RailHelp.co.uk
    RailHelp.co.ukMay 13, 2012
    Toilets and baby care can be found by the entrance to platforms 9-11 and also on the mezzanine, behind escalators and lift towards the front of the station
  • Ian M.
    Ian McKennaFebruary 16, 2013
    Whoever designed the cab rank should be shot, 21at Century station Victorian standard cab rank. Make Britain look shabby Network Rail a disgrace Avoid & flag a cab 50 yds away on the street
  • MEL BROWN S.
    MEL BROWN STUDIOSAugust 24, 2014
    Nice re design. Actually a nice place to meet now!
  • Ben C.
    Ben CouplandSeptember 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Seats on the first floor balcony are handy... Especially if you've got a long wait!
  • 高手놀리밑™
    高手놀리밑™November 4, 2016
    If you need to go to the toilets.. go over to st pancras where it's free
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungJanuary 19, 2015
    The modern station ISO much better and with more good and retail establishments to while away the minutes to your train time.
  • Abdul Karim M.
    Abdul Karim MiahMay 31, 2012
    During the 8th International Indian Film Academy Awards in 9th June 2007, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and many other bollywood super stars, passed through this station.
  • Gordon B.
    Gordon BrownMarch 20, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The new concourse is now open. Allow extra time to board your train, and be prepared for a long walk.
  • Arman K.
    Arman KushniyanSeptember 5, 2014
    Great atmosphere and lots of great shops and places to eat.
  • Cate T.
    Cate TJanuary 29, 2015
    Get poor man's sushi for £2 at wasabi... Get the chirashi salad, a box of sushi offcuts
  • Simon H.
    Simon HudsonNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If you are really hungry cross over to the chop suey place; loads of food at a decent price
  • Paul W.
    Paul WrightApril 11, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    There are bike racks on platform 9. And unlike Cambridge, some of them are free!
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SmallwoodDecember 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Better following the refurbishment but you'll get lost at some point. Go see Harry Potter
  • John J.
    John JenningsJuly 24
    Been here 10+ times
    Very few places to sit. Everyone is just standing around like cattle. Wrestle for one of the benches in front of Waitrose - good luck!
  • Chris T.
    Chris TradgettNovember 30, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't follow the signs for Victoria Line, it's about a 10m walk! Same going back, exit via the Euston Rd to get to the train quicker
  • Anu A.
    Anu AdegbolaApril 22, 2014
    Great eateries...Leon and Benitos hat just to name a few!
  • Johannes D.
    Johannes DriessenFebruary 4, 2015
    Try the nearby Dishoom if you want a hot meal. You can't beat it!
  • Ana
    AnaDecember 21, 2011
    Don't miss out Nero's friendly staff. I guarantee they'll put an smile on your face :)
  • Sam G.
    Sam GrimleyOctober 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    For cheaper food and drink, head to Tescos. Out of the station, down past Starbucks, the left. 3 minute walk max each way
  • Neil M.
    Neil MallettJanuary 18, 2015
    Deffers one of my favourite stations. Former domain of the Deltics.
  • Noman W.
    Noman WazirOctober 3, 2012
    The new layout looks good and friendly for disable people, though a bit confusing.
  • Scott B.
    Scott BrownJuly 9, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    It gets me home...what's not to like!!?
  • Brad T.
    Brad TAugust 7, 2016
    This is a railway station. You can take a train here!
  • Londonist
    LondonistOctober 29, 2010
    Did you know...the River Fleet runs underneath the concourse. Its route is hinted at by the curvy hotel building to the west.
  • Swarmstrong
    SwarmstrongSeptember 7, 2015
    Loads of shops, loads of trains and amazing architecture!
  • Nigel H.
    Nigel HosierMay 12, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    If waiting for train and time to waste - avoid seedy kings cross cafe/shops - walk 5 mins to st.pancras international - lovely shops, cafes, m&s etc - I do all the time!
  • Sean D.
    Sean DilleyAugust 27, 2013
    Quickest coffee is Starbucks but cross over Pancras Road if you like a tax paid Costa Coffee:)
  • Shyamashree D.
    Shyamashree DasMarch 17, 2013
    Reminds you of DDLJ; the new building is just fabulous, treat to the eyes
  • Juha R.
    Juha RistolainenSeptember 9, 2014
    You can get to pretty much anywhere in London from here
  • Dave S.
    Dave ScurrahSeptember 1, 2014
    Toilets are 30p. A few seats for 1000's of passengers an hour. Rampantly comnercial development. Excelkent architecture but in oractise, no nicer to use than the old shed was.
  • Adam P.
    Adam PengellyNovember 18, 2011
    The gate on the gents is always unlocked. I'd you go down there, and don't see anyone working, then just open the gate. Save yourself 30p.
  • Paul B.
    Paul BrayfordMay 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a head start: use the national rail website m.nationalrail.co.uk to find departure platforms before they're announced.
  • Paula B.
    Paula BageNovember 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    What a difference the building work has made!! I didn't recognise the station at all. Looks amazing. Try and find platform 9 3/4 😀
  • Ghofran A.
    Ghofran AlromaihyMarch 27
    Been here 10+ times
    Cross the street to St. Pancras station for more shops and coffee shops.
    Upvoted Oct 16
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CurielMarch 1, 2016
    Trains to Scotland and the East Coast!
  • Andy A.
    Andy AtwellJuly 4, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Try Kiosk if you want a quality Deli sandwich
  • Dominic C.
    Dominic CodyApril 19, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Fullers bar upstairs always a great place to stop for a drink.
  • James T.
    James TamblinJanuary 18, 2013
    Use Delay Repay (google it) if your train is delayed by more than 30 minutes!! Claw back some of those inflation busting price rises!! I've just saved another £10!
  • London Canal Museum
    London Canal MuseumApril 17, 2011
    If you have an hour or more before your train the London Canal Museum is a five minute walk away.
  • Christoph L.
    Christoph LovellApril 8, 2012
    Massive queues form quick at the ticket machine, which is a nightmare to operate.
  • Paul B.
    Paul BrayfordMarch 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Platforms are shown on the national rail web site long before they're shown on the station indicator board.
  • Zafar A.
    Zafar AbbasAugust 29, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Much nicer and airy since the station overhaul. Trains are still hit and miss.
  • Jordi L.
    Jordi LlobetDecember 4, 2014
    Always full of people, but you can spend your time at Harry Potter store or the platform 9 3/4.
  • Amedeo F.
    Amedeo FélixJanuary 10, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Watch out! One day it's on 7 or 8 the next you know it's 0 or 1 or anything betwixt!
  • Elizabeth D.
    Elizabeth DunneMarch 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The FCC 17:40 to Peterborough usually leaves from platform 8. No need to stand in the crowd to watch the boards.
  • Josh C.
    Josh C.August 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Now has a shop + system for taking Harry Potter Platform 9 3/4 pictures...talk about cashing in on the magic! (£8 charge!)
  • Miranda B.
    Miranda BukantzMay 2, 2016
    Nice food court and obviously you gotta visit PLATFORM 9 3/4
  • James C.
    James CarringtonJuly 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Check out the club wrap from Leon's if you like it when your eyeballs sweat from red chilies.
  • Rhiana Q.
    Rhiana QueenDecember 4, 2016
    Get your Cuban Tourist Cards online, simple, prompt and reliable service. Read more
  • Justin C.
    Justin CookeMarch 26, 2012
    Where an arctic jacket - the coldest station concourse in the western hemisphere.
  • Paola B.
    Paola Bassanese EnergyaJanuary 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out the new railway redevelopment with the domed roof a la British Museum
  • Kanna N.
    Kanna NMarch 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you need to go to the toilet and can hold it in for a bit, pop over to St Pancras via the Underground. You don't have to pay 30p to use the toilets there and they're much nice!
  • clive k.
    clive kornitzerSeptember 22, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Best station in London since the makeover
  • Scotscowgirl
    ScotscowgirlJuly 4, 2011
    Disgrace of a station. Needs more facilities for those with mobility problems including seating for elderly.
  • Paul W.
    Paul WrightMarch 3, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    0810 every morning: "It is not permitted to cycle, skateboard or rollerblade with the station building"
  • Craig B.
    Craig BeattieDecember 20, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    New expanded 9 3/4s shop is easier to visit.
  • Vivien B.
    Vivien BoidronSeptember 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I love it! It look like some underground city of some Asimov's books :)
  • Steve B.
    Steve BiddickMarch 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Breakfast at Leon. Healthiest, best quality in London.
  • Yukari
    YukariMay 9
    All the trains & underground goes to Kings Cross... maybe!!
  • Zülal T.
    Zülal TanrıvermişAugust 26, 2014
    9 3/4 is where the magic starts😍
  • Mark J.
    Mark JansenMarch 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ticket barriers are now in operation so be prepared for a tight squeeze as soon as a train platform is announced.
  • Andreia D.
    Andreia DuarteApril 17, 2016
    Spacious and very well organised
  • Oliver S.
    Oliver ShreeveAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Yes, it's THAT station from Harry Potter. Nope, it doesn't look like the one from the film (that's the one next door)
  • Rax L.
    Rax LakhaniMarch 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Leon express poached egg cups are a great start to the morning.
  • Helen G.
    Helen GoodinNovember 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Paperchase just by the tube entrance saved me no end of times with birthday cards almost forgotten to get.
  • Marc
    MarcNovember 23, 2014
    One of the most beautiful train stations on earth
  • Sammy C.
    Sammy CorneliusOctober 31, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Get there early otherwise forget getting a seat!!!
  • Lyndon L.
    Lyndon LevettOctober 25
    If your ever down this way, never leave it to late to eat, there's not a lt open after 1130.
  • Gothicat
    GothicatApril 1, 2013
    If you have an advance first class ticket you have to pay £5 to use the lounge.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ClementsMarch 18, 2012
    New departures concourse is shiny and has a cool roof
  • Rob D.
    Rob DFebruary 21, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    There are some seats near the Little Waitrose.
  • Charlie E.
    Charlie EdmundsMay 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you want to be on the front of a train at platforms 0-8 take the bridge over the top of the platforms
  • Paul W.
    Paul WrightFebruary 6, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    If you forget your season ticket and have to buy a normal ticket you can claim a refund. Second time £10 fee. After that, no refund.
  • Timothy P.
    Timothy PetersMarch 17, 2012
    Allow at least 10 mins to buy/pick up tix! Its always busy here!
  • Stewart K.
    Stewart KirkpatrickSeptember 4, 2011
    If you've got time to kill get s coffee in St Pancras, it's much nicer
  • Sam B.
    Sam BloorAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Go to Benito's Hat if you need food before your journey. Good Burritos!
  • Jaro G.
    Jaro G4October 19, 2010
    Connect to the rest of London/ the rest of England via British Rail here. Catch the Piccadilly or Victoria lines to head anywhere into central/ west London
  • John A.
    John AndersonMay 31, 2012
    Check out the new concourse. Those years of building works seem to be worth it!
  • Stuart G.
    Stuart GibbsSeptember 12, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    If you turn the toilet turnstile half way round you can pretty much get around it without paying. Make sure the janitor isnt watching though.
  • Transatlantic B.
    The new station is GORGEOUS!
  • Mark D.
    Mark De CosemoJune 6, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    For a good breakfast try Le Quotidian in St Pancras
  • David F.
    David FieldJanuary 1, 2011
    when you leave the underground picadilly line ignore the way out signs and go the other wsy its quicker
  • Cécile Y.
    Cécile YerleSeptember 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The 8:03 and 8:36 trains to Welwyn Garden City always form at platform 11.
  • Alex H.
    Alex HamlowMay 16, 2014
    Head up to the mezzanine for a great bite at Prezzo
  • redspottedhanky.com
    redspottedhanky.comJune 12, 2012
    Make sure you make the most of the new free London Underground Wi-Fi service.
  • Graham P.
    Graham PattersonJune 20, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    If you have time walk through to St for much better food and drink and a place to sit down.
  • Scott G.
    Scott GMarch 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Pretty neat and modern place. If only Euston Station looked so good.....
  • Adam W.
    Adam WheewallJuly 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Use the National Rail app on the iPhone to get the platform number for your train long before the departure boards show it.
  • Lewis U.
    Lewis UrwinMarch 19, 2011
    Make sure you know where you're going within the station or leave extra time, it's a maze !
  • Thomas F.
    Thomas FletcherAugust 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring your own seat during rush hour
  • Ben K.
    Ben KirmanJanuary 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    SPRINTERS, save money on expensive training by joining in the mad races that happen every time a train platform is announced.
  • Rick W.
    Rick WylieJuly 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    A queue of about 50 people lining up to have their photo taken with half a luggage trolley sticking out of a wall............hmmm!!!!!!!
  • Suraj
    SurajMarch 2, 2013
    Everything that a train station should be.
  • David S.
    David SmithJuly 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Station so crowded at busy times it is a serious safety hazard. Desperately needs the upgrade to open.
  • Abdullah A.
    Abdullah AljumaAugust 11, 2014
    Great place for people watching.
  • Bijan Y.
    Bijan YoungJanuary 19, 2015
    Breakfast. Modern. Burgers.
  • Andrew T.
    Andrew TathamMarch 23, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    In the new concourse the only place that seems to serve beer is M&S
  • Trains.to
    Trains.toSeptember 26, 2010
    book cheaper train tickets to and from London Kings Cross 1 hour to 12 weeks in advance with http://uk.trains.to
  • Shalim M.
    Shalim MiahMay 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Bollywood superstars SRK and Kajol shot a scene from DDLJ on the arrivals concourse, in 1993.
  • Sam
    SamJanuary 8, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The toilet costs 30p, in the form of a 20p & a 10p. The change machine is frequently out of order! Don't get caught out..
  • Andy A.
    Andy AtwellJuly 2, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Marks & Sparks Scotch Eggs
  • Kevin F.
    Kevin FerryJanuary 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Took a look upwards - it's magical #design
  • Rick S.
    Rick SmithNovember 21, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    I have of late I know not wherefore lost all my mirth. Maybe First Capital Connect had something to do with it.
  • Martita P.
    Martita PinillaOctober 23, 2014
    New station full of harry potter fans (or maybe they are wizards)
  • Kevin T.
    Kevin TaylorDecember 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Starbucks inside is best avoided. There's a nicer one across York way about 2 mins away.
  • Michael P.
    Michael PauliniDecember 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    you can get shower tickets from the baggage reclaim place outside.
  • Michael B.
    Michael Brunton-SpallSeptember 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Checkout http://traintimes.org.uk/live/KGX for easy to read and early platform notifications
  • Kritt N.
    Kritt NormsaskulApril 14, 2012
    Check out the brands new Kings Cross entrance!
  • Nathan P.
    Nathan PhillipsJanuary 9, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    If you're looking for platform 9 3/4 don't go between platforms 9 & 10 or you'll be stood on the tracks.
  • Gail C.
    Gail ChanSeptember 1, 2014
    Wasabi food is great
  • Stephen C.
    Stephen CJune 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't pay to go to the loo, just hop on one if the trains that in the platform.... obviously check its not going to leave before you have done your business ;-)
  • Michael H.
    Michael HoldsworthSeptember 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    That roof.
  • Ziga Z.
    Ziga ZigJanuary 27, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't forget your ticket to get onto the platform. There are now barriers in place
  • Simon C.
    Simon CollisApril 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Congratulations to Network Rail on making the new concourse look far more dirty and uncared-for than the old one ever was.
  • Amedeo F.
    Amedeo FélixJanuary 6, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Non stop! Be home as fast as one can be...
  • Backpacker Jam
    Backpacker JamMay 24, 2012
    The person on the loudspeaker enjoys shouting train updates to you.
  • Andy H.
    Andy HawkesApril 19, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    If you're caught short don't bother paying for the toilets up on the food court, just go to the "Parcel Yard" pub next to Platform 9.
  • T.M.Lewin
    T.M.LewinMay 24, 2012
    Don't forget to visit our store - it's opposite Pret!
  • James J.
    James JonesAugust 5, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Us the footbridge to get to your trains platform.
  • Libs C.
    Libs CJanuary 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    make sure you have a bite card to prevent being ripped off at the food places!
  • Danny M.
    Danny MastingOctober 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    People should be taught at school how to buy tickets for travel and how to queue.
  • Khushil D.
    Khushil DepSeptember 25, 2013
    Look up, it's beautiful!
  • Paul H.
    Paul HowdenApril 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Be prepared to queue, East Coast are poor at managing gateline flows!
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MarksDecember 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Platform 9 3/4 now has a line and costs money to take a picture. Damn.
  • Jason P.
    Jason PAugust 22, 2016
    Beautiful building 🚂🚂🚂
  • Chloe K.
    Chloe KirtonMarch 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't forget to get a Burger King or a pasty to make the train smell!
  • Ian K.
    Ian KingJuly 25, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't forget there is a new platform at Kings Cross and it number O
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KingApril 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    New ticket barriers here so have your tickets ready when you leave the train!
  • Evans C.
    Evans CheukaMarch 15, 2013
    Such a historical place..
  • Stuart G.
    Stuart GillSeptember 28, 2010
    Never eat at this station. Pop across to St Pancras for all the yummy treats and make all your fellow passengers very jealous
  • Alistair
    AlistairNovember 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    East Coast trains go from here.
  • Graham P.
    Graham PattersonMay 31, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    07:35 for Leeds has moved to Platform 2. Other side of barriers so have ticket ready
  • Richard C.
    Richard CarterFebruary 9, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Got some time? Much nicer to sit in St Pancras across the street
  • Andy A.
    Andy AtwellNovember 13, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Wasabi Sushi...
  • Andy R.
    Andy RobertsAugust 24, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    If you want to eat, high tail it to St. Pancras.
  • Gudwin
    GudwinFebruary 26, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Nota single trash bin in a whole station.
  • Rinawati H.
    Rinawati HardjantiNovember 22, 2014
    Huge train station
  • Tom B.
    Tom BiselyOctober 12, 2011
    Leave luggage unattended and make new friends!
  • Damien R.
    Damien RyanJuly 15, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    90% of the people on the 18:14 to King's Lynn (via Cambridge) are animals. Carry a stick.
  • Steff O.
    Steff OnemueMay 19, 2012
    Kiehls is here too! Love it
  • Joseph S.
    Joseph ShambrookJuly 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The people at Upper Crust are rude and want more money from you, so they ask if you want tea or coffee. No, otherwise I would've asked for it, dipshit.
  • Steve D.
    Steve DaviesJune 25, 2010
    Don't hang around here if you're in a foul mood. You will want to commit murder.
  • Richard C.
    Richard CarterMarch 20, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Newly refurbished, starting to look nice. Finally!
  • James L.
    James LMay 29, 2010
    Buy a bacon and cheese croissant from Delice de France. Amazing!
  • Jason P.
    Jason PJuly 24, 2016
    Beautiful building
  • Andy H.
    Andy HarrisNovember 2, 2011
    If you're killing time head to St Pancras instead. It's a haven
  • Gail C.
    Gail ChanSeptember 1, 2014
    Great sushi
  • Yaxi Y.
    Yaxi YeDecember 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Trains calling at Edinburgh and Newcastle always departures at Platform 0.
  • Gianfranco C.
    Gianfranco CuzziolJuly 21, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Better choice of food over at St. Pancras
  • Lo C.
    Lo CosmoJanuary 24, 2015
    Long platform, allow plenty of time to board the train
  • Colin B.
    Colin BarstowApril 17, 2012
    The revamp is badass
  • Mai M.
    Mai MaimaiOctober 4, 2014
    Go go shopping
  • Gail C.
    Gail ChanAugust 27, 2014
    Nice coffees
  • Dertie B.
    Dertie BixonMarch 3, 2016
    Try the trains.
  • Chris A.
    Chris AllenSeptember 27, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Still love the look of this place. Read more
  • Helen P.
    Helen PurvesMay 28, 2010
    Don't eat from the place that sells "French" baguettes if you value the roof of your mouth. Scratch-tastic.
  • Valentina A.
    Valentina AndrianovaApril 25, 2012
    New station is fab
  • Sacha
    SachaAugust 17, 2012
    Free wifi at Benito's Hat, on the elevated platform
  • Carlo Alberto T.
    Carlo Alberto TinelliNovember 23, 2014
    Eurostar ftw
  • Andrew T.
    Andrew TathamMarch 23, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Get beer from M&S
  • cvvh
    cvvhNovember 18, 2016
    Platform 9 3/4
  • Chris D.
    Chris DennyDecember 28, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Dont bother with cafw Neroif you are in a hurry to jump a train.
  • Paula S.
    Paula StritterOctober 31, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Avoid Leon fast food outlet. Appalling service, overpriced, elaborately advertised sub-standard excuse for food!
  • Emily J.
    Emily JauchenMay 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    No wi-fi within the station, pop across the street for wi-fi alternatives.
  • Carl S.
    Carl StanleyMarch 3, 2012
    Don't expect a Cornish pasty any more, the stand has gone. Bad times... I miss you pasty
  • Richard C.
    Richard ClarkDecember 24, 2010
    Don't get ripped off for soft drinks at WHSmith (£1.69 for a bottle of coke) nip across the road to Price Cutters (£1.09).
  • jacqueline t.
    jacqueline taylorDecember 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    As ever totally crazy at holiday time.
  • Milly M.
    Milly MarchAugust 21, 2011
    Don't walk through the people staring stupidly at the departures board as they won't move for you
  • Rob C.
    Rob CocksApril 23, 2010
    The staff at the tickets desk are unsympathetic, unhelpful, and dismissive. Do avoid.
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel WongOctober 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This place has no rubbish bins!!! So inconvenient to dispose rubbish.
  • Alan M.
    Alan MortonOctober 27
    Been here 100+ times
    Annoying busy
  • Jon C.
    Jon CliftonJanuary 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Should be called Kings Chaos station. The worst 'big' station in London.
  • Neil C.
    Neil CameronNovember 25, 2011
    Terrible food options. Nearest pret is outside next to McDonald's
  • Adam R.
    Adam ReynoldsOctober 19, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    the 4.45 to Ely ALWAYS leaves from platform 9, don't bother waiting for the information screens
  • adam m.
    adam mcgreggorJanuary 7, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    no bins here. ugh.
  • The End of The World
    The End of The WorldDecember 19, 2011
    หากใครเคยอ่านเรื่องแฮร์รี่ พอตเตอร์ จะรู้ว่าที่นี่แหละ คือสถานนีรถไฟที่มีชานชาลาที่ 9 เศษ 3 ส่วน 4 อยู่ (ซึ่งผมก็เห่อไปมองหาเช่นกัน แต่หาไม่เจอ คงเพราะไม่ได้ลองเดินทะลุกำแพงดู 55)
  • Natalia C.
    Natalia CruzMay 29, 2016
    The new design is amazing. And the hall is huge. Food options for a snack/ el nuevo diseño es hermoso, y el vestíbulo es muy grande, además tiene buenas opciones para tomar un snack.
  • Anna
    AnnaJuly 11, 2013
    Удивительно красивый вокзал- как ненавязчиво сочетается старое здание с новой воздушной "ракушкой"! Очень просторно! Туалеты, правда, платные- 30p, а так- все прекрасно организовано.
  • Jean C.
    Jean CitéAugust 7, 2014
    La leyenda urbana dice que la reina Boadicea fue enterrada donde siglos después se construyeron los andenes 9 y 10, el mismo lugar a través del que Harry Potter entra en su mundo mágico en las novelas
  • Grivy I.
    Merupakan titik keberangkatan Hogwart’s Express. Troli yang “menghilang” ke dalam dinding batu bata di bawah signage platform merupakan spot foto keren. Read more
  • Emerson
    EmersonJuly 4
    Quem estiver na estação King 's Cross, não deixe de ir a plataforma 9 ¾ é parada obrigatória para os fãs de Harry Potter.
  • Olga S.
    Здесь есть платыорма 9 3/4, откуда Гарри Поттер отправлялся в Хогвартс! Рядом бутик.
  • Sasha S.
    Sasha SOctober 15, 2014
    Очень много народу в любое время дня и ночи. Довольно чисто. Платформа 9 3/4 рядом с 9 платформой;)
  • Vicente M.
    Otra estación fantástica. Muy cuidada y con muchos comercios y restaurantes.
  • Fernando A.
    Todo está bien aquí, la arquitectura principalmente y... HARRY POTTER!
  • BILD
    BILDMarch 8, 2013
    Der Hauptteil des Gebäudes wurde bereits 1852 eröffnet. Allerdings wurde er wegen des zunehmenden Verkehrs ständig erweitert. Deutlich attraktiver als die Fassade ist allerdings das Innenleben.
  • Oksana Y.
    Oksana YazykovaJune 11, 2016
    Платформа 9 3/4 находится здесь + магазин штучек Гарри Поттера. Вся молодёжь здесь
  • David G.
    David GalisteoAugust 22, 2015
    Una belleza de estación, aunque no cojas tren tiene que ir a verla.
  • Denis A.
    Denis AkhapkinDecember 1, 2014
    Новый зал - отличный пример современной архитектуры
  • Germán R.
    Germán RadilloJune 25, 2012
    Banda de Mexico: Busca la plataforma 9 3/4 si eres fan de Harry Potter!
  • Betül B.
    Betül BaskınJune 8, 2013
    150 yıl önce bu muhteşem tren istasyonu yapilmis büyüleyici:)
  • 7161440
    7161440October 3, 2014
    Красивый, чистый вокзал. Удобный.
  • Yvonne W.
    Yvonne WagnerDecember 23, 2014
    Gut ausgeschildert, sehr sauber
  • Asli Y.
    Çünkü yol, mutlulukla eş anlamlı ❤️
  • Willer V.
    Willer VieiraFebruary 25, 2013
    Fim das ferias, voltando a Hogarts.
  • 💃Natty A.
    นั่งรถไฟไปYorkกันคะ🚞
  • Parisian Geek
    Parisian GeekFebruary 13, 2011
    Vous cherchez la voie 9 ¾? Prenez une photo quand vous la trouverez. ;)
  • Ricardo F.
    Ricardo F. GallonJanuary 15, 2015
    Linda a estação!!!!
  • Nima A.
    Nima AkbarpourOctober 20, 2012
    اینجا همون ایستگاه قطار معروف داستانهای هری پاتره. سکوی نه و سه چهارم اینجاست که سوار قطار میشدند و میرفتند مدرسه هاگوارتز
  • Ibrahim XXV ..
    Ibrahim XXV .December 14, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    من ازحم الاماكن في العالم
  • Louise d.
    Louise de PausNovember 27, 2016
    Treinen, bussen en veel metrolijnen
  • Yasuhisa K.
    Yasuhisa KondoMarch 23, 2012
    海岸鉄道の一等待合室前で、野良電波を拾えます(極度乾燥風w)
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