If you ever visit London, King’s Cross is an excellent place to set up shop temporarily, from where you can easily explore London. It is situated at the crossroad of six underground tube lines, which consists of the Victorian, Piccadilly, Circle, Central, Metropolitan, and Northern Lines. These Lines would get anywhere within the city.
King’s Cross also has a train terminal which gets you to the north of the United Kingdom. However back to London, it is one of the most exciting cities in the world. A meeting point where different cultures are interwoven, it is a truly dynamic city. For you shopping lots, it offers all the shops/boutique you could ever want. King’s Cross occupies a unique position, close to the both London’s commercial and artisan hub. London has always welcomed creative minds, artist and writers over the years. There is an extensive repertory of museums, theater, and galleries. With King’s Cross just a stone throw away, you should certainly visit some of these establishments, such as the Tate Modern, Madam Tussauds, and London Eye to mention a few. Other less famous tours from King’s Cross may include the city’s parks or the London underground. You will also be spoilt for choice of pubs, as there are great good ones about King’s Cross.
For shopaholics like myself, Wake up early and get yourself on the Northern Line towards Camden Town. There you are in for the open air markets of art, crafts, clothes, accessories and more. After you’ve indulged yourself till you are temporarily satisfied. Take the Picadilly towards Covent Garden, a historic indoor market, surrounded by boutiques, shops, and cafes. This spot makes a good place for lunch, as the restaurants about are fantastic. After that, head for the Picadilly Circus, which is packed with many well-known brand stores. Don’t stop and stare! Knightsbridge is just around the corner to visit the world famous Harrod’s Department store. Next on your list is Oxford Circus, get ready to be shoved about as you mingle with the crowd buying the spoils of Oxford Street. Satisfied? Definitely not! Check out Portobello, you will definitely find gems dotted about as you walk through. Time to unload and put your feet up? Oxford Circus tube station it is. Take the Victoria Line will back to King’s Cross.
For the seeker of culture, start your day south on the Picadilly Line to Russell Square and a few blocks away is the grayish British Museum. See Covent Garden for its rich history and theater. Also, close by is Trafalgar Square, home of the National Art Gallery. From here onwards, walk to Green Park, and gaze at the majestic Buckingham Palace. You might be in luck to catch the changing of the Guard around the corner. The Jubilee Line is next to take you to Southwark, enjoy the Tate Modern and the Globe Theatre. On your way north of the river towards Tower Hill, check out London’s Tower. Then the Circle line is your best bet back to King’s Cross.
To the adventurer who learns a city by chancing on interesting things, you travel route should be through parks. Perfect for observing people and discovering the great diversity of London’s locals. Regents, Hyde, Green, and St. James Parks are the top ones to visit. Each of these parks has its own vibe. The London Tube itself is a fascinating world. Listen to how the busker on the corner, differentiate the tourists from the Locals. A great place to be if you want to see interesting characters. Try not to get your purse nicked while you are at it. Go on a pub crawl around the Circle Line stops and see how long it takes you to get back to King’s Cross
Leicester Square and Picadilly, both groovy places for the London night scene are just around the corner from King’s Cross. The 9 ¾ platform from one of the Harry Potter scene is real, it is King’s Cross station. A stop from where you can conveniently get to any part of London and beyond. Whatever your motivation for visiting London, King’s Cross is definitely your place to start and end with. Hope you enjoy you stay in London, wherever you decide.