It is a fascinating area of the capital city, north of the river. It has a long history and it has gone through several changes (mostly for the better; though even during the bad times, many creative types found inspiration there). The British Library and Sadler's Wells (famous formal ballet and dance venue) are near by. KX = King's Cross!
  1. How King's Cross got its name:
    Apparently, in the 19th century, there used to be a statue of King George IV there.
  2. Gateway to the north:
    Trains to and from the north of the country depart/arrive from KX. And to and from Hogwarts, of course. 😉
  3. Red light district:
    This was in the 1980s when it had an awful reputation for prostitution and drug addicts. I used to hate getting the train to and from Cambridge from there. And even though it was the fast train to Cambridge, I much preferred to use the service from Liverpool Street station... But it is NOT like that anymore!
  4. Getting posh:
    The whole area is being regenerated, not least because of St Pancras International just up the road, which is where you can catch, as well as disembark from, the Eurostar.
  5. Having fun:
    Lots of nice places to eat and drink (including Dishoom!); three theatres; SHOPPING!!!