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King’s Cross has undergone a huge transformation over the last five years. The station and surrounding locations are almost unrecognisable with pedestrian areas, new office buildings and grand public spaces with parks, stores and cafes. This staggering regeneration scheme has attracted Google and a host of other leading businesses taking advantage of the array of local amenities and the area’s proximity to the West End and City.
When you factor in the scale of the development around King’s Cross it’s easy to see why it has turned in to a success story. It has also turned in to a tourist attraction due to the phenomenal popularity of the Harry Potter novels and films. Part of the station’s redevelopment saw the addition of the famous luggage trolley on the fictitious platform 9 ¾. This is now a popular photo stop for commuters and tourists.
Its central location makes King’s Cross ideal to access areas right across London and the UK. European destinations are just a few hours away via the upgraded St Pancras International station and London City Airport can be reached via the Northern line and DLR.
With three mainline train stations in the area it’s easy to see why King’s Cross has grown so quickly as the newest business quarter in London, with fast access from the Home Counties and the Midlands. It’s therefore no surprise that occupancy has grown in the area over the last two years and is set to reach over 30,000 this year.
There is a wide selection of serviced office locations, managed and conventional office space on offer in the King’s Cross area. To get a real idea of what’s available to you start your search here.
Typical office pricing in the area: £450 - £1200 per workstation
OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE AREA
King’s Cross is close to the following areas of London that are also worth consideration as a home for your business. All offer a wide choice of serviced offices and flexible workspace solutions.
Here are the indicative price ranges for workstations in each area (correct during 2016).
Euston – Located at the top of Tottenham Court Road and Southampton Row, Euston has seen major redevelopment similar to King’s Cross with many new businesses like Ricoh moving in.
Typical office pricing in the area: £550 - £1200 per workstation
Clerkenwell – Having benefited from extensive regeneration over the last 20 years, Clerkenwell is a popular location for creative and media businesses.
Typical office pricing in the area: £400 - £700 per workstation
Fitzrovia – An extensive part of the West End covering a large area between Euston in the north and Tottenham Court Road in the south.
Typical office pricing in the area: £550 - £900 per workstation
Camden – Camden is a short distance from King’s Cross. It’s famous for the vibrant market, bars and the international cuisine on offer, like Greenberry and the Made Bar and kitchen.
Typical office pricing in the area: £400 - £650 per workstation
Covent Garden – A colourful and bustling location in the heart of the West End, it’s also popular with tourists and was once home to London’s principle fruit and vegetable market until the 1980’s.
Typical office pricing in the area: £350 - £1100 per workstation
King’s Cross benefits from a number of transport links connecting office space and serviced offices in the area via a number of Tube lines as well as close access to major roads and bus routes. Its location means you are never more than 15 minutes from the City and just a few minutes from the West End.
Tube stations: King’s Cross, Euston, Warren Street, Russell Square and Euston Square
Tube lines: Northern, Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith and City, Victoria and Piccadilly lines. Download a handy Tube map here
Mainline stations: King’s Cross, Euston, Marylebone and Farringdon
Major road links: The A10, A1, A40 and A5 all lead to major motorways
Nearest airports: London City with Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick accessible via rail links
Buses: There are 14 bus routes to other parts of London including Hackney Wick, London Bridge, Notting Hill Gate, Paddington and Hammersmith. Find out which buses serve this area here
Cycle: The area is served by ten London Cycle Network bays. Find a cycle hire location here
King’s Cross offers a wide choice of shops and cafes and even boasts a venue within the new development area. Green open spaces and large public squares form a large part of the regeneration of this area, and along with the walks along the Grand Union Canal it makes it a particularly attractive place to come to work.
The area also boasts The British Library and some great shopping at the St Pancras International station mall.
After work the area has several traditional pubs like The Queens Head and many bars and restaurants including Caravan that occupies one of the old grain stores and Merkato which serves a great selection of wines.
FAMOUS LOCATIONS AND LANDMARKS IN KING'S CROSS
King’s Cross has many famous landmarks and places of interest that are worth mentioning, here are just a few.
King’s Cross Station was erected in 1851 and has undergone an extensive renovation that saw it reopen in 2014 with a restored front facade and large pedestrian area making access much easier.
The Midland Hotel is a restored Victorian hotel which had remained empty for a number of years. Now renamed the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel it is one of London’s most beautiful and unique buildings, designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott.
The Grand Union Canal connected London with the industrial Midlands and has been extensively restored providing attractive walks and green spaces.
The Scala – Formally an Art Deco cinema, The Scala is now a vibrant live music venue with a regular schedule of live acts.
The British Library is an impressive building redesigned by Colin St John Wilson and home to the world’s largest collection of books.
FURTHER HELP AND SUPPORT
If you would like more information about King’s Cross as an area for your business please speak to a member of our team who can discuss workspace options and other areas close-by.
Call – 020 3031 8563
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