Local Area

Embark on an urban adventure in the local area. The well-connected St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London stands within easy reach of many nearby cultural attractions and nightlife spots.

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EATING & DRINKING

  • Granger & Co - Located on Pancras Square with sibling restaurants in Sydney, Seoul, Tokyo, Honolulu and other London locations – Aussie Bill Granger’s offers truly good, fresh food, renowned for its legendary breakfast.
  • Roti King Hidden gem Malaysian restaurant located near Euston station and a short walk from St Pancras International.
  • Dishoom - Tasty Indian cuisine in a hip Bombay-style café.
  • Caravan - Hipster chic restaurant great for cocktails and sharing small plates.
  • The Greek LarderGreek dishes served all day in breezy surrounds with an on-site deli selling Mediterranean produce.
  • Paolina’s Thai Café - Authentic Thai dishes served in an ambient setting.
  • Grain Store Restaurant and bar by celebrated chef Bruno Loubet. Located on Granary Square the food here has no geographical boundaries resulting in a very eclectic menu.
  • Karpo - Elegant European brasserie on Euston Road with all day dining.
  • Searcy's St Pancras Grand Restaurant and Oyster bar - St Pancras International will appeal to those who are hungry for romance and adventure. Just wandering around the awe-inspiring, restored Victorian station should get you in the mood for a glass of champagne from Europe's longest champagne bar.
  • Drink Shop & Do - Cafe by day, bar by night, DSD is jam packed with fun things to do. Weeknights can see you reggae dancing or building a robot out of lego fuelled by tasty cocktails. Weekends are filled with party tunes and dancing until 2am.
  • Voc - A small, stylish punch house and cocktail bar in King's Cross, with a grill serving meat, poultry and fish dishes.
  • Simmon’s - Late night retro cocktail bar.
  • Vinoteca - The place to go for wine. It also offers great tasting food inspired by British and European cuisine. 
  • The King Charles I A homely pub offering rare ales and whiskies, a toasty fire and the day’s papers.
  • The Queen’s Head Beautiful Victorian pub with an eclectic choice of ale, stout, lager, porter, wine, spirts and cider for you to enjoy.
  • Bar Pepito A cosy Andalusian-style wine bar in King’s Cross offering fine styles of sherry and bona fide tapas.
  • Big Chill House - Floodlit townhouse bar club with basement and roof terrace, three floors of glamour and an excellent sound-system.
  • The Betjeman Arms - One of the most civilised travellers rests you're likely to find anywhere, a refined and homely spot to wait for your train to Paris while soaking up the magnificence of St Pancras over a fine pint of ale or glass of claret.
  • German Gymnasium - Originally designed as the first purpose-built gym in England, this Grade II-listed building is conveniently situated in the heart of vibrant King’s Cross. German Gymnasium serves Mittel-European inspired dishes all day long, across two floors and out on its vast heated terraces.
  • Camino - Lively Spanish Tapas bar and restaurant located in a hidden courtyard, a haven from the bustle of Kings Cross station just yards away

ARTS & CULTURE

  • The British Library – The Grade I listed building is the national library of the UK and the largest library in the world by number of items catalogued, holding around 170 million items.
  • Gagosian Gallery – Owned and directed by Larry Gagosian, this contemporary art gallery specializes in showings of Contemporary and Modern art; including artists Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Damien Hirst and Pablo Picasso.
  • The Foundling Museum – The museum explores the history of the Foundling Hospital, Britain’s first home for abandoned children.
  • Curzon Bloomsbury – Located in the Brunswick Centre, this small arthouse cinema focuses on independent films, with underground screens and bar.
  • Wellcome Collection – A museum based at 183 Euston Road offering contemporary and historic exhibitions and collections; the world-renowned Wellcome Library, a café, a bookshop, and conference facilities.
  • Kings Place – Offering two world-class concert halls, art galleries, a waterside restaurant and conference and event facilities, this landmark modern building is a hub of creativity.
  • Kings Cross Theatre - The Railway Children and In The Heights are playing at the Kings Cross Theatre until April 2016
  • Regents Park Open Air Theatre - Designed by John Nash, Regents Park covers 395 acres. With excellent sports facilities spanning nearly 100 acres it includes the largest outdoor sports area in central London. The park also houses the Open Air Theatre, London Zoo, Primrose Hill, the country's largest free to access waterfowl collection and 100 species of wild bird.
  • London Canal Museum – The London waterways museum tells the story of London’s canals, boats, their people, the ice trade, and ice cream –a unique dedication to the waterways sprawling across London.
  • St Pancras Old Church – A Church of England parish church in Somers Town, central London. The church is believed to be one of the oldest sites of Christian worship in England and dedicated to the Roman martyr Saint Pancras.
  • House of Illustration – The home for the art of illustration…from adverts to animation, picture books to political cartoons; the gallery offers a year-round programme of events and exhibitions.
  • Charles Dickens Museum – Situated at 48 Doughty Street in Holborn, this Georgian terraced house was home to Charles Dickens from 25 March 1837 to December 1839.
  • The British Museum – Located in the Bloomsbury area, a museum dedicated to human history, art and culture. Offering a vast collection of world art and artefacts and is free to all visitors.
  • Central St Martins College of Art and Design - World leading experts in art, design, fashion, communication and performance and a powerhouse of creative energy in the heart of London.
  • Camley Street Natural Park - This tiny oasis of nature near King's Cross - one of the oldest and most influential of urban ecology parks - is home to many frogs, toads and newts and sees an abundance of wild flowers in summer.

SHOPPING

  • Links of London - Iconic British luxury jewellery and gifts, store located in St Pancras International.
  • MAC -Cosmetics, makeup tools and skin care for professional makeup artists and consumers, store located in St Pancras International.
  • Cath Kidston - Vintage-style homewares, clothing, bags, accessories and more. Store located in St Pancras International.
  • The White Company - Stylish range of homewares, furniture and clothing. Located in St Pancras International.
  • Hamleys - Established in 1760, Hamleys is London’s oldest and most loved toy shop. Located in St Pancras International.
  • John Lewis - Department store offering homeware, fashion, sports and electrical items. Located in St Pancras International.
  • L.K. Bennett - Designer clothing, shoes and handbags. Located in St Pancras International.
  • Thomas Pink - Formal wear for men & women. Renowned for quality craftsmanship in the making of shirts. Part of the LVMH group. Located in St Pancras International.
  • Jo Malone - Offers a unique collection of colognes, candles, bath oils, body lotions and more. Located in St Pancras.
  • Aspinal of London - Luxury leather goods & gifts; leather luggage, women’s bags, men’s bags, wallets and purses. Located in St Pancras International.
  • Whistles - Premium fabrics and cutting-edge design. London label Whistles offers women’s and men’s fashion, accessories and shoes. Located in St Pancras International.
  • Fortnum & Mason -Luxury department store since 1707, Fortnum and Mason offers a luxury world of hampers, tea, coffee & sweet treats. Located in St Pancras International.
  • Hatchards - Booksellers founded in the 18th century by John Hatchard in Piccadilly, London.  Antiquarian books currently sold are by and about Winston Churchill, with a small selection of European Royalty books. Located in St Pancras International.
  • Harry Potter Shop -A magical shop designed to look like Ollivander’s wand shop from the Harry Potter books, and also the fictional location for departure of trains to Hogwarts. The shop offers an exciting range of magic artefacts and wizarding gear for any aspiring wizards. Located in King’s Cross Station.
  • American Apparel - Retro and modern style clothing label designed, cut and sewn in Los Angeles. The shop offers a range of cotton basics and fashion must-haves for women and men. Located in King’s Cross Station.
  • Kiehl’s - Dermatologist approved skin care, hair care, body care, beauty & cosmetics. Located in King’s Cross Station.
  • Lamb’s Conduit Street, Bloomsbury - London’s most civilised shopping spot situated on a street in Bloomsbury in the West End of London. There are many independent traders along the street. The street is named after William Lambe, in recognition of the £1,500 he gave for the rebuilding of the Holburn Conduit in 1564.