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King's Cross

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Address: London, England

Located north of central London, this district was largely unpopulated and...

Located north of central London, this district was largely unpopulated and rural until the mid-18th century, when it became a fashionable spa attracting hundreds of visitors each day.

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train load of rubbish

07 44 Saturday 26th November platform 9 train to kings lynn got on the back of the train to walk through to the front could not go any further then the second carriage door... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 November 2016
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

07 44 Saturday 26th November platform 9 train to kings lynn got on the back of the train to walk through to the front could not go any further then the second carriage door jammed wait until Cambridge to continue look good if police or ticket inspectors wanted to walk through

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

King's Cross is a fantastic part of London! There is a large selection of hotels, bars and restaurants for all to enjoy. Easily accessible from anywhere in London

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Naples, Campania, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Take a walking tour and watch the industrial heritage of London transform itself into a 21st century mix of historic buildings and contemporary architecture. A beautiful and sympathetic blend of old and new, surrounded by squares, open spaces and a park bordering on the Regent's Canal. There are bars, cafes and restaurants to visit, not just for their excellent beverages... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

if someone asked me about the best place to stay in london i would recommend this place all major attractions are close by the train station is there and all facilities are minutes away

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Rijeka, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Once upon a time, this area was a village known as Battle Bridge, which was a crossing of the River Fleet. It owes its current name to the monument of King George IV which stood here in the early 19th century. The area was known as a red light district, but it is now completely different due to huge development... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I haven't been here for many years so was very surprised at the amazing changes that have happened. So many food outlets, shops and cafes with a huge choice of almost everything thing you would need prior to or after travelling. Great signage and all very clean. Amazing outdoor seating area which today was hosting a food market, brilliant idea.... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

As is indicated from the settings on the main page for Kings Cross this is a review of the neighbourhood "Kings Cross" not as many have done for the station !!!! It is many years since I have visited Kings Cross neighbourhood & my goodness an awful lot of work has been done to clean & rejuvenate the area. Obviously,... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The design is brilliant in its simplicity, with it effectively being two great arched train sheds. The station is also associated with many famous trains such as the Flying Scotsman and the Mallard. It's also famous for platform 9 3/4 thanks to Harry Potter which a tourist attraction in it's own right.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

One of the many railway stations in London. It is well packed with shops and restaurants. There has been a lot of done to make it clean and nicer.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

We arrived at King’s Cross Railway Station onboard a Virgin East Coast train from Edinburgh, Scotland. At Waverley Railway Station, Edinburgh, we had been encouraged by railway staff to have our luggage placed in the luggage compartment of the train’s locomotive. We did this and received luggage tags in exchange for our suitcases. When the train arrived at King’s Cross,... More 

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