Kings Cross Blog

Welcome to our King’s Cross Area Blog. There has been a great deal of change in and around our neighbourhood over recent years, and King’s Cross has quickly established itself as a destination to eat, drink and create.

Our local area now has a wide range of pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, live music venues and cultural centres for you to visit whilst you stay with us at our King’s Cross bed and breakfast.

We’ll use this area of our website to keep you updated with details of news and events happening around us during your stay in King’s Cross; plus all the latest from us here at The California.

The California insider guide to…unusual bars in London

There’s something really exciting about discovering those ‘hidden’ hotspots favoured by discerning locals whilst visiting a new city. Luckily, we’re on-hand here at The California to give you the insider info you need in order to discover some of the best and most unusual bars in London.

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Our top 10 London attractions near King’s Cross

If you are staying with us at The California, you’ll be amazed at the range of attractions near King’s Cross just on your doorstep. So what are our top 10 King’s Cross attractions near The California? We think you’ll be spoilt for choice, but these are certainly some of our favourites.

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A street in Shoreditch with graffiti art

King’s Cross to Shoreditch: things to do & how to get there

Shoreditch is rapidly becoming one of the more fashionable areas in London and is home to all kinds of new bars, restaurants, galleries and entertainment venues, with new openings springing up all of the time. Suddenly it’s very much the place to be, and a superb destination in which to spend time as a tourist in London.

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Karpo Restaurant, King's Cross

 King’s Cross food world map!

There are times when your taste buds tell you exactly what you NEED to eat; whether you’re craving a juicy burger or a steam-inducing curry. Sometimes you can’t fight those urges and why should you have to? The King’s Cross food choices on offer mean you have a world of options when it comes to seeking out your next meal during your stay with us at The California

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Liverpool Street station

 How to get from King’s Cross to Liverpool Street

London Liverpool Street is one of the busiest transport hubs in London and is a primary hotspot for picking up onward connections to airports and other visitor destinations in the UK. If you are looking to travel from King’s Cross to Liverpool Street, you’ll find plenty of options.

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St Pancras International station exterior detail

The best events in January in King’s Cross

Whether you want to see the light or just have a laugh while you’re staying with us at The California, there are plenty of January events that will prove just the ticket and ensure that you don’t waste a minute of your hard-earned break.

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The California ultimate travel itinerary

Juggling all the different dates, journeys, transfers and accommodation details whilst planning a trip can be an absolute nightmare. So we decided to take matters into our own hands at The California and come up with one, bumper everything-you-need travel itinerary to download and fill in, complete with handy travel tips and links.

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Great hall at National History Museum

How to get from King’s Cross to South Kensington

South Kensington; the land of museums, sprawling parks and some of the best upmarket shopping in the country. Read on for part one of our South Kensington area guide, beginning with the best ways to travel from King’s Cross to South Kensington plus a handy download-and-keep map of things to do in the area.

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Megaro Bar King's Cross, lamp detail shot

The best King’s Cross cinemas

From indie world cinema to grandiose blockbusters, whatever your taste in the big screen you’ll be sure to find a King’s Cross cinema showing a title to suit your mood, and even better they’re all within striking distance of us here at The California.

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