King’s Cross

We’ve had a pretty weird and wonderful history next to the gateway to Europe, and as a result there’s plenty of stuff to do keep you occupied in the area.

Head up to Granary Square to spot the next generation of Britain’s artists (the University of the Arts headquarters is here), and for a spot of barge-counting or duck-feeding by Regent’s Canal. Enjoy dinner next to a living wall inside mural adorned Hotel Megaro. Take a picnic in the grounds of St Pancras Old Church, which were designed by Thomas Hardy. Relax with a classic novel in the halls of the British Library. And then after all that, maybe, think about exploring the rest of the capital.

What to see

Renoir Cinema

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The name’s deceptive: there are no French impressionists to be viewed here. There are, however, a plethora of mainstream and art-house films showing throughout the week to keep you entertained whether you’re into boys-with-curtains rom-coms or dark-and-brooding indie titles.

The Brunswick, London, WC1N 1AW

What to eat

Karpo Restaurant

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That colourful graffitied building you walked past to find us is also home to Karpo Restaurant. A modern English brasserie that is open and serving tasty food all day,  pop in for incredible buttermilk pancakes at breakfast, for great lunch offers, for small plates, for blow out dinners… you get the idea. Fantastic food, all day.

23-27 Euston Road, London, NW1 2SD | 0207 843 2221

What to drink

Megaro Bar

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After entering Hotel Megaro, make a journey beneath the ‘Darkroom In Use’ sign and find yourself at Megaro Bar. It’s all about cocktails down here, with the house cocktail list carrying you along a theatre inspired programme of eclectic spirits, stories & flavours. Throw in a photography exhibition spanning the walls & reupholstered cinema chairs to snuggle into of a waning hour and you’ll be wondering why you would ever need to venture back up those stairs.

23-27 Euston Road, London, NW1 2SD | 0203 432 5150

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