Things to do

If you’re exploring the city whilst you are staying with The California London, then King’s Cross is a brilliant place to start your adventure. In fact, there are so many things to do in King’s Cross you might have difficulty finding time for the rest.

There are a fantastic blend of galleries, museums, markets, music venues and event spaces all local to our King’s Cross bed and breakfast. They regularly host a wide variety of exhibitions and events in King’s Cross that will keep the whole family entertained during your stay.

Keep yourself informed of the latest events and our favourite recommendations for things to do in King’s Cross and during your stay in this section of our website.

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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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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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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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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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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Spend Christmas Day in London near King’s Cross

Spending Christmas Day in King’s Cross is an excellent way to see the city without the usual London crowds. It’s only on Christmas Day when all the trains, tubes and most of the buses stop running, that we see just how many people treat the city as a day trip destination. Staying at our King’s […]

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The best events in November in King’s Cross

From new and old fantasy tales to bonfires and a wine-lovers paradise, there are plenty of London events in November to keep you entertained. You don’t even have to travel very far from your bed at the California to indulge, as our low-down of the best King’s Cross events will prove.

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