The lowdown: King's Cross
King’s Cross has transformed from a shabby and grim area to the hottest property ticket in town. There are now 2,000 new homes, 50 new buildings, 20 new streets, 20 heritage buildings restored, 10 new public squares and 26 acres of open space...
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Average house prices in King's Cross
One-bedroom flat: £659,000
Two-bedroom flat: £979,000
Three-bedroom flat: £2.62 million
Average rental prices in King's Cross
One-bedroom flat: £1,880 a month
Two-bedroom flat: £2,676 a month
Three-bedroom flat: £3,250 a month
St Mary & St Pancras CofE is the one state primary school judged to be “outstanding” by Ofsted. The following are judged to be “good”: Argyle, Winton, Edith Neville, Blessed Sacrament RC, and St Aloysius Infants RC and St Aloysius Juniors RC.
There are shops and cafes along the concourse of St Pancras station including a small gift-oriented branch of John Lewis and branches of Cath Kidston, Fat Face, LK Bennett and Fortnum & Mason.
King’s Cross and St Pancras International contain a total of five railway stations and the Eurostar. The Victoria, Northern, the Circle, Piccadilly, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines run through the Zone 1 stations and an annual travelcard costs £1,284.
Marcus Wareing’s restaurant serves British classics at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, while Caravan is an all-day Antipodean restaurant. Grain Store specialises in vegetable-inspired dishes, while Dishoom is inspired by the Irani café culture of Bombay.
Leisure and the arts
Kings Place on York Road has two concert halls, two art galleries, a restaurant, café and bar. The nearest council-owned swimming pool is at Pancras Square and there's a new natural outdoor pool next to Lewis Cubitt Park.
There are canal walks along the Regent’s Canal while Camley Street Natural Park is a two acre green oasis perfect for pond dipping. There are small parks being created on the King’s Cross development and the Skip Garden is a community food growing project where there is also a café.
£650,000: this attractive, recently redecorated one-bedroom flat has its own entrance and garden and is set in a beautiful residential street just off Lloyd Square.
£849,950: complete with en-suites and a private balcony, this two-bedroom flat is stylish and modern with contemporary fittings.
£1,300,000: this one-bedroom flat boasts high ceilings, wooden floors and original period features and is set in the Grade-II listed former Midland Grand Hotel, designed by Giles Gilbert Scott.
£5,000,000: Grade-II listed with a private terrace, this freehold property boasts a large reception room and dining room, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large loft area.