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King's Cross Station

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Address: Euston Road, London N1 9AP, England
Phone Number: 845 711 4141
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Wow the redesign is brilliant

Just travelled to Leeds, the new Kings Cross train station is amazing, and you can sit on a balcony at a range of food places, and watch the boards for your train, nice touch is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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Spencerville, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Calling all Harry Potter fans!!! My husband, son, and I are ALL major fans of Harry Potter so on a recent trip to London, we had to make a stop at King's Cross Station! It was much larger than I had anticipated! There is a place with a great photo op in the station: Platform 9 3/4 where they have... More 

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Cranbrook, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Just travelled to Leeds, the new Kings Cross train station is amazing, and you can sit on a balcony at a range of food places, and watch the boards for your train, nice touch is a Harry Potter shop and a photo area with a luggage trolley half way in a wall in the famous platform, and you can get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This train station is one of the main ones in London and for us connects us to where we live now. It is a great meeting point when coming into London and also for when travelling to other parts of the country or on the Eurostar!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Not a bad station with plenty of restaurants and grocery shops to pass the time. There could be a lot more waiting area seats as most people were forced to stand. There could also be a few more smaller arrival/departure screens placed around the station as well. I've been into far smaller stations which had better seating and let you... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The development work done here is excellent and I really like this station. We use it a lot as it is one of the gateways to London from East Anglia (Liverpool Lime Street being the other). Clear signs and not as 'bustly' as many other London stations. There's also lots to do in the surrounding area

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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My favourite looking station by far and a cracking example of John McAslan design work. Its more of a design driven shopping experience than a railway station. Its so clean, light and airy. Generally you arrive at a station with the intention of leaving that station and continuing your journey. That wasn't the case for me. I had to stand,look... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I used to love coming to this station in order to stand at the end of the platform and watch the trains. Now, the ugly head of authority, has put up barriers so that this simple pleasure is no longer possible. The whole station now seems to be just a mass of shops and cafes with no character whatsoever. The... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I don’t have any experiences with trains under my belt, so I don’t have anything to compare this station to. I know that it was crowded, and I know we needed to hunt down an information booth to figure out the departures board, but once we understood what we needed to do, we were fine. The station itself was clean... More 

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Coimbatore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A busy Station in central london and the transit is well planned between the metro and the Tubes. The station is the transit for many important Tubes line, Norther line, Piccadily line, circle line, Hammersmith and city and the Victoria line passes through this Station. The station is tourist friendly and has a good facility and waiting halls for the... More 

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Wakefield UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

How the place has changed...and for the better. Its light and airey....still a bit on the warm side...on a sunny day. Plenty of take away food and dine-in establishments....but nothing through the barriers....so go prepared. Even less for the gluten free folks.... Easy to navigate, good signage...and still a mad scramble to board the trains. I always book a seat....

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