The Hidden Gems of Kings Cross

Visiting us at our Kings Cross parlour and fancy stepping away from the hectic hustle and bustle of Granary Square? Here’s our top five spots for serene strolls and green spaces.


The Wellbeing Walk

6-minute walk from the Parlour

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Kings Cross is a vibrant urban hub, but it can get a little polluted on Euston Road - not the ideal spot for a quiet sorbet. Since 2015 though, there’s been an alternative path from Kings Cross to Euston that has 50% less pollution than the main road - the Wellbeing Walk. Built as a ‘healthier, less stressful route’, it was even nominated for an excellence award at the London Transport Awards. So if you’re grabbing a cone to-go before you head to Euston, this cleaner route might be the best way to keep your cool.

The Wellbeing Walk, NW1 1HG


Old St Pancras Church

8-minute walk from the Parlour

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Perfect for history buffs, the Old St Pancras Church can trace its history at least as far back as the Norman Conquest. Located just across the canal from Granary Square, the church has been a site of worship since the 4th century, with fragments of Roman material still visible in the building. As well as beautiful grounds, the church also hosts history lectures and concerts - the perfect place for sharpening your mind while enjoying an ice cream.

St. Pancras Old Church, Pancras Road, NW1 1UL


Gasholder Park

7-minute walk from the Parlour

Billed as ‘the little park with a big difference’ - Gasholder Park more than makes up for what it lacks in size thanks to a unique personality. Surrounded by a cast-iron frame that once held over a million cubic feet of gas, the lush circular lawn has given a new purpose to one of the most iconic symbols of industry in London. During the day, the Heritage Trail passes through, and in the evening it lights up thanks to award-winning design by Speirs + Major. An ideal romantic spot to watch the narrowboats as the sun goes down.

Gasholder Park, Kings Cross, N1C 4AB


The Skip Garden

6-minute walk from the Parlour

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An oasis of charm in the middle of King’s Cross, bursting with wildflowers, vegetable and herb planters, beehives and chicken coops, this community project is built entirely from recycled materials from the construction sites in the area and an ideal spot for a sunny afternoon stroll. And if you fancy more than just a wander, then you can take part in a number of hands-on workshops to ensure the future of this eco-friendly solace.

1 Tapper Walk, Kings Cross, N1C 4AQ


Camley Street Natural Park

7-minute walk from the Parlour

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The London Wildlife Trust turned this spot from an old coal yard into a two-acre haven in the middle of one of London’s most densely populated areas over three decades ago, and it’s still going strong. A home for birds, butterflies, bats and a huge variety of plant life, it has wetlands, woodland and meadow habitats. There’s also the new Viewpoint - a floating platform that offers unrivalled views of Regent’s Canal and the opportunity to spy moorhens, swans, and sometimes even kingfishers - right in the heart of King’s Cross.

Camley Street, N1C 4PW