The pedestrian walking areas around the district are some of the best things to come out of King’s Cross’ grand refurbishment in the late 90s. Wander through Granary Square to marvel at the canal and fountains, which are lit up at night. If you’re lucky enough to visit on a weekend when the Classic Car Boot Sale is on, then take a step back in time and get your hands on some second hand treasures at this new-age flea market with a retro edge.
The Wellcome Collection’s weird and wonderful displays of marvellous medicines are a must-see for eccentrics who want to satisfy their curiosities about the 19th century pharmacy trade. Continue your scientific journey with a visit to The Francis Crick Institute , a biomedical research centre with interesting exhibitions and public events.
You know you’re in a prime spot when you’ve got the kings of tech on your doorstep so go get inspired by the Zuckerbergs of tomorrow and gatecrash Google HQ and the YouTube Space. If you’re interested in discovering creative newbies on the block, hang out around Tileyard Studios , a thriving creative hub home to more than 70 music studios