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King's Cross: a book-lover's paradise

Home to J. K. Rowling's very own Platform  9 3⁄4, King's Cross is your one-stop destination for all things literature. The world's second-largest collection of books is at your fingertips at the British Library, which houses Shakespeare's First Folio and the Magna Carta. Need another excuse to visit? The Charles Dickens Museum is just a short walk away.

Take a day trip to Camden Town

The streets of Camden are home to some of the most vibrant and unique markets in London, selling everything from fashion to souvenirs and crafts. Fancy a spot of lunch? You’re spoilt for choice, with trendy eateries serving everything from Italian to pan-Asian cuisine. Camden also boasts a thriving music scene, with venues like the Electric Ballroom playing host to big bands. Comedy more your thing? Try the Camden Comedy Club, housed above the Camden Head pub.

Get artistic at the House of Illustration

Set at the heart of vibrant Granary Square, the House of Illustration is the jewel of King's Cross's cultural scene. Imagined by Quentin Blake, the gallery displays the very best of British illustration, as well as offering a range of workshops and talks. Looking for accommodation in King's Cross? The Travelodge London Central King's Cross and Travelodge Kings Cross Royal Scot are just minutes from the station. Or try the Travelodge Euston Station, just 10 minutes down the road.