Enjoy Your Christmas at Kings Cross

Kings Cross in London is one of the best places to spend your Christmas break. Not only do we have The Harry Potter Shop, we also have the lovely Kings Cross Theatre for you to enjoy. There are also plenty of restaurants and Christmas menus, so you can be sure to taste the Christmas spirit as well as feel it. Here’s a look at some of the Christmassy activities that you could be enjoying on your next visit to Kings Cross.

Kings Cross Canopy Market

The Kings Cross Canopy Market is always a wonderful sight to behold, but especially so during the Christmas period. The Kings Cross Canopy market is situated in the West Handyside Canopy, and it’s a lovely day out looking at all of the trinkets on sale, never mind the wonderful Christmas decorations on display.

The Harry Potter Shop

Kings Cross is famous for its appearances in the Harry Potter films. It is home to platform 9 and 3/ 4, but the Harry Potter shop is home to plenty of Christmas gifts for you to choose from. Make your Christmas shopping that little bit easier this year by popping over to The Harry Potter Shop in Kings Cross, where you can buy the perfect gift for your ‘Potterhead’ friends. We recommend the very professional-looking gift trunks.

Made famous by the Harry Potter books, this is the "real" entrance to Platform 9 and 3/4 at London's King's Cross Station. The luggage trolley set half into the wall is a nice touch by the station's staff.

Kings Cross Theatre

Kings Cross Theatre are putting on ‘Nativity! The Musical’ this December, featuring Danny Dyer, Jo Brand and Dani Dyer. If you’ve seen the movie, then you know to expect some pure-hearted comical Christmas fun. If you’ve yet to see the film, have your first experience at Kings Cross theatre.

Christmas Menus

Kings Cross is one of the best places in London to go for food, so why not use the money you save from staying at a cheap hotel in Kings Cross to go out for a fancy meal? We’ve looked at some of the tastiest-looking Christmas menus in Kings Cross this December 2018, here’s a list of the restaurants serving them:

 Roast turkey for Christmas dinner

-          The Parcel Yard

The Parcel Yard is a classy station pub where you can find some hearty, high-end grub. They offer a variety of money-saving deals, too; if you book early – specifically, on the 3rd, 4th, 10th or 11th of December –  you could be looking at a 20% discount off your table’s food bill.

The Parcel yard also offers a range of eating options, whether you’re a small group looking for a posh Christmas dinner or a party that’s looking forward to a fancy finger buffet. There’s something for everyone here, including a Kid’s Dining experience, drinks packages and a ‘free from’ menu.

-          Vinoteca

Vinoteca’s Christmas menu is a pricier option that is more suited to the sophisticated couple, rather than a large party or family. Their menu includes some adventurous dishes such as Marble Ball Celeriac Soup, and Spiced Red Wine-Poached Comice Pear. The Vinoteca menu sounds delicious, but the cosmopolitan combination of flavours could leave children feeling a bit upset.

Alternatively, if you’re staying at Kings Cross and like the sound of Vinoteca’s trendy menu, your children could eat off their very well-priced children’s menu. The children’s menu features the fairly safe options of fish and chips, steak and chips and more.

-          Caravan Restaurant

The Caravan Restaurant is within a beautiful grade II listed Victorian grain store. As well as the dining area, Caravan Restaurant is a wonderful place to grab a coffee with its on-site roastery. Their Festive feasting menus are priced per person, with four different eating options between £30 and £40. The Caravan dining experience is unlike many others in that it is built around sharing platters, with the intent of bringing groups closer together.

If your interest is piqued by the Caravan Restaurant on Kings Cross, bear in mind that you will need to book a little in advance for their festive feasts. This is because most of their menus feature a lamb shoulder that is roasted for 8-hours. In order to achieve this delicious extravagance, Caravan Restaurant requests that you book at least 48 hours in advance.

 A busy Oxford Street, December 2014. There is lots of motion in the evenings on Oxford Street.

Christmas at Kings Cross is not something you want to miss, especially not if you’re a foodie who is looking to try some of London’s greatest menus before the end of 2018. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay while you try all of this festive fun, why not consider staying at the Swinton hotel?

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