Welcome to our King’s Cross Area Blog. There has been a great deal of change in and around our neighbourhood over recent years, and King’s Cross has quickly established itself as a destination to eat, drink and create.
Our local area now has a wide range of pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, live music venues and cultural centres for you to visit whilst you stay with us at our King’s Cross bed and breakfast.
We’ll use this area of our website to keep you updated with details of news and events happening around us during your stay in King’s Cross.
Everyone assumes that a trip to the Big Smoke will always be expensive – after all, England’s capital city is… Read More
Soho is such a wonderfully eclectic part of London, and one that perfectly fits the description ‘melting pot’. It has been a key cornerstone of the city’s jazz scene from the 1950s; it was way too cool for school during the Swinging 60s; and it remains at the very heart of London’s theatre scene. We’re not biased, but we believe a visit to Soho during your stay at our King’s Cross hotel is one of the ‘must-see’ activities in London.
Camden has been the focal point for all things ‘alternative’ for more than half a century, and it’s still ploughing… Read More
Welcome to part 2 of our Westminster area guide. For this installation we’re satiating your hunger after your day exploring Westminster with our round up of where to eat and drink in the area.
London is generally a very safe city to visit, but, as when spending time in any large city, it pays to be sensible and to take precautions. Read on for our 9 super useful travel tips for your next trip.
We like to show off our insider knowledge from time to time and so here are our recommendations for some of the more unusual attractions in London; you know the ones that you won’t find in every guide book you pick up during your stay.
London is absolutely awash with first class museums, with so many on offer that the humble visitor may feel somewhat spoilt for choice during your stay at our King’s Cross hotel. And as most of them are free, you’ll have stacks of cash left over to chuck around liberally in the gift shop. Hurrah!
The Euros 2016 will be a key highlight for all sports lovers this summer, and – hosted just over the Channel – there will be plenty of opportunity for English fans to travel via London to see the matches live. It’s incredibly easy to get to the Eurostar King’s Cross terminal itself, typically by walking from your accommodation here at The California in just a few short minutes.
Visitors to London will invariably find themselves drawn to the thriving hub of Covent Garden; a mecca for shopping, entertainment, culture and superb dining. We are often asked where to eat in Covent Garden, or for recommendations for restaurants near Covent Garden, and these are some of our favourite suggestions.
Spring is officially here but we all know that April is the month of showers and that the British weather will never be the most dependable in the world. That’s why our round-up of April things to do during your stay at our King’s Cross hotel aims to give you plenty of ideas whatever show Mother Nature decides to put on.
Harry Potter fans both young, old (and in-between!) will be delighted by the variety of Potteresque offerings in London, and when you stay with us at The California, you’ll find that you are ideally located to explore them.
There’s nothing worse than jet lag. Well, that’s not exactly true. But we hate the thought of our guests at Megaro having anything but a great time in London, which is why we’ve compiled this guide on how to beat jet lag and how our King’s Cross apartments can be the best choice for getting the old rhythms back into shape.
Hen parties of the world: Unite! King’s Cross is ideally located for some of the best hen (and stag) party-friendly attractions in the Capital. For some great hen party ideas in London, our guests staying in our King’s Cross b&b at The California need look no further.