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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.

9 money saving tips for experiencing London on a budget

9 money saving tips for experiencing London on a budget

1st August 2016 | Hotel News, Things to do, Travel Information

Everyone assumes that a trip to the Big Smoke will always be expensive – after all, England’s capital city is… Read More

Soho area guide: where to eat in Soho [Map]

Soho area guide: where to eat in Soho [Map]

18th July 2016 | Hotel News, Kings Cross Maps, Pubs and Restaurants

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.

King’s Cross to Camden: things to do and getting there [Map]

King’s Cross to Camden: things to do and getting there [Map]

7th July 2016 | Kings Cross Maps, Things to do, Travel Information

Camden has been the focal point for all things ‘alternative’ for more than half a century, and it’s still ploughing… Read More

King’s Cross to Westminster: restaurants and bars [Map]

15th June 2016 | Hotel News, Kings Cross Maps, Pubs and Restaurants

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 safety: 9 useful travel safety tips for your next trip

18th May 2016 | Hotel News, Travel Information

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.

The California insider guide to…unusual attractions in London

The California insider guide to…unusual attractions in London

16th May 2016 | Things to do

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.

7 top London museums you have to see

| Hotel News, Things to do

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 California guide to the Euros 2016: travelling via the Eurostar King’s Cross

The California guide to the Euros 2016: travelling via the Eurostar King’s Cross

26th April 2016 | Hotel News, Travel Information

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.

The California guide to where to eat in Covent Garden [Map]

The California guide to where to eat in Covent Garden [Map]

15th April 2016 | Kings Cross Maps

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.

Things to do in April in King’s Cross

12th April 2016 | Hotel News, Things to do

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.

Where to find Harry Potter in London

Where to find Harry Potter in London

2nd April 2016 | Things to do, Travel Information

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.

How to avoid jet lag whilst staying in our King’s Cross apartments

1st April 2016 | Hotel News, Travel Information

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.

How to throw the ultimate London hen do

How to throw the ultimate London hen do

23rd March 2016 | Bars and Pubs, Restaurants, Things to do

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.