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Days out by Rail in London (Kings Cross)

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Known for its ties to the Harry Potter books and films, the bustling Kings Cross Station in London is a busy hub for those looking to access various parts of the city – whether for work, tourism, or just locals living their day to day lives. 

There really is plenty to explore in the immediate area around Kings Cross. Of course, there’s the station itself which provides plenty to pass the time for those with an architectural interest, a love of film (anyone for Platform 9 and ¾s), or simply just fancy a mooch around the shops, bars and restaurants scattered between Kings Cross and St. Pancras stations. 

Venture just outside the station doors and you’ll find plenty of places to enjoy a coffee or a bite to eat and watch the world go by, including German Gymnasium, Plum and Spilt Milk, or Granger and Co. Which are all situated on the doorstop and just a minute away on foot. 

For those looking to experience some of the city’s famous filming locations, both St. Pancras and London Underground are close-by and won’t disappoint. Anyone in search of a bit of history and culture should head to the famous Meeting Point Statue at St. Pancras, which is just a 3-minute walk away. 

Our favourite days out – handy guides and information 

Don’t forget to download a copy of our ‘Days out by Rail in London’ to take with you on your next trip! 

To view the other handy guides and favourite days out in our series of ‘Days out by Rail’, simply visit any of the following:


 

Timetable - NE Southbound

  • Sunderland to London Kings Cross
    •          Peak services (except Fridays)
    • Monday - Friday
      Sunderland 06:43 08:44 12:30 15:30
      Hartlepool 07:05 09:08 12:55 15:54
      Eaglescliffe 07:35 09:39 13:14 16:15
      Northallerton 07:55 09:59 13:39 16:33
      Thirsk 08:03 10:08 13:48 16:43
      York 08:22 10:26 14:07 17:06
      London Kings Cross (arrive) 10:14 12:31 16:08 19:08
    • Saturday
      Sunderland 06:43 08:28 12:18 15:29
      Hartlepool 07:08 08:53 12:42 15:53
      Eaglescliffe 07:35 09:15 13:01 16:13
      Northallerton 07:55 09:33 13:19 16:33
      Thirsk 08:04 09:42 13:28 16:43
      York 08:22 10:09 13:48 17:06
      London Kings Cross (arrive) 10:15 12:14 15:44 19:06
    • Sunday
      Sunderland           09:23 12:12 14:12 18:12
      Hartlepool 09:47 12:36 14:39 18:36
      Eaglescliffe 10:07 12:57 14:58 18:57
      Northallerton 10:25 13:15 15:18 19:20
      Thirsk 10:34 13:25 15:27 19:29
      York 10:54 13:47 15:48 19:49
      London Kings Cross (arrive) 12:41 15:42 17:42 21:42
                
    • One-way system in operation at London King's Cross
      Please be aware that due to COVID-19 restrictions, a one-way system is in operation at London King's Cross station. Please allow additional time for transfers when travelling to or from the station, particularly when using the London Underground.

Timetable - WR Southbound

  • Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross
    •          Peak services (except Fridays)
               Trains not calling at Pontefract Monkhill
    • Monday - Friday
      Bradford Interchange 06:56 07:56 10:22 14:50
      Low Moor 07:02 08:02 10:28 14:56
      Halifax 07:10 08:10 10:36 15:03
      Brighouse 07:20 08:24 10:47 15:17
      Mirfield 07:26 08:32 10:54 15:24
      Wakefield Kirkgate 07:40 08:55 11:14 15:39
      Pontefract Monkhill 07:59      - 11:34 15:55
      Doncaster 08:31 09:30 12:03 16:22
      London Kings Cross (arrive) 10:09 11:14 13:44 18:08
    • Saturday
      Bradford Interchange 06:55 08:44 10:22 15:23
      Low Moor 07:02 08:50 10:28 15:29
      Halifax 07:10 08:57 10:36 15:36
      Brighouse 07:20 09:13 10:47 15:48
      Mirfield 07:27 09:20 10:55 15:56
      Wakefield Kirkgate 07:40 09:40 11:14 16:16
      Pontefract Monkhill 07:59 09:57 11:32 16:33
      Doncaster 08:33 10:23 12:04 17:08
      London Kings Cross (arrive) 10:07 11:58 13:44 18:47
    • Sunday
      Bradford Interchange 07:57 12:09 15:08 15:59
      Low Moor 08:04 12:15 15:14 16:05
      Halifax 08:11 12:22 15:21 16:12
      Brighouse 08:21 12:32 15:36 16:22
      Mirfield 08:29 12:39 15:43 16:30
      Wakefield Kirkgate 08:46 12:56 16:02 16:44
      Pontefract Monkhill       -      -      -       -
      Doncaster 09:11 13:21 16:27 17:13
      London Kings Cross (arrive) 10:40 14:53 17:58 18:44
    • One-way system in operation at London King's Cross
      Please be aware that due to COVID-19 restrictions, a one-way system is in operation at London King's Cross station. Please allow additional time for transfers when travelling to or from the station, particularly when using the London Underground.