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A taxi driver's guide to Kings Cross

As London’s most central rail terminus, Kings Cross is just as much a vital travel hub as it is a vibrant place to hang out. But of course, being incredibly popular has its downsides. As it becomes increasingly difficult to get a Kings Cross taxi out of there. That’s why we’ve put together this minicab driver’s guide to the area – so you’ve got all the help you need to stay ahead of the crowds. King’s Cross train station is famous for a number of reasons, good and bad. Home to a terrible and tragic fire in 1987, it was built to offer Londoners unfettered travel to the North. But it’s another of its supposed destinations that really brought it to the world stage – Hogwarts. Every day hundreds of keen Harry Potter fans flock to platform 9¾ in the hope that they too might end up on the Hogwarts express. Looking for a slightly less magical destination? Just pop over to neighbouring St. Pancras and catch the Eurostar to Paris or Brussels. Not got your passport? The station also offers access to six different underground lines: Piccadilly, Metropolitan, Northern, Hammersmith & City, Victoria and Circle. Meaning that you’re never too far from adventure when you’re in KX. Nearby there’s Granary Square for avant-garde eateries, The Renaissance Hotel for high tea and Camden Town for live music, theatre and of course, the markets! Leaving us wondering this; just because you can go anywhere from Kings Cross, do you have to? Perhaps not just yet… Get stuck into our Kings Cross taxi driver’s guide and stay a little while, won’t you?

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