Sometimes overlooked as a residential area because the prominence of the area's offering to travelers - from St Pancras International rail station, to the many nearby hotels - St Pancras is nevertheless a lively neighbourhood with increasingly more to offer to the people who call it home. With unrivalled transport connections and a very diverse range of retail, dining, and entertainment options, this is a very desirable area of London in its own right.
Though it was thought of as the kind of area one merely passes through for many years, recent regeneration attempts have meant that its residential appeal is rising, drawing more residents and families to the area.
St Pancras had a reputation for being loud and dangerous for a long while, but has been rapidly changing for the better in the past few years. According to Met Police crime mapping, the overall crime rate in this area is average, as is the violence against the person rate - although this rises to high in the area immediately surrounding the St Pancras International and King's Cross.
Parking in this area is limited. Many fewer area residents own cars compared to London as a whole, and even to the borough.
There are a great deal of restaurants, bars/wine bars, pubs, and clubs in this area. Its central location means it's also an easy jaunt to Soho at all hours.
About three-quarters of residents are working-aged adults, but most of the remaining population is children, rather than older people - suggesting that many families call this area home. The vast majority of property in the area is flats, rather than houses. While there is not much in the way of open, green space in this area, Regent's Park is nearby, and includes much in the way of sport and leisure opportunities.
The vast majority of property in the area is flats, rather than houses. While there is not much in the way of open, green space in this area, Regent's Park is nearby.
King's Cross St Pancras Underground station is in Zone 1 and offers access to the Victoria, Northern, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, and Piccadilly Lines. King's Cross offers mainline railway services, as does St Pancras International, which is also the Eurostar terminal - London's railway connection to the Continent. Euston Station is another major railway hub, and with its neighbour Euston Square offers access to the Overground and Victoria, Northern, Circle, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan Lines. The area is very well served by buses, especially including night buses, with many routes starting around King's Cross St Pancras station.