Finding a perfect venue in King’s Cross
King's Cross is one of London's most popular areas for hosting a drinks reception. With King's Cross St Pancras nearby, the area is well connected to the rest of the capital, the UK, and Europe (!), meaning guests will have no trouble getting there and home again after your party.
With its iconic Victorian buildings, King's Cross is a wonderful example of industrial architecture, with many warehouses situated alongside a number of Victorian landmark buildings. The area is popular with creatives and media types, in part due to the Central Saint Martins art college campus being located here.
The area has been regenerated in recent years and now offers a wide variety of bars and restaurants for you to choose from should you be looking for somewhere to host your event.
Things to think about before booking a venue
Whether you’re planning a drinks reception for 20 or 200, King's Cross has a spectacular array of venues on offer. Whether it’s a location by the canals, a grand hotel or a quirky historical space you’re after, you’ll find it in the heart of this vibrant area.
Before booking your venue though, there are some important factors to take into consideration:
Size: The size and capacity of the venue is one of the most important factors when deciding which location to book. Make sure you consider the number of guests that will be attending and whether there will be any room for expansion if more people RSVP than anticipated.
Food options: If your event is going to run late into the night, it may be an idea to consider a venue that can offer food options. This takes away some of the stress of having to organise catering and makes sure guests are well looked after throughout the evening.
Accessibility: You’ll want to make sure your guests can easily get to and from your venue. Consider whether they are likely to drive, get public transport or need any special access requirements and select a venue with easy access by all modes of transport.
Our top 3 King’s Cross venues for drinks receptions
An evening drinks reception can be the perfect way to celebrate a birthday or anniversary with friends or to mark a corporate occasion. Whether it's a small gathering of close family and friends or a large-scale bash for colleagues and clients, there are plenty of choices when it comes to venues for hire in Kings Cross.
We know it can be somewhat overwhelming and that’s why we’ve selected our three all-time favourites for hosting a successful drinks reception in King’s Cross.
Spiritland King’s Cross is a laid back and contemporary venue with industrial vibes and delicious cocktails. Book this venue if you want a cool atmosphere.
Big Chill is an iconic venue in King’s Cross for those looking for a good time. The iconic red bar sets the mood right away and of course, the extensive cocktail menu will entertain the mood for the length of the evening. The space can even be exclusively hired for up to 550 delegates.
St Pancras Brasserie & Champagne Bar By Searcys is the spot for you if you’re looking to host a really classy drinks reception. It’s located in the middle of King’s Cross St Pancras station so transport won’t be an issue and the setting leaves nothing more to ask for.
How to book a venue
We’ve made venue booking super simple so you can spend your time doing better things. You simply browse all of our great options for venues in King’s Cross and as soon as you see something you like you can favourite it using the heart icon. This way you’ll have all of your options saved in your shortlist. From the shortlist you’ll be able to send out all enquiries in bulk. When you start getting responses you can see what option is best for you, comparing price and set-up. It’s actually that easy to find the perfect drinks reception venue!
You can widen your venue search by checking out venues in all of Central London or have a look at other big cities like Manchester and Liverpool. The venue experts in our concierge team are also happy to help you find more options. They can help you with every aspect of your venue search so you won’t have to do any of the heavy lifting, all for free!