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Sweaty Betty's guide to King's Cross

posted on Monday, 26th March 2018 | find under Travel
King's Cross is now far more than just a train station. After a huge revamp it's home to some of the best restaurants, bars and shops in London, including our beautiful new Sweaty Betty. To celebrate the opening of our latest shop, complete with a chillout area with free kombucha on tap, we've rounded up our favourite places to sweat, eat and hangout in the area. 

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Workout

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Frame

Known for their feel-good, energetic and fun-filled classes, Frame's signature workouts will have you sweating or stretching it out like it's 1999. Just a short walk from our new shop, the King's Cross location even has a beautiful yoga studio complete with an Instagram-ready palm print wall. 

Metabolic London

If you like your workouts with a side of serious sweat, Metabolic London is the place for you. From their signature 'Metabolic' workout that burns up to 1000 calories, to the intense The Viking Method, prepare to leave exhausted.

Studio One

Combining high intensity training with mindfulness, this intimate studio offers workouts with a side of feel good. Not only is the yoga amazing, but Studio One endeavours to give 10% of profits to each year to charities related to health. 

Barry's Bootcamp

The UK's original Barry's Bootcamp is just down the road from our new shop with shakes, treadmills and the toughest trainers in town. We guarantee you'll be ready for that post-workout brunch. 

Eat

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Maple & Kings

With the philosophy 'Eat, Juice, Be Happy', this nutritious spot has been named by Time Out as one of the 'best healthy restaurants in London'. A regular on Sunday Brunch, founder Adria Wu has created delicious and flavoursome food from a variety of seasonal fruit and vegetables at Maple & Co. Our favourite? The insane Salted Caramel Brownies.

Caravan

We like our mornings with a side of coffee, and Caravan is our go-to for a good caffeine fix in KX. Housed within a Grade II listed Victorian grain store, this beautiful restaurant is perfect for flat whites, small plates and laid back brunches. 

Granger & Co

We're calling it. Granger & Co makes the best eggs in London. That's not to say it's all about breakfast, whether you fancy a delicious lunch or a post-workout cocktail, this Australian-inspired hangout has you covered all-day.  

Do

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British Library

Home to 150 million items, from the Magna Carta to original lyrics of The Beatles, the British Library is the world’s second-greatest book collection and is a must for bookworms and history buffs. Only a few minutes’ walk from King’s Cross, entry to the infamous library – the largest public building constructed in the UK in the 20th century – is completely free. 

Hangout in Granary Square 

A few metres from our shop on the banks of Regent’s Canal, Granary Square is the place to hangout. With 1,000 choreographed fountains that are lit up at night, the square is always full of life, whether it be children splashing around in the fountains, Londoners enjoying the boats pass by, or special events such as the Floating Cinema that take place throughout the year.

 

Pond Club
 

Take your workout outdoors at the Pond Club, the UK’s first man-made freshwater public bathing pond. The 40-metre-long, chemical-free pond is designed as a contemporary experiential art installation, Of Soil and Water. If you’re not in the mood for a fresh water swim, enjoy an aerial view of the pond and the stunning backdrop of King’s Cross from the viewing platform.

Find out more about our Kings Cross shop and visit us in-store at Unit 3, 3 Pancras Square, Kings Cross, London. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram for opening day insights and to join us for exclusive events including free workouts with London's top trainers. 

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