Kings Cross is a district of London. The area is divided between the Boroughs of Camden and Islington.
Formerly, Kings Cross was infamous for being a run-down red light district up until the 1990s, when major regeneration rapidly began and changed the area, thus rendering this infamy obsolete.
The terminus of the Eurostar Rail service at St Pancras Internation has been running in Kings Cross since the end of 2007, with services running to France and Belgium. Major revelopment is continuing in the north of the area under the powers of Kings Cross Central.
Since the 2000s, Kings Cross has become a cultural district thanks to its hotels, resturants and cultural venues. There is also a substantial amount of businesses and residential accommodations.
Kings Cross was once a village known as Battlebridge (or Battle Bridge), an ancient crossing of the River Fleet. It was originally named 'Broad Ford Bridge', but apparently earned the village name as according to tradition, the site was of a major battle between the Romans and Iceni tribe, led by Boudica.Kings Cross Station, London.