Lewis Cubitt Square

A leafy relaxed oasis on Stable Street

At the top of the Coal Drops Yard shopping area, and just around the corner from Granary Square, you’ll find this charming square designed by Laurie Olin, who also designed Bryant Park in New York. 

Featuring Laurie’s hallmark arching water jets, it is a great spot to relax, play, have some lunch and enjoy the goings-on from the seating nestled among the trees and flowerbeds. Revel in great views of Coal Drops Yard’s kissing rooftops one way, and the vast expanse of green that is Lewis Cubitt Park the other.


Lightroom, an imposing presence in the square, is a new kind of gallery – a vast space equipped with the latest digital projection and audio technology that allows artists to create visually astonishing experiences, alive with sound and rich with new perspectives.

Their inaugural exhibition, David Hockney, Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further away) is a unique opportunity to experience the world through Hockney’s eyes and to enjoy his work in a new and thrilling way.



David Hockney: Bigger & Closer (not smaller &; further away) Exhibition in Lightroom, Lewis Cubitt Square, King's Cross
Children playing in the fountains of Lewis Cubitt Square, King's Cross

The fountains

The water feature dominates the eastern side of the square, inviting you into the space. It is an impressive sight, as 55 arching jets burst with water, filling five shallow pools set within the paving. Kids can dash through the tunnel of water, whilst parents watch on from the benches hidden within the greenery.

At night the water is illuminated, the droplets of water lighting up as they soar through the air. 

Toilets and changing facilities can be found at the Coal Drops Yard shopping area and near Waitrose. Don’t forget to bring a towel and a change of clothes! You’ll need it.

The food

Make a day of it and dine in one of the lovely terraces overlooking the square. Choose from Arabica full of Mediterranean delights, Italian restaurant and deli Lina Stores, grab an Australian craft beer at Babel Beerhouse, enjoy a pizza fresh out of the oven from the Happy Face truck, check out the music mecca Spiritland or just round the corner you will find the characterful bar, Vermuteria.

Check out the full selection of alfresco options here. And all the family friendly choices available here.

Little Creatures terrace, Lewis Cubitt Park, King's Cross
Bob and Roberta Smith at the Art Car Boot Market at King's Cross

What’s On

With space for over 2,000 people, the square regularly hosts markets, concerts and events like Art Car Boot and Classic Car Boot. You can find out what’s happening at King’s Cross this season here

The square can also be hired for public and private events. Find out about hiring event space at King’s Cross.

Children in the fountains of Lewis Cubitt Square, King's Cross
Happy Face Pizza, Lewis Cubitt Square, King's Cross
Lewis Cubitt Square, King's Cross


1-3 Stable Street, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA, UK

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