Cross Kings Pub Set To Close

By M@ Last edited 145 months ago
Cross Kings Pub Set To Close


The Cross Kings (formerly known as the Backpackers) on York Way will be crossed off the face of the map in the next few days, barring a financial miracle. The ragamuffin pub and live venue is much loved among Kings Cross locals, offering a tatty Bohemian vibe otherwise absent from the many polished gastropubs springing up in this quarter. All the money has gone, and the business will be evicted come July 9th.

In a statement on the Save The Cross Kings From Eviction Facebook page, bar staff spell it out: "Being tied to Enterprise Inns has bled us dry and our last ditch attempt to sell to a sympathetic entrepeneur has fallen through." Those who are fond of the CK should make their way to the bar on Thursday night for a Drink The Bar Dry celebration. The timing is particularly unfortunate, given that the area will be flooded with thirsty arts students in just over a year's time, when Central St Martin's moves in across the road. A canny purchase, then, for any wealthy investor?

Last Updated 06 July 2010