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Granary Square, London

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Granary Square is a large open space in the London Borough of Camden. Comparable in size to Trafalgar Square, it is part of the larger King's Cross Central development. It has been cited as an example of a privately owned public space in London. The new Central Saint Martins complex is adjacent.The square incorporates a fountain consisting of 1,080 individual jets rising from the flush paved surface of the plaza. Each jet has its own independently-controlled pump and multi-color illumination. As of March 2015, visitors to the square can interact with the fountains to play a mobile version of the Snake game.Other squares in the development will include Station Square, Pancras Square, Cubitt Square, and North Square.
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  • August 19, 2017
    We were meeting friends from Peterborough from Kings cross and stumbled across this on a little walk around kings cross. The children just loved these dancing fountains and had a wonderful time runnin...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Was planning to go to Camden Market. So stop by this place for a quick look. I was there early in the morning. The place was empty!  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    in fact the whole neighborhood around the station has been upgraded and is really nice, very successful integration between the Victorian and modern architecture, looks like the London of the future! The fountain is just a Pearl of this beautiful place.
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  • Really pleasant place to hang out in summer. Nice restaurants, great bars, outdoor seating & the canal all a stone's throw from Kings Cross. Nice spot to kill some time.
  • Great space for all. Water playground for kids of all ages. Good shops. Ping Pong tables available to satisfy any sudden pong urges. The House of Illisration is what attracted me to this place.
  • Lovely environment and amazing to see how it's changed over the years. On a sunny summers day it becomes a magnet for young children with the water fountains and is a great place for an outdoor drink.
  • Great after work spot. Great bars and restaurants and loads of open space that people hang out in. It felt like a Barcelona town square when the sun was shining!
  • Great places to eat, to sit and watch the fountains, they are gorgeous at night, all lit up. Or walk along the canal to Camden lock from here.

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