In the morning before my family and I left for Cambridge, we went to Caravan King’s Cross for brunch with Alex and Xenia. Their visit in London for a friend’s wedding coincided with the dates my parents were here. We unfortunately arrived 30 minutes late because of the DLR train part closure, which, having been London residents for some time, should have anticipated and checked beforehand. That’s the London transport system: One interrupted service can make a great impact on the whole journey. We then had to take the bus and Tube with two changes throughout the journey.
The restaurant got really crowded with long queues about 30 minutes after we arrived. It is located in a former granary building, now occupied by the well-known Arts university Central Saint Martin’s. The area is part of the King’s Cross regeneration development area, set to be the new creative hub in Central London. It is also where Google will relocate their new UK headquarters. I can imagine this will be the next exciting spot in London.
During the time we were there, there was an art installation using Granary Buillding and the buildings around it as the canvas. Silver foil and sometimes paint stretches along the wallss of the historical buildings. The large geometric shape could be seen together from a specially constructed viewing platform across the road. I thought it was a simple but playful and thoughtful way to enliven the space.