Granary Square

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Granary Square

The heart of the new King's Cross, Granary Square is London's liveliest open space. Pride of place is given to the ever-changing 1,000-strong fountain display, which is even more spectacular by night when lights accompany the choreography. The immense, six-story granary building—designed in 1852 to store wheat for London's bakers—has been renovated to house the University of the Arts in London (parts of which are open to the public), as well as a selection of excellent eateries. The square's south-facing steps double as an amphitheater for site-specific arts events; at times, the steps themselves become the installation—such as when they're covered with carved pumpkins at Halloween or a blanket of flowers in spring.

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