Café and event space with a socialist ethos

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General information

106-108 Cromer Street

Tel: 07850 177637


Directions from outside the front of King's Cross and St Pancras stations:

Cross Euston Road and go up Argyle Street (between HSBC and Camden Library). Go about 140 metres and turn right into Whidborne Street. Go about 110 metres and turn right into Cromer Street. Firebox is about 30 metres along on the right.

Backed by Counterfire - "an organisation of revolutionary socialists" - Firebox is a café with values that are firmly on the political left. It's a bright and pleasant place to visit for coffee, snacks or hot meals and you don't have to prove that you're a socialist to get in. Regular events include talks, debates and book launches.

Opening times:

Mon - Fri: 8am - 7pm
Sat: 12 noon - 5pm
(open later when events taking place; other times may also vary)

Outdoor area: Pavement tables and seating in quiet street


Typical food: Breakfasts, sandwiches, cakes, hot meals, coffee

Events & Nightlife

Type of event: Talks, political debates, book launches (see Events & Nightlife to find events here)

Additional information

  • Free wifi
  • Meeting rooms for hire
  • Halal

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