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Kings Cross Ghostsigns – hand-painted history

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Kings Cross

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N1 9XD

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Let's hunt out some ghosts near Kings Cross Station...

On this tour we will be investigating ghosted or faded signs of the past, these days commonly referred to as 'ghostsigns' – outdated advertisements or company branding that can still be seen above today's streets.

These hand-painted advertisements were applied directly onto the walls by specialist artisans, commissioned either by well-known companies to sell their branded products or by local businesses keen to attract passing trade.

The Kings Cross area, one of London's major transport hubs, used to be slathered with this type of signage. We'll be looking at some of the marvellous examples that remain. You'll hear about the businesses, brands and people behind the signs – innovative inventions, bogus potions and bygone brands, as well as big names and products that are still going strong today.

After the walk why not visit The Classic Carboot Sale around Granary Square, King's Cross – a colourful 2-day event.

This almost circular walk starts and finishes close to Kings Cross Station and is just over a mile long.
Minimum 90 minutes – please allow and extra 15mins – questions and discussions can often lengthen the tour.

Other times and dates can be arranged.

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The specific meeting point will be on your ticket

Please note that online sales end one hour before the tour commences.
For last-minute bookings or updates please call me prior to the tour start time on 07941 475003.

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Also see my Ghostsigns of Islington, Holloway and Archway

For more on ghostsigns across London – please see my blog.

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Scroll down to the bottom see my other walks which include:

• Art Deco
• Ghostsigns
• The Oxford Street of The North (Holloway)
• Pubs, Inns and Taverns
The Estate We're In (Social housing)
• The Only Way Is Essex Road
• Green and Pleasant Islington
• What a Relief (Scultures of The Strand)

Coming soon
– Bloomsbury Parks and Squares
– Legal London
– Fabulous Fleet Street

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Book coming soon
A series of small subject/location-specific books is planned for later this year.

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FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There is no minimum age – children aged 5 or younger are welcome at no charge.
However, please note that all other children up to age 15 must be accompanied by an adult – one child per paying adult.

Where exactly does this tour start?

Details of the meeting point will be on your ticket.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please don't waste time and resources printing out your ticket.
I will have a list of attendees on the day, although it would be wise to make a note of your booking reference

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

In cases of illness or unforseen circumstances I will be happy to transfer your booking to another walk on another date as long as you let me know at least 24 hours before the booked walk is due to start. Re-allocations can be arranged at a later date by email.

But, as you can appreciate, transfers/reassignments do not apply to those who just do not show up.

Or perhaps you might be able to offer your ticket to a friend ... please see the next question...

Is it OK if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

This is fine – just email/text me the name of the person who will be taking your place.

Is this tour suitable for wheelchairs?

The walk will be mostly on standard pavements and should not pose any problems further to those experienced on an average high street.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email: jane@janeslondon.com
Mobile: +44(0)7941 475003

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