£9 – £12

Kings Cross Ghostsigns - social history told through advertising

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Kings Cross

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N1 9NR

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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tour we will be investigating ghosted or faded signs of the past, these days commonly referred to as 'ghostsigns' – outdated advertisements or company branding that can still be seen above today's streets.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 products, as well as big names that are still going strong today.

This almost circular walk starts and finishes a stone's throw from Kings Cross Station. It is just over a mile long and lasts a minimum of 90 minutes – please allow an extra 15mins as questions and discussions can often lengthen the tour.

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The specific meeting point will be on your emailed confirmation and ticket
Please note that e-tickets can sometimes give incorrect/vague information

For last-minute bookings, enquiries or updates please call me prior to the tour start time on 07941 475003.

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To see all my walks please visit www.janeslondonwalks.com

For even more ideas see www.footprintsoflondon.com

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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 specific meeting point will be on your ticket which will be sent via email.


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 transferable?

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

However, in cases of illness or unforeseen circumstances I will be happy to transfer your booking to another of my walks on another date as long as you let me know at least 24 hours before your booked walk is due to start.

Alternatively ... 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

Jane ParkerMy guiding style is inclusive, open and friendly. I design and research every tour myself – in fact, the research never ends.
The walking tours I offer are all on subjects I am genuinely interested in – each highlights a different facet of my personality. I am specifically interested in the changing face of our streets over time and how those changes have affected local communities and the social history of an area.
Please see my website for more information.

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