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King’s Cross; railways, writers and regeneration

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St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Euston Road

Kings Cross

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NW1 2AR

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Friday 29 May – walking tour of King’s Cross; railways, writers and regeneration

The area around King’s Cross station has changed out of all recognition in the last 10 years – come and explore the changes and celebrate the wonderful industrial heritage that has been preserved.

Our tour starts at St Pancras railway station, fronted by the old Midland Hotel, a neo-gothic masterpiece to rival the Houses of Parliament! We will explore the magnificent architecture of the hotel and station, before walking past the monumental British Library and the cutting-edge research facility, the Francis Crick institute (the “armadillo” building), to a reminder of pre-industrial King’s Cross in a historic church. This now peaceful spot was churned up by the 19th century railway builders, but today the graveyard provides a reminder of the rural past and curious links to famous writers and architects!

We will explore the heart of the King’s Cross regeneration, which has taken a semi-derelict industrial area and turned it into sought after homes, HQs for big corporations and universities, elegant squares and interesting parks, all while preserving the heritage of canals, railways, coal drops and gas holders. We will finish at King’s Cross station with its wonderful Victorian train sheds and modern glazed concourse, beloved to all Harry Potter fans as home to Platform 9 and ¾.

Meet: at 17:45 for an 18:00 start, in front of the main entrance to St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, overlooking Euston Road, King’s Cross, London, NW1 2AR

End: approx. 20:00 at King’s Cross station

Post-tour drinks: at the Parcel Yard, King’s Cross station

£12.50 for members

£13 for Guests

About your guide:

Caroline Piper is a Downing College history graduate (1997) and a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide, the highest guiding qualification available. She is passionate about history, literature, architecture, films and finding the “off the beaten track” London gems. You can find out more about her on her Piper Tours website http://pipertours.com where you can also find links to her Tripadvisor page, Facebook page and memberships of professional guiding bodies. She has led regular tours for the Society for 2 years.

*Only members of the Cambridge Society of London (and their guests) may book tickets - if you are not currently a member and would like to beome one, please visit www.camsoclon.org




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Euston Road

Kings Cross

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NW1 2AR

United Kingdom

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