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King’s Cross has had a turbulent history from peaceful rural city escape, to industrial freight hub, to shady suburb, to the mighty successful and up-and-coming area that attracts even Google.

Join us on this fascinating tour, and discover how Kings Cross made its remarkable transitions. It’s an intriguing story and a compelling journey. During the tour we will…

  • Look at historical aspects that made King’s Cross what it is.
  • Examine new developments, the philosophy behind them, and understand the impact they had on this extraordinary area of London.
  • Explore new interesting projects and hard won initiatives the area has to offer, covering arts, culture, research, retail, business and innovative engineering.

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Learn about the main pillars that make Kings Cross what it is today, the extraordinary transport history, the noteworthy renovation including the creative use of existing heritage buildings. Even more, discover the genuinely interesting modern architecture, wonderful arts and uncover the (still ongoing) redevelopment initiative, which has now become a massive King’s Cross Regeneration project. This tour is simply packed full of unforgettable experiences, perfect for our guests interested in regeneration, magnificent British engineering, wonderful old and new architecture, or the unique knowledge based business ecosystem in King’s Cross.

Highlights

  • Follow King’s Cross’s journey through time from a place to go through to a place to go to.
  • Learn more about the historical ‘transport super-hub’ of 2 major stations including King’s Cross Station, instantly becoming iconic since its appearance in the Harry Potter movies.
  • Discover the area’s amazing and sustainable symbiosis of renovated heritage and modern architecture.
  • Explore the importance of public spaces and arts in regeneration projects.
  • Understand King’s Cross’s renewed appeal so astonishing that it even drew in Google!

What you need to know

Where do we meet?

By the bronze sculpture in the East Piazza in front of King’s Cross Train Station. When coming from the Underground, follow the signs towards Euston Road. (to the map)

How long is the tour?

Approximately 2 hours

Where do we finish?

We’ll end at King’s Place, 90 York Way, a short 5-10 walk from where we started.

When does the tour run?

This tour is only available for private parties and can be arranged for any date or time. Furthermore, we are happy to create a bespoke programme to reflect your specific needs.

To book the private tour, or find out more, call 0207 183 1055, or email contact@insider-london.co.uk.

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This tour can be arranged for any date or time. Furthermore, we are happy to create a bespoke programme to reflect your specific needs.

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