King’s Cross is a significant part of Central London.
The on-going regeneration of its railway lands, some 67 acres, is restoring heritage buildings and creating 20 new streets and 10 new squares. It will provide 4.3 million square feet of new workspace, 500,000 square feet of shopping, cafes, bars and restaurants and 2,000 new homes.
But to think of King’s Cross in these terms is too simplistic – destinations are not determined by size alone but their ability to capture our hearts and minds.
Cities are made of stories and storeys.
King’s Cross draws on its history and its heritage, together with the social and urban fabric which surrounds it.
It is rich in colour and culturally diverse.
It is a well-managed estate, safe and secure, purposely inclusive, not exclusive.
These elements support and enhance King’s Cross, making it a destination to which people want to go, where they want to live and work. King’s Cross has a past, present and a future. The King’s Cross story is still being written. Every day brings a new chapter.
Stories of a King’s Cross past, present and future in 200 pages...
...from a warrior queen to a king of pleasure, from Barlow to Betjeman, from gasholders to gymnastics, from railway lands to promised lands...
Over a mile of richly decorated hoardings define the King’s Cross site, its perimeter, its entrances and its exits.
Pages from King’s Cross stories illuminate Kings’ Boulevard - London’s newest street...
...key facts at key points around the King’s Cross site
A fusion of heritage and robust modernity totalling 58,00 square feet.
...a record of progress with a view of the future.
King's Cross sets out its stall at MIPIM in Cannes.
Open six days a week, the Visitor Centre welcomes all.
• An interactive model table
• Two screens stream the website
• Twenty digital image screens display the overall development as it progresses
• Pocket guides, maps and postcards for visitors to take away
‘Making Stories’ explores ‘the new’ at King’s Cross – its new buildings, its new streets and squares.
‘Around About’ explores where to shop, where to meet and where to eat at King’s Cross.
‘Past Times’ explores the rich heritage at King’s Cross.
A few things you never knew about King’s Cross.