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King’s Cross St Pancras Walking Tour with New London Architects

SEEN has previously featured the history and development of King’s Cross St Pancras. Now you can visit it for yourself under the expert guidance of the New London Neighbourhood Tours.


SEEN has previously featured the history and development of King’s Cross St Pancras. Now you can visit it for yourself under the expert guidance of the New London Neighbourhood Tours.

The King’s Cross St Pancras Tour has been organised by New London Architecture for Saturday, 10th December 2016, from 14:00 to 16:00. Your visit will focus on the dramatic renewal of this key two-station transport hub, that kickstarted the transformation of 67 acres of old railway and industrial land behind what is now known as King’s Cross Central. You will learn about five new office pavilions in various stages of readiness, designed by architects as diverse as David Chipperfield and Porphyrios Associates, which surround the newly created Pancras Square.

Beyond and separated by the Regents Canal, this London walk highlights a series of 19th century industrial buildings that are being imaginatively restored to house an art school, a gallery, offices, cooking schools, event spaces, a theatre, a clutch of bars and restaurants and a supermarket, by Bennetts Associates. These sit adjacent to schools, parks, pools and an array of new residential apartment pavilions by AHMM, Macreanor Lavington and Glenn Howells.

New London Architecture is an independent forum for discussion, debate and information about architecture, planning, development and construction in the capital, with the core mission of bringing people together to shape a better city. Their Neighborhood tours are a great opportunity to explore how the capital’s buildings and streetscapes are changing. Through guided walking and cycling tours of London’s neighborhoods, each distinct in their own character and history, all major new architectural landmarks can be discovered, alongside lighter touch interventions, and also how these projects are being embedded into, and are adding new dimensions to the fabric of, the city’s historic urban context.

Still very much a work in progress, King’s Cross Central is already north London’s most exciting destination. The King’s Cross St Pancras tour will start at St Pancras Station’s upper concourse, by the giant statue of a couple called ‘The Meeting’, and finishes outside King’s Cross Station.

New London Neighbourhood Tours generally take place on the second Saturday of each month from 14:00 – 16:00, and the last Wednesday of each month at 10:30 – 12:30. Next scheduled tour will be of King’s Cross St Pancras, on Saturday 10th December 2016, from 14:00 to 16:00.

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