A short-lived and reputedly ugly monument to King George IV, erected in 1835 led to a name switch from Battle Bridge to King’s Cross. Now it is poised for a new lease of life as a result of huge investment in King’s Cross station’s redevelopment. The area has many surprising nooks and crannies, like the quaint Dickensian Woburn Walk. Around the corner is the eye-catching Greek revival architecture of St. Pancras New Church with its elegant caryatids. And further south is the children’s park and animal enclosure, Coram’s Fields, named after philanthropist Thomas Coram who established Britain’s first children’s home.
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Places of Interest:
St. Pancras New Church, Euston Road, NW1. Large church built in 1819 and inspired by Athenian architecture.
Woburn Walk, WC1H. Parade of interesting shops and restaurants worth exploring.
The Camden Centre, Town Hall, Judd Street, WC1H 9JE. Camden’s last remaining civic centre, which hosts a wide range of events.
Wellcome Trust Two10 Gallery. Exhibitions linking art and science. Wellcome Library, Wellcome Trust, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE.
The Place. Dance theatre and school. 17 Duke’s Road, WC1H 9PY
Coram’s Fields. Children’s park. Adults only admitted if accompanying children. WC1
Foundling Museum. Museum and art gallery related to the Foundling hospital, William Hogarth and George Handel. 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AZ.
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King’s Cross – National Rail, London Underground Northern Line, Victoria
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King’s Cross Train Station – Thameslink.
Euston – Northern Line, Victoria Line
St. Pancras train station – National Rail
Russell Square – Piccadilly Line
University College London Hospital, 235 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BU.