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.St Pancras and Somers Town

St. Pancras and Somers Town have a rich past and are host to many historical sights. Restored in the 19th Century, St. Pancras Old Church is one of Britain’s oldest Christian sites. In the Georgian era there was a massive increase in development and the area became heavily industrial, especially with the presence of King’s Cross station and the beautiful neo-gothic landmark of St. Pancras. Aside from architecture, a wealth of other interests are here. Adjacent is the majestic British Library, the national archive, and for outdoors activites, the two acres of green space of Camley Street Natural Park and the Regent’s Canal.

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Places of Interest:
St. Pancras Old Church.  The church and gardens are one of the most ancient Christian sites in Europe.  Pancras Way, NW1.

Gas Holders.  Built in 1880, these striking iron structures are some of the oldest working gas holders in the country.  Goods Way, NW1.

Camley Street Natural Park.  Nature reserve on the banks of the Regent’s Canal. 12 Camley Street, London, NW1 OPW, 020 7833 2311.

St. Pancras Station.  Neo-gothic structure designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott.  Euston Road, NW1

British Library.  Britain’s national library and archive, with fascinating exhibitions.  St Pancras, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

Chalton Street Market.  Open 8am - 4pm Fridays for clothes and household goods bargains.

Shaw Theatre, The Shaw Park Plaza Hotel, 100-110 Euston Road, NW1 2AJ.  Venue for concerts, plays and events.

King’s Cross Station – Thameslink, London Underground Northern Line, Victoria Line, Hammersmith and City Line, Circle Line, Metropolitan Line, Piccadilly Line. St. Pancras Station – National Rail Euston Station – National Rail, London Underground Northern Line, Victoria Line Mornington Crescent – Northern Line


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1st Friday of each month at
Somers Town Community Centre
Ossulston Street, NW1
from 6.00pm to 7.00pm.

2nd and 4th Friday of each month
Crowndale Centre, Eversholt Street, NW1
from 6.00pm to 7.00pm.

3rd Friday of each month
Community Room Lulworth, Agar Grove Estate, Agar Grove, NW1
from 6.00pm to 7.00pm.

They hold a drop-in service at the St Pancras Community Centre
Fridays from 10.00am to 11.00am.


University College London Hospital, 235 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BU.

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