Guided Walk around the regenerated St Pancras and Kings Cross Area
Guided Tour | The Betjeman Arms
Friday 10 July 2015 - 10:30
Simon Hickman, Principal Inspector of English Heritage, will take us on a fascinating two-hour walk around this still-evolving area of London.
The redevelopment of the former railway yards and land around St Pancras and King’s Cross is one of the most exciting and important regeneration projects in the country. The site is partly a conservation area and is of course the setting for two of the greatest monuments to the Victorian age of railway building – St Pancras and King’s Cross railway stations. Already, the transformation of St Pancras Station into London’s Eurostar Terminal has been a spectacular triumph.
At the heart of further development is the repair and conversion of the site’s many historic industrial structures, as well as the creation of some controversial modern buildings. The imposing Granary Warehouse has been converted into the University of the Arts (Central St Martins), whilst two gas holders – major landmarks for generations of Londoners – are also being restored, one as an urban park and open-air performance venue, the other as the iron frame containing a remarkable new circular residential building.
Meet at The Betjeman Arms, St Pancras Station at 10.30am for 11.00am tour.
This event has been organised by the Kent Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.