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London’s Alleys: Argyle Walk, WC1

Sometimes you come across an alley that looks interesting, but is probably new, but turns out to be ancient.

Find the King’s Cross milestone

People rushing to catch trains at King’s Cross are often oblivious of what they are standing next to, and right by a pedestrian crossing is an old milestone.

London’s Pocket Parks: Granville Square, WC1

Granville Square is a prominent tree lined square surrounded by period homes, located north of Kings Cross Road.

Reopening the Piccadilly line’s disused York Road tube station

The long running debate about reopening disused tube stations has reared its head again with renewed focus on York Road just to the north of the revamped King’s Cross station.

Look out for steam trains on King’s Cross passenger concourse

Steam trains are usually found on the rail tracks, but for one week, two locomotives will be sitting in the middle of the passenger concourse at King’s Cross.

Unbuilt London: The 1,000 Foot Tall Glass Conference Centre

In the 1960s, King’s Cross almost became more famous for a massive glass tower than it was for its nocturnal delights in the seedy bars.

Take a tour inside a drained canal lock

Over this weekend, there’s a chance to go down to the bottom of one of London’s canal locks, while it is being drained for maintenance works.

See miniature trains carved out of pencils – for one day only

For one day next week, there will be a small display of astonishingly small model trains at King’s Cross station. They’re carved out of pencils.

Flying Scotsman to come to London

Early morning commuters are in for a steamy surprise in a few weeks, as the Flying Scotsman makes its inaugural passenger journey from King’s Cross station.

Attend a Science Lecture in a Train Station Tunnel

This is a little different, but the newish passenger tunnel at King’s Cross station is the setting for a lecture next month.

Layout maps of Kings Cross tube station

Ever get lost at King’s Cross tube station and wonder where all those tunnels and corridors really lead to?

New tunnel opens at King’s Cross station

The complex of tunnels and entrances at King’s Cross tube station gained another addition recently, a stunning tunnel with a permanently changing lighting effect.