Kings Cross - Latest news, articles and photos

Kings Cross - Latest news, articles and photos


King’s Cross station to cut rush hour services for three months

Network Rail’s project to increase the number of tracks at King’s Cross station is going to cause a lot of disruption over the year ahead and they’ve outlined the dates to avoid the station.

No trains at Kings Cross during the first weekend of Sept

A heads up to people planning a trip, as King’s Cross station will be closed on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September 2020.

No trains from Kings Cross next weekend

Network Rail is warning that there will not be any trains in or out of London King’s Cross, and no Thameslink services via Finsbury Park, on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June.

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.

Henry Moore sculpture appears outside King’s Cross station

The large flat regular space of the new plaza outside King’s Cross station has started to regain a little bit of the clutter that defined it for the past hundred years.

Photos from the new King’s Cross Square

Barely meeting its Thursday deadline, the long anticipated King’s Cross station got the wide plaza space in front of the original Victorian station building.

Photos from the roof above King’s Cross Station

In just under two weeks time, commuters arriving at King’s Cross station will be the first to leave the front of the building and walk not onto a building site, but a large open plaza.