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King’s Cross, London – one of the largest Regeneration Projects in Europe
Saturday, August 17th
Visit : Saturday August 17th. Details below and on the flier at https://mailchi.mp/7d7f88281a4c/st-mary-de-crypt-llanthony-secunda-priory-visit-thurs-25th-july-1825345?e=56c0a37420
A vast, contaminated industrial waste land has been transformed into an exciting new area of London and is now so successful is that it is fast becoming one of the city’s most popular neighbourhoods.
Within this 67 acre site with its canal side setting are 20 historic buildings restored and brought back into use. In pride of place is the former granary (now the home of the Central Saint Martin’s art college) with its new forecourt of fountains.
There are 2000 new homes including the legendary flats built inside the gas holders. Additionally there is an amazing range of shops and restaurants. The latest addition is the newly opened Coal Drop Yard designed by Thomas Heatherwick. And all this is set in 26 acres of open spaces and parks
In the afternoon there will be an optional tour by Tim Mars of the exciting new developments at St Pancras and King’s Cross Stations. The tour will end outside George Gilbert Scott’s wonderful building now the St Pancras Renaissance hotel where some members may like to take tea.
NOTE Due to health and safety issues the guide is only allowed to take a maximum of 23 people on her tour. However members are welcome to travel with the group if they are happy to explore by themselves. The tour is free so there is no difference in the cost.
Price: £35.00 members: £40.00 non members
Booking: Book direct direct with Juliet or use the booking form here.
Places on the tour will be allotted on a first come first served basis.
Closing date for booking August 10 when your booking will be at acknowledged and further details supplied. You will also be notified if you have a place on the guided tour.