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Friday, 27 September 2013

Revealed - Kings Cross Station


Yesterday the front of Kings Cross Station was revealed and the new square in front of the station opened after four years of renovation and reconstruction.  It is the first time since the station was build 150 years ago that we have been able to see the building as the original architect intended.  One of London's busiest stations with 150,000 people passing through each day is becoming a joy to travel through, as each step of the multi million £ refurbishment is completed.

To celebrate opening of the new square this weekend there will be a carnival with rides, stall and entertainment all with a Victorian theme.

12 comments:

jabblog said...

Victorian architecture at its most impressive.

Andy said...

Good reason for celebration.

John said...

Hoping to get into town one day to spend 'camera time' at Kings Cross and St Pancras. Two great buildings.

Dianne said...

It looks beautiful ... well worth the 4 years inconvenience.

Luis Gomez said...

Looks great! Would love to be there for the carnival. Have a great weekend Mo.

An Maliq said...

It looks fabulous! I have just seen a pic of this place my friend took last night - lightning is so cool!

Tammy Chrzan said...

It's absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to see it in person in November!
I love when old buildings are renovated and kept in the same style.
I hope you have a great weekend,
Tammy

Sharon said...

What a great looking station.

Jack said...

It looks fabulous. Thanks for showing it to us, Mo.

Lawrence Kreger said...

Great looking building

imajoebob said...

I'm not sure... I'm feeling nostalgic for the old station (c. 2004). I'd take the tube from Borough to Kings Cross, then walk about a 3 miles through the caverns to the Great Northern Tracks (St Albans). But if the ticket machine was in disrepair I'd have to climb the stairs up to the "Main Hall," which was about the size of the WHSmith news dealer inside Charing Cross.

On the other hand the buskers were usually above average and it made a middle-aged man feel positively trendy when they put up an advert for The Thrills' "new" album whilst I listened to it switching trains.

Carol In Cairns said...

Aha, I found your blog again. I so enjoy your glimpses but you had somehow dropped off my news feeds. This was the last one I read ~ so I have a bit of catching up to do. Your glimpses make me so want to visit London.

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