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Kings Cross Station

 

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  • Kings Cross Station London at night

Other Information

  • Kings Cross Station is one of the main stations in London, the main terminal for the East Coast Mainline and half a dozen tube lines.
  • The station has a famous green "shed" tacked on the front of it built in 1972 that was originally meant to be temporary and obscures the Grade 1 listed frontage.
  • Work is now underway to build a new ticket hall, demolish the temporary station extension and reopen the frontage on to a grand plaza.
  • The original Kings Cross was a monument to George the Fourth (played by Hugh Laurie in Blackadder).
  • Kings Cross is the fabled resting place of Boudiceas body, either under platform 8, 9 or 10 although there have been no recent attempts to excavate it.
  • The station has been the setting for many famous films and books, the most notable include Harry Potter from which Hogwarts Express departs and multiple Sherlock Holmes books.
  • A number of disasters have taken place at Kings Cross including a fire in 1987 that killed 32 and a bomb attack in 2005

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Architect
Lewis Cubitt

Reference Data

Reference No.
4729
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
30-10-2010
 

Building Location

Address
Euston Road, London. N1
Council
Camden
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1851
Completion date
1852
Renovation Date
2012
Heritage Status
Grade I

Roof Height (AGL)
32.00

Market Data

Primary Use
Clock Tower


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