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King's Cross tube station, London
Guided by Richard III
Short version. There's no reason to be coy about the genesis of this walk. St. Pancras really pulled out the stops for us. They invited us to create this walk. Arranged to have the architect give us a private tour. Show us round the redevelopment. We set a lot of store by "insider information" and "local knowledge" – and it doesn't get much more "insider" and "local" than a private tour given by the man who spent nine years bringing the project to fruition!
Long version. “St. Pancras is the most significant urban structure built by the railways. Both its engine shed, the inelegant name given to the enormous glass and iron shelter over the platforms… and the Gilbert Scott hotel would be notable individually, but together they create a world-class terminus… The sheer scale is breathtaking in itself as the station is 150 metres wide and twice that distance long, but the Gothic design, with its exaggerated features such as the clock tower, numerous spires and the large statue of Britannia glaring over at King’s Cross make it one of London’s greatest landmarks” (from Fire & Steam by Christian Wolmar). And that’s just the centrepiece! There’s also the oldest church in Christendom Britain (and its extraordinary churchyard), a stunning roof-top view, and “the mind and memory of the nation!”