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Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Long Past Of London Kings Cross Detailed

A 2x3 segment panoramic view of Kings Cross Ra...Image via WikipediaKings Cross used to have a rather bad reputation as an area. Despite this, since the 1990's money has been pumped into the redevelopment of the area. There are still lots of redevelopment projects planned for the area. The train station being one of the most prevalent projects. The station is one of the most important in Europe.
Since 2007, The Eurostar Terminus has been at St Pancras. This has increased the regeneration and cultural diversity of the area, with lots of new shops, bars and restaurants appearing. The old image is certainly in the past.
The two railway stations London Kings Cross and St Pancras International that the area has been famous for have been at the heart of the area since the mid 1800s. They have a combined usage of nearly 50 million travellers per year.The area is also infamous for being in the Harry Potter books with platform 9, and have cashed in on this with a plaque and a baggage trolley seemingly appearing to go through a solid brick wall.

The nearest underground station is at Kings Cross St Pancras tube station and has access to the Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern, Piccadilly, and Victoria Lines. With this, Kings Cross station is a key zone 1 station. There is also a new line proposed called the Chelsea-Hackney line which is proposed and would stop here. An incredible 66 million passengers use Kings Cross underground station. Anyone who has experienced Kings Cross underground station will tell you just how large and busy it is.

Many attractions can be found in the area. The British Library being a good example. Also there is Camley Street Natural Park, on a 2 acre urban reserve on the banks of the Regents Canal. London Canals have their own museum in the form of the London Canal Museum.

The area also offers many top level hotels with excellent rooms. For those travelling on a budget- don't worry- there are many cheaper hotels. Most Kings Cross hotels are on the door step of the famous train station and therefore from the avid travellers point of view, an excellent location to visit the sights and sounds of London. For those abroad wishing to visit the entire country, St Pancras is a major train station with excellent connections.

This covers the basics of what Kings Cross has to offer. So now you can plan a month's worth of travelling from your arm chair. Allow plenty of time for Kings Cross, since there is so much to do!

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While in London, if you are searching Kings Cross hotels accomodation stay at the Wardonia Hotel .



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