See King’s Cross in a new light via the extraordinary women who shaped it.
Across history, the King’s Cross area has been home to women that have changed the world, spanning medicine, politics, literature, housing and science.
In this unique event, you are invited to take a tour of King’s Cross and view a newly-commissioned exhibition to uncover their stories.
Your guide, Sue McCarthy, will introduce you to an intriguing mix of women, from Britain’s first doctor, to the suffragettes, via familiar names such as Virginia Woolf and Mary Shelley. You’ll also be introduced to the women making an impact on present-day King’s Cross. Expect fascinating insights, funny anecdotes and a whole heap of inspiration.
After exploring King’s Cross, you will be invited back to the Visitor Centre to view a special exhibition of Creation, Community, Commerce. The exhibition highlights the women of King’s Cross, and acts as a tribute to their spirit, talent and achievements.
Details and booking
Women of King’s Cross takes place on Sat 22 April at 10.30am, and will last around 90 minutes.
Meet at the Henry Moore sculpture in King’s Cross Square (in front of King’s Cross Station).
Book your place on the tour here. Please note that spaces are limited. Light refreshments will be provided during the exhibition screening.
About your guide
Sue McCarthy of Camden Tour Guides Association will be your host for the tour. Sue is a lifelong Londoner and qualified guide for Camden and Islington. She is passionate about social history and literature, and bringing the story of London’s women to life.