King’s Cross has a rich and colourful past. Its location at the meeting point of road, river and rail has shaped its history. This can be seen today in the old buildings, the layout of the streets, and in the stories of the communities based here. This history is in the fabric of King’s Cross and is a big part of what makes it a special place.
The Story So Far
From Queen Boudicca to the marshalling yards of the industrial revolution...
More than 20 historic buildings are being restored and reused
King’s Cross Voices
An amazing oral history of King's Cross
Take the heritage trail and discover the history of King's Cross
The history of Regent’s Canal
Regent's Canal has played a part in transport and industry since 1820