Public Competition for New Street Names at King’s Cross

Posted: Thursday 21st March 2013
  • Competition launched today to find new street names for the 67-acre King’s Cross development
  • Public have until the end of May to suggest names for up to 10 new streets
  • Log on to to enter

The King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership (KCCLP) has today launched a public competition to find new street names for King’s Cross.

The 67-acre development is transforming King’s Cross into one of the most exciting and extraordinary places in the capital and this competition, which is open to all, represents a unique opportunity to become part of the area’s rich history.

The project has already created a number of new streets, including King’s Boulevard, Handyside Street, Stable Street, Beaconsfield Street and Tapper Walk. The public will now have the opportunity to make suggestions for up to 10 further streets within the on-going development.

So far, the street names chosen have had a clear link to King’s Cross, whether past, present or future, for example they relate to notable people, activities or events associated with the area. KCCLP believes that has worked well, but consideration will now be given to all sensible suggestions that are consistent with Camden Council’s guidelines on the naming of streets and those considered the most appropriate will form a shortlist.

Commenting on the launch of the competition, Robert Evans, KCCLP Director, said:

“We very much hope that local people in particular will get involved in this competition and come up with engaging and interesting names that will stand the test of time. It is not very often that brand new streets are created in Central London, but there are many such street naming opportunities within the King’s Cross development and we hope this competition will fire people’s imagination, creativity and interest in all things King’s Cross.”

Once the competition closes, representatives of the KCCLP will work closely with Camden Council officers and councillors to review the suggestions and consult the emergency and postal services before making an announcement on the shortlisting selection process later this year. Shortlisted names will then be allocated to new streets as they open in each phase of the ongoing development.

Entrants can submit as many suggestions as they wish by completing an online form at or by visiting the King’s Cross Visitor Centre or one of Camden’s public libraries and completing a form. Those living on or in the homes closest to the development can complete the form that is this week being posted through the doors of over 4,000 nearby properties.

For more information please visit locate the nearest public library in Camden at

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