Revolution to Rebellion

A free immersive exhibition exploring the fascinating history of King’s Cross

Posted: Wednesday 4th March 2020

From Saturday 7th March to Thursday 30th April 2020 culture vultures can plunge into the bold Revolution to Rebellion exhibition, which pays tribute to the rich, varied (and extremely colourful!) history of King’s Cross. This is will be an immersive exploration of King’s Cross’s heritage: The good, the bad and the downright unruly.

Throughout each era in its long history, King’s Cross has been marked by revolution and rebellion: a site where battles were fought, new ideas sparked, and scandal reigned supreme. This was the place where visionaries, innovators, icons, artists, outcasts, fashionistas, Captains of industry and the down-on-their-luck – all rubbed shoulders in one small corner of the capital.

Tracing the area’s history from battlefield to dust, coal yard to home of London’s most iconic 90s nightclubs, Revolution to Rebellion will celebrate the extraordinary stories of King’s Cross that can be found all around us. These unusual buildings were built in the 1850s to handle the eight million tonnes of coal delivered to the capital each year. For two decades, the cobbled streets and brick arches have hosted markets, served as film sets and been the stomping ground for many a 90s clubber.

This is a great opportunity to delve back in time and explore the fascinating chronicle of events at King’s Cross. Revolution to Rebellion will be on display from 7th March to Thursday 30th April 2020 at King’s Cross Visitor Centre and is free for all to attend – just drop in!

You can download the images here.

Continue the vibe by visiting the brand new nine-hole crazy golf course, Club Golf, now open at Coal Drops Yard, inspired by the King’s Cross rave culture of the 80s and 90s. The course is bookable in advance HERE and walk-ups are available on the day. Tickets are £5 per person (under 12s go free and need to be accompanied by an adult).

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