King's CrossAn extraordinary piece of London

 
 

West Handyside Canopy

Then …

This is a canopy roof constructed in 1888 to provide a covered area for unloading of fish and other perishable goods. The goods were unloaded from the railway carriages for distribution around London. Fish was sold here on Sundays when Billingsgate in the City of London was closed. Railway traffic ceased during the 1970s but the area continued to be used for deliveries and parking.

… and now

The canopy has been restored and is used as an events space and to host weekly and seasonal markets. To date the space has hosted a range of events including the street food market KERB, the Canopy Market, as well as seasonal events.

 

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Quotes

“King’s Cross is a model of constructive conservation that captures the special quality of London as it has grown over the centuries.”English Heritage