Kings Cross/St Pancras

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Area of Kings Cross/St Pancras in the Past

St Pancras station by Colin T Gifford

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Horse drawn drays at St Pancras station, 9 Jan 1912

Horse drawn drays, 1912 - Photos - Our collection

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The men's ward. The Workhouse in St Pancras, London: Middlesex - I am not surprised disease was rife, the beds are crammed in and sanitary arrangements were at best basic.

The Workhouse in St Pancras, London: Middlesex

A Comprehensive History of the Workhouse by Peter Higginbotham

Viewed from St Pancras clock. Kings Cross junction, 1931

Ever seen a flock of sheep hold up traffic in central London? Behold

Did you think congestion, fumes and misdemeanours were a modern curse? Well, that was silly. From livestock to clocks that block the road, some traffic hotspots haven't changed a lot.

St Pancras Station, St Pancras, 1947 | Britain from Above

eaw006467 ENGLAND (1947). St Pancras Station, St Pancras, 1947

Part of the Aerofilms collection found on the Britain from Above site.

END OF THE LINE - Etching by Colin Bailey St Pancras station clock tower rises above the courtyard of Midhope House on the Hillview estate in Kings Cross in the 1980s. These 1890’s tenement blocks were “decanted” in the late 1970’s by Camden Council pending demolition. They were rapidly squatted by the survivors of the Tolmers Square and Huntley Street squats who fought a drawn out and often bitter battle with Camden council to save the buildings.

End of the LIne - Limited edition etching and giclee print by Colin Bailey

Limited edition giclee print by artist Colin Bailey. St Pancras station clocktower rises above washing hanging across of the courtyard of Midhope House in 1980s Kings Cross.

A pictorial history of King's Cross Station - Flashbak

King's Cross Station is named in honour of George IV. Fitting, perhaps, that our pictorial history of the grand London terminus (born: 1852) should feature many images of the Royal Family to-ing and fro-ing...

A deserted King's Cross Station in London during the Rail Strike

A pictorial history of King's Cross Station - Flashbak

King's Cross Station is named in honour of George IV. Fitting, perhaps, that our pictorial history of the grand London terminus (born: 1852) should feature many images of the Royal Family to-ing and fro-ing...

Workhouse records go online and reveal British roots of millions worldwide (including Britney Spears)

They reveal some of the most intriguing, shocking and downright bizarre family trees in British history.

The London Terminals: Kings Cross - London Reconnections

With the Overground, Crossrail and the London Underground upgrades having dominated the Capital's transport scene, it's easy to forget that the next few years will see major changes for its surface terminals as well. We start our look at London's Terminals with Kings Cross, where a major redevelopment project that arguably started almost fifteen years ago is now close to completion. It is a project that will reach an important milestone on Monday 18th March, when the new Western Concourse…

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Smith's New Map Of London c1830.

MAPCO Map And Plan Collection Online : Smith's New Map Of London c1830.

King's Cross, Great Northern Hotel C1900

Here is a view of the eastern side of the hotel, with the neo-gothic clock tower of St Pancras to its left. Shooting a photo from the same spot is now impossible as the whole area in front of the camera is covered by the new passenger terminal for King's Cross station. NB to take a trip around the two mainline stations and view the vehicles, architecture and fashions of a bygone age, see the full "King's Cross in the 1950's" set of pictures by clicking this link…

King's Cross, Great Northern Hotel C1900

Here is a view of the eastern side of the hotel, with the neo-gothic clock tower of St Pancras to its left. Shooting a photo from the same spot is now impossible as the whole area in front of the camera is covered by the new passenger terminal for King's Cross station. NB to take a trip around the two mainline stations and view the vehicles, architecture and fashions of a bygone age, see the full "King's Cross in the 1950's" set of pictures by clicking this link…

Hillview Estate squatters, London 1977

Hillview Estate squatters, London 1977

Argyle Street looking towards the tower of St Pancras Station (still from the film The Ladykillers (1955)

Argyle Street looking towards the tower of St Pancras Station (still from the film The Ladykillers (1955)