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I surmised to my myself while I read the from Clink Hostels inviting me to explore the area where their London based hostels are based. I walk through the station many times a week and even I raised my eyebrow in mirth thinking that there would be enough to do to warrant my daylight hours in this corner of London.
After all, Kings Cross to me is where I get my trains to Yorkshire and is the calling point on my return or as a jumping off point to go deeper into central London such as Soho. On one cold day in the beginning of November, I called in at Clink I remembered my sta y there, bringing a smile, when I stayed in one of the prison cells as the building that is Clink78 now used to be a courthouse.
It was a special day to be in Clink78 judging by the high activity seen in the lobby by staff who would be putting on the party of the decade. It would be the day when Clink Hostels are celebrating the 20 years of Clink and 10 years of Clink With a live band, 90s theme and a wealth of surprises, it would be a night to remember.
But also to celebrate this day, Clink Hostels has invited the ClinkBloggers17 to explore the Kings Cross area in the day time too. With the bloggers assembled, we headed off to the station first to our tour guide from Golden Tours who would tell us more about the history of Kings Cross — the good, the bad and the ugly.
I rather loved the guide. There was something about her that made us believe that she was the living embodiment of Kings Cross and boy, did she know her stuff! An inner district in north London in the boroughs of Camden and Islington, this used to be a former red light district that has been regenerated since the s with the arrival of the Eurostar at London St Pancras station next door to kings Cross station.
A village known as Battlebridge, this used to be a crossing point of the River Fleet. For centuries, the area was just countryside until the s. The area grew prosperous and thrived until after the Second World War. Industry companies abandoned the district and thus the area fell into decline. It was so bad that by s, the area was known to be rife for prostitution and drug abuse and slowed down attempts to regenerate the area.
Until s that is. The government established the Kings Cross Partnership to fund regeneration projects and still to this day, the area is a major focus of redevelopment. Other than the Eurostar, offices and hostels began to open, cultural establishments such as The London Canal Museum, the British Library, art galleries and more began to draw investment in the area. This surprised me. Ever since I started visiting London since , I always thought that Kings Cross was a standard area and not a place of anti-social behaviour.
It goes to show how redevelopment can bring social and economic progress in the area. How about we look at some photos to show where we went in Kings Cross? As you can see, going behind Kings Cross station in the canals area can be utterly surprising to everyone. Clean, fresh and vigorous, Kings Cross is where you can feel London can lead the way forward. Hell, if Google has their office in the area. Thanks to Golden Tours for showing us around! After a morning spent walking off our feet Kings Cross district can be massive!
To stop the pangs of hunger to distract us while we headed off to our next unexpected delight of Kings Cross, we stopped off at Ruby Violet Ice Creams and Sorbets. How good does this look?! Just a short walk away from Kings Cross Station is a place where you will find your wishes come true. What does it do? Passing through the bar area, we walked into the cafe to find a table already set up for us. Are we doing crafts? The second one is my favourite. But as I grinned at the surroundings inside the cafe that was full of pop art and crafts, we were soon greeted with a scrumptious lunch!
Definitely needed after a good morning out in Kings Cross! Lunch over and tattoos suitable applied, I took a chance to explore Drink, Shop and Do and I definitely agreed with their messages… do you? So, where best to go in Kings Cross to yet another unexpected delight?
This suitably named, the Big Chill House. Found on Pentonville Road in Kings Cross, just a short walk from the Clink Hostels, the Big Chill House is a large bar that brings good people, good times and good music together. It can be used for any occasion really, whether it is an afternoon with your laptop they have laptop station here , after work cocktails on the roof terrace or planning a party to go wild. Us Clink Bloggers opted for the roof terrace to bask underneath the outdoor heaters on this November Day.
It was rather relaxing as we caught up with each other on our news and meet the new bloggers over a delicious pint or two. With the afternoon drawing in, it was time to get intellectual again and pay homage to one of the best British people in history — Charles Dickens. You can actually feel his presence in the house, the tumultuous life he led with his family and what antics he got up.
It was a moving experience to my surprise. But yet, there was still one more place to go before the TwentyTen Party started. With its quirky musical taste I kept singing out loud from disco to funk, the Simmons Bar is small but with a big personality. I was deliriously happy and I shrugged off the knowledge that pretty soon I would be finding many a weekend here trying to battle Dr Eggman whilst asking for another cocktail. This is where dreams are made of! Alas, it was soon time for the TwentyTen Party to celebrate 20 years of Clink and 10 years of Clink78 so it was probably a good idea to drag me away before I got too sucked into the game.
As I said, I pass through Kings Cross on a regular basis throughout the week and I never thought to check out what could be found here. But as I have been shown round thanks to Clink Hostels. I used to go through Kings Cross and never even realised what unique features were here! Amazing Pictures showing the beauty of king Cross London. I have been to King Cross London believe me it is far more beautiful than you can see in pictures. Trip to King Cross was one of my best trips. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
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So onwards we entered to explore just exactly what we would do today. As we sat down, the staff gave us list of instructions along with the menu. And I squealed. We would be making tattoo transfers! Check out my two creations. One of them was a bit too brand heavy, eh? Charles Dickens Museum With the afternoon drawing in, it was time to get intellectual again and pay homage to one of the best British people in history — Charles Dickens. Kathryn on December 21, at pm.
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