TRAVEL TUESDAY: KING'S CROSS, LONDON 🇬🇧
It is a fascinating area of the capital city, north of the river. It has a long history and it has gone through several changes (mostly for the better; though even during the bad times, many creative types found inspiration there). The British Library and Sadler's Wells (famous formal ballet and dance venue) are near by. KX = King's Cross!
- •How King's Cross got its name:Apparently, in the 19th century, there used to be a statue of King George IV there.
- •Gateway to the north:Trains to and from the north of the country depart/arrive from KX. And to and from Hogwarts, of course. 😉
- •Red light district:This was in the 1980s when it had an awful reputation for prostitution and drug addicts. I used to hate getting the train to and from Cambridge from there. And even though it was the fast train to Cambridge, I much preferred to use the service from Liverpool Street station... But it is NOT like that anymore!
- •Getting posh:The whole area is being regenerated, not least because of St Pancras International just up the road, which is where you can catch, as well as disembark from, the Eurostar.
- •Having fun:Lots of nice places to eat and drink (including Dishoom!); three theatres; SHOPPING!!!