St Pancras, Granary Square, Regent's Canals and Canopy Market

14 July 2018

09:45 - 14:00

St Pancras Station
St Pancras Station
Main Entrance from Pancras Road
London
United Kingdom
BA2 3AH

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We thought our July walk would be around the St Pancras area.   So much to see and photograph there:  St Pancras itself, Granary Square, Regent's Canal, the Pedestrian LED Subway between St Pancras and King's Cross and Gasholder Park.   Anyone for Platform 93/4 at King-Cross?   And we hope to exploref Canopy Market too....here's a link   - and as this walk coiincides with Bastille Day, let's hope for some French influences in the market as well....

We will meet at the Main Entrance to St Pancras from Pancras Road - easily visible on the attached map.  It is at street/surface level, opposite the German Gymnasium, across the road in sight of the Bird Cage & Swing.   A map of St Pancras Station is appended.    Time 09:45 for 10:00.

We then go to the Upper level of St Pancras Station, passing the Statue of Sir John Betjeman and then The Meeting Place (lover’s statue).   Don't miss the Tracey Emin work in front of the clock.  Exiting onto the Euston Road we can take in the gothic splendour of St Pancras Hotel. Did you know it was once scheduled for demolition? Sir John Betjeman helped save it. Before its renovation the Spice Girls shot one of their videos inside and it was used for a few scenes in a Batman movie….

 

Returning to our original meeting point at the Main Entrance via Euston Road, Kings Cross and Pancras Road, we will wait a moment for any stragglers to catch up. Going underground via an adjacent escalator, we make our way to the “art wall” tunnel with its LED lights. We exit at Pancras Square having traversed the full length of the Tunnel.

 

Continuing along the King’s Boulevard, we cross over the Regent’s Canal arriving at Granary Square. Here we find fountains, UAL, and Canopy Market. Canopy Market is usually found under the historic West Handyside Canopy, perhaps it may be ‘al fresco’ today?

 

A little way along Regent’s Canal towpath is our last port of call is Gasholder Park where we visit the former Gasholder No 8 and its park.

  

This is the “formal” end of the walkabout. You may wish to continue along the further along the towpath towards Camden or return to Granary Square to watch some tennis on the big canal side screen…some of us will make retrace our steps back Pancras Square for lunch or refreshments.   A visit to Platform 9 ¾ in King’s Cross is also an option ….

 

St Pancras and King’s Cross Stations both offer main line, local and international train travel (handy if you are going to Paris for dinner), Kings Cross St Pancras Underground station has 6 tube lines and many buses are available at street level.

 

Cancellation policy

This event is free, but numbers are limited. If you have booked a place and find you are unable to come, please e-mail the even organizer so that someone on the waiting list can have your place.

Hearing and access requirements

No special provision. This is a street event which is entirely outdoors, involving travel between the various locations.

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