King’s Cross walking tour - Saturday 10 August 2024 10am

King’s Cross walking tour - Saturday 10 August 2024 10am

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Join Open City for a walking tour exploring King’s Cross — London’s newest showcase of contemporary architecture and design

This insightful walking tour around King’s Cross Central— led by expert guide Maggie Baddeley — tells the story of the multi-billion regeneration project which has transformed 27 hectares of former railway land in the centre of the capital.

The walk will cover the planning, design and delivery of this new large-scale mixed-use district which is now home to Central St Martins College of Art and Aga Khan Development Network along with big tech media companies such as Facebook, Google and Universal Music.

Providing a fun way for enthusiastic urbanists to explore the city in our pandemic era, this walking tour is part of a new series responding to the core themes of the Open House festival and wider Open City programme.

Masterplanned by Porphyrios Associates and Allies and Morrison, the district features an extraordinary variety of contemporary architectural talents including Niall McLaughlin Architects, David Chipperfield Architects, Coffey Architects, Eric Parry Architects, dRMM and Mossessian Architecture.

Landmark buildings featuring on the tour include Stanton Williams’ Granary Building, the Aga Khan Centre by Fumihiko Maki, Wilkinson Eyre’s Gasholders London, R7 office block by Duggan Morris, Bell Phillips’ competition-winning Gasholder Park and Heatherwick Studio’s iconic Coal Drops Yard.

This tour will examine the success of the project to date while also looking ahead to what the future for King’s Cross might hold.

Meet: Outside Vinoteca King's Cross, 3 King's Blvd London N1C 4BU

Duration: 2.45 hours approx

Ends: at the western entrance to St Pancras, outside the Crick Institute

Maggie Baddeley is a town planner and chartered surveyor. She is a Public Practice Associate, working with Luton BC as a principal planning officer in the policy team.

She is co-chair of the Greater Cambridge Design Review Panel and joint vice-chair of the Essex Quality Review Panel. She previously worked for Lichfields, and was involved as a planning consultant in Kings Cross Central for Argent and for the Guardian.

Maggie joined the Open City tours team in 2012.

 

Tickets are non-refundable and tours go ahead rain or shine.

* Please check for any planned transport engineering works, planned strike action or large scale events that may affect your journey before making your ticket purchase *

If you find you can no longer make the tour for any reason we are unable to transfer you to another date, but please feel free to pass your booked place onto a friend to go and enjoy the tour in your place. 

In the event your tour date is cancelled you will be issued with a credit note (with no expiry date) that you can use to 

- book onto a rescheduled date
- book onto any other tour from our programme 

or you can request a refund. 

All ticket purchases are in support of the work of our organisation including our pioneering education programmes. We really appreciate your support! 

Get in touch with Adrianna at tours@open-city.org.uk with any queries.

Please select solidarity pricing to help Open City offer the concessionary tickets rate for student and jobseekers.

Our concession pricing (£9.50 for walking tours / £19.50 for boat tours) is available for students and jobseekers only. 

 

If you find you can no longer make the tour for Covid or any reason we are unable to transfer you to another date, but please feel free to pass your booked place onto a friend to go in your place. 

In the event your tour date is cancelled due to Covid or any other reason you will be provided with the opportunity to book onto a rescheduled date, book onto another tour, provided with a credit note (with no expiry date) or you can request a refund. 

All ticket purchases are in support of the work of our organisation including our pioneering education programmes. We really appreciate your support! 

Get in touch with Adrianna at tours@open-city.org.uk with any queries.