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Kings Cross to Clerkenwell – Building Monuments, Building Communities

24 June 2023

14:00 -16:00

Join Ben on a tour from Kings Cross to Clerkenwell, where you ’ll embark on a journey off the beaten track and through the city’s layered history. You’ll get to know the big people and the little people, and look at how their paths have been crossing through the centuries. What was once a run-down area, King’s Cross has been transformed.

The railways, a high point of Victorian confidence, are now flanked by newly built temples to modern capitalism. You’ll see how this has presented opportunities and challenges to public spaces and housing. In the second part of the walking tour, you leave the hustle and bustle of the railway stations and step off the beaten path into Clerkenwell, with its hidden alleys and tranquil squares. But don’t be fooled: these streets conceal a history of radicalism, riots, and alternative thinking that challenge the mainstream narrative.

60% of ticket sales go to Unseen Tours, a not-for-profit social enterprise providing opportunities for people affected by homelessness to curate and lead their own walking tours of London.

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£18, with £15 concession rate


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Meeting Point: Outside The Betjeman Arms pub, on the upper floor of St. Pancras Station, Euston Rd, N1C 4QL

The Betjeman Arms, Euston Road, London


Wheelchair accessible
Assistance dogs welcome

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