Kings Cross was previously called Battle Bridge

Called Kings Cross because of a monument built at the crossroads in the image of King George IV, but was torn down because “It was apparently much derided as a poor statue, an “uncomplimentary effigy of majesty” in the words of the Illustrated London News. Nobody, it seems, was sorry to see it go. ”

Might have been location where the Romans fought the Iceni tribe led by Boudicca.

Source: http://www.vaguelyinteresting.co.uk/?p=2059

Regeneration started with High Speed 1

A restoration attempt was made in 1829 called the Panharmonium project

(Can only find brief mention of the project, such as in this link: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=65568)

Places I’d like to visit

British Library (Euston Rd)

Kings place (York Way)

London Canal Museum (Riverbank near York Way)

Gagosian Gallery (Brittania St.)

Regeneration House, set to become the House of Illustration (Wharf Rd.)

The Godwin Tombs, St. Pancras Old Church. (Graves of Mary Wolfstonecraft & William Godwin, parents of Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein).


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