See a full-scale model of King’s Cross
There’s a full-scale model of the King’s Cross redevelopment that can be found inside the estate office, and it’s a bit of catnip for any fan of architectural models.
The model is there to show the estate to homebuyers and office tenants, but it’s also open to the public to walk around and show things off, so that’s what you should be doing.
It shows the whole redevelopment estate, from the apartment towers and student accommodation to the north to the junction with King’s Cross station below. The canal, minus the river boats, is here, as well as the recently added Pont de l’Espérance.
All in all, it’s so much fun to watch and point fingers at, for kids and adults alike.
The model is in the King’s Cross Visitor Center, which is on Stable Street, next to the north end of the Coal Drops Yard shopping arcade. It’s open every day and the staff were very happy to let me take pictures and gawk at the model.
While you’re there, if you visit before the end of March, inside Coal Drops Yard is the impressive full-scale model of central London of the NLA. This model will be moving soon, so visit it before March. Following its move, it will be on display at Westfield Stratford from the end of April.
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