Post Tagged with: "King’s Cross"

  • The new Kaleidoscope building opposite Kings Cross

    The new Kaleidoscope building opposite Kings Cross

    Overflow April 26, 2012 7:57 pm 19 comments

    Take one perfectly decent old building. Paint with migraine inducing colours and, hey presto, you have this clash of the old and the spew.

     
  • London’s bookshops: Housmans, a radical bookseller

    London’s bookshops: Housmans, a radical bookseller

    Culture April 10, 2012 3:43 pm 103 comments

    Just round the corner from King’s Cross station, technically on the Camden and Islington border but in reality in the nether space that exists around large stations, lies Housmans bookshop.   Housmans was founded in 1945 as a mail order book club for pacifists. As the fire of world war […]

     
  • Funky Buskers Kings Cross

    Funky Buskers Kings Cross

    Overflow March 16, 2012 3:12 pm no comments

    90% of buskers are a welcome addition to or streets in my opinion, but few go to the effort of having a three piece electric ensemble including drums and a super funky beat. It was all I could do to resist dancing there and then. Well done everyone.

     
  • Strange smoke near St Pancras

    Strange smoke near St Pancras

    Overflow March 2, 2012 9:00 am no comments

    Passing by the building works behind St Pancras I peeked through the fence and was surprised to see a long pipe pumping out smoke. The air was quite sweet and I did wonder whether it was perfume designed to mask something less fruity… anyone know what these pipes that leak […]

     
  • The best street food in London?

    The best street food in London?

    Overflow February 22, 2012 11:23 am no comments

    Tucked behind King’s Cross station we have a very strong statement – the best street food in London. Now, the food’s pretty good – so no disrespect – but the best? that’s a bold claim “Eat Street”, a very bold claim.

     
  • Action: Bikes Alive at King’s Cross. Monday 6th Feb.

    Action: Bikes Alive at King’s Cross. Monday 6th Feb.

    Event February 3, 2012 5:25 pm 100 comments

    King’s Cross Station, Monday 6 February, 6pm-7pm Dear friends of Bikes Alive, If you’ve been keeping an eye on the Bikes Alive website (bikesalive.wordpress.com), or if you follow Bikes Alive on Twitter (@BikesAlive), or if you’ve been picking up on Bikes Alive coverage on other websites, then you’ll know about the […]

     
  • Bikes Alive II: cyclists ‘go slow’ for road safety

    Bikes Alive II: cyclists ‘go slow’ for road safety

    News January 23, 2012 8:40 pm no comments

    Cycle campaign group Bikes Alive staged a second protest tonight ( #bikesalive) outside Kings Cross against Transport for London (TfL) inaction on dangerous junctions. The group say they intend to hold weekly protests at the spot from 6pm on Mondays until there is a commitment to deal with the junction between York […]

     
  • Protest: Bikes Alive 2: This Monday (23rd Jan)

    Protest: Bikes Alive 2: This Monday (23rd Jan)

    Event January 18, 2012 8:56 pm 4 comments

    BIKES ALIVE ANNOUNCES MORE DIRECT ACTION – RETURNS TO KINGS CROSS ON MONDAY 23 JANUARY Bikes Alive – the direct action campaign to resist the violence inflicted on cyclists (and on other people) by motor vehicles – is following up its blockade of the Kings Cross one-way system on Monday 9 […]

     
  • Bikes Alive highlight road safety

    Bikes Alive highlight road safety

    News January 10, 2012 1:26 pm no comments

    The newly formed formed protest group Bikes Alive held its first protest last night to highlight road safety for cyclists. The group stated that “Transport for London (TfL) is quite clear that it is deliberately putting cyclists’ lives at risk (not only passively, but actively by designing dangerous “cycle superhighways”), in […]

     
  • Event: Cyclist memorial Tuesday 20th December

    Event: Cyclist memorial Tuesday 20th December

    Event December 15, 2011 10:47 pm no comments

    On Tuesday 20 December 2011, from 6pm, cyclists, pedestrians, and friends and family of recent crash victims will gather outside Kings Cross station to remember loved ones and highlight the unacceptable death toll on the capital’s roads. The London Cycling Campaign, RoadPeace, London Living Streets, and prominent bloggers are inviting all Londoners to […]