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Kings Cross Tour

Explore the area undergoing dramatic change
  • Discover an area undergoing dramatic change
  • Follow in the the footsteps of Charles Dickens and Poet Laureate John Betjeman
  • Qualified London tour guide
90 mins linear walk
Not step-free
Private walking tour

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Meet your qualified tour guide Ian at Euston before embarking on a 90 minute private tour exploring the hidden histories of the area of King’s Cross including an iconic hotel, station and a library.

Ian will lead you through beautiful crescents and atmospheric Georgian side streets, sharing stories of literary greats such as Charles Dickens and Poet Laureate John Betjeman among others.

  • Start: Euston Station
  • End: King’s Cross Station
Your Guides: Ian McDiarmid
Your Guides: Rhona Levene
Your Guides: David Lloyd

Kings Cross Tour Reviews

S. Greaves
“We tend to think of Euston and Kings Cross as perhaps places we pass through to use the rail station, on occasion we have seen a show at the Shaw Theatre or an exhibit at the British Library. This walk/talk brought the area to life and told us about its fascinating history as a residential district and how modernisation has created attractive restaurants and places to visit. One of the good features of the walk is that we were given tips about excursions we could organise ourselves in the future, maybe a visit to a large and historic church crypt followed by a meal at a converted German gymnasium connected to the present day Olympics. Our guide managed admirably with a few enthusiastic football fans we met on our way and a sprinkling of rain too. Definitely recommended.”
S Molyneux
“I have walked around this area for years thought I knew it pretty well. However I discovered a row of stunning C19 shops and a wonderful C19 terrace I had never come across before. When visiting old friends like the British Library and the mainline stations I discovered lots of new facts and saw them in a new light. The guides historical knowledge was superb, his approach was friendly and informative.”
A Sullivan
“This is an interesting, informative walk around the Euston/Kings Cross area. I learned a lot even though I had worked in the area for 30 years. 7 or 8 main information stops, quite a short walk, took just over 90 mins. The leader Ian knows his stuff, easy to hear him despite the Central London ‘noise!’ Would recommend if you want to know more about this area/London, both past and present.”

Qualified London Tour Guides

Blue Badge Tour Guide
City of London Tour Guide Badge
City of Westminster Guide
Clerkenwell & Islington Guide
Camden Tour Guides Association


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