King’s Cross walking tour - Saturday 2 July 2022 10am

King’s Cross walking tour - Saturday 2 July 2022 10am

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Join Open City for a walking tour exploring King’s Cross — London’s newest showcase of contemporary architecture and design

This insightful walking tour around King’s Cross Central— led by expert guide Maggie Baddeley — tells the story of the multi-billion regeneration project which has transformed 27 hectares of former railway land in the centre of the capital.

The walk will cover the planning, design and delivery of this new large-scale mixed-use district which is now home to Central St Martins College of Art and Aga Khan Development Network along with big tech media companies such as Facebook, Google and Universal Music.

Providing a safe and fun way for enthusiastic urbanists to explore the city in our pandemic era, this walking tour is part of a new series responding to the core themes of the Open House festival and wider Open City programme.

Masterplanned by Porphyrios Associates and Allies and Morrison, the district features an extraordinary variety of contemporary architectural talents including Niall McLaughlin Architects, David Chipperfield Architects, Coffey Architects, Eric Parry Architects, dRMM and Mossessian Architecture.

Landmark buildings featuring on the tour include Stanton Williams’ Granary Building, the Aga Khan Centre by Fumihiko Maki, Wilkinson Eyre’s Gasholders London, R7 office block by Duggan Morris, Bell Phillips’ competition-winning Gasholder Park and Heatherwick Studio’s iconic Coal Drops Yard.

This tour will examine the success of the project to date while also looking ahead to what the future for King’s Cross might hold.

Meet: Outside Vinoteca King's Cross, 3 King's Blvd London N1C 4BU. Duration 2.5 hours approx. Tour ends at Granary Square. This tour does not incorporate the use of Zoom. 


Maggie Baddeley is an associate at Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design, a design review panel member for Design South East and a built environment expert with the Design Council. She previously worked for Lichfields, and was involved as a planning consultant in Kings Cross Central for Argent and for the Guardian. Maggie joined the Open City tours team in 2012.

Tickets are non-refundable and tours go ahead, rain or shine. Please get in touch with Adrianna at tours@open-city.org.uk with any queries.

Concession pricing is available for those that are a student or unemployed. 

In the event your tour date is cancelled due to Covid you will be provided with the opportunity to book onto a rescheduled date, book onto another tour or held in credit (with no expiry date).