King’s Cross walking tour - Saturday 5 February 2022 10am

King’s Cross walking tour - Saturday 5 February 2022 10am

Regular price £14.50
Tax included.


Join Open City for a socially-distanced 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 Nick Edwards — 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 socially-distanced 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 incorporates the use of Zoom. Participants must bring a fully charged smart phone with internet connection, please read detailed tab info below. 


Nick Edwards is an architectural educator and change driver with 20 years experience creating innovative participation opportunities which encourage greater understanding of architecture, regeneration, planning, placemaking, active citizenship and sustainability.

Since studying architecture, Nick has spent most of his career working in formal and informal education demystifying built environment processes, changing perceptions and advocating for the role that communities can play in shaping and caring for their neighbourhoods. He joined the Open City team in February 2021.

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

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

While on the tour please follow the latest government guidelines to minimise risk to yourself and other attendees as well as adhering to the precautions Open City have in place to hep keep everyone safe. 

Due to the continually changing situation tours may have to be rescheduled at late notice. In the event your tour date is cancelled 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).

This is an in-person tour and the guide is with you for the duration. Zoom is used in order to help with social distancing and allow better spacing between participants.

Attendees must download Zoom to their smartphone before the tour. Bring your fully charged smartphone (with an internet connection) and headphones with you. Zoom joining info will be sent out to bookers 24 hours before the tour.

Get in touch with Adrianna at with any queries.