King's Cross & St Pancras StationsHolborn

Kinhol one
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King's Cross & St Pancras Stations
Grid Ref TQ3025182975
Lat / Lon 51.53067° / -0.12362°
Easting / Northing 530,251E / 182,975N
Grid Ref TQ3053081510
Lat / Lon 51.51744° / -0.12014°
Easting / Northing 530,530E / 181,510N
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Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



15 Sep 2022 Summer

A really lovely Slow Way through leafy parks right in the middle of London. The mentioned by other reviewers, the bit between Cromer and Harrison Streets is in theory a gated estate, but when I was taking a photo of the 'Closed at 5pm' sign a passing man told me that it is rarely locked anyway. It's such a narrow slice, if you did find it locked it's a tiny detour around the block.
Super Slow Way - I will definitely use this to get around new time I'm in London.


04 Feb 2022 Winter

I liked this route quite a lot. As I walked from Holborn to King’s Cross, there was only a short stretch along major roads before much of the route stuck instead to quieter side roads. There were lovely little green spaces and squares, local clusters of shops, and some really pleasant streets for walking! I’ll note what the other reviewers did - I didn’t even notice the bit through the gated estate because the gates were shut, but I just walked around the block no problem. I did see people walking through on the other side, so I think it was open? Anyway, it was no problem to go around, too.

On the final approach to King’s Cross, it felt a bit goofy to be heading straight on to the building directly ahead and then turn right again before turning left on Birkenhead Street. I get why the route does it - to align you with a safe crossing of Euston Road. It’s a nice touch, but just know the route is right when it feels like you’re turning away from the station building you can see directly in front of you!.

Jane Taylor

13 Oct 2021 Autumn

Very good, surprisingly quiet, route which is probably faster to walk than to get the tube (unless you decide, as I did, to idle in the various gardens on the way).

One thing to bear in mind is it's not a 24/7 route: it passes through some gardens that close at dusk; and there is a cut through a car park with a sign saying 'gates open 08.00 - 17.00'.

For this reason I've gone for 4 stars rather than 5, because small detours may be necessary.

I walked from Holborn to Kings Cross on a Monday afternoon.
The route passes a couple of green spaces - Queen Square, Brunswick Square Gardens - without going in, but of course they are there to be enjoyed if you want.
The route does pass through St George's Gardens, which closes at dusk.
Between Harrison Street and Cromer Street the route cuts through a car park which is potentially gated - its a popular cut through for walkers and cyclists, but it may not always be open. The route line is a little 'off' at this point, the cut through is a few metres east of where the line is drawn. I've taken some photos.

The route approaches Kings Cross through Argyle Square, which used to be a notorious red light district, but seems quite gentrified these days.
I enjoyed this walk very much, and I would definitely walk it again.


28 Sep 2021 Autumn

I had walked many parts of this route on previous occasions but never made the link between them. This is a marvellous quiet route with a surprising amount of green space for such a central location. I walked it mid afternoon on a weekday and saw hardly any traffic at all.
If you are a fan of Brutalist architecture then a detour around the Brunswick Centre will be a treat, for more traditional work there are some fine facades around Queen Square and William Lethaby's monumentally scaled (ex) Central art school on the corner of Southampton Row and Theobalds Road.
While the amount of greenery makes this an amazing walk in summer, its tranquillity makes it worth following at any time of the year and probably takes little longer than disappearing down the Picadilly line.


03 May 2021 Spring

Quiet route avoiding all busy roads and taking in lovely St George's Garden. Some parts are closed at some times. There is a gate sometimes locked on the path between Cromer and Harrison. St George's Garden closed at dusk. Could shave a minute or two off the route using the path connecting Westfield and Cromer, missing out St George's Garden.

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