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Slow Ways linking King's Cross & St Pancras Stations and Angel, Camden Town, Euston Station, Highbury & Islington Station, Holborn

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King's Cross & St Pancras Stations’s five Slow Ways are 95% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 5/5
and surveyed: 4/5

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Camden Town—King's Cross & St Pancras Stations
Camkin one Enjoy me Distance 2km/1mi Ascent 18m Descent 9m
Euston Station—King's Cross & St Pancras Stations
Euskin one

Enjoy me Distance 1km/1mi Ascent 8m Descent 2m
Euston Station—King's Cross & St Pancras Stations
Euskin two Survey me Distance 1km/1mi Ascent - Descent -
Euston Station—King's Cross & St Pancras Stations
Euskin three Survey me Distance 1km/1mi Ascent - Descent -
Euston Station—King's Cross & St Pancras Stations
Euskin four Enjoy me Distance 1km/1mi Ascent - Descent -
Euston Station—King's Cross & St Pancras Stations
Euskin five Enjoy me Distance 1km/1mi Ascent - Descent -
King's Cross & St Pancras Stations—Angel
Kinang two Enjoy me Distance 2km/1mi Ascent 13m Descent 33m
King's Cross & St Pancras Stations—Angel
Kinang three Verify me Distance 2km/1mi Ascent - Descent -
King's Cross & St Pancras Stations—Highbury & Islington Station
Kinhig one

Double check Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 17m Descent 33m
King's Cross & St Pancras Stations—Highbury & Islington Station
Kinhig two

Verify me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 34m Descent 52m
King's Cross & St Pancras Stations—Highbury & Islington Station
Kinhig three Survey me Distance 4km/2mi Ascent - Descent -
King's Cross & St Pancras Stations—Holborn
Kinhol one Enjoy me Distance 2km/1mi Ascent 10m Descent 2m

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85% of King's Cross & St Pancras Stations’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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surveyed

9/12

verified

23 people have contributed to King's Cross & St Pancras Stations’s Slow Ways

3 people have pledged to walk and review a route

9 people have surveyed a route in King's Cross & St Pancras Stations

24km out of 24km have been walked and reviewed

124km of reviews have been shared in King's Cross & St Pancras Stations

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The route is easy to follow and runs for more than a third of its length on the canal tow path. There are several road crossings, but they are all with the aid of traffic lights or zebra crossings. A lovely route in daylight, but I would be nervous on a dark winter's evening....

Andy Redfern

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Very enjoyable, especially the canal section which was new to me....

Hugh Hudson

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Easy to follow, secluded and interesting...

David Sanderson

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It has the X factor of passing the grave of actor and comedian Joseph Grimaldi....

David Sanderson

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Walked from King's Cross (actually St Pancras for me) to Angel, the first of a six part group walk ending at Romford. A pleasant, easy and direct route. The highlight is passing through the Pentonville Cemeteray and Joseph Grimaldi's grave....

Hugh Hudson

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King's Cross & St Pancras Stations—Angel

David Sanderson added Kinang three, a new walk from King's Cross & St Pancras Stations to Angel

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Someone has picked out some quiet roads and a peaceful historic park through one of the busiest parts of town, much more pleasant than you might expect. A good way to get between these two busy stations....

Strider

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From Kings Cross with open squares, market and shops to Angel with shops and market via a peaceful canal side walk and quiet streets. Book shop in a canal barge, Word on the Water, was a gem. Temporary work on a path caused a slight diversion (25/8/23) easy to walk around, see map screenshot....

Strider

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Apart from either end of this route, it was very quiet, using mostly residential roads....

Mary Oz

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After a short time I left the towpath again via more stairs, to follow a quiet road under the railway, with the Gasholder Park and Coal Drops Yard being just the other side of the canal....

Mary Oz

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We then pass Brunswick Square before heading right along Handel Street to find the entrance of St George's Gardens, a former cemetery that is now a small park....

Hugh Hudson

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Our Goodgym group connected to this route from outside Granary Square (including the steps to the Regent's Canal), and following out to Camden Lock and Camden Town Underground station. A fine walk along a beautiful waterside. Camley Nature Reserve, Coal Drops Yard, Gasholder Park and Camden Lock are certain highlights on the journey....

Simon Fitzmaurice

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Our Goodgym running team ran from Angel to King's Cross following Regent's Canal. A beautiful route for a sunny Summer evening. Be wary for busy times, and tight sections under canalside bridges....

Simon Fitzmaurice

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Normally, I would stick to main roads and places I know, but this route takes you through some cut throughs and paths that wouldn't normally catch your eye....

Andy Redfern

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Unlike the other options this route needs you to cross the busy Euston Road twice, but it is the shortest route, other than the busy main road route, Euskin One....

Mary Oz

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This route managed to avoid any busy roads by using some pedestrian paths....

Mary Oz

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It's takes you on walking friendly and relatively quiet streets and paths to efficiently deliver you between two London transport hubs....

everydayduffy

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It avoids much of the busyness in the area, taking you through pleasant and quiet roads, parks and towpaths....

everydayduffy

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Interesting to note that due to having a heavy bag, I defaulted to the pre-Slow Ways way I'd have gone....

Hannah

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Our team of local runners from Goodgym Islington (a fitness and volunteering charity) ran this Slow Way on a dark Monday evening in January, with headtorches in tow. Barnard Park is also very dark on the approach to Richmond Avenue, as some of the floodlights seem to not be functioning at this time....

Simon Fitzmaurice

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Great route which uses the canal link between Kings Cross and Islington, very little traffic. Not as direct as the Pentonville Road but way nicer. Recommend....

Jane Taylor

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A well chosen route that takes you through some of the most affluent parts of Islington and a short pleasant stretch along the Regents Canal and into redeveloped Kings Cross....

Jo Wood

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The passageway off Phoenix Road was a little gloomy and whilst I was happy enough to walk down here in the daytime, I wouldn’t want to at night....

DaveHilton

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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....

Hannah

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King's Cross & St Pancras Stations—Highbury & Islington Station

mtormey added Kinhig three, a new walk from King's Cross & St Pancras Stations to Highbury & Islington Station

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You can't access Regent's Canal as drawn from Stable Street; there's no cut-through from the canal towpath to Bryan Street or from Bryan Street to Copenhagen Street as drawn; there's no path through Lonsdale Square; and the plotting at the north end of Compton Terrace Gardens could be slightly more accurate as well. I've uploaded Kinhig three, which is nearly identical but far more navigable and accurate....

mtormey

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Overall, it's an excellent route that nicely weaves its way through quiet neighbourhood streets. The towpath is lovely, as are the number of quiet squares and gardens to pass through along the way. A very nice way to get between these two points and one I'm happy to recommend as part of the network....

mtormey

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It’s direct, quiet, varied, and plenty interesting in such a short route. No complaints, full marks!...

mtormey

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Euston Station—King's Cross & St Pancras Stations

David Sanderson added Euskin five, a new walk from Euston Station to King's Cross & St Pancras Stations

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A really good use of the quieter streets to the south of Euston Road, packed with interested too. Even has a haunted pub half way! Accessible, deceptively direct, and safe....

David Sanderson

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My most used route between Euston and Kings Cross because of the link with, what for me, is the business end of St Pancras Station. Remarkably quiet, safe, direct and accessible...

David Sanderson

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This is the best route between Euston and King's Cross I think....

Derick Rethans

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It’s a nice easy to follow route along the backstreets between Euston and Kings Cross. This route takes you through the historic Somers Town too....

Slow Ways Darren

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Euston Station—King's Cross & St Pancras Stations

mtormey added Euskin four, a new walk from Euston Station to King's Cross & St Pancras Stations

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I walked this route from Euston Station to Kings Cross....

mtormey

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One might feel a bit dodgy for some, but I walked during the day so it was hard to judge how it might feel in low light....

mtormey

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It’s my proposal for a fourth route option, which goes south of Euston Road instead of north, as two and three go....

mtormey

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It takes the accessible, step-free route out to the front of the station, connecting with the buses and passing the Doric Arch pub in the process. You're only Phoenix Road briefly before turning to walk towards the British Library....

David Sanderson

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Most direct version of this Slow Way, so if you are in a hurry to get between Euston - St Pancras underground and Eurostar - Kings Cross, then this is the one to take....

David Sanderson

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Euston Station—King's Cross & St Pancras Stations

Ken added Euskin three, a new walk from Euston Station to King's Cross & St Pancras Stations

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Then, off the canal, the route follows somewhat an unexpected series of streets in behind King’s Cross and St Pancras stations, but it worked perfectly and I had no problem following it as plotted....

mtormey

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It's certainly direct, but it's also Euston Road. At least there is now a pedestrian crossing on Churchway, which at least makes it safe to walk....

Derick Rethans

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I didn't follow this route 100%, and went up on the east side of King's Cross Station as I was on auto-pilot....

Derick Rethans

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It works day and night (as Culpeper Park isn't locked at night)....

Slow Ways Darren

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This is slightly mis-drawn around Richmond Avenue as it sends you down a cul de sac, it's not far off though and Kinhig two corrects this so follow that one!...

Slow Ways Darren

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Some interesting features including a road of Egyptian Sphinxes, The local traffic calming is paying dividends as well making the route calm and traffic free. This is accessible at night too; although some bits feel quite remote....

Slow Ways Darren

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King's Cross & St Pancras Stations—Highbury & Islington Station

danravenellison added Kinhig two, a new walk from King's Cross & St Pancras Stations to Highbury & Islington Station

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Need to get between Kings Cross and Angel? This is THE way to go!...

danravenellison

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99% of this route is great, but it tries to enter/exit the north of Barnard Park in the wrong place. Kinhig Two corrects the tiny mistake which, if you are walking the route, is very easy to recover from!...

danravenellison

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So, I just uploaded this route which corrects a minor error on Kinhig One....

danravenellison

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Lovely walking along the canal from King’s Cross, easy and straightforward exploring once you get off the canal, and lots of stuff in Angel on the other end! We were happy to walk through the Angel market near the route node. Fantastic walk....

mtormey

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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!...

mtormey

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The Kings X Granary Sq development was a spectacular start, the canal section was being well used but not crowded, although you do have to be alert to bikes, as always on towpaths. Drops you right into Angel via quiet streets, a very nice route....

Hannah

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I knew that a government body had developed a route between these two stations that didn't use Euston Road, but I could never quite figure it out and follow it using only signs the council had put out. This Slow Ways route fixes that!...

mtormey

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This was very easy to follow, generally pleasant and once leaving the canal, used lovely quiet streets. I especially appreciated that the underpass under the railway (just past St Pancras) was clean and well-lit - this made it feel very safe....

lwatson

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I agree with the earlier comments - this is the more direct route, with euskin two being only slightly longer and a lot quieter. But this one does have at least one item of note - the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital. This is named after the first woman to qualify as a doctor in the UK, AND she also became the first female mayor....

Martin McGovern

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I agree with the previous reviewer - very pleasant walk on a mix of residential streets and the canal, when then leads on into the new development north of King's Cross. Should be manageable for wheels - a couple of slopes going on and off the canal are the only significant inclines....

Martin McGovern

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A good way to make the short walk from Camden to Kings Cross. Good use of the canal which is well used by the locals...

David Sanderson

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A walk I've had to make literally hundreds of times but the first time I've ever used this route....

David Sanderson

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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'. 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....

Jane Taylor

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There were a couple of roads by St Pancras that I was worried about as they were quite busy, but they had clear crossings and felt safe overall....

lwatson

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So much nicer that being jostled along the fume filled main drag between Euston and Kings Cross. It is signed all the way, very easy to follow...

LizMcBreen

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This is a lovely route between Angel and Kings Cross, it avoids the main roads, in fact it is mainly traffic free....

LizMcBreen

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This is a marvellous quiet route with a surprising amount of green space for such a central location....

porcovolente

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King's Cross & St Pancras Stations—Angel

[email protected] added Kinang two, a new walk from King's Cross & St Pancras Stations to Angel

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I have always enjoyed walking around this are of London, the area to the north of Kings Cross station is great for cafes restaurants and bars and more and more retail options keep moving into the area. The Regents Canal flows runs through this slow way which is a lovely piece of London to roam, you can also connect through overground to Angel and continue on the toe path all the way to Stratford or Paddington....

Henry

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The Canal has a ramp for access only on the Kings Cross side, so don't fully commit to the route if you don't want to navigate 20 or so stairs....

jbax

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The slightly longer cleaner air route (Euskin 2) is much more pleasant and worth the extra 2 minutes it takes....

Largecj

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Euston Station—King's Cross & St Pancras Stations

Largecj added Euskin two, a new walk from Euston Station to King's Cross & St Pancras Stations

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Much healthier route than walking the slightly quicker route along the busy Euston Road...

Largecj

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Could shave a minute or two off the route using the path connecting Westfield and Cromer, missing out St George's Garden....

Largecj

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It also runs along a busy main road while a small detour goes down quieter streets....

frogspawndawn

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Camden Town—King's Cross & St Pancras Stations

Slow Ways added Camkin one, a new walk from Camden Town to King's Cross & St Pancras Stations

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Euston Station—King's Cross & St Pancras Stations

Slow Ways added Euskin one, a new walk from Euston Station to King's Cross & St Pancras Stations

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King's Cross & St Pancras Stations—Highbury & Islington Station

Slow Ways added Kinhig one, a new walk from King's Cross & St Pancras Stations to Highbury & Islington Station

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King's Cross & St Pancras Stations—Holborn

Slow Ways added Kinhol one, a new walk from King's Cross & St Pancras Stations to Holborn

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King's Cross & St Pancras Stations’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ3025182975

Lat / Lon

51.53067° / -0.12362°

Easting / Northing

530,251E / 182,975N

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