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King's Cross St Pancras is the biggest interchange station on the London Underground, serving six lines on four pairs of tracks as well as two National Rail stations.

The first underground station at King's Cross opened as part of the original section of the Metropolitan Railway in 1863 and was rearranged in 1868 and 1926. New platforms for the sub-surface lines of the Underground were opened about 400m to the west in 1941 to make interchanging between the sub-surface lines and the tube lines easier; the 1868 platforms later became the former King's Cross Thameslink station, which closed on 9 December 2007 when the Thameslink service moved to St Pancras International.

The Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway (GNP&BR, now part of the Piccadilly line) platforms opened with the rest of the line in December 1906, while the City & South London Railway (C&SLR, now part of the Northern line) arrived in May 1907. The Victoria line platforms came into use on 1 December 1968 with the opening of the second phase of the line. The Victoria line escalators cut through the location of the original Piccadilly line lifts.

On 18 November 1987 the station was the scene of the devastating King's Cross fire. The cause was attributed to a lit match falling into, and setting fire to, an escalator machine room, combined with a then-unknown fire phenomenon of the trench effect, which caused the fire to explode into the station, killing 31 people. As a result, fire safety procedures on the Underground were tightened, staff training was improved and wooden steps on escalators were replaced with metal ones. The existing prohibition of smoking throughout the London Underground network was tightened. Due to the extensive damage caused by the fire, it took over a year to repair and reopen the station; the Northern line platforms and the escalators from the ticket hall to the Piccadilly line remained closed until 5 March 1989.

On 7 July 2005, as part of a co-ordinated bomb attack, an explosion in a Piccadilly line train travelling between King's Cross St Pancras and Russell Square resulted in the deaths of 26 people.

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Bloomsbury:   Bloomsbury is an area of the London Borough of Camden, in central London, between Euston Road and Holborn, developed by the Russell family in the 17th and 18th centuries into a fashionable residential area.
British Library:   The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. Its building at St Pancras was the largest public building constructed in the UK in the 20th century.
St Pancras:   St Pancras railway station, celebrated for its architecture, is built on the site of the St Pancras suburb of London.


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The 'Royal Blue' horse omnibus outside 5 Euston Road (1912):   The bus carries route information and an advert for Selfridge's. The shops behind, including Boots the Chemist, Stewart & Wright's Cocoa Rooms and the Northumberland Hotel, are covered in advertisements.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Albion Yard, E1 · Argyle Square, WC1H · Argyle Street, WC1H · Argyle Walk, WC1H · Balfe Street, N1 · Belgrove Street, WC1H · Bidborough Street, WC1H · Birkenhead Street, WC1H · Burton Street, WC1H · Caledonia Street, N1 · Cartwright Gardens, WC1H · Centa Housebirkenhead Street, WC1H · Clare Court, WC1H · Crestfield Street, WC1H · Crinan Street, N1 · Cromer Street, WC1H · Euston Road, N1 · Flaxman Terrace, WC1H · Goods Way, NW1 · Hamilton House, WC1H · Handel Street, WC1N · Harrison Street, WC1H · Hastings Street, WC1H · Henrietta Mews, WC1N · Hunter Street, WC1N · Jenner House, WC1N · Judd Street, WC1H · Kenton Street, WC1N · Kings Cross Bridge, N1 · Leigh Street, WC1H · Mabledon Place, WC1H · Medway Court, WC1H · Midhope Street, WC1H · Midland Road, NW1 · New Wharf Road, N1 · Northdown Street, N1 · Pancras Road, NW1 · Railway Street, N1 · Sandwich House, WC1H · Sandwich Street, WC1H · Seaford Street, WC1H · Shaftesbury Avenue, WC1H · Sidmouth Street, WC1H · Sinclair House, WC1H · Speedy Place, WC1H · St Chads Place, WC1X · St Chads Street, WC1H · Tavistock House North, WC1H · Tavistock Place, WC1H · Thanet Street, WC1H · Tiger House, WC1H · Tonbridge Street, WC1H · Wakefield Street, WC1N · Westking Place, WC1H · Wharfdale Road, N1 · Whidborne Street, WC1H · York Way, N1 ·


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Cruchley's New Plan of London Shewing all the new and intended improvements to the Present Time. - Cruchley's Superior Map of London, with references to upwards of 500 Streets, Squares, Public Places & C. improved to 1848: with a compendium of all Place of Public Amusements also shewing the Railways & Stations.
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John Rocque Map of London (1762) FREE DOWNLOAD
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