Postal area N1C

Postal area in/near King’s Cross, existing between 2012 and now

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Postal area · King’s Cross · N1C ·
FEBRUARY
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2018

Postcode N1C was a brand new postcode which arrived in 2012.

The area around King’s Cross has seen a huge amount of change over the past few years. It has been transformed from what was a run-down area into something new.

Spearheading this transition has been the transformation of St. Pancras station for the arrival of Eurostar and the launch of King’s Cross Central – a 67 acre development.

This consists of 8 million sq ft of mixed use space including offices, shops, homes and even a university. And in recognition of this scheme, a new ‘N1C’ postcode has been created specifically for the development.

The streets of N1C:
ArtHouse ArtHouse is a block on York Way.
Bagley Walk Arches Bagley Walk Arches is a location in London.
Bagley Walk Bagley Walk is a location in London.
Beaconsfield Street Beaconsfield Street is a road in the N1C postcode area
Broadfield Lane Broadfield Lane is a road in the N1C postcode area
Camley Street Camley Street runs north from King’s Cross.
Canal Reach Canal Reach is a road in the N1C postcode area
Cedar Way Industrial Estate Commercial area
Cedar Way Cedar Way is a road in the N1C postcode area
Chill Lane Chill Lane is a location in London.
Coach Road Coach Road is a road in the N1C postcode area
Coal Drops Yard Coal Drops Yard is a location in London.
Denton Street Denton Street disappeared under the construction of St Pancras station.
Elstree Street Elstree Street once laid off of St Pancras Road.
Freight Lane Freight Lane is a road in the N1 postcode area
Freight Lane Freight Lane is a road in the N1C postcode area
Goods Way Goods Way runs from Pancras Road to York Way.
Granary Building Granary Building is a location in London.
Granary Square A street within the N1C postcode
Gridiron Building A street within the N1C postcode
Handyside Street Handyside Street is a road in the N1C postcode area
King’s Boulevard King’s Boulevard is a road in the N1C postcode area
King’s Cross Square King’s Cross Square is a road in the N1C postcode area
Kings Cross Square Kings Cross Square is a location in London.
Kings Cross A street within the N1C postcode
Lewis Cubitt Square Lewis Cubitt Square is a location in London.
Lewis Cubitt Walk Lewis Cubitt Walk is a location in London.
Lower Stable Street Lower Stable Street is a location in London.
Midland Road Midland Road is a road in the N1C postcode area
Old Coal Yard Old Coal Yard is a location in London.
One Kings Cross A street within the N1C postcode
One Pancras Square A street within the N1C postcode
Pancras Road Pancras Road is a road in the N1C postcode area
Pancras Square This is a street in the N1C postcode area
Perry Street Perry Street was buried by St Pancras station.
Plimsoll Building Plimsoll Building is a block on Wollstonecraft Street.
PO Box 4 A street within the N1 postcode
Regeneration House Regeneration House is located on Regent’s Canal Towpath.
Regent’s Canal Towpath Regent’s Canal Towpath is the bank of the Regent’s Canal.
Rubicon Court Rubicon Court is a block on York Way.
Saxon Court Saxon Court is a block on York Way.
Smith Street Smith Street was buried under St Pancras station.
St Pancras Cruising Club St Pancras Cruising Club is a road in the N1C postcode area
St. Philip’s Way A street within the N1C postcode
Stable Street Stable Street is a road in the N1C postcode area
Stanley Building Stanley Building is a block on Pancras Square.
Tapestry Building Tapestry Building is a block on Canal Reach.
The Circle The Circle is a road in the N1C postcode area
The Gridiron A street within the N1C postcode
Tile House Tile House is a block on Beaconsfield Street.
Wharf Road Wharf Road is a location in London.
Wollstonecraft Street Wollstonecraft Street was the first name to be chosen from a naming competition by the developers of N1C.
York Road York Road was the pre-1938 name for what became York Way.


CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

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Fumblina   
Added: 21 Feb 2023 11:39 GMT   

Error on 1800 map numbering for John Street
The 1800 map of Whitfield Street (17 zoom) has an error in the numbering shown on the map. The houses are numbered up the right hand side of John Street and Upper John Street to #47 and then are numbered down the left hand side until #81 BUT then continue from 52-61 instead of 82-91.

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Reg Carr   
Added: 10 Feb 2021 12:11 GMT   

Campbellite Meeting
In 1848 the Campbellites (Disciples of Christ) met in Elstree Street, where their congregation was presided over by a pastor named John Black. Their appointed evangelist at the time was called David King, who later became the Editor of the British Millennial Harbinger. The meeting room was visited in July 1848 by Dr John Thomas, who spoke there twice on his two-year ’mission’ to Britain.

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Jeff Owen   
Added: 20 Mar 2021 16:18 GMT   

Owen’s School
Owen Street is the site of Owen’s Boys’ School. The last school was built in 1881 and was demolished in the early 1990s to make way for the development which stand there today. It was a “Direct Grant” grammar school and was founded in 1613 by Dame Alice Owen. What is now “Owen’s Fields” was the playground between the old school and the new girls’ school (known then as “Dames Alice Owen’s School” or simply “DAOS”). The boys’ school had the top two floors of that building for their science labs. The school moved to Potters Bar in Hertfordshire in 1971 and is now one of the top State comprehensive schools in the country. The old building remained in use as an accountancy college and taxi-drivers’ “knowledge” school until it was demolished. The new building is now part of City and Islington College. Owen’s was a fine school. I should know because I attended there from 1961 to 1968.

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Carol   
Added: 7 May 2021 18:44 GMT   

Nan
My nan lily,her sister Elizabeth and their parents Elizabeth and William lived here in1911

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Born here
Vanessa Whitehouse   
Added: 17 Feb 2021 22:48 GMT   

Born here
My dad 1929 John George Hall

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Lived here
Julian    
Added: 23 Mar 2021 10:11 GMT   

Dennis Potter
Author Dennis Potter lived in Collingwood House in the 1970’s

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Lena    
Added: 18 Mar 2021 13:08 GMT   

White Conduit Street, N1
My mum, Rosina Wade of the Wade and Hannam family in the area of Chapel Street and Parkfield Street, bought her first “costume” at S Cohen’s in White Conduit Street. Would have probably been about 1936 or thereabouts. She said that he was a small man but an expert tailor. I hope that Islington Council preserve the shop front as it’s a piece of history of the area. Mum used to get her high heel shoes from an Italian shoe shop in Chapel Street. She had size 2 feet and they would let her know when a new consignment of size 2 shoes were in. I think she was a very good customer. She worked at Killingbacks artificial flower maker in Northampton Square and later at the Halifax bombers factory north of Edgware where she was a riveter.

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BG   
Added: 20 Dec 2022 02:58 GMT   

Lancing Street, NW1
LANCING STREET

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P Cash   
Added: 19 Feb 2023 08:03 GMT   

Occupants of 19-29 Woburn Place
The Industrial Tribunals (later changed to Employment Tribunals) moved (from its former location on Ebury Bridge Road to 19-29 Woburn Place sometime in the late 1980s (I believe).

19-29 Woburn Place had nine floors in total (one in the basement and two in its mansard roof and most of the building was occupied by the Tribunals

The ’Head Office’ of the tribunals, occupied space on the 7th, 6th and 2nd floors, whilst one of the largest of the regional offices (London North but later called London Central) occupied space in the basement, ground and first floor.

The expansive ground floor entrance had white marble flooring and a security desk. Behind (on evey floor) lay a square (& uncluttered) lobby space, which was flanked on either side by lifts. On the rear side was an elegant staircase, with white marble steps, brass inlays and a shiny brass handrail which spiralled around an open well. Both staircase, stairwell and lifts ran the full height of the building. On all floors from 1st upwards, staff toilets were tucked on either side of the staircase (behind the lifts).

Basement Floor - Tribunal hearing rooms, dormant files store and secure basement space for Head Office. Public toilets.

Geound Floor - The ’post’ roon sat next to the entrance in the northern side, the rest of which was occupied by the private offices of the full time Tribunal judiciary. Thw largest office belonged to the Regional Chair and was situated on the far corner (overlooking Tavistock Square) The secretary to the Regional Chair occupied a small office next door.
The south side of this floor was occupied by the large open plan General Office for the administration, a staff kitchen & rest room and the private offices of the Regional Secretary (office manager) and their deputy.

First Dloor - Tribunal hearing rooms; separate public waiting rooms for Applicants & Respondents; two small rooms used by Counsel (on a ’whoever arrives first’ bases) and a small private rest room for use by tribunal lay members.

Second Floor - Tribunal Hearing Rooms; Tribunal Head Office - HR & Estate Depts & other tennants.

Third Floor - other tennants

Fourth Floor - other tennants

Fifth Floor - Other Tennants except for a large non-smoking room for staff, (which overlooked Tavistock Sqaure). It was seldom used, as a result of lacking any facities aside from a meagre collection of unwanted’ tatty seating. Next to it, (overlooking Tavistock Place) was a staff canteen.

Sixth Floor - Other tennants mostly except for a few offices on the northern side occupied by tribunal Head Office - IT Dept.

Seventh Floor - Other tenants in the northern side. The southern (front) side held the private offices of several senior managers (Secretariat, IT & Finance), private office of the Chief Accuntant; an office for two private secretaries and a stationary cupboard. On the rear side was a small kitchen; the private office of the Chief Executive and the private office of the President of the Tribunals for England & Wales. (From 1995 onwards, this became a conference room as the President was based elsewhere. The far end of this side contained an open plan office for Head Office staff - Secretariat, Finance & HR (staff training team) depts.

Eighth Floor - other tennants.


The Employment Tribunals (Regional & Head Offices) relocated to Vitory House, Kingsway in April 2005.






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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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Christine D Elliott   
Added: 20 Mar 2023 15:52 GMT   

The Blute Family
My grandparents, Frederick William Blute & Alice Elizabeth Blute nee: Warnham lived at 89 Blockhouse Street Deptford from around 1917.They had six children. 1. Alice Maragret Blute (my mother) 2. Frederick William Blute 3. Charles Adrian Blute 4. Violet Lillian Blute 5. Donald Blute 6. Stanley Vincent Blute (Lived 15 months). I lived there with my family from 1954 (Birth) until 1965 when we were re-housed for regeneration to the area.
I attended Ilderton Road School.
Very happy memories of that time.

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Pearl Foster   
Added: 20 Mar 2023 12:22 GMT   

Dukes Place, EC3A
Until his death in 1767, Daniel Nunes de Lara worked from his home in Dukes Street as a Pastry Cook. It was not until much later the street was renamed Dukes Place. Daniel and his family attended the nearby Bevis Marks synagogue for Sephardic Jews. The Ashkenazi Great Synagogue was established in Duke Street, which meant Daniel’s business perfectly situated for his occupation as it allowed him to cater for both congregations.

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Dr Paul Flewers   
Added: 9 Mar 2023 18:12 GMT   

Some Brief Notes on Hawthorne Close / Hawthorne Street
My great-grandparents lived in the last house on the south side of Hawthorne Street, no 13, and my grandmother Alice Knopp and her brothers and sisters grew up there. Alice Knopp married Charles Flewers, from nearby Hayling Road, and moved to Richmond, Surrey, where I was born. Leonard Knopp married Esther Gutenberg and lived there until the street was demolished in the mid-1960s, moving on to Tottenham. Uncle Len worked in the fur trade, then ran a pet shop in, I think, the Kingsland Road.

From the back garden, one could see the almshouses in the Balls Pond Road. There was an ink factory at the end of the street, which I recall as rather malodorous.

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KJH   
Added: 7 Mar 2023 17:14 GMT   

Andover Road, N7 (1939 - 1957)
My aunt, Doris nee Curtis (aka Jo) and her husband John Hawkins (aka Jack) ran a small general stores at 92 Andover Road (N7). I have found details in the 1939 register but don’t know how long before that it was opened.He died in 1957. In the 1939 register he is noted as being an ARP warden for Islington warden

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Added: 2 Mar 2023 13:50 GMT   

The Queens Head
Queens Head demolished and a NISA supermarket and flats built in its place.

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Mike   
Added: 28 Feb 2023 18:09 GMT   

6 Elia Street
When I was young I lived in 6 Elia Street. At the end of the garden there was a garage owned by Initial Laundries which ran from an access in Quick Street all the way up to the back of our garden. The fire exit to the garage was a window leading into our garden. 6 Elia Street was owned by Initial Laundry.

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Fumblina   
Added: 21 Feb 2023 11:39 GMT   

Error on 1800 map numbering for John Street
The 1800 map of Whitfield Street (17 zoom) has an error in the numbering shown on the map. The houses are numbered up the right hand side of John Street and Upper John Street to #47 and then are numbered down the left hand side until #81 BUT then continue from 52-61 instead of 82-91.

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Scott Hatton   
Added: 30 Jan 2023 11:28 GMT   

The Beatles on a London rooftop
The Beatles’ rooftop concert took place on the rooftop of the Apple Corps building in London. It was their final public performance as a band and was unannounced, attracting a crowd of onlookers. The concert lasted for 42 minutes and included nine songs. The concert is remembered as a seminal moment in the history of rock music and remains one of the most famous rock performances of all time.

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Agar Town Agar Town was a short-lived area, built in the 1840s, of St Pancras.
Old St Pancras Churchyard Old St Pancras churchyard, served not only as a burial place for the parishioners but also for Roman Catholics from all around London.

NEARBY STREETS
All Saints Street, N1 All Saints Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
All Saints Walk, SE15 All Saints Walk is a location in London.
ArtHouse, N1C ArtHouse is a block on York Way.
Bagley Walk Arches, N1C Bagley Walk Arches is a location in London.
Bagley Walk, N1C Bagley Walk is a location in London.
Battlebridge Court, N1 Battlebridge Court is sited on Wharfdale Road.
Beaconsfield Street, N1C Beaconsfield Street is a road in the N1C postcode area
Bemerton Street, N1 Bemerton Street is a street of terraced houses to the west of the Caledonian Road.
Bingfield Street, N1 Bingfield Street marks the southern boundary of the Bemerton Estate.
Boadicea Street, N1 Boadicea Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Bridge Wharf, N1 Bridge Wharf is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Brydon Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Caithness House, N1 Caithness House is a block on Twyford Street.
Camley Street, N1C Camley Street runs north from King’s Cross.
Camley Street, NW1 Camley Street is a street in Camden Town.
Campbell Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Canal Reach, N1C Canal Reach is a road in the N1C postcode area
Cecil Rhodes House, NW1 Cecil Rhodes House can be found on Pancras Road.
Cedar Way, N1C Cedar Way is a road in the N1C postcode area
Charrington Street, NW1 Charrington Street runs south to north and is a continuation of Ossulston Street.
Chenies Place, NW1 Chenies Place is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Chill Lane, N1C Chill Lane is a location in London.
Clayton Crescent, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Coach Road, N1C Coach Road is a road in the N1C postcode area
Coal Drops Yard, N1C Coal Drops Yard is a location in London.
Coatbridge House, N1 Coatbridge House is a block on Carnoustie Drive.
Cooper’s Lane, NW1 Cooper’s Lane is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Cowdenbeath Path, N1 Cowdenbeath Path is a walkway on the Bemerton Estate.
Crinan Street, N1 Crinan Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Crofters Way, NW1 Crofters Way is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Delhi Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Dunoon House, N1 Dunoon House is a block on Edward Square.
Earlsferry Way, N1 Earlsferry Way is a road in the N1 postcode area
Edward Square, N1 Edward Square is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Francis Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Freeling Street, N1 Freeling Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Freight Lane, N1C Freight Lane is a road in the N1 postcode area
Freight Lane, N1C Freight Lane is a road in the N1C postcode area
Gatti’s Wharf, N1 Gatti’s Wharf is a road in the N1 postcode area
Gifford Street, N1 Gifford Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Goldington Crescent, NW1 Goldington Crescent is a street in Camden Town.
Goldington Street, NW1 Goldington Street is a street in Camden Town.
Goods Way, N1C Goods Way runs from Pancras Road to York Way.
Granary Building, N1C Granary Building is a location in London.
Granary Square, N1C A street within the N1C postcode
Granary Street, NW1 Granary Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Gridiron Building, N1C A street within the N1C postcode
Hampden Close, NW1 Hampden Close is a street in Camden Town.
Handyside Street, N1C Handyside Street is a road in the N1C postcode area
Havelock Street, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Julius Nyerere Close, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
King’s Boulevard, N1C King’s Boulevard is a road in the N1C postcode area
Kings Cross Square, N1C Kings Cross Square is a location in London.
Kings Quarter Apartments, N1 Kings Quarter Apartments is a block on Copenhagen Street.
Kinross House, N1 Kinross House is a block on Bemerton Street.
Lavina Grove, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Lawrence Place, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Lewis Cubitt Square, N1C Lewis Cubitt Square is a location in London.
Lewis Cubitt Walk, N1C Lewis Cubitt Walk is a location in London.
Lighterman House, N1 Lighterman House can be found on Wharfdale Road.
Lower Carriage Drive, N1 Lower Carriage Drive is a road in the W4 postcode area
Lower Stable Street, N1C Lower Stable Street is a location in London.
Medburn Street, NW1 Medburn Street is named after a farm between Elstree and Radlett in Hertfordshire.
New Wharf Road, N1 New Wharf Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Outram Place, N1 Outram Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
Pancras Road, NW1 Pancras Road is a street in Camden Town.
Pancras Square, N1C This is a street in the N1C postcode area
Pembroke Avenue, N1 Pembroke Avenue is the southern extension of Pembroke Street.
Pembroke Street, N1 Pembroke Street is a north-south street in the Barnsbury area.
Penryn Street, NW1 Penryn Street is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Perth House, N1 Perth House is a ten-storey block.
Plimsoll Building, N1C Plimsoll Building is a block on Wollstonecraft Street.
Ploughmans Close, NW1 Ploughmans Close is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Randells Road, N1 Randells Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Randell’s Road, N1 Randell’s Road is a road in the N1 postcode area
Reapers Close, NW1 Reapers Close is a street in Camden Town.
Regeneration House, N1C Regeneration House is located on Regent’s Canal Towpath.
Regent’s Canal Towpath, N1 Regent’s Canal Towpath lies along the canal of the same name.
Regent’s Canal Towpath, N1C Regent’s Canal Towpath is the bank of the Regent’s Canal.
Regents Wharf, N1 Regents Wharf is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Rubicon Court, N1C Rubicon Court is a block on York Way.
Rufford Street Mews, N1 Rufford Street Mews is a road in the N1 postcode area
Rufford Street, N1 Rufford Street is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Saxon Court, N1C Saxon Court is a block on York Way.
Selkirk House, N1 Selkirk House is the twin building of Perth House.
Somers Close, NW1 Somers Close is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Southern Street, N1 Southern Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
St Pancras Cruising Club, N1C St Pancras Cruising Club is a road in the N1C postcode area
Stable Street, N1C Stable Street is a road in the N1C postcode area
Stanmore Street, N1 Stanmore Street runs west from Caledonian Road.
Story Street, N1 Story Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Stranraer Way, N1 Stranraer Way is a road on the Bemerton Estate.
Tapestry Building, N1C Tapestry Building is a block on Canal Reach.
Terrett’s Place, N1 Terrett’s Place is a road in the N1 postcode area
The Macmillan Building, N1 The Macmillan Building is a block on Crinan Street.
Thornhill Bridge Wharf, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Tiber Gardens, N1 Tiber Gardens is a road in the N1 postcode area
Tile House, N1C Tile House is a block on Beaconsfield Street.
Tilloch Street, N1 Tilloch Street predates the Bemerton Estate of which it is now part.
Treaty Street, N1 Treaty Street was called London Street until 1938.
Trematon Walk, N1 A street within the N1C postcode
Twyford Street, N1 Twyford Street is a road in the N1 postcode area
Unity Mews, NW1 Unity Mews is a road in the NW1 postcode area
Vibart Walk, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Weavers Way, NW1 Weavers Way is part of the Elm Village estate.
Wellington Square, N1 Wellington Square is a road in the N1 postcode area
Wharf Road, N1C Wharf Road is a location in London.
Wharfdale Road, N1 Wharfdale Road is one of the streets of London in the N1 postal area.
Wheeler Gardens, N1 A street within the N1 postcode
Wollstonecraft Street, N1C Wollstonecraft Street was the first name to be chosen from a naming competition by the developers of N1C.
York Road Curve, N1 York Road Curve is a road in the N1 postcode area
York Road, N1C York Road was the pre-1938 name for what became York Way.
York Way Court, N1 York Way Court is a block on York Way Court.
York Way, N1 York Way has been a thoroughfare since the twelfth century.

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Agar Town (1857)
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Agar Town (1857)
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St. Paul’s Road - now Agar Grove (c.1905)
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Goods Way - old sign
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The Brill Market in Somers Town (1858) Centre stage in this engraving of a busy market scene is the Brill Tavern itself, situated at the end of Brill Row.
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York Road was the name for a ’lost’ underground station on the Piccadilly Line north of King’s Cross. The road it was named after has also changed its name (to York Way)
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York Road station when it was open. This used to be the first station north on the Piccadilly Line after King’s Cross St Pancras. Plans to reopen it have so far come to nothing.
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St Pancras Old Church claims to be one of the oldest sites of Christian worship in the world.
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