London Gets A New Street


Well, it’s more of a hill, but it’s called King’s Boulevard, and is the first of over twenty streets, bridges and town squares to be built behind King’s Cross station in the Regent’s Canal area. This is the place that existed only as a brownfield site in ‘Bryant & May On The Loose’. Eventually the hoardings will reveal entirely new city blocks.

Giant illuminated K-shaped seating lines the road, and there are boards explaining all of the area’s connections from Nell Gwynne to Frankenstein, with nary a mention of poverty or prostitution in site. And now there are 4,500 students using it, heading for the new Central St Martin’s College of Art & Design, which opened last week.

It seems city blocks are vanishing at the moment. Half a dozen great gaping holes have appeared in the centre of the city this month alone.

4 comments on “London Gets A New Street”

  1. jan says:

    the areas connections to vagrancy, poverty and prostition might not be pointed out but just wait till the local toms and tramps spot that giant k-shaped seating

  2. Helen Martin says:

    K shaped seating? This development is generally a good thing, isn’t it? Except for increased pressure on King’s Cross station. Construction continues apace here in the outer colonies, also. We’ve had the first of the autumn rainstorms so now that we have sunshine again the hammering, etc. has been redoubled in hopes of getting to lockup before the sun has abandoned us.

  3. Helen Martin says:

    So we searched K shaped seating & this web site was the only reference for it. What do you mean, Chris?

  4. admin says:

    There’s no reason why it would be mentioned anywhere, in the same way that no-one’s mentioned they’ve just opened a huge station entrance shaped like a flying saucer at the end of that road. Things have a tendency to just appear…

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