Before my unexpected move to Shoreditch in the summer I was a happy resident of Camden. I wrote about my fascination with this neighbourhood in some of my past posts such as the one on architecture and street art although one things I didn’t mention was my close proximity to the one and only King’s Cross.
Living within walking distance to this magical place was a godsend as you sometimes forget that people from all over the world come here on their holidays so it was a great reminder not to take beautiful things for granted.
King’s Cross has a certain kind of buzz about it. People from all walks of life spider out from it’s many entrances and whichever direction they choose, they’re bound to stumble upon something magical. St Pancras is a true marvel of British architecture while the walk towards Central Saint Martins is littered with small art projects that are sure to inspire.
St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel
Forming the frontispiece of St Pancras railway station is the majestic St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel. It first opened in 2011, but occupies much of the former Midland Grand Hotel designed by George Gilbert Scott which opened in 1873 and closed in 1935. If you’re a regular reader of Style Division you may remember a little lookbook that I did inside the hotel around this time last year and my love for the building has not died down.
I spent a few hours exploring the area and even put together a little video as there’s nothing better than having a few hours to kill and doing a spot of people watching. I keep coming back to this word ‘sonder‘ which is a word that describes the realisation that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. Let that sink in for a second.
Kings Cross Street Style
It wouldn’t be a Style Division post without a spot of street style although I only managed to capture a few photos that are worth sharing but with street photography a lot of it is about luck and it seems Kings Cross isn’t the most stylish place in the capital 🙂
I have such an abundance of photos from Kings Cross that this is just part 1 of a 3 part series. Let me know what you thought of the photos by tweeting me @StyleDivision or make sure to use the links below to stay in touch.