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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

A Sunday walk around St Pancras

By Area Coordinator Lisa Barr

This walk links gardens open on Sunday

1.7 miles – diversions may be in place due to ongoing construction work in the area

Please check garden opening times before starting your walk.

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This walk around the vibrant area of St Pancras will showcase a permaculture garden, a sustainable urban garden and the beautifully designed terraces of The Aga Khan Centre and Victoria Hall.

From King's Cross St Pancras, head north on Pancras Road and then onto Camley Street until you reach Alara Permaculture Forest Garden on the right, a garden tended entirely on permaculture principles.

Head back down Camley Street, this time taking Somers Town Bridge over Regent’s Canal, and enter Gasholder Park on the left. Enjoy this setting next to the canal amongst the naturalistic planting, before following the path round to Handyside Street, where the Aga Khan Centre – Islamic Gardens at King's Cross is located. Enjoy a guided tour around the stunning terraces, before heading through Lewis Cubitt Park to The Skip Garden, Global Generation. This moveable garden has been built from recycled materials, which mostly originated from the Kings Cross construction site. Stay a while for refreshments in their café before following Tapper Walk to Victoria Hall – Islamic Gardens at King’s Cross.

Victoria Hall
Victoria Hall (© Anna Barclay)

Head back to the station via Coal Drops Yard, an area where historic buildings have been reimagined and filled with inspiring shops and restaurants.