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8–9 June 2019

8–9 June 2019

Victoria Hall - Islamic Gardens at King's Cross

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:30–17:00

Activities

Gardens are only accessible as part of a 30-minute guided tour. Four tours will be offered an hour for up to 40 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Last tour will be at 16:30. A film about the gardens featuring interviews with landscape architects will be on a loop. Refreshments will be served.

Entrance

25 Canal Reach
Nearest postcode: N1C 4DD

Bus

390

Stations

King's Cross, St. Pancras

Cycle hire station

Handyside Street (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Wheelchair users can access the first floor courtyard. However, wheelchair users will not be able to go out onto the 8th floor terrace, only glimpse from entrance door.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

Gardens are only accessible as part of a 30-minute guided tour. You may have to queue.

The Garden

Victoria Hall is a Stanton Williams-designed student residence, commissioned by the Aga Khan Development Network. Two gardens are integrated into the building, forming part of a unique series of contemporary landscape-designed gardens in King’s Cross. The gardens at Victoria Hall capture the essence of the gardens of southern Spain (1st floor) and Morocco (8th floor). Ten gardens in total form a ribbon pathway of Islamic-inspired gardens in King's Cross: six gardens, terraces and courtyards in the Aga Khan Centre, two at Victoria Hall and two in the public realm, Jellicoe Gardens and Lewis Cubitt Square. Please note that OGSW tickets will not be on sale at Victoria Hall. 

Landscape Architect: Vladimir Djurovic
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:30–17:00

Activities

Gardens are only accessible as part of a 30-minute guided tour. Four tours will be offered an hour for up to 40 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Last tour will be at 16:30. A film about the gardens featuring interviews with landscape architects will be on a loop. Refreshments will be served.

Entrance

25 Canal Reach
Nearest postcode: N1C 4DD

Bus

390

Stations

King's Cross, St. Pancras

Cycle hire station

Handyside Street (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Wheelchair users can access the first floor courtyard. However, wheelchair users will not be able to go out onto the 8th floor terrace, only glimpse from entrance door.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

Conditions

Gardens are only accessible as part of a 30-minute guided tour. You may have to queue.

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