Thursday, October 6, 2011

Directions to Eat Street Market, Central Saint Martins and King’s Boulevard from King’s Cross St Pancras

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  • Eat Street market stalls setting up in King’s Boulevard

King’s Cross St Pancras tube station is confusing and it’s not always easy to work out which exit to use to get to your destination. Back in August we launched an interactive guide and infographic to help people find their way around and cut down on walking time.

To help the hundreds of students and staff who started at Central Saint Martins’ new home in King’s Cross this week, we’ve updated our guide to show the location of CSM and King’s Boulevard, the new street which leads up to it.

Also this week Eat Street the street food movement announced that they will be “creating a twice weekly ‘micro-market’ of rotating traders to satisfy all tastes and budgets.” at the top of King’s Boulevard from 10am to 4pm every Thursday and Friday from today (Thursday 6th October). So that’s all the more reason to know how to find it!

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If you find the interactive guide a bit too geeky or complicated, here’s a quick summary of the directions to King’s Boulevard:

From King's Cross platforms 0-8
Walk up the side of King's Cross Platform 8 and follow the signs to Platforms 9-11. Continue past the 9-11 barriers to leave the station then turn right into King’s Boulevard.

From King's Cross platforms 9-11
Turn right out of the barriers and right again into King’s Boulevard.

From St Pancras domestic concourse
Leave the St Pancras domestic concourse using the main exit and cross Pancras Road using the pedestrian traffic lights and bear left into King’s Boulevard.

From St Pancras Eurostar
If coming from Eurostar Arrivals turn right, go past Marks & Spencer then turn right again to reach the Departures area. From Eurostar Departures leave St Pancras by the main exit (big wooden doors with the Paul café on the right), turn left into Pancras Road and walk up the outside of St Pancras station. Cross Pancras Road using the pedestrian traffic lights then bear left into King’s Boulevard.

From Euston Road (at the front of King’s Cross)
Enter the front of King's Cross station using the entrance next to Caffe Nero or the side entrance in York Way. Walk up the side of Platform 8 and follow the signs to Platforms 9-11. Go past the 9-11 barriers to leave the station then turn right into King’s Boulevard.

From the Northern Line
Leave the platform at the northern end (which means at the front of northbound trains and at the back of southbound trains), following signs for King's Cross, St Pancras and Regents Canal. Go up two escalators and through the barriers into the ticket hall. Leave the Underground using the steps opposite the barriers and slightly to the left. Go straight ahead for a few metres then turn right into King’s Boulevard.

From the Piccadilly Line
Leave the platform at the eastern end (which means at the front of eastbound trains and at the back of westbound trains), following signs for King's Cross, St Pancras and Regents Canal. Go up two escalators and through the barriers into the ticket hall. Leave the Underground using the steps opposite the barriers and slightly to the left. Go straight ahead for a few metres then turn right into King’s Boulevard.

From the Victoria Line
Leave the platform at the southern end (which means at the back of northbound trains and at the front of southbound trains), following signs for Euston Road and Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Circle lines. Go up the escalator and through the barriers. Turn right and go along the passage to the “new” ticket hall. Leave the Underground using the steps opposite the barriers and slightly to the left.Go straight ahead for a few metres then turn right into King’s Boulevard.

From the Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Circle Lines
Leave the platform following signs for King's Cross and St Pancras International, pass through the barriers and turn right. Walk along the passage, turn left when you reach some steps in front of you, pass through the “old” ticket hall and continue along the passsage to the “new” ticket hall. Leave the Underground using the steps opposite the barriers and slightly to the left. Go straight ahead for a few metres then turn right into King’s Boulevard.

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  • Bottom of King’s Boulevard

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View from nearest tube exit - entrance to King’s Boulevard is beyond the fence to the right