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King's Cross Station

Opened in 1852, this station is made famous by the Harry Potter novels.

The Georgian House Hotel is a great place to stay if you are planning to travel through Kings Cross Station. This station is based in Central London and is easy to reach by bus or underground.
King's Cross Station

Location of Kings Cross Station

King's Cross station is a railway station in Kings Cross, north central London, United Kingdom. It serves routes to the North East of the country, including Cambridge, York, Durham and up to Edinburgh and Aberdeen, Scotland, via the east coast route.

It is adjacent to St. Pancras station. The Underground station serving both is Kings Cross St. Pancras, which was the scene of the King's Cross fire on November 18, 1987 in which thirty-one people died.

With Euston and Kings Cross Thameslink stations only a few minutes walk away, this area is a major transport interchange of north London. The new London terminus of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link is due to be built in the area behind King's Cross and St. Pancras stations. Eurostar trains are due to arrive there in 2007, in the second phase of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link Project.

King's Cross Station and Harry Potter

King's Cross features in the Harry Potter books of J. K. Rowling, as the location from which the Hogwarts Express train departs although the location used in the film version is actually Marylebone Station. There is a cast iron sign on a wall of the secondary building that houses platforms 9-11 that proclaims entrance to 'Platform 9 3/4'. The new British Library building is a short walk from King's Cross station.

History of King's Cross Station

Kings Cross was originally designed and built as the London hub of the Great Northern Railway, now Great North Eastern Railway or GNER. It was designed by Lewis Cubitt, and constructed in two years, 1851-1852, on the site of a former fever and smallpox hospital. It was opened on October 14, 1852. The original "Kings Cross" was a monument to King George IV.

There is also a Kings Cross train station in Sydney, Australia. The train station is on a part of the suburban rail network that runs underground. It is neither very big nor particularly well-known, but the area is well-known (some say "notorious") as the location of Sydney's red-light district. All underground lines cross King Cross Station.

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