Kings Cross is one of the biggest interchange stations on the underground - the Northern Line (black line), Hammersmith & City (pink line), Metropolitan (maroon line), Circle (yellow line), Victoria (blue line) and the Piccadilly (purple line) all intersect here; two mainline stations terminus' are above the Underground here, Kings Cross mainline station - serving the East Coast and St. Pancreas - which is now the terminal for Eurostar.
This was the station the three suicide bombers entered before boarding trains in different directions on 7th July 2005.
I found out that lots of songs have been written about the station, that it features in a number of films and books - most famously at the moment the Harry Potter series (sorry I have never read any or seen the movies!) but I did pose for a photo shoot at the 9 3/4 platform.
I was meeting one of my closest friends there today for lunch - she was just coming down from Edinburgh for a business appointment - I met her at the foot of this monstrosity - aptly named the Meeting Place. I hated the actual statue but the frieze around the base of it was rather good, depicting the building of the underground and scenes through the ages.
We had lunch in The Betjeman Arms, on the terrace in the last sunny spot available. Sir John Betjeman is credited with having saved St. Pancreas station and a wonderful bronze statue and this gastro pub/restaurant honours his efforts. My friend had two hours before her appointment, which we spent chattering and eating (other girlfriends reading this will appreciate how easily this is done), then it was back to the grindstone for her in one direction and me in the other.....