London King's Cross Revisited Short course


In 2001, land-owners at King's Cross chose Argent as their development partners in the creation of a new mixed-use neighbourhood complete with its own postcode, N1C. Today, there are homes, offices, cultural venues, shops, restaurants, schools – and a signature destination, the University of the Creative Arts – all reaching completion.

On this short course, you'll get a guided tour of N1C. You'll explore buildings by leading architectural practices such as Allies & Morrison, Wilkinson Eyre and Stanton Williams.

You'll also see the mega-ground-scraper built for Google's HQ, designed by Thomas Heatherwick & Danish group Bjarke Ingels. Heatherwick’s ingenious ‘kissing-roofs’ designer shopping mall, known as Coal Drop, will be completed in 2019.

This course consists of a guided walk and a lecture.

Course details


  • Mode of study: Face to face
  • Duration: 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Start and end dates: To be announced
  • Location: King’s Cross, London


  • Single bookings: £105
  • Multirate (3 or more courses booked at same time): £90
  • APC rate: £70
  • Apprenticeship rate: £70
  • Retired rate: £70

What you'll experience

On this short course you'll cover:

  • An appreciation of the complexity of urban regeneration
  • Understanding of mixed use developments
  • An explanation of synergy provided by individual developments to other developments
  • The relevance of a sense of space and place in design


You'll be taught by David Thompson, a former Magazine Art Editor and now London Blue Badge Tourist Guide and City of London Guide. He lectures in the historic and contemporary History of English Architecture.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. 

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