Kings Cross around the world

Kings cross point We are not alone in North London living under the Kings Cross banner. Around the world there are several other Kings Crosses, each quite different.  Every day Google sends me an email of new stuff on the web that mentions Kings Cross which turns up some unusual places:

Kings Cross in Sydney is the best known other Kings Cross. 

'King's Cross has for a long time been known to most Australians as the drugs and red light capital of Australia.'

The steady stream of sex and violence news stories I pick up suggests it may even be worse than our KX was in the 1980s.  The Kings Cross Times covers events down under.

Kings Cross in Arran (pictured) is about as far removed from urban Kings Cross as it is to get.  A beautiful penninsula rich on Whiting Bay, with history.

'Whiting Bay is comprised of several districts- Kings Cross, Sandbraes, Auchencairn, Knockankelly, North, mid and South Kiscadale, Largiemhor, Largiemeanoch and Largiebeg. There is a lot of evidence of pre-historic habitation in the area; the Giants Graves are the best known. The Vikings left their dead in the burial mound at Kings Cross and an early visitor was Robert the Bruce who sailed from the Kings Cross to the mainland and to victory proving that there is nothing like a holiday on Arran to prepare you for the battles ahead.'

You can pick up a three bed house there for about £360,000, you can barely get a two bed flat for that here.

Kings Cross Lane in Nutfield Surrey seems very genteel, with loads of detached houses, but it recently appeared online due to the 'slowest police chase ever' where a policeman pursued on foot a stolen JCB digger down the Lane. The suspect was apprehended.

Kings Cross Apartments in Fayetteville North Carolina (map) are a charming American development with a gym, pool, tennis and volleyball courts.  Their marketing says 'Expect the royal treatment'.  I wonder how they are getting on in the property crash  i see you only need a $300 deposit.

In Dundee there is a Kings Cross Hospital, the old fever hospital – great old photo here.

Although not quite a place, Kings Cross Greeting Cards in Orem Utah has some lovely products.

And the Kings Cross bar in Cardif has been voted the best gay bar in Wales 2009

Does anyone have any other Kings Crosses they would like to share? Let us know through the comments.

Photo of Kings Cross Point, Arran copyright LJ Cunningham

About William Perrin

Active in Kings Cross London and South Oxfordshire, founder of Talk About Local, helping people find a voice online and a trustee of The Indigo Trust , Good Things Foundation and ThreeSixtyGiving as well as Connect8.
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