Author Archives: Clare Hill

About Clare Hill

Clare is a writer and editor who lived in King’s Cross for a decade. She is passionate about local history, transport and food. Contact Clare by commenting on her posts or go to

Launch party for the Neighbourhood Forum

The Neighbourhood Forum for King’s Cross invites the local community to its launch event on Saturday 10 November at the muesli factory, Alara, in Camley Street. It runs from 2-6pm and there will be entertainment and refreshments. It was always … Continue reading

Posted in Community groups, Planning, Licensing and Regulation | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Deep Lee: one year on

A year ago to the hour, Deep Lee, 24, was killed after being hit by a lorry as she cycled to her studies at Central Saint Martins in King’s Cross. She became the 13th cyclist to die on London roads … Continue reading

Posted in Road Safety in Kings Cross | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

She’ll be apples

The London Orchard Festival takes place Sunday week in the green heart of King’s Cross – Camley Street Natural Park. London Orchard Project, the charity organising the event with the London Wildlife Trust ask: “Ever sampled a Merton Wonder apple, … Continue reading

Posted in Arts and Entertainment, Community groups, Food and Drink, Noticeboard, Wildlife and Nature, Young People | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hot corner: ‘revolutionary socialists’ open centre

The neighbourhood may well be cementing – or re-cementing – its status as a leftie hotbed lately with the opening of Firebox, an events space and café run by Counterfire, who describe themselves as a group of revolutionary socialists. Opening … Continue reading

Posted in Arts and Entertainment, Community groups, Current Affairs | 6 Comments

Apostrophe now

Yes, it’s the neverending debate over whether to punctuate King’s Cross. No ambiguity in where I stand. Even on this site we can’t all agree, and I stick to my own style rule within my posts. Advocates for leaving out … Continue reading

Posted in Kings Cross local history | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

More ‘rubbish’ art

Is King’s Cross on its way to becoming host for a menagerie of animals made from waste? The latest addition is Beatbox Dragonfly, a sculpture by local artist and resident Andrew Lee. It joins the “flotation” last week of Rubbish … Continue reading

Posted in Arts and Entertainment, Wildlife and Nature | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vanishing of the Bees at Camley Street

Free film screening tomorrow evening at Camley Street Natural Park, courtesy of Camden Friends of the Earth. Tuesday 10 July, 6.30pm 12 Camley Street N1C 4PW Free entry, donations encouraged, all welcome! Doors will open at 6.30pm with introduction at … Continue reading

Posted in Wildlife and Nature | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Keep it lowdown on the south side

So urge the conservation committees for King’s Cross and Bloomsbury and the Friends of Argyle Square. They have launched a campaign to protect the area of Euston Road facing the stations from becoming a home for tall buildings. It comes … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Planning, Licensing and Regulation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment