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Built between 1934 and 1937, the Camden Town Hall shows the Neoclassical style of architecture. The magnificent building was designed by renowned architect A.J. Thomas and is a major landmark in Camden. Today, some parts of the town hall are available on rental basis for private events like weddings, receptions and parties. Call ahead for rental policies and details.
Popularized by the famous Harry Potter novel and film franchise, King's Cross Station and its Platform 9 3/4 is every bit as magical as you'd expect it to be. A place where imagination comes to life, although this might be a regular railway station, it does not stop hundreds of visitors each day, from taking pictures at the fabled entrance to Platform 9 3/4. While running into the pillar won't actually get you to the train to Hogwarts, you can in fact hop on to a train that will take you to various destinations around the country.
Built in 1865, the massive German Gymnasium on Pancras Road was an iconic structure built for the German Gymnastics Society. The building is believed to be the first purpose-built gym in Britain and has hosted indoor events of the 1866 National Olympic Games. Architecturally brilliant, the main exercise hall was a grand and elegant space with a floor to ceiling height of 57 feet (17.37 meters) and was home to long forgotten sports like Indian club swinging and broadsword practice. Today, the Gymnasium's spaces are used for exhibitions and events.
Tucked away in the bustling King's Cross area, St Pancras Library is a 20th-century Library inaugurated by The Princess Anne. It features a lending library located on the ground floor, a children's library and a reference library located on the second floor. The library offers books, CDs and DVDs along with free internet access to the visitors.
Mecklenburgh Square is a spectacular square situated in the King's Cross area of London. The square is named after King George III's Queen, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. The square is a designated English Heritage site and is flanked by many remarkable buildings and houses, and the Mecklenburgh Square Garden.
Although this park does get its regular supply of sunbathers, most of the visitors to this area tend to be from the hospitals and charities that surround the park. In addition, many students from the adjacent student halls make their appearance on the grass, keeping the area rife with life.
This original museum houses artifacts and photographs of London's inland waterways, and is housed in what was previously an ice warehouse. It was constructed around 1862 for Carlo Gatti, the famous Swiss-Italian ice-cream manufacturer, and features the history of the ice trade and ice-cream as well as the canals. It's a rare museum of inland waterways in the capital, and has permanent exhibitions on the River Thames and 'Measham' pottery. Special prices for groups are available if booked in advance.
Constructed in 1820, Battlebridge Basin is an archaic canal located on the waterways on the Regent's Canal between Hertford Union Junction and Cumberland Basin. It is surrounded many scenic residential blocks and is also home to the historic London Canal Museum, which provides deep insights into the history of the town. At a length of around 140 meters (460 feet), the basin provides significant views across the nearby tourist attractions and is an ideal place for an evening stroll.