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The labyrinthine King's Cross has finally opened up, creating a brand new way through, handy for getting away from the Euston Road and exiting via the canal. They have decided to call it 'King's Boulevard', rather grandly described we feel.. The definition of a Boulevard according to Wikipedia is 'a type of road usually a wide, multi-lane arterial thoroughfare, divided with a median down the centre, and roadways along each side designed as a slow travel and parking lanes and for bicycle and pedestrian usage, often with an above-average quality of landscaping and scenery'. It's got quite a long way to go before it gets there, but this is still an exciting touchstone of what is to come in this part of the world.
And it is one of a very few Boulevards in London. The only other one we can find is somewhere off the Balham High Road.
The new road links serenely from St Pancras International up to the bridge over the Regent's Canal, heading towards the about to be finished shopping centre (Covent Garden style) and the stunning new home of Central St Martin's College of Art and Design. Close by are the offices of The Guardian and King's Place, the place to go for concerts of a classical and folk kind. Tucked away behind it all are two acres of wild green space, the Camley Street Natural Park, perfect for budding naturalists.
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays there are tasty looking pop-up food stalls at the canal end of King's Boulevard selling paella, kebabs and homemade chocolate goodies.