King’s Cross, North London

The Lighthouse Building at King's Cross

The Lighthouse Building at King's Cross

King’s Cross in North London was once known as Battle Bridge! Here a bridge once crossed the River Fleet, and it was here that Boudica headed her Iceni tribe in battle against the Roman Army then guarding the city of Londinium and it’s inhabitants.

The name King’s Cross comes from an unpopular monument erected to King George IV and a Cross that once stood on the site of the now King’s Cross station. 

Robert Morey continues his camera-walk around Londinium

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3 Responses to King’s Cross, North London

  1. Adrian says:

    Thats fascinating!, I have often wondered why it is named “Kings cross”

    Any idea what happened to the original monument?

  2. Patrick says:

    Thanks Aige, – people power ruled! The King became so unpopular with his subjects that eventually the monument had to be taken down!

  3. Patrick says:

    He was known as The Prince Regent… Later to become an unpopular King!

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