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What was a King’s Cross boozer like in the 1940s?

The Scottish Stores on Caledonian Road has a fascinating story. We hear how one man has recorded his family’s long association with it

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Exclusive photos: Where Thomas Heatherwick will transform King’s Cross

Former Bagley’s nightclub prepares to raise the roof once more, as grand new design is approved for the Victorian-era Coal Drops

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A love letter to Gas Holders

While King’s Cross prepares to celebrate its gas holders with the opening of a huge new public park, elsewhere across the UK, these geometric landmarks are being scrubbed from our skylines forever

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Remember the TDK Cross Central festival?

We spoke to Richard Garrow Newport, reminiscing about his years throwing a huge all-night festival right in the centre of London

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Knowledge Quarter #6: Donne Robertson, Wellcome Collection

The final installment in our KQ introductory series visits Euston Road’s famous charitable trust

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What was King’s Cross like at the turn of the millennium?

Stephen Emms remembers a walk up York Way one evening back in 2002

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Knowledge Quarter #5: Martin Sach, London Canal Museum

Never learnt the fascinating history behind the inland waterways of King’s Cross? We meet the man behind the Canal Museum, part of our Knowledge Quarter series

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Amazing photos: inside Bagley’s nightclub in 2015

London’s biggest rave venue has sat silent for 8 years. We hit the dusty dancefloor and took a trip… back through time

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The Cross Nightclub: past, present & future

Work is underway to restore the historic Fish & Coal Buildings to their industrial former glory, but we won’t let their rave history go uncelebrated either

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What’s the British Library’s Magna Carta show like?

Why do two medieval Latin words still have such resonance? And how can a whole exhibition relate to one document? The answer is to go and see it this summer, says historian Richard Emms