Gasholder No8 at King's Cross
The iconic guideframe of Gasholder No 8 frames the new park at King's Cross. Set among the landscape for over 150 years, the frame of this now obsolete gasholder has been painstakingly refurbished and houses a stunning new park for all to enjoy.
What makes it special
- Iconic design of a now obsolete piece of engineering
- Repurposed as a hub for the local area
- Stunning new park hidden in the heart of the capital.
Other things to do nearby
Visit the centuries-old family home of Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare’s wife, where new love bloomed. Savour the rural beauty of the place where Shakespeare’s wife grew up and lived for many years.
On his mother’s Tudor farm, experience the country life Shakespeare and Mary Arden herself would have known.
Stride out on foot to discover this beautiful, vibrant town.
Are you ready to safari and come face to face with some of the fastest, tallest, largest and cutest animals around? Visit the website
Be inspired at the site that was Shakespeare’s family home for 19 years, and uncover the fascinating story of the house that is no longer there.
Take a ride on this stunning steam railway through 16 miles of delightful Worcestershire and Shropshire countryside. Check out the route on the Severn Valley Railway website.
The splendid 12th land and 16th century house and gardens include a formal parterre, woodland walk and parkland inspired by 'Capability' Brown in the 18th century. Visit the National Trust website
Take time to explore Shakespeare’s childhood world, right where it all began. Explore Shakespeare’s childhood world where he was born and grew up. Hear tales of his life from our costumed guides.
Admire stunning period interiors in the house built for the next generation: Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna and her husband, physician John Hall.
London Wildlife Trust’s flagship reserve, it hosts pond-dipping and nature-watching sessions for children and its wood-cabin visitor centre is used by the Wildlife Watch Club (re-opens 2020)
Still waiting for your Hogwarts letter? Don’t worry, you can experience the next best thing at King’s Cross station.