HOW TO WIN AT KING’S CROSS STATION AND NOT BE TAKEN FOR A FOOL
Since the redesign at King’s Cross I’ve managed to waste countless days of my life wandering around long sections of the station’s corridors completely needlessly. However I feel I have now cracked the system, and here’s how it works:
1. 1) If you’re arriving on an overground train and heading to the Tube…
… do not – DO NOT – take this entrance. You will end up in a never-ending corridor vortex. Honestly you’ll be lost for days.
Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=5nu-BlKD0gM.
Look’s innocent right? Don’t be fooled. …
This is the right way. THIS WAY
It’s as quick as you like
Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=tzHQDGTQ6EQ.
7. 2) Arriving in KX on the Victoria Line
If you’re arriving in King’s Cross to change to a different tube line remember there are 2 exits from the Victoria line platforms.
One exit means corridor vortex death. The other gets you to Northern, Hammersmith & City etc etc quick as a jiff.
The rule is: if you’re coming from the north (i.e. on a south-bound train), take the exit near the FRONT* of the train (see above). If going north, do the opposite. Here’s the sign:
Incidentally you can still take this exit if you’re looking for the Piccadilly line.
That’s right even though THE SIGN DOESN’T SAY PICCADILLY LINE you can still take this exit.
9. 3) Generally you just have to understand the signs are lying to you…
If you followed this sign and headed right, you end up in the never-ending corridor vortex.
You’ll walk and walk and walk…
Ignore the sign and head on and you’ll soon see (with a much shorter walk) the Victoria, Northern, Piccadilly etc
Are there more? I’m sure there are. Any ideas?
- Earlier I said “back” of the train. Idiot.