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.

1) If you're arriving on an overground train and heading to the Tube...

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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

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It’s as quick as you like

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=tzHQDGTQ6EQ.

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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:

2) Arriving in KX on the Victoria Line

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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.

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9. 3) Generally you just have to understand the signs are lying to you…

3) Generally you just have to understand the signs are lying to you...

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If you followed this sign and headed right, you end up in the never-ending corridor vortex.

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You’ll walk and walk and walk…

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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.

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