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Kings Cross opened as one of the original Metropolitan Railway stations in 1863, the world’s first underground railway. Renamed Kings Cross St Pancras in 1933, it’s now one of the UK’s busiest train stations, handling over 77 million passengers each year.
Knut Henrik Henriksen’s Full Circle is a two-part permanent work created especially for King’s Cross St Pancras Underground station, commissioned by Art on the Underground and situated on Northern line and Piccadilly line concourses.
Get off here just to see the beautiful roof of St Pancras International station, which has been described as a ‘21st-century wonder’ and ‘the cathedral of the railways’. If you wander outside, look out for a nose affixed to a wall outside St Pancras Chambers. It’s one of The London Noses – an art installation made by Rick Buckley in 1997 consisting of replicas of the artist’s nose attached to famous buildings around London. The one at St Pancras is amongst the few that survive.
University of the Arts London’s Central St Martin’s college is now located 5 minutes from the station in a former industrial building.
Artworks are currently installed at the following stations