A Lighthouse in King's Cross


A Lighthouse in King's Cross

Oysters were once sold here...or was that a fairground?

Location: Gray's Inn Road, N1 9AL

Description: Now this is a remarkable building on Gray's Inn Road, right next to Kings Cross railway station, and now in some need of a facelift.

Whilst at street level there's nothing unusual to see or indeed believe exists at rooftop level...until you look up!

Built in 1875, the lighthouse is something of an enigma - some claim it dates to when oysters were popular and the houses that sold them were marked with a lighthouse, others claim it is an old helter-skelter fairground ride.

Apparently, in days gone by the building was said to hold a secret underground room followed by a mysterious staircase which in turn led to a old tube platform...which may or may not be true.

But one fact we can rely on is...their is a lighthouse on top of this cool yet quirky building - worth a 'look up' me thinks!

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A Lighthouse in King's Cross

Oysters were once sold here...or was that a fairground?

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