Here’s 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. My aim when it comes to King’s Cross: Avoid this ENDLESS corridor of walking.

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You know the one. It goes on and on and on and on and on.

2. This corridor is designed to relieve congestion, but it’s so so long.

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3. This map shows you the corridor:

4. If you’re changing tube lines, the secret is finding the old ticket hall.

All the lines are here: the Northern, Piccadilly, Victoria, Metropolitan, Circle, and Hammersmith & City Lines.

6. The problem is that all the signs point you in the wrong direction.

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For example, if you’re arriving in King’s Cross to change from the Victoria line to the Piccadilly.

7. Here’s another example:

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Do not – do not – take this entrance. You will end up in a never-ending corridor vortex. Honestly, you’ll be lost for days.

8. This is the right way. THIS WAY.

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11. Another sign you shouldn’t follow:

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

12. The old ticket hall, I tell you!

13. How do you find the old ticket hall? Simple.

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They’re the only honest signs.

14. Otherwise, you’ll end up doing this:

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15. What about the closed escalators that take you to the Northern line?

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16. Good point. Just take the lift (obviously giving priority to prams and wheelchair users).

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The escalators reopen in July 2015 but in the meantime this is another option.

17. Any more tips? Post them below!

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