Name The New Streets Of King’s Cross

The old railway lands north of King’s Cross are currently one of the biggest building sites in Europe. Lift cores are rising from the dirt and cranes dominate the skyline, as the 64-acre site is transformed into a new business, retail and residential district. All these new buildings need new roads, and new roads need new names.

King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership today launched a competition asking the public to provide suggestions for up to 10 new street names. This is your chance to make a permanent mark on the capital. By way of guidance, the promoters list recently coined streets such as King’s Boulevard and Handyside Street:

So far, the street names chosen have had a clear link to King’s Cross, whether past, present or future, for example they relate to notable people, activities or events associated with the area. KCCLP believes that has worked well, but consideration will now be given to all sensible suggestions that are consistent with Camden Council’s guidelines on the naming of streets and those considered the most appropriate will form a shortlist.

The map above shows the streets in question, all to be created in the northern part of the development. To register your suggestions, read the information here and simply fill in the form by the end of May.

Our suggestion? Tennant Way and Lowe Street, named after The Pet Shop Boys. The duo not only wrote a song called King’s Cross, but also covered the aptly titled ‘Where the Streets Have No Name’.

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  • http://londonist.com/ Dean Nicholas

    Ladykiller Lane and Boudica Boulevard (historical accuracy be damned), for starters.

    • MattFromLondonist

      I get the references, but I doubt Ladykiller Lane will fit within “Camden Council’s guidelines”. Interestingly, though, nearby York Way was formerly known as Maiden Lane, until it was killed by the Victorians. So the setting for The Ladykillers was (obscurely) apt.

  • http://twitter.com/jemwrites Jemma Hughes

    I don’t mind just please please nothing Harry Potter related!

  • http://twitter.com/MonoLondon Rob Wood

    Fiction Street

  • MB

    I wholeheartedly endorse streets with Harry Potter hinting names…well, perhaps just one? 9 3/4 street?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=707690010 Giuseppina Solinas

    Pancreas Road….just to spice up confusion a bit :D

  • Williams Way ( after Kenneth W

    Williams Way ( after Kenneth Williams)

  • Max the Tax

    von Lucius Lane

  • http://twitter.com/linfword Linfword

    Don’t suppose a reappearance of Gropecunt Lane is likely?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=684442060 Claire Driver

    Prostitutes Passage?

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.powergibbs Paul Power-Gibbs

    Townsley Street named after the station officer from soho fire station who died attempting to rescue a lady in the ticket office at the kings cross fire.

  • Jono

    Gold medalist way

  • http://www.facebook.com/tommarr65 Tom Marr

    what about islamabad road lol or anything not british to fit in was in london the other day i am ashamed that this is supposedly the capital city

  • http://www.facebook.com/tommarr65 Tom Marr

    speak english avenue lol

  • David McGillivray

    The Ladykillers is the most famous film shot in King’s Cross and one of the best-loved British film comedies of all time. Of course there should be a Ladykiller Lane.

  • http://www.facebook.com/london.calling.7161 London Calling

    PROZZY ROAD

  • http://www.facebook.com/london.calling.7161 London Calling

    TRICK LANE

  • http://www.facebook.com/london.calling.7161 London Calling

    SLAPPER STREET

  • http://www.facebook.com/london.calling.7161 London Calling

    BRASS ROAD

  • http://www.facebook.com/london.calling.7161 London Calling

    HOOKER LANE

  • http://www.facebook.com/london.calling.7161 London Calling

    TROLLOP ROAD

  • http://www.facebook.com/london.calling.7161 London Calling

    COCOTTE ROAD

  • http://www.facebook.com/london.calling.7161 London Calling

    SCRUBBERS WAY

  • http://www.facebook.com/london.calling.7161 London Calling

    TART PLACE

  • ClarkF1

    Wilberforce Avenue after Mrs Wilberforce from The Ladykillers

  • Marie Harvey

    How about Pogues Parade after The Pogues who were founded in Kings Cross?

  • They call me Mr. Glock

    Winehouse Way