The Anonymous Widower

Is This One Of The Most Useful Lifts In London?

This lift at King’s Cross station must be one of the most useful lifts in London’s extensive public transport system.

At the top-level it comes out into King’s Cross Square and it is a level walk to the following.

  • All the platforms in King’s Cross National Rail station.
  • The shops, which include Leon, Marks and Spencer, Waitrose and W H Smith, in King’s Cross National Rail station.
  • The taxi rank.
  • The Eastbound buses, which line up at their stops along the side of King’s Cross Square.

I was using it yesterday, to get a bus to Boots at the Angel, as I had a prescription to pick up. The 30 or 73 bus is quicker than the Northern Line, as that is a long walk and a road crossing at the Angel.

I’d arrived at King’s Cross on the Circle Line from Paddington and the bottom level of this lift is by the ticket gates under King’s Cross Square, that give access to all lines through King’s Cross Underground station.

There is also a middle level on the lift, that takes you under Euston Road to get a Westbound bus or gives you access to a step-free route to St. Pancras station.

May 5, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , ,


  1. I find the lift down to the Jubilee lines at Waterloo a real time saver: quickest way to the Jube from the train platforms I think (crossing concourse, down escalator past McDonalds, then through the wide gate and keep left, ignoring escalators). This the tube/station entrance is from ground level on Waterloo Road.

    Comment by MilesT | May 6, 2022 | Reply

  2. Lifts down to tube from ticket halls at Bond Street (side entrance) and Tottenham court road can also be quicker than escalators

    Comment by MilesT | May 6, 2022 | Reply

    • As in the case of AnonW’s comments about King’s Cross, in raising the usefulness of the lift to circumvent tortuous pedestrian routes between other interchanges I think you identify a useful subject to explore

      Comment by fammorris | May 7, 2022 | Reply

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