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Architectural Photo Walk including King's Cross St Pancras
Ken Kay / RIBA Collections available in RIBApix

Architectural Photo Walk: King's Cross St Pancras

Inspired by the theme of boundaries, discover some of London’s newest and dynamic public spaces. We will begin the day looking at books and articles from the RIBA Library Collections to explore developments across the King’s Cross locality. Then we will head off site and take up the challenge of capturing our own lasting images. For ages 18+ and all abilities.

About the Day

Explore one of London’s largest re-development zones on this architecture photo walk that focusses on the extensive regeneration of Kings Cross and St Pancras. Previously an industrial area defined by its rail landscape and dissected by the Regent’s Canal, the space has been re-imagined as a new urban quarter with many of its historic buildings conserved.

Participants will begin the day by looking at some of the important reference points within the RIBA Library Collections with books and articles that assess and review the development including specific locations such as Gasholder Park, Coal Drops Yard and Granary Square.

Next the group will travel to Kings Cross for a guided tour and use the 2019 London Festival of Architecture theme of ‘boundaries’ to inspire ways of photographing regeneration. Led by an experienced photographer, you will be challenged to translate your ideas into a series of lasting images before returning to RIBA for a discussion and a review of the images.

To see our Architectural Photo Walk taking place in August as well as our upcoming series of creative workshops, see our learning programme for adults.

About the Event

This event is led by photographer Anthony Palmer for students and adults aged 18 and over. It starts at the RIBA before taking to the streets.

This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to engage actively with architecture through drawing and is suitable for photographers at all levels, including beginners. Participants must bring equipment they are comfortable with including phones, tablets or cameras.

Online booking in advance is essential.

Please note: this is a photo walk that explores the contexts of photographing architecture, rather than the technical skills of photography. If you would like to focus on technical skills, you can sign up to our Architectural Photography Masterclass.


We strive to ensure our events are accessible for wheelchair users. Occasionally our offsite visits may involve steps and uneven terrain; please contact us to discuss the route for specific tours and events.


  • £60 standard ticket
  • £50 for RIBA Members, Students, or Friends