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Victoria Hall - Islamic Gardens at King's Cross

Victoria Hall - Islamic Gardens at King's Cross
(Photo: Anna Barclay)

The Garden

Victoria Hall is a Stanton Williams-designed student residence, commissioned by the Aga Khan Development Network. Two gardens are integrated into the building, forming part of a unique series of contemporary landscape-designed gardens in King’s Cross. The gardens at Victoria Hall capture the essence of the gardens of southern Spain (1st floor) and Morocco (8th floor). Ten gardens in total form a ribbon pathway of Islamic-inspired gardens in King's Cross: six gardens, terraces and courtyards in the Aga Khan Centre, two at Victoria Hall and two in the public realm, Jellicoe Gardens and Lewis Cubitt Square.

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Landscape Architect: Vladimir Djurovic

Visitor Information

Open
Saturday 10:00–16:00
Sunday 10:00–16:00
Activities
Gardens are only accessible as part of a 30-minute guided tour. The tours will be offered via a booking system (announced a month ahead of event). A film about the gardens featuring interviews with landscape architects will be on a loop. Refreshments will be served.
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Entrance
25 Canal Reach
Nearest postcode: N1C 4DD
Bus
390
Stations
King's Cross, St. Pancras
Cycle hire station
Handyside Street (Map)
Toilets
Disabled toilet on site
Access
Wheelchair users can access the first floor courtyard. However, wheelchair users will not be able to go out onto the 8th floor terrace, only glimpse it from entrance door.
Dogs
Working assistance dogs only
Conditions
Gardens only accessible on a pre-booked 30-minute tour (to avoid long queues).

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