Aga Khan Centre - Islamic Gardens at King's Cross
Aga Khan Centre (AKC) in King's Cross has six Islamic Gardens showcasing the diversity of Muslim cultures while celebrating classic Islamic garden design. They form part of a conceptual ribbon pathway of Islamic-inspired gardens in this area. There are two more at Victoria Hall (not available to visit in 2023) and two in the public realm; Lewis Cubitt Square and Jellicoe Gardens. The AKC gardens range from contemplative courtyards inspired by Andalusia and loggias inspired by the Middle East, to rooftop spaces inspired by South and Central Asia. The centre is home to the Aga Khan Foundation UK, Aga Khan University - Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, and The Institute of Ismaili Studies - all founded by His Highness the Aga Khan. There is also a new Art Gallery with a changing exhibition programme.
- Gardens are only accessible as part of a 45-minute guided tour that needs to be pre-booked. Tickets will be released at a later date.
10 Handyside Street
Nearest postcode: N1C 4DN
- Map of nearby bus stops
- King's Cross, St. Pancras
- Cycle hire station
- Handyside Street (Map)
- Disabled toilet on site
- Accessible disabled toilets and lifts. Some areas only accessible by stairs.
- Working assistance dogs only
- Gardens only accessible on a pre-booked tour.