Event: All Change at King’s Cross | SLA Europe

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Join SLA Europe on 19th June for a social event with a twist – a walking tour around Kings Cross – the site that everyone is flocking to since the arrival of the Eurostar.

P1000618[1]Join our Blue Badge Guide Rachel to explore the newly renovated St Pancras and King’s Cross stations and discover the secrets to the surrounding area, once London’s most notorious red light district. With the dramatic transformation of the two Victorian railway stations and neighbouring goods yards, the gothic splendour of the old Midland Grand Hotel, a German Gymnasium, film locations, a canalside nature reserve and the church which gave the area its name; there is something for everyone on this walking tour of the area. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Justis this event is free for SLA members.

On completing the tour, we will adjourn to Kings Place for drinks and social networking.

Our Guide

Rachel Kolsky is a prize-winning Blue Badge guide (www.golondontours.com) who is passionate about exploring London’s heritage. Her walks and talks cover a wide range of themes and areas but always focus on the ‘human stories behind the buildings’. Her first book, ‘Jewish London’, was published in March 2012.

P1020948(2)Having trained as a librarian, Rachel worked as an information professional in the financial services industry for over 25 years. Her work was recognised both at industry level with the award of Information Professional of the Year in 2006, and by her professional organisation, SLA, with the Membership Achievement Award in 2008.

With a degree in Politics and Modern History, Rachel’s love of research has always been linked to social history in particular and as a born and bred Londoner, this led her to train as a guide. She gained the Blue Badge for London in 2004, winning the prize for Best Written Paper.

When not guiding she is very much involved with her local independent cinema, The Phoenix, East Finchley, where she is a Trustee. Or she can be found on the high seas, speaking as a guest lecturer on cruises. For more details see www.golondontours.com

Date: 19th June 2013

Time: Assemble at 6:15 for prompt departure at 6.30pm

Price: Free for members, £10 for non-members (Due to the nature of this event, it will not be possible to take cash payment on the night. All monies must be paid in advance. Details to follow after booking)

Meeting place: Providing on booking

Registration: Registration is essential. Please sign up here

Our thanks go to Justis, for their kind sponsorship of this event.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Best wishes,

SLA Europe Events Committee