This hidden park in King’s Cross will make you late for your train.
A skip and a jump from King’s Cross Station, are the gates of The Calthorpe Project — gates and a tree lined fence we must have seen hundreds of times walking down Gray’s Inn Road. So how did we not realise this was here?
Through the gates and over the bridge, winding trails lead visitors in and around the brush and gardens. A woman is sitting on her jacket on the grass, book in hand. A group of guys have donned fluorescent vests and are playing basketball on the court. Two giggling children whiz past on the mosaic tiled path, which leads to a wooden cafe where we meet Ana Carrasco, the Project’s fundraising and communications manager.