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King's Cross, London - Streetstories

By Guardian News and Media Limited

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The lite version has 10 stories and can be downloaded anywhere with 3G or WiFi. If you have WiFi and want more audio, search for the free Streetstories Extra app.

King’s Cross Streetstories is an immersive audio walking guide with a difference.

As you walk through the streets of King’s Cross, London, the app will automatically activate stories relevant to your GPS location. Whether you’re a first time visitor or a local resident, walk with fresh ears and eyes as you hear tales - old and new - from this part of London.

Explore 10 stories taken from the Streetstories Extra version with 70. From Charles Dickens’s childhood to the 90s clubbing scene, we hear from artists, musicians, historians, architects and residents.

If you’d rather listen off-location, use the app in manual mode to access all the stories.

The app covers a section of King’s Cross and St Pancras.

Produced by the Guardian, whose UK offices are in the landmark Kings Place development in King’s Cross, the app provides an entertaining and atmospheric experience of the ‘Railwaylands’ area - rich in history, and rapidly regenerating.

Download the app now to hear the area's history.

Full feature list:
Multi-layered audio with sounds, music and stories
Features a selection of 10 stories from the full version (70 stories), including interviews with local historians, experts and local people. Stories include
Readings from Charles Dickens, set in the area
The sublime architecture of Gilbert Scott’s St Pancras
The areas seedy past - including interviews with former street workers
The Guardian’s home Kings Place, a cutting edge new arts complex
Custom map view: Stories are mapped with dots - use pinch and zoom to help navigate
Dual playback modes for on-location or off-location use. Autoplay uses GPS to keep track of your location, and auto-activate stories. Manual mode allows you to activate stories and listen from off-location by tapping on story dots
Locate me button: Pinpoint your position in autoplay mode

NOTE: We’d appreciate feedback on your experience and suggestions for how we might improve any future versions. Please leave feedback in the App Store or contact The app is developed in partnership with Calvium, Ltd.

Terms of use: All content on the King’s Cross, London - Streetstories app is © Guardian News & Media Limited. Terms of Use and Privacy Policy apply when accessing content through the app. For full details, please see or

Following your download of the app, the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy can be found in the "Information" area.

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Customer Reviews

Clever and fun

The Guardian HQ is near Kings Cross. So they should know of which they speak.

King's Cross, London - Streetstories
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  • Free
  • Category: Travel
  • Released: Mar 20, 2012
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 20.1 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Guardian News & Media Ltd

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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