Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Yuppification of King's Cross projects
Met some friends for dinner last night at a swanky gastropub in the most incongruous location, bang in the middle of some King's Cross housing estates. The almost-completed Eurostar terminal nearby at St. Pancras is having the desired gentrifying effect. But it was rather odd to sit outside looking at a menu with items such as pumpkin, peach and aubergine thai green curry (and very nice that turned out to be) whilst the local gangsta wannabes raced around on their scooters and practiced wheelies on their mountain bikes.