This is a time lapse video of the backstreets of King's Cross, London. It was made to assess the differences in the urban realm within just a few streets of each other; and how that space is impacted by people, traffic, and new development.
Before London expanded, King's Cross was previously a village known as Battle Bridge which was an ancient crossing of the River Fleet.
The name "Battle Bridge" led to a tradition that this was the site of a major battle between the Romans and the Iceni tribe led by Boudica. The suggestion that Boudica is buried beneath platform 9 or 10 at King's Cross Station seems to have arisen as urban folklore since the end of World War II .
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