In 1850, Pancras Gasworks was home to Gasholder No. 8, the largest and most important gasholder in London’s skyline. This structure was then expanded in 1883, and at the time, was used to store the town’s gas, which was produced here using the coal from the Imperial Gas, Light, and Coca Cola Company. The gasholder was in fact utilised until the late 20th century.
In 2011, the iron columns from the structure of this hollow cylindrical cast were dismantled by a Yorkshire construction company, and rebuilt in a new location, on the north side of the Regent’s Canal overlooking Camley Street Natural Park, and St. Pancras Basin. The gasholder was then commissioned to Bell Phillips Architects, and Dan Pearson Studio, before being transformed into a magnificent circular park.
During the day the park is a lovely place to relax, have fun, and spend some time with your family, and friends. If visiting here in the evening appeals to you more, there are plenty of different events to enjoy.