I spent a few hours visiting St Pancras, in the middle of the stoppage there (new bottom gates, refurbished top gates), and helping a bit to host visitors to the Waterpoint, which St Pancras Cruising Club had opened for the day.
The view from the waterpoint …
Gasholder apartments (not all sold yet – see here)
St Pancras basin, Javelin train in the background
The construction site for the new footbridge, which will end up just right of centre on the far bank
St Pancras Station, and the Crick institute for biomedical research
And now inside and around the lock …
Bottom stop planks. A bit of modern concrete, and unusually (sorry no photo) a bottom cill made from steel.
Invert, looked in good condition
Looking up the lock
Top paddle culvert
Looking down the lock