London Food & Culture

King’s Cross: a cultural map by Sian Pattenden

The north London illustrator has exclusively drawn a visual guide to her pick of pit stops in the neighbourhood, from art galleries to restaurants and public squares

Gasholder presents a King's Cross Cultural Map by Sian Pattenden
Gasholder presents a King’s Cross Cultural Map by Sian Pattenden

Take a good look at this handy map. We commissioned it for the front cover of our first ever print issue of Gasholder, which came out in September and was stocked in 100 outlets in north London, including 25 in King’s Cross.

Readers of our sister title Kentishtowner may recognise the artist behind it. Sian Pattenden is an illustrator, animator and author who has exhibited her art across the capital, and she’s exclusively drawn for us a visual guide to her pick of cultural pit stops, from art galleries to public squares.

So peer closely and you’ll see green oasis Camley Street Natural Park nestling near hip restaurant-ville Granary Square; and locals’ fave Chalton Street Market rubbing shoulders with Somerstown Coffee House. There are also arts venues like the Gagosian and King’s Place that you may not yet have visited. So hopefully it will inspire a new adventure, or two.

If you like the map, find out more about Sian in a recent interview here. And, if you love it and fancy a rather lovely limited edition print, why not head to our online shop?


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