Second print issue of Gasholder hits the streets today

The second print edition of Gasholder hits the streets of King’s Cross today, available free in over 100 shops, libraries, pubs, galleries and cafes across 10 postcodes

Issue two of Gasholder, on the flipside of Kentishtowner.
Issue two of Gasholder, on the flipside of Kentishtowner.
The new issue includes a rundown of the best longstanding local eateries you may have forgotten about in your race to Caravan or Grain Store (both excellent choices too, of course). Elsewhere MOBO nominated rapper Ghetts reveals his favourite venues in London, we meet hip streetfood vendors Club Mexicana, and uncover the sometimes shocking history of Housmans alternative bookshop.

Don’t understand the name? Simple: it symbolises both the area’s industrious past (there were once 23 of the magnificent Victorian structures) and its future, now that the iconic Gasholder No.8 is back in place. Even better, it’s set to be a forthcoming arts venue and park.

Meanwhile, flip the issue over for our other north London title, Kentishtowner. This month it’s a whopper of an Archway special. Check out the specially-commissioned front cover artwork by Franck Allais, meet a load of “Archwegians”, and soak up a five page guide that reveals the best cafes, pubs, eateries, shops and other attractions.

Archway-phobe? Fear not, as there are the usual exciting regular features: we revisit underrated local institution the Kentish Canteen, author Joanna Briscoe meets the owners of Dartmouth Park’s charming Truffles Deli, and our columnist Sarah Park delves into the perils of dating older guys.


Our new Free November issue, an Archway special
Free November Kentishtowner on the reverse, an Archway special

The joint issue of Gasholder/Kentishtowner is now available FREE at 100+ key pubs, bars, shops and cafes in eight London postcodes: N1, WC1, N1C, NW1, N7, NW5, N19, and NW3 and WC1 (see map and list below).

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Cafes & Restaurants
Shoe Shop, Bear + Wolf, Dirty Burger, Ruby Violet, Pizza East, The Fields Beneath, Mario’s Cafe, The Wine Cellar, Cafe Rustique, Housepresso, Truffles Deli, Kentish Canteen, E.Mono

The Grafton, Southampton Arms, Tufnell Park Tavern, Junction Tavern, Bull & Last, The Star, Dartmouth Arms, The Vine, The Pineapple, The Oxford, Lion & Unicorn, Abbey Tavern, Camden Brewery, Rose & Crown, Lord Palmerston, The Bluebell

Shops, Libraries & Galleries
Shreeji Newsagents, Soho Hip, Phoenicia, Jonathan Norris, Harry’s Fine Foods, Owl Bookshop, Flaxon Ptootch, Kentish Town Library, Queen’s Crescent Library, Queen’s Crescent Surgery, David’s Newsagent, Matt Townsend Antiques Emporium


Guanabana, Two Doors Down, Arancini Brothers, Doppio Cafe, Channel 22 Films, Casa Tua, Leyas, Coffee Jar, Cote Camden, DRAF, Tapping The Admiral, Lord Stanley, Colonel Fawcett, Roundhouse, Tower 47, Camden Lock Market, Ruby Dock, Karpo


Drink Shop Do, DASH coffee, Vegan Cafe, Canal, King’s Cross Visitors Centre, TED, Big Chill, Honest Burger, Poor School, King’s Place, Star of King’s, The Fellow, Housmans Bookshop, KC Continental, Camino, The Gilbert Scott, GNH Hotel bar, Lexington, Surya, Camley Street Park, 2 Pancras Square library and leisure centre, Parcel Yard, Canal Reach Canteen, Auto Italia


Future and Found, Spoke London, The Gate, St John’s Tavern


Bunny Little’s Bakery, Shillibeer’s, Pleasance Theatre, SKK Lighting, Vinyl Cafe at Tileyard


The Stag, Beetroot, Black Truffle


Smithy’s, 06 St Chad’s Place, Nivens, Paolina Thai Cafe, Half Cup, Lord John Russell, Moreish Cafe

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