MUST DO: a punk pop-up shop… at the British Library?

Plus a new pizza joint on Cally Road and free bike checks for locals

POP-UP: Punk shop at the British Library

Punk wares at the BL.
It’s like a 1970s record shop: punk wares at the BL. Photo: PR
Tomorrow sees the opening of the British Library’s pop-up shop, part of a punk season to mark the 40th anniversary of the seminal musical phenomenon spearheaded by its new exhibition, Punk 1976-78. Featuring a ‘record store’ style set up, the pop-up shop includes a 1970s replica listening booth lent by the Mick Jones Rock ‘n’ Roll Public Library, giving you the chance to listen to the rare vinyl on offer before purchasing. You can then climb into a classic photo booth with friends and take away a memento of your visit. Nice. Also available are rare limited edition prints from the legendary punk photographer Sheila Rock. Open daily till 6pm (some days 5pm, or later).From Fri 13 May – Sun 2 Oct. Full details here.

FOOD: New family pizza joint

Nenno: family pizza on the Cally. Photo: Nenno
At the foot of Caledonian Road is a new neighbourhood Italian joint to add to the fairly competitive eating scene in King’s Cross. This one’s schtick is that it’s less highfalutin than some new arrivals to the area, but nonetheless Nenno dishes up everything from risotto to spaghetti, octopus to buffalo mozzarella, with a wood-fired pizza oven too. 14 – 16 Caledonian Road, N1

CYCLING: Grab a free bike check

Bike checks
Bike checks mid-month, every month in N1C
If you’re a cyclist, did you know there are free monthly bike checks in Battle Bridge Place? Provided by the London Cycling Campaign’s Cycling services team, these MOTs are open to all two-wheeled fanatics who live, work or study in the King’s Cross area. They’ll check and tune your bike, carry out minor repairs and diagnose more complex problems. Or you get general advice on cycling and cycle route planning in London. The next one is Wednesday 18th May, 12-6pm. More info Battle Bridge Place N1C

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