What’s in the free November issue of Gasholder?

Thought nightlife was dead in King’s Cross? Think again

issue-21-gh-coverLondon’s night-time economy is under huge pressure for its very survival at the moment. A perfect storm of stifling regulations, sky-high costs, changing technologies and a shortage of viable properties in decent locations means we’re in serious peril of losing our late night mojo.

Against this seemingly gloomy backdrop, in our new print issue we reveal a slew of reasons to be optimistic about our afterhours entertainment future.

King’s Cross – once renowned for its cluster of world famous nightclubs, and before that its rather less salubrious red light attractions – is emerging as a hotbed of innovative new nocturnal venues.

We visit brand new music-led hangout Spiritland, where DJs now play from early morning until the early hours on an impossibly hi-fidelity soundsystem. We also drop in to Slam, a glorious converted former chapel in the heart of the neighbourhood that’s now hosting next-generation theatre, comedy, spoken word and live music nights.


There’s also the inside scoop on the rebirth of the Water Rats venue, a top 10 of late-night venues – plus a barman at intimate LGBT haunt the New Bloomsbury Set speaks about the importance of preserving gay bars and how they’re making it work despite the challenges.

If you’re more of a daytime person, there’s still lots to enjoy, including the story of a New York-style High Line park, and the age-old question of the north/ south divide (in London, that is).

Grab your free copy from the outlets below:

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Fixed distribution units

UAL St Martin’s (entrance to the right of Caravan), Granary Square N1C
KX Visitor’s Centre, Stable Street KX Visitor’s Centre, Stable Street
Outside Tesco Metro, 21 Caledonian Road N1
Outside Euston Station, corner of Melton Street and Euston Square Gardens
Waitrose KX, Granary Square N1C
Outside Warren Street Underground station

Other stockists include

Urbanest Student Accommodation, Skip Garden Café, Dishoom, Greek Larder, Knight Frank office, FRAME studios, The Star of Kings, Pancras Square Library, The Lighterman, The Gilbert Scott (restaurant and bar), The Somers Town Coffee House, Camden Town Hall, Skoob Books, KCBNA (Marchmont St Community Centre), 06 St Chads, The Fellow, D.A.S.H Coffee, Drink, Shop & Do, Housmans Bookshop, Camino, The Poor School, The Big Chill House, Honest Burgers, Nido Kings Cross, The Surya Centre, The Lexington, Shaw Theatre, Unite Students, Sanctuary Students, Unite Students, Lincoln Lounge, Four Cup, Rocket, Sanctuary Students, Peel Centre, Grain Store

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