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Canopy Market all weekend in King’s Cross

Three days of food, music, vintage and more takes over the West Handyside Canopy just off Granary Square

Back this weekend and monthly hereafter. Photo: PR

Canopy Market dipped its toe into the waters of Granary Square last year – but now it’s here to stay. Which feels like a Good Thing.

And even better, it’s back for the three-day duration of the bank holiday weekend under the restored Victorian West Handyside Canopy. Y’know, the covered bit between UAL and Waitrose. Handy if it’s as cold as it is right now (or worse still, rains).

So why should you bother? Well, if you’re a fan of Stable Street’s Spiritland you’ll be able to kick back to the sounds of singer-songwriter Victor Vox, DJ Claire Kalvis and blues star Dakota Jim.

Once an appetite has been sufficiently raised, head forthwith to food traders like the Charcuterie Board, chocoholics Bad Brownie, or smelly (but lovely) Borough Cheese Company. Local gaff the Greek Larder, Casa Cannoli and Montadito will also each have a stand. Wash it all down with some vino, or a craft beer. Obvs.


Then, fortified, the shopping can commence. You can potter about for vintage finds at the Hendersons, as well as ethical products at Buy Impossible (Lily Cole’s social retail venture), before a peruse of designer-makers Cockpit Arts, and artworks from emerging illustrators handpicked by our fave gallery the House of Illustration.

And even better, you can do it all again next month.

The Canopy Market will be open Friday 28th April (12-8pm), Saturday 29th April (11am-6pm) and, Sunday 30th April (11am-6pm). It’s free to get in and will then run on the last weekend of every month.

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