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Culture

Art

Woven Wonders: artist Sheila Hicks’ stunning Coal Drops Yard installation

This outdoor site-specific installation shimmies with colour, dynamism and vibrancy

Books

An all-night cinema? The fascinating history of the Scala

Film programmer Jane Giles on her personal relationship with the famous King’s Cross nitespot

Culture

Step inside the new winter sculpture lighting up Granary Square

Temenos is a striking new geometric installation created by trailblazing US-born artist Liliane Lijn

Eating and Drinking

Gas Station King’s Cross – and the story of its many incarnations

This canalside location has been home to a petrol station, Shrimpy’s, Chapel Down and now a brand new bar and terrace

Architecture

House Mill: the story of the UK’s oldest tide mill in Bromley-by-Bow

In an extract from new book London Explored, Mark Daly and Peter Dazely guide us round E3’s most scenic spot

History

Is Boudicca buried beneath Platform 10 at King’s Cross?

In an extract from his book, ‘Everything You Know About London is Wrong’, Matt Brown tells us why this legend is local hokum

History

9/11: an eye-witness diary from the Tribeca Grand Hotel

A personal account by former music publicist Stephen Emms, who arrived in New York on September 10th 2001

The exterior of Housmans bookshop
Books

5 Cally Road: immersive sound installation at Housmans radical bookshop

A unique way to learn about the pioneering King’s Cross bookstore runs until October

Art

Meet me at the Proud Little Pyramid? Adam Nathaniel Furman’s summer artwork

Furman’s mood-boosting installation kickstarts a six-month residency for the artist at King’s Cross

Health & Fitness

Try a week of walks exploring the borough with the Mayor’s Guides – for half price

Hear stories about King’s Cross, Bloomsbury, Fitzrovia and beyond – and learn how to become a guide yourself