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Granary Square
Art

Elsewhere? Granary Square’s 2022 winter installation

This 33 foot high structure is now in situ till the end of February

Film & Theatre

Review: A Single Man, Park Theatre N4 – new adaptation of Isherwood classic

Simon Reade’s stark new production is now on in Finsbury Park

Witness For The Prosecution County Hall
Film & Theatre

Witness For The Prosecution review: perfectly staged at County Hall

Celebrating five years this month, the courtroom setting ignites this production of Agatha Christie’s masterpiece

Music

Summer Sounds: 12 days of free gigs & performances in Coal Drops Yard

An eclectic programme of free music and shows hit the outdoor spaces of Coal Drops Yard

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