London Food & Culture


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


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


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


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

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

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

Russell Tovey King's Cross

45 minutes with Russell Tovey? Enjoy a free audio tour of King’s Cross

The acclaimed actor has launched a fascinating free guided tour of the area’s history


Coal Drops Yard: The early history

Historian Peter Darley reveals why this ambitious Victorian infrastructure looks as it does


The curious history of the Metropolitan Line

In this extract from How to Read London, author Chris Rogers looks at one of the main Tube lines to pass through King’s Cross


Walk the fascinating… Streets of St Pancras

Camden History Society have overhauled their Streets of Pancras walking guidebook to include the landmark transformation of the area