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Culture

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

Art

Damien Hirst begins a year-long takeover of Gagosian King’s Cross

The seminal British artist kicks off an annual session at the Britannia Street gallery

Russell Tovey King's Cross
Culture

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

Community

King’s Cross: 5 things to look out for this spring

From the return of Granary Square’s grass steps to outdoor art, shopping and street markets in Coal Drops Yard

History

Coal Drops Yard: The early history

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

History

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

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Books

Independent London: 4 of the capital’s best small shops

In this extract from author Imogen Lepere’s Opinionated Guide to Independent London, four gems across north and east London