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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

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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

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Culture

Ibiza: the story of a fantasy island

In this extract from her book Adventures In Wonderland, author Sheryl Garratt on the white isle’s transformation into clubbing mecca

Design & Style

New pedestrian bridge to link Pancras square with Coal Drops Yard

This crossing represents the final step of reinstating the heritage of the Granary Square site

Books

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

Art

Emotional Support Card Shop: artist Andy Leek will design you a bespoke card for a friend

Pick up a unique card for a bezzie this weekend by the Notes To Strangers artist at his Coal Drops Yard pop-up store