London's Cultural Guide

Culture

Music

Ghetts: my top 5 London venues

The MOBO nominee on where he likes to play and party, in King’s Cross and beyond

Art

Two to catch: Richard Serra at Gagosian and Auto Italia

Free this weekend? Soak up the current shows at these two excellent galleries

Film & Theatre

The Railway Children is coming – want to be in it?

The E. Nesbit classic comes to a specially built track-side theatre in King’s Cross this winter, and they’re looking for local kids to star in the show

History

‘I hope it will always retain its Londony London-ness’

Writer, artist and creator of our King’s Cross cultural map Sian Pattenden on her enduring love affair with the neighbourhood

Gas holders King's Cross
History

The simple story of a gas holder

Not familiar with these iconic Victorian structures? Here’s a brief tale of how they came to King’s Cross. Plus: a potted history of the area in 100 words

Art

King’s Cross: a cultural map by Sian Pattenden

The north London illustrator has exclusively drawn a visual guide to her pick of pit stops in the neighbourhood, from art galleries to restaurants and public squares

Art

See pop-up art – in a barber’s shop

Fancy something a bit different tonight? Longstanding Gray’s Inn Road men’s hair salon Vic’s hosts a pop-up week-long show by local collective A Brooks Art that brings together solo exhibitions by artist Sadie Hennessy and Julia Riddiough.