London Food & Culture



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

Twenty Twenty One

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


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


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


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


How did it actually start? A simple history of the London Underground

A new book by Mark Ovenden explores what lies beneath the streets of major cities including London, New York and Tokyo


London Canal Museum: the best-kept secret in King’s Cross?

Sure, it’s a little old-school but this waterside museum will surprise you with its history at every turn


King’s Cross gas holders helped photographer reconnect with his artistic roots

Photo-journalist Rick Matthews used the lockdown to rework photos of the area shot in the 1980s and 1990s