London's Cultural Guide

Must Do

Drink

MUST DO: Oktoberfest, German Gymnasium

Beer, giant curry sausages, more beer and, er, alfresco seating right in the middle of KX

Must Do

MUST DO: Camley Street Harvest Festival

Live music, a flaming bonfire, activities for kids, free food and drink. What’s not to like?

Film & Theatre

MUST DO: War & Peace Revival

Less than an hour on the high speed from King’s Cross is this quirky four-day festival

Art

MUST DO: Quentin Blake Gallery now open

It’s the only place in the world where fans can see a continuous exhibition by the seminal illustrator – and it’s in King’s Cross

Art

MUST DO: An arty day out on the Kent coast – for nada

Artist Julia Riddiough is inviting readers to join her for free on a tour that takes in Margate and Whitstable

Books

MUST DO: a punk pop-up shop… at the British Library?

Plus a new pizza joint on Cally Road and free bike checks for locals

Food

MUST DO: Casa Tua King’s Cross

The successful Camden cafe-diner has spawned a bigger sibling in a leafy corner spot behind the main drag

Eating and Drinking

MUST DO: CôBa restaurant, York Way

A contemporary Vietnamese restaurant has opened in a surprising location on York Way. We meet the chef-owner

Must Do

Curious? Free weekend festival coming to King’s Cross

The Knowledge Quarter is throwing a two-day jamboree this bank holiday and you’re invited

Music

Sound Connections: free live gigs at St Pancras

Wyles & Simpson launch a month of free live gigs on the train station concourse