Pinboard: New free April print issue out now! Plus Bull & Gate, Spaniards Inn and St Pancras Old Church


1. New FREE April/May issue out Oh my days. The new issue has “hit the streets” officially, with co-editors Tom …



1. New FREE April/May issue out

Editors Stephen & Tom try to drum up a bit of business this morning. Tom, you can read it later!
Editors Stephen & Tom try to drum up a bit of business this morning. Tom, you can read it later!

Oh my days. The new issue has “hit the streets” officially, with co-editors Tom and Stephen once again performing a Krypton Factor-style hand delivery to around 40 local outlets.

It was also a very interesting anthropological experiment standing at the tube station this morning handing out copies. We shifted a few hundred (yay!) but fascinating how many people avoid eye contact, or push past, or even utter the odd swear word. And to all the lovely, friendly people who took a copy: thank you!

Please note we’ve also distributed today to: Phoenicia Food Hall, Owl Bookshop, Harry’s, Kentish Canteen, E.Mono, Soho Hip, Ruby Violet, Future & Found, Tufnell Park Tavern, Eeeny Meeny and Flavours, amongst others.


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The rest will be available later (by midday tomorrow latest) in pubs and cafes in west, east and lower Kentish Town, Camden and King’s Cross.

Next: The last week at the Bull & Gate. Sob.


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  • Joe C

    I’ve always found the row of shops on Fortess Road leading up from the junction with Kentish Town Rd to The Junction a little disconcerting:

    -the hat shop that never looks open
    -the thai restaurant that never seems to have any customers (but does seem to have a revamp on an annual basis)
    -the junk shop with the cage permanently outside (often with furry handcuffs on)

    Having previously lived in the piano shop that’s no longer a piano shop, it was a very odd road to walk along daily. Genuine new arrivals would distinctly improve that road.

    • Robin

      The hat shop? You mean the tailor Chris Ruocco? Try a bit later in the day. I think earlier in the morning Chris is busy organizing things at the men’s pond on the Heath. He has a harmonium (or some small keyboard instrument) in the front of the shop, and has specialized in clothes for musicians, including – most famously – George Michael in the Wood Green early years. Very much worth asking Chris for a Kentishtowner interview: has many stories to tell.

      • LM

        Agree – I knew someone who had a suit made by Chris and he mentioned Diana Ross used to pop in also.