Feeling festive? From this afternoon, the Xmas edition of our print titles hits around a hundred north London shops, libraries, pubs, galleries and cafes. And once again, it’ll cost you absolutely nada.
Yup, we’re back with another bumper issue which also contains our new sister title Gasholder, a guide to all things King’s Cross, St Pancras, Euston – and beyond.
First things first: it’s business as usual on the Kentishtowner side, with a three-page look at the ten best eating and drinking outlets that have opened this year. And don’t fear – we unveil a readers’ top 5 too.
Elsewhere, we meet two brilliant locals: longstanding Fruit Bowl stallholder Sally Keable, who tells us all about her life and why she’s happy to stand in all weathers next to the tube station; and the man behind the hottest restaurant in north London right now. We snoop around Air Studios on Haverstock Hill, and offer seasonal tips for a pub crawl round Hampstead – and the best places to do the Xmas shopping locally.
And flip the issue over for the third edition of Gasholder, which profiles King’s Cross photographer John Sturrock, who has been documenting the changes in the area for many years.
We also tuck into dinner at hip new openings Dishoom and Greek Larder, holiday on our doorstep at the Great Northern Hotel right by the station, and meet the Jaunty Flaneur – a shoe-shine expert – who beavers away daily at St Pancras.
Still don’t understand the name? Simple: it symbolises both the area’s industrious past (there were once 23 of the magnificent Victorian structures) and its future, now that the iconic Gasholder No.8 is back in place. Even better, it’s set to be a forthcoming arts venue and park.
The joint issue of Gasholder/Kentishtowner is now available FREE at 100+ key pubs, bars, shops and cafes in nine London postcodes: N1, WC1, N1C, NW1, N6, N7, NW5, N19, and NW3 (see map and list below). If you like it, why not follow us on @gasholderLDN and check out the new site gasholder.london?