14 September, 2022

What’s on in King’s Cross this Autumn

King's Cross

Since its regeneration in recent years, King’s Cross has become a thriving neighbourhood with 10 new public squares, dozens of high-end restaurants and retail outlets, and a buzzing cultural centre. We give you the low down on what’s happening in London’s most desirable district this autumn.  

 

Go shopping at Lower Stable Street Market 

Browse the stalls for everything from vinyl and art to one-off designer clothing and homewares at this weekly outdoor market. There’s heaps for visitors to peruse with a different selection of stallholders setting up shop each weekend, all handpicked by independent magazine-turned-store Kiosk N1C.  

Fridays 12-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm 

 

Explore your neighbourhood 

Learn more about King’s Cross – past, present and future – with this free talk and walking tour exploring how the area has been transformed from an industrial wasteland into an exciting cultural community. Run by the Visitor Centre on Stable Street, the tour will take in the new homes, shops, galleries and open spaces of King’s Cross, while discussing sustainability and estate management.  

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Immerse yourself in art  

King’s Cross is home to a rich programme of art installations and exhibitions, brightening up the streets and squares of the neighbourhood. Take in the latest Woven Wonders work by ground-breaking artist Sheila Hicks in Coal Drops Yard, on display until 16 October. The immense floating sculpture uses colourful ribbons to transform the space. Or keep an eye out for the Outside Art Project, one of the largest outdoor gallery spaces in London, featuring 24 ‘always open’ artworks on benches throughout King’s Cross. 

Take in the latest Woven Wonders work by ground-breaking artist Sheila Hicks in Coal Drops Yard

King’s Cross is home to a rich programme of art installations and exhibitions.

Find your jam at Lafayette 

If discovering fresh music is your thing, head down to King’s Cross’s newest live music venue Lafayette in Goods Way. Opening just two weeks before the pandemic hit in 2020, this 600-seater space is an intimate spot to watch emerging musicians. With acts taking to the stage most nights, there’s something to suit all tastes. Bathe in the dreamy pop sounds of Ghostly Kisses on 21 September, get your groove on to The Afrobeat Orchestra on 24 September or experience NME favourite Wunderhorse’s ‘indie joy’ on 20 October. 

Full listings at lafayettelondon.com 

 

Enjoy a brew at This is Tea Market (14-16 October) 

Celebrate Britain’s favourite drink at this speciality tea market at King’s Cross’s weekly undercover Canopy Market. The dedicated event will be packed with the best tea suppliers, tastings and demonstrations, including a lesson in how to make the most delicious tea-infused cocktails, together with live music. And when you have had your fill of tea, check out the rest of Canopy Market’s vast selection of independent producers selling fresh artisan food and craft drinks. 

thisistealondon.com 

 

Fill your cultural cup 

If you missed the seventh annual London Podcast Festival this month, don’t panic – King’s Place cultural hub has a packed programme of events all year round. Join comedian Deborah Frances-White AKA The Guilty Feminist for her smash hit comedy podcast (24 Oct) or sit back and listen to Henry Normal’s special brand of poetry, complete with jokes and stories (13 October). 

Full programme at kingsplace.co.uk 

 

Stay motivated with MW5 Bootcamp 

This intense outdoor exercise class, just a stone’s throw from Granary Square, is a great way to get fit if hitting the treadmill isn’t your idea of a good time. Participants should be prepared to flip tyres, swing kettlebells and battle with ropes at personal trainer Martin Whitelock’s 40-minute training sessions. Running on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, there are plenty of opportunities to squeeze in a weekly workout. 

Sign up at mw5fitness.com/bootcamp 

Get your theatre fix this autumn without having to leave N1C

Hit the dance floor at Spiritland 

This café and bar in Granary Square is a mecca for anyone passionate about music. And its relaxed atmosphere means you can enjoy the tunes while catching up with friends and sampling their small plates and cocktails. There’s an eclectic line up of DJs spinning records most evenings, playing everything from electronica and dub to country and hip hop. Check out Wolf Music on 17 September for funk and soul or Ari Luna on 24 September for psychedelia. 

See spiritland.com for more 

 

Take in a show at National Theatre Live, Everyman (6 October) 

Get your theatre fix this autumn without having to leave N1C. Everyman cinema’s latest National Theatre Live show on 6 October features new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) Jack Absolute Flies Again, about a pilot officer who flies home to win the heart of his old flame. Everyman redefines the cinema experience, allowing you to enjoy all the wonders of the stage from the comfort of a sofa. 

Tickets available at everymancinema.com/kings-cross 

 

Find your inner goddess at Blomma Beauty (16 October) 

As part of organic beauty store Blomma Beauty’s wellbeing events series, Goddess Hour is a chance to reconnect with your inner sense of calm. The exclusive retreat combines two hours of breath work, yoga and meditation with your choice of a mini facial or hand and arm massage. And with a range of special treatments and masterclasses being held until 31 October, there’s something for everyone. 

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