Posts Tagged: kings cross

london, uk :: exploring King’s Cross

After the redevelopment of St. Pancras Renaissance hotel, the new Eurostar termainal, and the 5 year renovation of King’s Cross Station, things are definitely changing in this area. I was on a mission to check out Caravan King’s Cross situated in the Granary Building / Old Grain Store that just opened up days before we were set to fly back to Vancouver. A large part of Eat Street is still under contruction, but the food carts were definitely buzzing around lunch time which was a nice change from when we first visited last Winter. Pack a picnic and watch the dancing fountains at Granary Square or take a walk along the Regent’s Canal.

drink, shop & do

Another new London shop tour is up over on Poppytalk! Go check out Drink, Shop & Do near Kings Cross Station to shop for some handmade goodies while enjoying tea and cake (or a harder drink if preferred * wink *). This Sunday is summers ice-cream sundae sessions which you don’t want to miss! Check out my full post here.

And if you missed the first two shop tours of my four part series, catch up here – Hoxton Monster Supply Shop + Labour and Wait. As always, a thank you to Ana Maria for the beautiful pictures. You can visit her lifestyle blog here.

field trip :: drink, shop and do


A few months ago Robert and I headed near Euston Station to check out the Wills-Moody jumble sale. Afterwards, we decided to head into central London and jumped onto a nearby bus. I guess we didn’t check the map as we somehow ended up going the wrong way and found ourselves at Archway station. Anyways, the good news was that our bus went past Drink, Shop & Do, a cute cafe and shop close to Kings Cross.

Originally a bath house, Drink, Shop & Do is divided into two parts – front: handmade goods, craft supplies (e.g. yarn) and a counter selling sweets and ice cream / back: cafe and bar serving a delicious selection of sandwiches, cakes and beverages. The entire place is fitted with retro chairs and tables and food is served on vintage pyrex. Extra yum! The best part? Everything is for sale! Vintage themed tables, chairs, cake stands, plates and cups.. you name it!

Last Friday, Drink, Shop & Do hosted the etsy craft party where people could drop in and make their own pair of tropical earrings. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to stay as R had made other plans, but it was great to finally check out the space, grab a quick drink and meet some fellow Etsians. If you fancy making stuff, check out the ‘Do‘ section of their website as they have plenty of upcoming workshops such as Father’s Day cards, playing with clay, scrabble Sunday’s and pay what you can 50’s pin-up hair style night on June 23rd. For more details, check out their website here. Thanks for the great time!

images 3, 4 + 7 via Penny Dreadful Vintage