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Issue 100

A reflection on 2020 so far and what Coronavirus has taught us. Plus, a spotlight on the cultural offerings in King's Cross that we will hopefully all be able to enjoy soon!

2020 - A Year to Remember

As winter is slowly turning into spring, now seems like a good time to reflect on the year so far. Let’s be honest, it hasn’t been great.

However, one thing to bear in mind is that we are all going through a time which will be remembered as a momentous time in history, so now is a time as good as any to start writing down your thoughts and feelings so you can look back on it in years to come.

One positive that we can all take from this time of self-isolation and social distancing, is not to take the simple things for granted, like a walk in the park, seeing friends and family, nipping to the shops to pick up some bread, you get the idea. The measures that have been taken to stop spreading this virus has hopefully put things into perspective so we can think twice before complaining about day to day routines when we all return back normal.

Hopefully this time of global remoteness will not last too long and we will all be able to enjoy life again – We can’t wait to explore what London has to offer again; taste the food, drink the drinks, listen to the sounds and look at the art and we know that it will all be so much sweeter once we can and it will be worth the wait for sure!
For now, we will just pretend and put the spotlight on London’s King’s Cross and all things that we will be able to enjoy in a few months’ time (hopefully).

Darkfield at King's Cross

Just a warning that this event is not for the faint-hearted. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
One thing that London does incomparably in is immersive experience, there’s something to suit everybody and the latest offering in King’s Cross is something for all those thrill-seekers out there. Darkfield is back, bad and raring to go after it’s successful run in Canary Wharf last year; those participating will be based inside shipping containers in pitch black surroundings with nothing but binaural 360-degree sound to really feel like they are part of the story.

There are three individual stations, each lasting around 20 minutes, and it is recommended that you do each one so that you can get the full experience. They are as follows:

COMA – During this section your senses will be tested as you will have to decipher when you are awake and when you are dreaming.

SÉANCE – Your perception of reality will be challenged during this Victorian séance. This station has been designed to explore the concept of group psychology.

FLIGHT – Scared of flying? You will be after this. Shut inside what looks like an economy cabin, you will be taken on an unnerving journey which focuses on some of the unspoken and hazardous elements of flying.

I did warn you…

Image Credit: Londonist

Good's Way

These past few years have been a big one for King’s Cross, don’t you think? First, we had the successful launch of shopping complex, Coal Drops Yard, at the end of 2018; now, we have another eclectic social venue that’s been added into the mix, Goods Way.

The guys at Goods Way have said: ‘Goods Way draws inspiration from all corners of the World, whilst retaining its British roots, we celebrate independence and have partnered with some of the best independent operators and creators to make a true destination incorporating of all the things that we love.’

From the masterminds of the popular cultural hub in London Bridge Flat Iron Yard, Goods Way is comprised of three different sections, The Courtyard, Sweetwater and Lafayette. Let’s take a look inside:

The Courtyard
The Courtyard is another destination to add the city’s list of street food paradise. Foodie lovers should step right up, because some of the capital’s most popular food traders including Breddos Tacos and vegan Mecca, Temple of Seitan are just a few of the stalls you can gorge on to your heart’s content.

Sweetwater
Otherwise known as the ‘old-time southern saloon with a modern twist’ is a great New Orleans-inspired watering hole which will offering up some delicious American-style cocktails and exhibiting some of Southern hospitality which is the perfect way to end an evening, especially after filling your bellies from visiting to The Courtyard.

Lafayette
The only thing that could make Goods Way stand out from other indoor food markets is if it also had a music venue under the same roof – enter Lafayette.
This new all-live music venue with a 600-person capacity has brought yet more vibrancy to King’s Cross and has solidified its position as one of London’s top cultural destinations. A range of different performers, from Jazz pianists, to solo singers, you will never be short of acts to see and people to be inspired by.

Image Credit: Hot Dinners

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