A packed 10 week programme of must do, must see, must visit activity is set to launch in King’s Cross and Coal Drops Yard this Spring. Starting with the revival of the larger than life Club Golf on 6 April, King’s Cross is inviting friends and family to come together and safely reunite. King’s Cross has 26 acres of open space, so whether you’re looking for a quiet moment in the park, a playground for the kids or a square to watch the world go by, you’ll find it here.
THE GRASS STEPS RETURN – from 1 April
From 1 April, and to signal the start of spring, the iconic canal side steps of King’s Cross will be adorned with grass, spring flowers and seating – a perfect spot for leisurely lounging on your coffee break or a socially distanced meet-up.
CLUB GOLF – from 6 April
Club Golf’s nine-hole crazy golf course, designed by artists Baker & Borowski, is inspired by the famous 80s and 90s rave culture of King’s Cross. The nine golfing challenges are located around Coal Drops Yard, and all outdoors. With a maximum of six people per tee off and just £5 per person, [children under 12 can play for free], Club Golf is the perfect activity for a meet-up with those you’ve been missing. Open 7 days a week, visitors can turn up and play, or can pre-book online: https://clubgolf.smartbookings.net/BookEvent
OUTDOOR ART – from 8 April
From 8 April, Granary Square will host The Silk Road: A Living History exhibition. Curated in partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation, the exhibition documents travel photographer Christopher Wilton-Steer’s four-month journey along the world’s oldest trade route. Over 160 photographs take the viewer on a journey from King’s Cross to Beijing crossing sixteen countries.
From 12 May, visitors to Coal Drops Yard can escape to far off shores with the Travel Photographer of the Year. The winning shots from the 2020 competition present a fascinating view of life on our planet. Showcasing majestic landscapes, intimate animal and bird portraits and intriguing night-time views beneath the ocean’s surface to harrowing life under siege in Syria and glimpses of cultures across the world.
OUTDOOR DINING – from 12 April
With echoes of European piazzas, the restaurants, cafes and bars of King’s Cross will offer more alfresco dining options than ever before, with new outdoor seating and dining options spilling out into Granary Square, Coal Drops Yard and Lewis Cubitt Square. Caravan, hicce, The Lighterman, Morty & Bob’s, Vermuteria and many more restaurants will be offering diners the chance to finally come together in celebration of warmer, happier times. Further details of outdoor spaces and terraces to follow.
SHOPPING & MARKETS – from 12 April
12 April also marks the reopening of retail and for those who have been longing to get back in store, brands across King’s Cross and Coal Drops Yards will play host to a cache of experiences and offers to tantalise those shopping taste buds.
The Canopy Market will also make a return from 16 April and will be running every weekend. Visitors can sample artisan delights, street food, and designer-makers and artists’ pieces.
Lower Stable Street market, curated by Kiosk N1C, the independent magazine turned design store, will also make a comeback showcasing all the latest fashion, arts, crafts and food produce every weekend, from 17 April.