’s first weekend at King’s Cross – don’t miss this!

9 Mar

At last! So many people have been asking when we’re going to be slinging it at King’s Boulevard during a weekend. Cries on Twitter/email lamenting the impossibility of being able to make it for the Wednesday to Friday, 11am-2.30pm window – We want on the weekend too! they demand. Well, we’re nothing if not committed to satisfying London however we can. The opportunity to trial weekend trading on the KX strip comes in the form of the first ever Guardian Open Weekend – 24th & 25th March.

The whole of King’s Place is going to be groaning with greatness in two weeks time:

Does capitalism have a future? What about the eurozone? Is Greece doomed – and who will be next?

If you’re interested in the global economy – and, let’s face it, we all should be – then come along to the first-ever Guardian Open Weekend on 24 and 25 March.

It’s a two day festival featuring more than 200 talks, workshops and activities in and around the Guardian‘s home in King’s Cross, where speakers around the world will join editor Alan Rusbridger and many of the paper’s leading writers and columnists to debate a wide range of topics.

Guest speakers include Tristram Hunt, Felicity Cloake, Doc Brown, Zac Goldsmith and Kid’s Company’s Camila Batmanghelidjh. Meaty stuff.

Or, if you’re literally just all about the food then head up that Boulevard and just take the opportunity to chow. There’ll be plenty of traders to chew the cud with on all matters global and otherwise – try ’em out; what these cats don’t know about life and love ain’t worth knowing!


Big Apple Hot Dogs – gourmet hot dogs from OD Abiye
The Bowler – mighty fine meatballs from new buck Jez
Anna Mae’s – Southern street food and fresh off the plane from research trip in L.A
Kimchi Cult – Korean fusion, bringing bulgogi, kimchi and MMmmmm
Well Kneaded – Firebread fired-up from the on-fire Wandsworth girls and their H-Van
Banh Mi 11 – Vietnamese banh mi from power duo Van & Anh
Rib Man – ex-butcher, present day rib maestro



Beppinos – hand made, hand-cut pasta with proper sugo / ragu
Homeslice – best pizza in London? You decide
Tongue ‘n Cheek – Italian maverick and offal-ly good guy
Yum Bun – better than Chang’s? This is what they say…
Bhangra Burger – grab a bib and get your chops round the spice, the juiciness, the fire!
Red Herring Smokehouse – perfect cassoulet sourced from the smokehouse
Hardcore Prawn – fresh back from travels in the far east and ready to hit you with the flavour


The traders will be dishing up from 10am-5pm – so if you’re booked in to the talks, steal away for some serious sustenance and performance enhancing fayre, or you’re coming just for the craic – bring your family/friends to get away from it all in this relaxing pocket of King’s Cross.

For more info on how to get there head to


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