The Ex-Sex Shop Turned Culture Hub Offers Something For Literally Everyone • Drink, Shop & Do

Lily Frohlich Lily Frohlich


Honestly, we don’t even know where to start with this place, because we’ve actually managed to find a venue that has it all.

Quirky coffee shop? Check. Cocktail bar? Check. Craft workshops? Check. Beyoncé themed dance classes? Check! Drink, Shop & Do in King’s Cross is the North London venue with a difference, that fills almost every niche there is.

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During the day the bright and airy dining space acts as a coffee shop. Every day they offer a menu of pastries, cakes, sandwiches and light bites, including a selection of vegetarian, vegan, wheat free, gluten free, and dairy free options. They’ve got everyone covered, so you won’t ever have to go hungry. Keep it classy and opt to reward yourself with coffee and a cake after a crocheting workshop, or resort to something a little stronger to help you recover after the embarrassment you just suffered in your Beyoncé dance class. Drink, Shop & Do is here for you, babe.


They’ve even got a fab bottomless brunch that runs every Saturday and Sunday. Choose from two hours of unlimited Bloody Mary’s and/or Prosecco (both, obviously) and enjoy them alongside boardgames and bagels for just £26. This place certainly ticks a lot of boxes! Just make sure you pre-book on their website beforehand and bring a mate with you, because the deal’s for a minimum of two people.

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The space gets a new lease of life every evening, when you can put on your dancing shoes and dance to old skool tunes every Friday and Saturday night. It’s free entry until 10pm, or you can sign up for their guest list and extend that until 12am. Otherwise it’s £3. Which, in our eyes, is totally, totally reasonable for such a low-maintenance, fun night out.


There’s even a seriously Instagrammable Aperol Spritz Bar. Yes, you read that correctly: Aperol Spritz Bar. It just keeps getting better and better doesn’t it? OH, and loads of their evening events are totally free to participate in – as long as you come along and buy one drink – so you can make naughty nipple tassels to your heart’s content, without breaking the bank.


Learn the art of paper cutting with Poppy Chancellor, pimp your hip flask, or even enjoy a rowdy game of musical bingo. There’s literally always something going on… Seriously, I could go on forever! And as for the ‘shop‘ bit? Everything in Drink, Shop & Do is for sale. Like the look of your teaspoon? It’s yours. In love with a piece of their vintage furniture? Buy it! They sell affordable gifts and homewares from independent designers in their cafe bar, so you’ll never want to leave empty-handed.

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Location: 9 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, N1 9DX. Nearest station is King’s Cross St. Pancras. See it on Google Maps.
Opening hours: Mon – Wed: 8:30am – midnight, Thurs: 8.30am -1am, Friday: 8.30am – 2am, Saturday: 10.30am – 2am, and Sunday: 10.30am – 6pm.
Price: This totally depends on what you’re going there for, but wine starts from £5.80 a glass, dance classes are £15, and hip flask pimping will set you back a fiver. So it suits a massive range of budgets.
More information: head to their website.

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