Out now: Kentishtowner's December print issue.

Out now: Kentishtowner’s December print issue.

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]eeling festive? From this afternoon, the Xmas edition of our print titles hits around a hundred north London shops, libraries, pubs, galleries and cafes. And once again, it’ll cost you absolutely nada.

Yup, we’re back with another bumper issue which also contains our new sister title Gasholder, a guide to all things King’s Cross, St Pancras, Euston – and beyond.

First things first: it’s business as usual on the Kentishtowner side, with a three-page look at the ten best eating and drinking outlets that have opened this year. And don’t fear – we unveil a readers’ top 5 too.

Elsewhere, we meet two brilliant locals: longstanding Fruit Bowl stallholder Sally Keable, who tells us all about her life and why she’s happy to stand in all weathers next to the tube station; and the man behind the hottest restaurant in north London right now. We snoop around Air Studios on Haverstock Hill, and offer seasonal tips for a pub crawl round Hampstead – and the best places to do the Xmas shopping locally.

Issue 3 of Gasholder, on the flipside.

Issue 3 of Gasholder, on the flipside.

And flip the issue over for the third edition of Gasholder, which profiles King’s Cross photographer John Sturrock, who has been documenting the changes in the area for many years.

We also tuck into dinner at hip new openings Dishoom and Greek Larder, holiday on our doorstep at the Great Northern Hotel right by the station, and meet the Jaunty Flaneur – a shoe-shine expert – who beavers away daily at St Pancras.

Still don’t understand the name? Simple: it symbolises both the area’s industrious past (there were once 23 of the magnificent Victorian structures) and its future, now that the iconic Gasholder No.8 is back in place. Even better, it’s set to be a forthcoming arts venue and park.

The joint issue of Gasholder/Kentishtowner is now available FREE at 100+ key pubs, bars, shops and cafes in nine London postcodes: N1, WC1, N1C, NW1, N6, N7, NW5, N19, and NW3 (see map and list below). If you like it, why not follow us on @gasholderLDN and check out the new site gasholder.london?

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MAIN STOCKISTS BY POSTCODE

NW5

Cafes & Restaurants
Shoe Shop, Bear + Wolf, Dirty Burger, Ruby Violet, Pizza East, The Fields Beneath, Mario’s Cafe, The Wine Cellar, Cafe Rustique, Housepresso, Truffles Deli, Kentish Canteen, E.Mono

Pubs
The Grafton, Southampton Arms, Tufnell Park Tavern, Junction Tavern, Bull & Last, The Star, Dartmouth Arms, The Vine, The Pineapple, The Oxford, Lion & Unicorn, Abbey Tavern, Camden Brewery, Rose & Crown, Lord Palmerston, The Bluebell

Shops, Libraries & Galleries
Shreeji Newsagents, Soho Hip, Phoenicia, Jonathan Norris, Harry’s Fine Foods, Owl Bookshop, Flaxon Ptootch, Kentish Town Library, Queen’s Crescent Library, Queen’s Crescent Surgery, David’s Newsagent, Matt Townsend Antiques Emporium

NW1

Guanabana, Two Doors Down, Arancini Brothers, Doppio Cafe, Channel 22 Films, Casa Tua, Leyas, Coffee Jar, Cote Camden, DRAF, Tapping The Admiral, Lord Stanley, Colonel Fawcett, Roundhouse, Tower 47, Camden Lock Market, Ruby Dock, Karpo

N1/N1c

Drink Shop Do, DASH coffee, Vegan Cafe, Canal, King’s Cross Visitors Centre, TED, Big Chill, Honest Burger, Poor School, King’s Place, Star of King’s, The Fellow, Housmans Bookshop, KC Continental, Camino, The Gilbert Scott, GNH Hotel bar, Lexington, Surya, Camley Street Park, 2 Pancras Square library and leisure centre, Parcel Yard, Canal Reach Canteen, Auto Italia

N19

Future and Found, The Star, Spoke London, The Gate, St John’s Tavern, Map Gift Shop, Bread & Bean

N6

Kalendar

N7

Bunny Little’s Bakery, Shillibeer’s, Pleasance Theatre, SKK Lighting, Vinyl Cafe at Tileyard, Canecao

NW3

The Stag, Beetroot, Black Truffle, The Flask, The Hill

WC1

Smithy’s, 06 St Chad’s Place, Nivens, Paolina Thai Cafe, Half Cup, Lord John Russell, Judd Books, Gay’s The Word, New Bloomsbury Set, Moreish Cafe [/box]

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