Place

Drink, Shop and Do

By Maeve
Where?
9 Caledonian Road, N1 9DX
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When?
Tue-Sat 12pm-11.30pm
How much?
varies

Is it possible to be cool and not take yourself too seriously? Kristie Bishop and Coralie Sleap have proved that it is with their dream shop, Drink, Shop and Do – ‘a tea shop and sweet shop that becomes a cocktail bar at night with an art club and gallery space’. It’s a design café and shop in an old Victorian bathhouse at Kings Cross, where you can paint by numbers or do a dot-to-dot alongside more ‘serious’ crafts like knitting and crochet. It is exactly what it says it is, a place to drink – tea or something stronger; a place to shop – for craft materials, hand made gifts, furniture, or in fact everything in the place; and a place to do – pearl necklace making, ceramics, badge making, jigsaws. Now where did I put my Knitting Nancy?… /Johanna Derry