I know that every London blogger and their cat has posted about the wonderful Drink Shop Do craft café in Kings Cross so I’m a little behind the pack. As such, I’m sure you already know that it’s housed in a converted Victorian bath house with high domed ceilings and that all of the 1950s furniture and accessories you can see are for sale and that the owners host poem readings and knit nights and that they sell craft supplies and old fashioned boiled sweets and serve tea and sandwiches and cake. I’m sure you know all of that so I won’t tell you again!
What I will tell you is that I had a really great time when I visited last Sunday. Charlotte and I shared an afternoon tea of crustless sandwiches and carrot cake and clinked glasses of mulled wine and raspberry sherbet cocktails whilst hatching plans to escape the world of work. Around us, couples and friends played scrabble and laughed and bopped their heads to the retro rock. Having such innocent fun lounging in the warm squashy sofas is a perfect way to escape the frosty nights that we’re having at the moment.
And if you need another reason to go, for the month of December Drink Shop Do has gone all festive with their craft nights: crochet stars, paint baubles, make greeting cards, decorate gingerbread trees, build paper chains, roll truffles in toppings (yum!) And the team will also wrap your Christmas presents for free! Did you know that bit already?
Drink Shop Do
No. 9, Caledonian Road, N1 9DX
Nearest tube: Kings Cross