No.1 · Cactus City
Aflorum | aflorum.co.uk
36 Caledonian Rd, N1 9DT
Indoor greenery is all well and good, but when we’re heading off on holiday or a long weekend away, it’s not always easy to keep your plants alive. Swap sad, wilting plants for this high impact, low maintenance collection of cacti.
No.2 · Caravan: Dining All Day
Caravan | caravanrestaurants.co.uk
1 Granary Sq, N1C 4AA
Aussie brunches are the trend du jour, but if you fancy stirring up your own Antipodean weekend treat at home, the experts at Caravan have shared the secrets of their signature laidback menu in a glossy new cookbook.
No.3 · Masking Tape Calendar
Present & Correct | presentandcorrect.com
23 Arlington Way, EC1R 1UY
Calendars are so last year. In 2018, it’s all about taking time into your own hands – and one of the most stylish ways to do it is with Present & Correct’s Masking Tape Calendar that starts and ends whenever you choose.
No.4 · Jalapeno Jam
Single Variety Co | sourcedmarket.com
Sourced Market, Euston Rd, N1C 4QP
London-based preservers Single Variety Co’s seriously spicy, small batch savoury jam will hide a myriad of burnt BBQ sins if you’re hosting this summer, and makes a thoughtful alternative gift to a last-minute bottle of wine.
No.5 · Eclectic London Diffuser
Tom Dixon | tomdixon.com
The Coal Office, N1C 4AB
Promising to capture the sweeter scents of the capital, this diffuser combines the aromas of the Royal Parks, the saltiness of the Thames and freshly rained-on pavements. If anyone can make it work, it’s designer Tom Dixon.
No.6 · Portable Phone Charger
& Other Stories | stories.com
King’s Boulevard, N1C 4PW
As the days get longer, so do the hours without plug access … and if you didn’t Instagram that picnic in the park, did it really happen? Ensure you’ve enough battery to capture every detail with this ultra-chic, ultra-portable charger.
No.7 · Power 7/8 Leggings
Sweaty Betty| sweatybetty.com
13 King’s Boulevard, 3 Pancras Sq, N1C
We’re all trying to inject some fun into our regular gym routine, these bum-sculpting ‘I can do anything’ leggings perform for every sport. In a kickass new print, these super stretchy leggings are perfect for keeping in shape this spring.
No.8 · The Thinker Game
The School of Life | theschooloflife.com
Marchmont St, WC1N 1AB
I think, therefore I am… or am I? This nifty guessing game might be small in size, but it’s big in entertainment. Whether on a train, plane or park bench, test your knowledge of history’s great thinkers with yes or no questions.
No.9 · Travel Subscription
Hatchards | hatchards.co.uk
St Pancras Station
Whether you’re planning a big summer trip or just fancy indulging in some wanderlust, book experts Hatchards are sure to transport you around the world with every page turn, thanks to their curated subscription of the best travel books, delivered monthly to your door.
No.10 · Notes Keep Cup
Notes Coffee | notescoffee.com
1 Pancras Sq
Swapping your paper-and-plastic disposable cup for a reusable alternative is an easy and affordable way of going green. London coffee guru, Notes, have created their own branded Keep Cups so you can sip your artisan blends with a clean environmental conscience.
This article first appeared in the spring 2018 edition of King’s Cross Quarterly magazine. Read more about the people and stories that make King’s Cross, or find out where you can pick up the latest copy of King’s Cross Quarterly below.