On the Kerb at Kings Cross

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kerb food market kings cross saturdays

courtyard fountains people outside in summer kings cross

ice cream van kerb london

kooky bakes whoopie pies

square root soda cart london

falafel wrap making street food

lavish alice print skirt and weekday crack print bag in the summer bar

Skirt – Lavish Alice / Bag – Weekday / Sandals – ASOS

shaking cocktails kerb food market

milk bottle cafe food market

kerb food market donuts

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purple buddleja and blue skies

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big colourful summer bar sign

kerb food market bar

Photography Practice

You know me by now, I love a good food fest; all the sizzling food, the smoke and smells, the ‘argh! I can’t choose!’ decisions and fact that gluttony is totally allowed, makes it my kind of environment!

I popped down to the regenerated kings cross canal area (remember when I gave roller skating a go here?!) for the return of Kerb Saturdays to nab myself a one-of-a-kind burger and to get a few tips from professional photographer Paul Hames who runs  photography workshops around London. Where better to practice aperture adjustments (I’m so bad at remembering to increase it when shooting scenery) than at a busy market eh? Even though I use my camera at least once a week, I’m always up for hearing the basics again as there’s always the odd tip to pick up!

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Back to the grub I ended up choosing… Well it had to be a burger now didn’t it! Bill or Beak  won my hungry eyes with their incredible sounding pork on duck with cheese concoction. Truly, madly, deeply delicious. Square Root‘s natural strawberry soda was my tipple of choice, leaving me feeling like a chirpy child at a birthday party. Good times! Get yourself down to Kerb today.

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stir fry and making falafels

bikes in the sun kings cross

bill and beak illustrated menu

bill and beak burger stall

bill and beak burgers square root london soda street food

annie epiphannie smile blogger

Hey Epiphannie and your infectious grin!

Thanks to Simply Health for the day out!

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Shrimpy’s

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Shrimpy's at The Filling Station Kings Cross london

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art painting mural Kings cross london

Shrimpy's at the filling station cool places to eat Kings cross London

Shrimpy's at The Filling Station Kings Cross london

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Shrimpy's menu Kings cross london

Shrimpy's burgers at The Filling Station Kings Cross london

Burgers… Again?!

This blog will be turning into a London burger trail blog at this rate judging by my last day out in London, oh and the one before that! I assure you that I’m not munching on mince every day even though it looks like it. Beef isn’t even always my burger of choice these days, not since a trip to pop up restaurant Shrimpy’s anyway! I thought I’d take the ‘oily plunge’* and try two soft shell crabs in a bun instead when Mariell, JosteinCarrie and I visited The Filling Station complex in King’s Cross. Scary thought – yes.

Weird to eat when you actually get down to it – not really!

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Visiting Shrimpy’s marked not only a gastronomic first for me, but a location first too. It was my introduction to that northern neck of the woods above St Pancras station where the stunning and relatively new Central Saint Martins school of art and design have located their main campus. Barges and Moorhens alike float down a river that does a great job of adding serenity and timelessness to an otherwise potentially confused area. It’s a big open place where you feel like something’s going to happen, full of juxtapositions; both calm and exciting, new and old where very other building is a futuristic new-build, still wrapped up in scaffolding.

I clearly really liked it as a couple of weeks later, I was back on the CSM fountained forecourt, this time for a spot of roller skating! – did you see the post?

Shrimpy's at The Filling Station Kings Cross london

soft shell crab burger Shrimpy's Kings cross london

Shrimpy's at The Filling Station Kings Cross london

girls in the sunset by the river Kings cross london

Moorehen on the river london

Central Saint Martins school of art at sunset Kings cross london

Catch Shrimpy’s and it’s beautifully illustrated interior before it turns into something else!

* Catherine on GBBO referring to dunking her donuts in oil first. Yeah, you got it – got Great British Bake Off on the brain!

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Roller Disco

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pop up burger bar sign

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disco bistro gourmet roller disco burger

zara houndstooth origami fold skirt with a thunderbirds top and nineties shoes

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blogger girls at skate kings cross

Get Your Skates On!

EDIT: THIS IS OPEN FOR ONE MORE DAY TOMORROW FOR FREE!

literally! There’s only one night left to hang out at the pop up Roller Disco in London’s Kings Cross so if you’re in town and don’t have plans this evening – make this your port of call! Tucked away down the right side of the stunning new Central Saint Martins university, the gold chain curtained rink stands ready and waiting to welcome you on to it’s shiny floor, and boy could I not wait to get on it!

Because the site is relatively small and semi-outside, it’s really easy to skate in and walk out again. But if you’re like Carrie, Dunya, Alex, Holly and I then you’d be crazy not to spend the whole evening chilling out, munching on the best burgers and ‘tasting’ your way through the little cocktail menu at the dedicated Disco Bistro that overlooks the rink.

This is my kind of place to hang out. And it seemed to be so for teenage parties, work events and dates too. Diverse groups all had a go at the balancing act on wheels, glugging down beers, making conga lines and occasionally plonking down on their bums. I was pretty proud that all of us managed to stay upright and I even managed to style out any wobbles with a dramatic stroke of the hair as my arm flung upwards with any major wobbles – that’s the way to do it folks, go own that rink!

skate kings cross rink at night

skate kings cross disco bistro bar

mini burgers being made in the kitchen

caipirinha cocktails and beer at skate kings cross

friends at the kings cross pop up burger bar

pop up burger bag at skate kings cross

skate kings cross illuminated roller disco sign

dunya dearest deer pretty fashion blogger

 Thunderbird T-shirt – Truffle Shuffle / Skirt – Zara / Shoes – Office (similar in Topshop) / Jewellery – ASOS and AnnaLou of London

See us in motion in my little Instagram video taken on the night! Keep up to date with the pop up roller disco on their Facebook Page or Twitter where they’ve just announced another FREE day of skating tomorrow plus a disco in the evening – have fun! Have you ever tried roller skating?! I was scared that it would be way harder than blading but I was pleasantly surprised!

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