Drink Shop & Do

Caledonian Road, London

One of the most original venues in London

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10/10 from 3 user reviews
Address:9 Caledonian Road, Islington
London, N1 9DX
Map:Map & nearby
Region:Islington
Nearest Station:King's Cross Thameslink
Category:Cafes
Telephone:
Opening Hours:

Mon - Wed: 10:30–23:00
Thurs: 10:30–00:00
Fri/Sat: 10:30–02:00
Sunday: 10:30–20:00
Email:Send an email



About: We are a design shop and café bar selling products from emerging designers alongside vintage furniture and home wares. Everything is for sale: from designer crafts, vintage tea sets, 1950's dressers and unusual tables and chairs, to hand-made cakes, ice creams, specialty teas, kitsch finger sandwiches, bottled beers and cocktails. We're open for lunch, afternoon tea, cocktail o'clock and different things to 'Do' like 'Play with Clay 80's Style' and 'Dot to Dot to Disco'. These are mostly free and require no skills whatsoever—check the DO tab so see what’s on. We're tucked away just 2 minutes from King's Cross station in an old Victorian bathhouse.
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Design your own knickers (and other stuff)

This little café-come-design-store is an incredibly unique place for a girlie day or evening out.

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Places for Afternoon Tea
Combining all things craft and kitsch, Drink, Shop and Do has added tea and cake to its irresistible package. Take an origami lesson while sipping on delicious loose-leaf tea and home baked cakes or get involved in the shop’s book club before an afternoon trip to the bright café.

Stand easy at London's best Speak-easies
Look beyond the shop and the goodies that fill it up and make your way to the seating section where you’ll be served cocktails to your hearts content – having offered up payment first, of course. It may not be a speakeasy in anything like the true sense, but its fun and whoever thought of putting a bar in the middle of a shop?

Great places for an unusual date
Set up by two old school friends, Drink, Shop and Do is a sort of catchall venue for fun and games. Located on Caledonian Road, Drink, Shop and Do is the perfect date spot where you can indulge in shopping, activity classes and delicious cocktails under the same roof.


What's On

Jun
29
Wed
Lionel Rich Tea
Drink Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross
Time: 19.00
Admission: Free
Jun
29
Wed
Comic Strip Club
Drink Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross
Time: 19.00
Admission: £10, including glass of wine or beer
Jun
29
Wed
Let's Get Quizzical
Drink Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross
Time: 19.00
Admission: £5
Jun
30
Thu
Lego Robots
Drink Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross
Time: 19.00
Admission: Free
Jul
1
Fri
Beginner's Modern Calligraphy Workshop
Drink, Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road
Time: 10:30am - 1pm
Admission: £55
Jul
4
Mon
Mr X Stitch Hangout
Drink, Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road
Time: 7pm - 9:30pm
Admission: £11.50
Jul
4
Mon
Dance Class - Telephone
Drink, Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Admission: £15
Jul
7
Thu
Vintage Hair and Makeup
Drink, Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road
Time: 7.30pm
Admission: £10 for one, £15 for both
Jul
9
Sat
3D Printing Pen Workshop
Drink, Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road
Time: 10:30am - 12pm
Admission: £23
Jul
11
Mon
Crazy In Love!
Drink, Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Admission: £15
Jul
11
Mon
Tea Towel and Tote Bag Screen Printing
Drink, Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Admission: £25
Jul
11
Mon
Tea Towel and Tote Bag Screen Printing
Drink, Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Admission: £25
Jul
12
Tue
I Make Knots - Knitted Merino Clutch Workshop
Drink, Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road
Time: 7.30pm
Admission: £35
Jul
15
Fri
House of Toast
Drink, Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road
Time: 7pm
Admission: £10
Jul
18
Mon
Dance Class - Who Run The World? Girls!
Drink, Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road
Time: 7pm
Admission: £15
Jul
18
Mon
Tye Dye
Drink, Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road
Time: 6:15pm - 7:45pm or 8pm - 9:30pm
Admission: £15
Jul
19
Tue
Shhh Dating
Drink, Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road
Time: 7pm
Admission: £20
Jul
21
Thu
Indeedy Musical Bingo
Drink, Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road
Time: 7.30pm
Admission: £12 ADV £15 OTD
Jul
25
Mon
Dance Class - Single Ladies
Drink, Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road
Time: 7pm
Admission: £15
Jul
25
Mon
T-Shirt Screen Printing
Drink, Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road
Time: 7pm
Admission: £25
Jul
26
Tue
Afroretro Upcycle
Drink, Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road
Time: 6pm - 7.30pm or 8pm - 9.30pm
Admission: £18
Jul
30
Sat
Afternoon Tea & Crafting
Drink, Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road
Time: All day
Admission: Price varies
Jul
31
Sun
Bottomless Bloody Marys, Bubbles, Bagels and Board Games
Drink Shop & Do, 9 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross
Time: All day
Admission: £15


Drink Shop & Do features and articles

Drink, Shop, Do... the permanent pop-up
Drink Shop, Do sails into Kings Cross as a perfect antidote for those craving a bit of class, colour and cleanliness
Added on May 9, 2012



"One of the most original venues in London"

Review Rating: 8 / 10
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In August 2015 it was five years since Drink, Shop & Do opened its doors to bring a new type of informal all-day entertainment to Kings Cross. Since its ambitious beginnings its appeal has spread from Kings Cross to the rest of London, it’s appeal lying in the action and games that go along with the drinking, which remains so atypical of British bars.

Spread across two floors and combining a café, bar, shop and basement club, DSD (Drink, Shop & Do) is a little bit of everything. But where this might end up feeling like things are spread a little thin, not so in the Kings Cross venue. Come on a Friday or Saturday night and you can expect to find the basement rocking – and there’s nothing surprising about that. However, turn up on a lean Tuesday night in February and you’re just as likely to find the place rammed thanks to its innovative events diary. From quizzing to Beyonce dance classes, Lego robot building to vintage hair, make-up and papier mache monster design to knitting workshops, there isn’t a lot in the way of far out entertainment that DSD haven’t thought of hosting. (Our personal favourite is "Lionel Richtea" - where you get to ice an image of the crooner's face onto a biccy.) When drinking cocktails, craft beers and fine coffee isn’t enough, the ‘do’ aspect is the perfect accompaniment for jaded Londoners who want something a little different.

We don’t need to tell you that this is one of the best places in London to take a date – or anyone else for that matter. DSD fans are unashamedly obsessed with the place and having only been twice we can kind of see why.



T.A.O reviewed Drink Shop & Do on Tue 15 Sep 2015
Review disclosure: reviewed anonymously


The Latest User Reviews of Drink Shop & Do


User Rating: 10 / 10
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Susan, Abbey Road
Added: Jul 2014
All In London User Recommended Business
They're always friendly really lovely at Drink Shop Do and there's always something new, and that's all at reasonable prices. We're so lucky to have this near(ish) by.

User Rating: 10 / 10
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Susie, Clapham
Added: Jun 2014
All In London User Recommended Business
This is such a creative, different, fun, lively, intriguing and event-filled place - totally unique and somewhere I'd go to all the time if I lived closer by :-( Maybe one day...

User Rating: 10 / 10
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PC, London
Added: Aug 2013
All In London User Recommended Business
Plenty of imagination at this place - I mean who wouldn't want to attend an event where you get to etch an imagine of Lionel Richie onto a biscuit? This place is a breath of fresh air.

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