Drink Shop & Do

9 Caledonian Road, London
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Review Rating from 4 reviews

Address
9 Caledonian Road, Islington, London, N1 9DX

Telephone
020 7278 4335

Region
Islington

Nearest Station
King's Cross St. Pancras (0.21 miles)

Website
https://drinkshopdo.co.uk/

Opening Summary

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

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.

Drink Shop & Do Picture Gallery

Outside view of Drink Shop Do
Outside view of Drink Shop Do
Main Room Cafe Area
Main Room Cafe Area
Main Room Cafe Area 2
Main Room Cafe Area 2
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Afternoon Tea anyone?
Afternoon Tea anyone?

All In London Review

One of the most original venues in London

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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.

Reviewed by T.A.O anonymously
Published on Sep 15, 2015


In The News

Our very favourite bar cum craft shop cum activity centre cum nightclub, has had a revamp..

Check out the new Spritz bar - aperol and campari Spritzs and NOTHING else!

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

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London's best spots for Afternoon Tea

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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 picture

Stand easy at London's best Speak-easies

Anybody who is anybody...

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 picture

Great places for an unusual date

You'll leave your date wide-eyed and hungry for more

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.

Things to Try

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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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User Reviews

Reviewed by Susan from Abbey Road
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.

Jul 14, 2014

Reviewed by Susie from Clapham
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...

Jun 25, 2014

Reviewed by PC from London
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.

Aug 22, 2013

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