Five cool things to do in London this weekend

Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross

Let’s face it. London’s pretty great. We make and break our own rules but never ever stop being cool whilst doing either. This week, for example, I was invited to London’s latest cultural and innovative space in Kings Cross. Samsung KX is an impossibly cutting edge experience that’s opened in Coal Drops Yard. You needn’t be tech-savvy nor particularly rich to enjoy it as it’s open to all and completely free. I went along and was surprised by what I found.

Create your own graffiti

Did you ever harbour dreams of spending Saturday afternoons in Leake Street tunnel creating a mural that the world admires? Well, here’s your chance. You can embrace street art on the 10 metre wide wall inside Samsung KX. A range of digital London backdrops, such as Kings Cross train station, are projected to a wall you can spray your very own tag, mural or love heart on to. A digital paint can is provided and there’s no shortage of colours. Spend as little or as long as you wish on your masterpiece.

Become a DJ

House, Hip Hop, Rock or Pop. Whatever your musical preference you can create your own beat, mix your own sound and be the rockstar that you are. This was undoubtedly my favourite experience. The DJ Galaxy booth experience teaches you how to create and record your own track on a smartphone. Once you’re done you can even email yourself a one minute recording of the beat to impress friends with later.

Drive a fast car

Put on your virtual headset and get ready to race across the most beautifully imaginative scenery. Think Monaco, think AbuDhabi or think road trips in Portofino. This experience inside Samsung KX is for the wild at heart with a love for adventure. Drive your car through your imagination and be awed by the ride.

Take a seat in a digital cockpit

Say, “hello” to Bixby; your virtual life assistant. The digital cockpit is a seamlessly connected driving experience inside Samsung KX which does anything from play the next song to answer your door bell at home. The smart home connectivity even allows you to take a look inside your fridge from the comfort of your car; especially handy for those times when you’re unsure if you’re out of milk as you head home.

Make your own selfie collage

Push the boundaries of self-expression and create yourself a selfie collage. It’s simple. Take a selfie and use an app to create arty effects around your image. Once complete you can print your selfie and take it home.

Samsung KX is a 20,000 square feet, experience-led brand showcase in Kings Cross. It’s open 10am – 10pm Monday to Saturday and 12pm – 6pm on Sundays. Admission is free.

For more information visit: www.samsung.com/uk/explore/kings-cross/

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