Coal Drops Yard

Something big is happening at King's Cross

Coal Drops YardA whole new shopping experience in the heart of King’s Cross

In October 2018, the doors will open at Coal Drops Yard – a new shopping street with shops, cafes, bars and restaurants at the heart of King’s Cross.

With its canalside setting, Victorian architecture and beautiful new public squares as a backdrop, Coal Drops Yard brings something entirely different to London’s shopping scene.

What can you expect?

The cobbled streets and Victorian brick arches will house a wonderful and unexpected mix of individual, independent shops together with signature brands from home and abroad.

Already confirmed are Lost Property of London, Manifesto, Cubitts and Cheaney. Tom Dixon will open a flagship store and showroom with restaurant and cafe, and the Hart brothers, the duo behind Barrafina, are set to open a new restaurant concept.

Watch this space! We have more big names from the world of fashion and design to announce soon.

Victorian engineering, reimagined

Built in the 1850s, the Coal Drops were for receiving and sorting coal as it arrived from the north of England by train. Remarkably, the grand brick viaducts, cobbled streets and rich ironwork have survived, and are today being brought back to life in a design by Heatherwick Studio.

Victorian engineering is interwoven with the contemporary in a design that captures all the drama of the historic architecture and setting.

Sneak a peek

See what the fuss is about from the Bagley’s Walk viaduct. This lovely elevated parkway follows the curve of the canal and is like a mini version of the Highline in New York.

You can access the viaduct from Granary Square. From here you’ll get a bird’s eye view into Coal Drops Yard…and a taste of things to come.

Follow coaldropsyard on Instagram and find out more at the Coal Drops Yard website.