Coal Drops Yard

A new shopping destination for London

Coal Drops Yard – the retail heart of King’s Cross

Coal Drops Yard Shopping quarter, King's Cross

With its canalside location, Victorian architecture and beautiful new public squares as a backdrop, Coal Drops Yard is set to become a unique new shopping destination for London.

The cobbled streets and Victorian brick arches will house an eclectic and original mix of shopping and leisure. This will be a magnet for visitors from across London, the UK and further afield.

Discover Coal Drops Yard.

Victorian brick viaducts reimagined by Heatherwick Studio

Built in the 1850s, the Coal Drops were for receiving and sorting coal as it arrived from the north of England by train. Now the Victorian brick arches are being brought back to life in a design from Heatherwick Studio that brings together the industrial heritage with exciting contemporary architecture.

A new shopping quarter for London

There will be a wonderful and unexpected mix of individual, independent shops together with signature retail brands from home and abroad.

With a focus on fashion, craft and culture, this is a place to discover beautiful, carefully chosen things. Visitors will experience traditional shop-keeping values, exceptional service and a warm welcome.

The street scene is as interesting and inspiring as the shops, with places to eat and drink and markets to browse.

Easy to get to

Coal Drops Yard is just minutes from central London’s most connected transport hub. Every year, more than 200 million people pass through King’s Cross, St Pancras and Euston stations. Six London Underground lines connect to every part of the city, there are rail links across Great Britain plus the UK’s only direct rail connection to Europe.

View the Coal Drops Yard brochure.

Go to the Coal Drops Yard website.


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For information regarding retail and restaurant opportunities please contact:

King’s Cross
Craig White
Claire Levitt
T: +44 (0)20 3664 0200

Cushman & Wakefield
Matt Hyland
Laura Thursfield
Matt Ashman (Leisure & restaurants)
Joshua Blatt
T: +44 (0)20 7935 5000

Nash Bond
David Bannister
John Lyons
Laurie Stokes
Anna Fayne
T: +44 (0)20 7290 4555

Purple PR
T: +44 20 7439 9888