A brand new exhibition delving into the colourful history of Coal Drops Yard.
For centuries, Kings Cross has been marked by revolution and rebellion: a site where battles were fought, new ideas sparked, and scandal reigned supreme. This was the place where visionaries, innovators, icons, artists, outcasts, fashionistas, captains of industry and the down-on-their-luck all rubbed shoulders.
Coal Drops Yard is now the new shopping destination at the heart of Kings Cross. But this is just the latest reincarnation of a small but highly influential corner of the capital. The distinctive Coal Drops buildings were built in the 1850s to handle the eight million tonnes of coal delivered to London each year, supporting a thriving industry and making a real impact on the city’s economic fortunes. Since then, the cobbled streets and brick arches have undergone a multitude of transformations, most memorably, becoming the home of London’s most iconic nightclubs during the pinnacle of the 90s rave scene.
Tracing the site’s history from battlefield to dust, coal yard to its modern transformation, Revolutions to Rebellion exhibition celebrates the extraordinary stories of Coal Drops Yard.
Revolution to Rebellion will be on display from Sat 7 March to Thur 30 April at Kings Cross Visitor Centre. It is free to attend and open to all – just drop in.