Over 50 stores, cafés, and restaurants to open at King's Cross' new shopping district in London.
Coal Drops Yard, the new Heatherwick Studio-designed shopping and restaurant district in London's King's Cross opened its doors to the public.
Coal Drops Yard is a vibrant new shopping district at the center of King's Cross, home to over 50 stores, restaurants, and cafés, bringing together a community of like-minded brands in a reimagined set of historic buildings and arches directly adjacent to Granary Square and Regent's Canal. Coal Drops Yard was originally established in 1850 to handle the eight million tonnes of coal delivered to the capital each year and it was latterly the location of nightclubs Bagley's and The Cross. The area is now reopening, reinvented by the acclaimed Heatherwick Studio, which has interwoven a contemporary design with the surviving structures, streets and rich ironwork of the original Victorian coal drops.
The first wave of stores and restaurants, which represent a majority of those confirmed to launch, will also open on this date, alongside Lower Stable Street and a number of special pop-ups.
Curated by the independent magazine, KIOSK N1C, Lower Stable Street is a sunken street between Stable Street and the main Coal Drops Yard, the home of 11 smaller spaces set to host brand workshops, one-off events and immersive shopping experiences that celebrate fashion, beauty, music, culture and the arts. Stores and restaurants on the market-style street will be on a mix of long and flexible leases; encouraging brands to experiment with innovative in-store activations and allow the street to reinvent itself multiple times each year. Brands will also be encouraged to collaborate together, as well as with stores in Coal Drops Yard and with King’s Cross institutions such as Central Saint Martins.
26 OCTOBER 2018, United Kingdom