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Coal Drops Yard Kings Cross London N1C

Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross, London N1C, is a top destination for traffic-free shopping and dining. Its cobbled lanes and brick archways house over 50 establishments, including shops, cafés, bars and eateries. It’s no wonder that Tom Dixon has made Coal Drops Yard his London headquarters, and SamsungKX occupies prime retail space there. You’ll find the likes of Wolf & Bader, Paul Smith, Rains and Cos nestled next to independents like Honest Jon’s record store and Botanical Boys, the terrarium specialists. With many desirable dining experiences, from Modern European cuisine at Hicce to gourmet doughnuts at Longboys, you’ll find something to satisfy your taste buds at Coal Drops Yard. It’s a haven situated mere minutes from King’s Cross and St Pancras stations. I’ve listed my ten reasons to visit Coal Drops Yard, but you’ll discover more. (I’ve updated this post, first written in January 2019).

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Ten Reasons To Visit Coal Drops Yard List:

1. Immerse yourself in Tom Dixon’s world
2. Discover sustainable brands at Wolf & Badger
3. Immerse yourself in tech at SamsungKX
4. Embrace greenery with the Botanical Boys
5. Find your fashion paradise
6. Treasure vintage fashion
7. Support the independent stores
8. Indulge in Longboys Doughnuts
9. Dine at one of the many restaurants
10. Hang out at Morty and Bob’s

My Ten Reasons To Visit Coal Drops Yard

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1. Immerse yourself in Tom Dixon’s world. Dive into the luxurious realm of British designer Tom Dixon, famed for his exquisite lighting, furniture, and homewares. The Coal Drops Yard houses his office, workshop, a vast store, and his Middle Eastern-inspired Coal Office restaurant.

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2. Discover sustainable brands at Wolf & Badger. Revel in brands that seamlessly marry sustainability and style, offering ethically sourced jewellery, fashion, accessories and more while ensuring uncompromised quality.

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3. Immerse yourself in tech at SamsungKX. Explore a sprawling 20,000 sq ft. of meticulously designed tech space to offer visitors a full-fledged immersive brand journey.

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4. Embrace greenery with the Botanical Boys. Elevate your living space with handcrafted terrariums, lush plants, or vibrant living walls. Their other outlet also offers beautiful furniture and ceramics curated from Africa.

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5. Find your fashion paradise. Satisfy your fashion cravings with various brands like Paul Smith, Rains, American Vintage, Blackhorse Lane Ateliers, Cos, Emim & Paul and Form & Thread, all at Coal Drops Yard.

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6. Treasure vintage fashion. For those who find beauty in pre-owned clothing, stores like Beyond Retro or Boutique by Shelter await.

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7. Support the independent stores. On Lower Stable Street, Honest Jon’s record shop, Hato Store’s Japanese-inspired wares, Roseur’s dried flowers crafted by Sophie Kim, a community of makers at Store Store and pop-ups at Kiosk NIC.

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8. Indulge in Longboys Doughnuts. Give in to your sweet cravings with brioche finger doughnuts, freshly filled with everything from decadent tiramisu to tangy lemon meringue pie.

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9. Dine at one of the many restaurants. Try Middle Eastern at The Coal Office, Spanish cooking over fire at Parrillan, tapas at Barrafina, tacos at Casa Pastor and modern European at Hicce.

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10. Hang out at Morty and Bob’s. With so many upscale restaurants at Coal Drops Yard, sometimes you just fancy something comforting like grilled cheese with fries or a steak sandwich, cheeseburger and chicken schnitzel. They also serve brunch favourites like avocado on toast.

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Helpful Information About Coal Drops Yard

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Coal Drops Yard is part of the Kings Cross regeneration, including Granary Square, Lewis Cubbit Square, Stable Street, Goods Way, etc.

camley natural park kings cross

Kings Cross is near busy locations such as Euston, Barnsbury, Islington, Holborn and Camden. Its allure is heightened by the rejuvenated, traffic-free zones and the scenic charm of Regent’s Canal. Contrary to expectations, the vicinity boasts a green touch, thanks to the Camley Street Natural Park and Gas Holder Park.

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For more information, go to the Kings Cross website, where you will also find information about Coal Drops Yard. For a historical perspective, peruse the Kings Cross Wikipedia Page. Access Kings Cross effortlessly by bus, train, or tube and begin exploring.

While you are in the area, these articles may be of interest:

Best Things To Do In Kings Cross:

Kings Cross Helpful Area Guide

Ten Things To Do In Kings Cross

Camley Street Natural Park Kings Cross

London Canal Museum Kings Cross

Lightroom Kings Cross

Best Places To Shop In Kings Cross:

Tom Dixon Kings Cross

Wolf and Badger Kings Cross

Best Places To Eat In Kings Cross:

Coal Office Kings Cross

Granger and Co Kings Cross

German Gymnasium Kings Cross

Lina Stores Kings Cross

Drake and Morgan Kings Cross

Morty and Bob’s Kings Cross

Longboys Doughnuts Kings Cross

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Please check that the places I referenced in this article are still in business before you visit to avoid disappointment.