London Shopping: Coal Drops Yard Kings Cross. I love the transformation of Kings Cross and the new Coal Drops Yard. A short walk from the station, you will find this revamped area with experiential concept stores, restaurants and cultural events. Victorian brick viaducts have been restored and are now occupied with designer brands and eateries. I remember raving there many years ago when it used to be a desolate wasteland!
Coal Drops Yard
Coal Drops Yard Kings Cross Shopping
I was impressed by the selection of shops here which sell everything from interior pieces to fashion finds and beauty products. A few of the interiors stores to browse include the Tom Dixon Showroom which houses the designer’s collection within a series of arches. From lights to furniture, perfume and gifts, you’ll enjoy the spacious layout, which gives you room to admire each object. Read more about the Tom Dixon Shop here.
Caravane is a fabulous French interiors boutique filled with the most wonderful selection of furniture and home accessories. From embroidered cushions to washed linen duvet covers, sea rush rugs and woven baskets, this is a dreamy place to shop. Read more about the Caravane Shop here.
Wolf & Badger have some cool home accessories which are displayed alongside men’s and women’s clothing in their lifestyle store. Read more about the Wolf & Badger Shop here. Another lifestyle shop to explore is Iyouall which presents Japanese stationery and Scandi homewares. If you want to buy candles, try Bonds.
Wolf & Badger
Fashion fans will adore 18Montrose, which is a concept store selling fashion, footwear accessories and more from the likes of Yeezy and Alexander Wang. Laidback casual clothing lovers will want to pop into American Vintage for basics, knitwear and shirts. For quality bags (satchels, totes, rucksacks) in leather, waxed cotton, nylon or vegan materials head to Ally Capellino. Lost Property of London also makes beautiful bags, including backpacks and satchel style briefcases.
Other fashion shops to check out include Cos, Margaret Howell, Paul Smiths, Wolf & Badger and S120 which all sell men’s and women’s clothing. Try Emin & Paul and Twin for womenswear and Form & Thread or Universal Works for menswear. Outerwear shops include Rains and the Outsiders Store. For sportswear jog along to Sports Edit. Beija London stocks lingerie and swimwear. Footwear shops range from Cheaney to Superga and Tracey Neuls.
For beauty products and experiences try Aesop, Malin+Goetz, Beautystack beauty app and Facegym, which is a place to exercise your face! The lifestyle stores I mentioned above also sell a wide selection of beauty products for the face, body and hair. Miller Harris is the place for perfume. Manifesto is excellent for guys to get groomed whether that’s a wet shave or a beard trim.
Coal Drops Yard Kings Cross Food and Drink
All that shopping will make you hungry. For quality tapas to share with your friends, try Barrafina. Bodega Rita’s is a deli serving lunch and food throughout the day such as sandwiches, and in the evening, you can try the small plates. Casa Pastor is well worth a visit if you love Mexican food, the tacos are delicious and so is the Mezcal!
The Coal Office
The Coal Office dishes up Middle Eastern cuisine from chef Assaf Granit, and the interiors are designed by Tom Dixon. Read my Coal Office Restaurant Review here. Hicce is located on the top floor of Wolf & Badger where Pip Lacey serves edible delights which have been cooked by wood-fire. Munch on grilled cheese sandwiches at Morty and Bob’s. Get your caffeine fix at Redemption Roasters.
Coal Drops Yard Kings Cross Information
For more information on the shops and restaurants take a look at the Coal Drops Yard Website. You will find this shopping destination located behind King’s Cross and St Pancras stations, follow signage to Regent’s Canal. The address is Stable Street, London N1C 4QD. Granary Square is situated next door, which is worth exploring. Most shops are open from 10 am until 8 pm Monday to Saturday and 12 noon until 6 pm on Sunday. Read my Ten Things To Do In Kings Cross London article for more information on the area. See more pictures on my Love Kings Cross London Pinterest Board. I hope you enjoy your visit and buy something beautiful.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Alan, for exploring with me.