London – The new shopping district has opened in King’s Cross with a host of independent retailers, restaurants and pop-ups on offer.
Following a successful campaign around the capital to drum up hype, which featured eye-catching branding from Droga5, Coal Drops Yard has opened for business. Heatherwick Studio has redesigned the set of historic buildings and railway arches, which were used to store London’s coal deliveries in the 19th century. The space is now home to more than 50 stores, restaurants and cafés, including brands Universal Works, Cubitts and Barrafina.
The development also includes an area for pop-ups, live events and experiential stores, curated by independent magazine KIOSK N1C. The dedicated street will encourage brands to use short-term leases and experiment with the spaces, as well as collaborate with the nearby Central Saint Martins college of art and design.
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