Coal Drops Yard
Coal Drops Yard
4.5
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Coal Drops Yard is King's Cross' boutique shopping and foodie hotspot, where Victorian heritage and breath-taking architecture collide in an extraordinary canal side setting. With a wonderful collection of niche brands and superb restaurants and cafe's you can shop and eat in this wonderful environment. Coal Drops Yard is within easy walking distance of both King's Cross and St Pancras stations and has regular bus services to the entrance. You can also easily reach by bike and car with a number of cycle docking stations and convenient car parking for 250 vehicles. Make a visit to this new shopping destination a priority when in London and enjoy learning about the history of this unique location.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • George M
    Windsor, United Kingdom339 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Redeveloped Very Well
    We were keen to have a look around as we used to work in the area many years ago when it was very run down . The redevelopment is done very well with lots of space . Outdoor cinema ,restaurants and shops . You can walk down the Regents Canal in around 20 minutes and get to scruffy Camden Market . One could say the redevelopment with its astronomically priced apartments is not really want London needs for housing That said it’s great for 5be restaurants and shops for tourists and Londoners alike
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 1, 2023
  • RosedeeR
    London, United Kingdom62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely lunch
    A Group of us visited this restaurant on Friday lunch time. Not only did we really enjoy the excellent food (the cauliflower, turmeric and coconut milk fritter bowl was amazing). We were also served by a young woman called Millie who was courteous, very helpful (even giving us individual bills) and extremely talented at her job. She was a true multi tasker who will go far.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Ben White
    Northampton, United Kingdom2,884 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    ‘This modern, urban redevelopment is a short walk from Kings Cross & St Pancras.’
    Could easily spend a few hours whether you want to shop in the wide array of stores or east your way through the multitude of restaurants or even just meet up with friends. This modern, urban redevelopment is a short walk from Kings Cross & St Pancras and is next to a river so it’s a perfect place to chill out. There’s also a market, which serves street food and independent, boutique stalls selling handmade and antique Knick knacks. Overall, a decent place to visit with either friends or just to have a browse on your own.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 25, 2023
  • Cheekycockney190757
    Basildon, United Kingdom11,419 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely place to walk around and explore.
    Visited in July & December 2023 As part of days out to London. I accessed the yard from Kings Cross Station to Granary Square, Coal Drops Yard, Bagley Rooftop Walk, & Gasholder Park along the Regents Canal. A nice place to visit even if you don't go to any of the food outlets or shops.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 16, 2024
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ownthecity2020
London, UK12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Where the developers aware of the needs of people who actually live in Camden/ Islington? I guess not because otherwise, you would not find designer stores and fancy coffee places there.

In general, the place seems fairly busy even during winter but that does not mean that people necessarily shop. Many stores seem empty most of the time. Rumour has it that shops even got sweet deals in order to rent out retail space.

Overall I doubt the need for just another overpriced shopping centre when people in London (not tourists) need homes and public spaces to live their life.
Written March 10, 2020
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controllerman
Sutton, UK194 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Visited this place a few weeks ago . Easy to find from Kings Cross Station. Considering how ran down this area was a few years back they have made the area very safe however the shops & restaurants are quite expensive. We saw a charity shop with a second hand hoddie for sale at £45.00 but I’m somebody will want it .
It is good for families & tourists but bare in mind it will cost you.
I would not return but will recommend.
Written January 27, 2020
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Sasha138
London, UK262 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Amazing venue but it has nothing you want. Yes, they want independent high end shops but what about stuff that people want to eat and buy without the mortgage payment prices! Right in the middle of the yard, they could have a small permanent roller rink.

Lots of places to eat for sure but with it being a cold area 365 there's no place to get a reasonably priced burger and chips.

They are not catering to the people who want to visit for the day! You would've thought by now that they would have had a souvenir shop selling items that promote the Coal Drops and Kings Cross heritage after all they have Tom Dixon and Paul Smith here. You would have thought they would have collaborated and designed something by now!

Or had a hot beverage cafe that sold deliciously different hot chocolates that ranges from the normal to the chilli infused type. I've been visiting for the past 10 years and it still has nothing to make me want to buy anything yet. The markets are overpriced too. Except the Mexican Market, that's awesome. To date they have never done a Black History market that included Jamaican and African foods! Or an American Market for Thanksgiving or a 4th of July event.

They should never have got rid of their open water pool either.
Written October 24, 2022
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AMBLBHBW
141 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Had a wander around from the Kings Cross/St Pancras tube stop. Walked up to and over The Regents Canal. Lovely relaxing place with fountains spouting out of the ground in which children were playing in. It's a quite large regenerated and modernised area with eateries and steps covered in fake grass on the canal side to sit on. Had elevensies at the open market, which opened at 11am, Killough oysters were gorgeous and my wife had a huge samosa. Card only payments, even in the open market. No cash payments allowed. 4 oysters cost me £10 (£2.50 each) & the somosa was £3, well worth it. There were other food stands selling breads, cheeses,cakes, wraps, ice creams etc and a Pad Thai stall. We sat by the canal In the sunshine with a drink for a while, nice chill out and relaxing area of London.
Written September 5, 2021
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stax549
Coningsby, UK100 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Rainy morning in London waiting for our train from kings x we thought we’d try this “shopping experience”. Not too far to walk but, TBH, I wish I’d saved my legs. It’s a bunch of very, very, very pricy stores. As an example a pair of hiking sandals in an outdoor shop were over £150, I can get cheaper, and as good as, in trespass or blacks! Advertised as opening at 1000, hardly any shops were, and when we left an hour later many still weren’t! Great coffee in Morty and Bobs and very good staff (normal London prices). All in all you would really need to want to spend a lot of money on stuff you can get from Amazon cheaper!
Written May 23, 2022
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK2,921 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
St Pancras and Kings Cross stations have been refurbished in the recent years. As a result the area between them has also been done up hence Coal Drops Yard.

There are a number of shops and restaurants in the area however at the time of my visit they were all closed due to lockdown in the Covid pandemic.

It is nice to walk from the stations through here to get to the Regents Canal for a waterside walk.
Written March 16, 2021
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Ben White
Northampton, UK2,884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Could easily spend a few hours whether you want to shop in the wide array of stores or east your way through the multitude of restaurants or even just meet up with friends. This modern, urban redevelopment is a short walk from Kings Cross & St Pancras and is next to a river so it’s a perfect place to chill out.
There’s also a market, which serves street food and independent, boutique stalls selling handmade and antique Knick knacks.
Overall, a decent place to visit with either friends or just to have a browse on your own.
Written September 25, 2023
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stevebintley
Bedford, UK8,588 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Wonderful space with a nice range of restaurants, bars and shops. The whole area is modern and clean and lit beautifully in the evening. It’s a bit of a hidden treasure and easy to spend a whole evening or afternoon here and on a sunny day it’s one of my favourite spots in the city!
Written March 20, 2023
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RosedeeR
London, UK62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
A Group of us visited this restaurant on Friday lunch time. Not only did we really enjoy the excellent food (the cauliflower, turmeric and coconut milk fritter bowl was amazing). We were also served by a young woman called Millie who was courteous, very helpful (even giving us individual bills) and extremely talented at her job. She was a true multi tasker who will go far.
Written August 20, 2023
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Glen M
54 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Utterly soulless.

Somehow managed to take a swathe of historic railway buildings and warehouses and rip every singe bit of character out of the place.
Could have been anywhere in any city.
Admittedly it has tidied up a scruffy, dilapidated and dangerous part of the city and a lot of money spent on it. whether it was the time of year but wasn't impressed.
Written March 2, 2023
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