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Coal Drops Yard

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Coal Drops Yard

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King's Cross, London N1C 4DQ England
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VanDyck001 wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom47 contributions25 helpful votes
Ok so some of the little shops are a little too boutiquey, however a lot of effort has clearly gone into the sympathetic architecture and design of the place. Great place for a stroll, taking in the adjacent canal. There's at least one coffee shop that does really excellent coffee and pastries, where one can sit and ponder on one's own redemption.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Joasi23 wrote a review Oct 2020
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom909 contributions121 helpful votes
Arriving back an hour or so early for the train at kings cross thought we would have a walk to see how the regeneration has progressed. WOW . It’s impressive to say the least . Great buzz despite all the restrictions that is stifling the city as so much of it is outside. Choice of cafes and bars to suit. Sympathetic use of the industrial buildings adds to the charm, loved it and will ensure we have more time there next visit .
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Ian C wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom23,884 contributions1,189 helpful votes
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This year’s annual London Design Festival (the 18th) is like no other, with much of it moving into the virtual world and with the crowds of visitors that normally characterise it noticeable by their absence. It was brave of the organisers to go ahead in a different format. Normally the V&A Museum would be a major hub with several installations to be found by exploring the galleries. This year it is King’s Cross – focused on the Coal Drops Yard with MUF architects using trees to temporarily guide visitors from King’s Cross Station alongside the cranes constructing the next phase of the redevelopment of the area and photographs selected to celebrate summer by the Photographers Gallery. Fear not, after this weekend, the trees will be planted in a glade at a local school. Arriving to Amelia Pica's Semaphore Signs, you the spot Lauren Godfrey’s ‘Pattern Portraits’ creating a giant quilt fluttering in the sunshine while Marlene Huissoud’s spooky inflatable sculpture changes form as people stand and pump more air into it and a small exhibition by Taiwanese industrial designer Liang-Jung Cheng, ‘The Misused Ironmongery’, celebrates the overlooked amount of design attention that goes into small items of ironmongery such as a radiator key. Tom Dixon’s showroom displays his unique designs, old and new, while snakes and ladders on the pavement shows that imagination can be used to make pandemic signage a little more fun that we normally see in our city streets. The original Coal Drops Yard was, as the name suggests, where coal was delivered by rail into London. The recent refurbishment by Thomas Heatherwick has created a unique speciality design quarter for London, which really comes alive with events such as the London Design Festival.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Barbara Gp wrote a review Jun 2020
London, United Kingdom293 contributions36 helpful votes
Modern and recent architecture, trendy area Variety of shops, also nice to have a meal or drinks Friendly atmosphere and good location (not so crowded as the city center and easily accessible from kings cross station) There is also a large Waitrose close by
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Date of experience: April 2020
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Dazzar1234 wrote a review Jun 2020
London, United Kingdom83 contributions34 helpful votes
The way they have done this lovely part of kings cross up is phenomenal. For something that just used to be wasteland but is now trendy, full of shops and a lovely place to visit.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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