King’s Cross is a sophisticated and dynamic destination for modern living. D&D’s German Gymnasium, awarded “the most beautiful restaurant in the world”, serves high-end European food and is one of many unique restaurants on offer. Others include al fresco dining, jazz nights, cocktail bars featuring world-class sound systems and a Korean BBQ inspired menu. What’s more, it’s home to Coal Drops Yard, a vibrant quarter of specialist retailers, fashion brands, chic boutiques and independent market stalls.
King’s Cross is synonymous with higher education. With 15 major universities and colleges within 20 minutes walk, including Central St Martins’ new campus now on the doorstep, the area’s many students have a bright future ahead.
The area’s unique cultural character is enlivened by an intriguing and varied schedule of entertainment, featuring popular events like Lumiere Light Festival and Classic Car Boot in Lewis Cubitt Square.
Highlights include Strawberries and Screen, showing the Wimbledon Tennis Championships outdoors, and Designjunction, the contemporary interiors exhibition. For a more everyday option there’s a three-screen Everyman Cinema next door to Luma, showing must-see blockbusters and smaller arthouse breakthroughs.
‘Go to’ breakfast and brunch venues include Dishoom, Granger & Co. and Caravan, while Lina Stores offers something a little more traditional. Chef Asaaf Granit excites the senses at Coal Office in collaboration with Tom Dixon, and Arabica gives a taste of the Levant with a menu inspired from the streets of Istanbul and Beirut. A sheer variety of dining options to choose from.
Coal Drops Yard is the Heatherwick Studio-designed district at the centre of King’s Cross, home to an eclectic mix of stores alongside vibrant cafes, bars and dining spots. Championing both established and emerging high-end brands, its unique mix of retailers includes Tom Dixon, Cubitts, Samsung and COS, as well as restaurants Barrafina, Morty & Bob’s, and wine bar The Drop.
We are pleased to announce that King’s Cross has been voted one of the best places to live in London and the UK by the Sunday Times.
With so much happening in and around King’s Cross, keep up to date on how the area is evolving. Find out about the exciting new retailers at Coal Drops Yard, as well as upcoming pop ups, exhibitions and other brilliant events.