London by Design: Kings Cross Quarter

Illustration of Coal Drops Yard, London, UK
Coal Drops Yard, Stable Street, London. Illustration: Nina Fuga
(Image credit: TBC)

Once a bleak, industrial wasteland behind a railway station in need of some love, the Kings Cross area is now buzzing with a combination of entertainment, media, retail, drinking and dining; the locale hosts both Google HQ and Central Saint Martins, while the new Coal Drops Yard retail quarter, housed in Victorian brick viaducts reimagined by Heatherwick Studio, will feature 50 stores, restaurants and cafés. This is also where you’ll find Tom Dixon’s new HQ and showroom – The Coal Office – complete with a rooftop restaurant, plus Barrafina, Paul Smith, Space NK, Spiritland and Dishoom.

Coal Drops Yard, King's Cross, London, UK

(Image credit: TBC)

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Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.