This festive season, swap traffic-filled roads for pedestrianised streets by making King’s Cross and Coal Drops Yard your number one Christmas hangout
Halloween’s done and summer’s long gone; it’s finally time to start getting ready for Christmas. All across London, lights have been switching on and festive markets have been coming out of hibernation, but one area in particular stands out: King’s Cross and Coal Drops Yard. A go-to location for eating and drinking all year round, this neighbourhood is *truly* getting into the Christmas spirit this year – here’s how.
First up, they’re bringing the famous Curling Club back for 2023. Challenge your mates to a curling championship (in teams of up to six) for just £8 per person (for 45-minute games). And there’ll be not one, not two, but EIGHT seasonal markets throughout November and December, including a Mexican Christmas market, a market by the lifestyle brand TOAST and the music-filled ‘Christmas under the Canopy’ market.
As well as all that, King’s Cross and Coal Drops Yard will be transformed into a wintery alpine wonderland, complete with Christmas trees and installations. Expect to see the return of Liliane Lijn’s glowing artwork, Temenos on Lewis Cubitt Square, plus a 46-foot Christmas tree in Coal Drops Yard, and a new winter art installation in Granary Square called Fleeting Forest.
Take in those stunning seasonal sights while getting your Christmas shopping in at Coal Drops Yards, one of the city’s best shopping destinations. Not only can you grab gifts from the likes of Earl of East, Maya Magal, Botanical Boys Homeware, Universal Works and much more, but you’ll have the chance to shop late into the evening as stores in Coal Drops Yard will be staying open until 9pm every Thursday until 14th December – plus, each week, different DJs will be playing 90’s classics, providing the perfect soundtrack to your curling or shopping experience!
Ready for a major dose of Christmas cheer? It’s just a 5-minute stroll from King’s Cross station.
King’s Cross, London, N1C