Coal Drops Yard is a place to stumble upon something new, to meet with the unexpected. A place where art, commerce and culture come together.
There are stores here that you know (but perhaps not as you know them), and stores that you don’t. What unites is that they offer an experience that’s out of the ordinary, that goes beyond being a place to buy.
Coal Drops Yard is challenging the trend of faceless, endless, mass supply and demand by redefining what ‘consumption’ means. Because to consume something fully, you must be fully engaged in the experience. And the experience is everything.
Built on innovation and creativity, Coal Drops Yard has always been in motion and in flux. Once the marshalling yards of the industrial revolution, these Victorian brick viaducts have served as film sets, been home to counter-culture artists, and for a decade, hosted some of London’s biggest rave parties.
Vestiges of the past are everywhere. Remarkably, much of the Victorian industrial architecture has survived. Today, reimagined, it provides the backdrop for something that’s very London, and very much now.
Many of the people investing in the future of Coal Drops Yard have been part of its past. Discover more about the story of Coal Drops Yard.