About Coal Drops Yard
This store is open during current government restrictions and offers essential services, including frame repairs and adjustments, lens changes and spectacle fittings, and eye examinations.
We have been working hard to ensure our store and our team are able to meet you safely. Please expect additional safety measures to be in place during your visit.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Residing in the Victorian brick arches of Bagley Walk, the design of our Coal Drops Yard store pays homage to the functional style of Cubitts’ namesake, architect Lewis Cubitt. Cascading plants fill the store, celebrating the renewal and rejuvenation of the King’s Cross area. A hydroponic system is a nod to water's enduring role in the area - the Spa Fields, the lost River Fleet, and the Regent's Canal.
The Coal Drops Yard Collection
A number of our stores have their own collection of bespoke, made-to-order frames, offered in 140 acetate colours or ethically-sourced water buffalo horn. Available exclusively at this location is The Coal Drops Yard Collection, which consists of four frames inspired by influential figures from King's Cross history.
Make a day of it
Our favourite spots around Cubitts Coal Drops Yard, curated by our team.
Ruby Violet: We recognise the time and skill that goes into making small batches of something special, which is perhaps why we love this little ice cream shop so much. Their menu of organic flavours has included masala chai, basil and lemon, and bergamot marmalade ripple in the past, but who knows what this week holds. 3 Wharf Road, London N1C 4BZ
Word on the Water: Also known as the London Book Barge, this floating bookshop is a literature lover’s dream. Occasional jazz performances and a delightful resident dog are the icing on the cake of this local favourite. Find a sunny spot to pull up a deck chair and soak it all in. Regent’s Canal Towpath, London N1C 4BZ
House of Illustration: Offering short courses, masterclasses, and exhibitions a-plenty, this gallery explores illustrators old and new. Previous events have included an exhibition of original Cuban propaganda posters and the work of Marie Neurath, the graphic designer whose scientific illustrations transformed children’s school books. 2 Granary Square, London N1C 4BH