Coal Drops Yard shopping experience opens up in Kings Cross

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams


    It's going to be frightful. Security guard encircled fun.

    About Coal Drops Yard
  2. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    I was up there in the summer, a couple of shops had opened already. It has some nice architectural features, but fuck everything about the rest of the development.
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  3. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    It was much nicer when the old red star was there. Lots of fun to be had sending sand and bricks to Scotland on the account of a firm who'd fucked you about.
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  4. toblerone3

    toblerone3 Grrrrr

    Its a shopping centre. What exactly is it that annoys you?
  5. mojo pixy

    mojo pixy unquantifiable hazards

    Didn't Bagleys use to be there?
    Ugh I feel old looking at all that...
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  6. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    That roof is really gimmicky.
  7. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Looks pretty cool in situ.
  8. salem

    salem Well-Known Member

    As big new developments go I've got to say the Kings Cross development isn't too bad. I find myself there from time to time and there are lots of nice public areas and I've not had any issue from the security while having beers, smoking a joint etc in the park bits. I'd be curious to know which bits are actually public land vs private development. Are there any maps about detailing it?
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  9. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    No, I doubt it.
  10. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Not a shopping centre. A shopping 'experience'
  11. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

  12. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    Oh I didn't know about this. Thank you crisps.
  13. toblerone3

    toblerone3 Grrrrr

    I totally understand all of the arguments about pseudo public space. However Granary Square actually works better as a public space than some genuinely public spaces. I saw this in effect this summer when the fountains are on and people came from all over the city treating as a bit of mini day out by the (not) seaside.
  14. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    seems a little late in the day to be bemoaning the gentrification of Kings Cross?
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  15. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    Not a bad area if you enjoy paying more than a fiver for a beer :hmm:
  16. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

    Review here: diamond geezer

    Good quote: "'s more a magnet for the over-moneyed to enjoy consuming the unnecessary" :D
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  17. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    Anything that has turned into a shopping district rather than what it was in the late 90's early 00's, annoys me too.
  18. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

    Spot on

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