Beat the January blues and start filling your February diary now with the best new openings in London.
Shop Here: Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross
Coal Drops Yard is the new shopping and dining destination at King’s Cross. Home to prestigious retail names like Tom Dixon (homewares) Badger & Wolf (fashion) and Coal Drops (its dedicated tapas restaurant), the well-designed, conceptual space has transformed the area into its own cultural hub. Don’t just head here on the way to catch your train – dedicate an afternoon to before it becomes mainstream.
Coal Drops Yard, Stable St, Kings Cross, London N1C 4DQ
Eat Here: Nest, Hackney
Fine dining meets east London cool at Nest, the brainchild of Michelin star chef, Jonnie and front of house/wine extraordinaire, Luke. Produce is at the heart of this boutique restaurant’s ever-changing menu and while you might not be able to view the exact menu in advance, one thing you can guarantee is quality of flavour and an experience above and beyond any restaurant chain.
Nest, 177 Morning Lane, E9 6LH
Get Cultured Here: English As A Second Language At Somerset House
Somerset House’s new exhibit sees two young Asian-born, London-based photographers, Hannah Moon and Joyce Ng, present commissioned work for the venue. Drawing from a very specific brief and putting their own unique spin on it, each collection is as striking as the next. Moon’s series of portraiture is set in the Somerset House building and Ng’s subjects are people found within the vicinity.
Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Work Out Here: 1Rebel Victoria
If spin is your workout of choice then why not try 1Rebel’s newly opened studio in NOVA Victoria? Unlike its sister
5 Allington Cl, Westminster, London SW1E 5BX
Beautify Here: Glow Bar
Get your beauty fix at Glow Bar, Fitzrovia’s very own infra-red sauna space. A 45-minute heated session will revive winter skin. Saunas can be taken
Glow Bar, 70 Mortimer St, Marylebone, London W1W 7RY