Affectionately known as Cally Road by locals, Caledonian Road’s business community is growing with start-ups and established enterprises alike taking occupation in the district, with easy access into central London via the Piccadilly line and Overground network.
The quarter’s Victorian commercial heritage lends a warehouse aesthetic to the design of fashionable after-work venues like The Depot and The Pleasance, in contrast to the gleaming modernity of Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.
Just to the north of Kings Cross spectacular regeneration zone, Cally Yard is the edgy and aspiring younger sibling to smooth-suited Upper Street. Cally Road sits in the middle and pulses with individuality and diversity, revealing its fun-loving community spirit at the popular Cally Festival in Caledonian Park each summer.
Cally Yard is within the growing orbit of buzzing King’s Cross, which continues to roll out its astonishing transformation from dingy railway yard to cultural hotspot.
Now home to Granary Square, Lewis Cubit Square and the soon to be completed Coal Drops Yard retail street, hot-list eateries like German Gymnasium, and artistic and musical pop-up events, King’s Cross also houses the world-leading Central St Martin’s arts college and British Library.
By Eurostar it’s easy to hop to Paris for a lunch meeting and return to evening cocktails at the iconic St Pancras hotel.