In the heart of King’s Cross, a few meters from the train station of Saint Pancras, continues one of the pardons of the most spectacular in Europe. Started several years ago and expected until 2022, it breathes new life into industrial buildings or vacant lots that are neglected, with a focus on pedestrian areas, mix of living, shopping and entertainment venues. The Regent’s Canal with its barges to dock even comes to add a touch of bucolic to the urban ensemble. In 2010, the famous Central Saint Martins College of art and design was already installed in a huge space unused. Since then, the victorian buildings are constantly welcoming new brands in fashion, design and gastronomy.

The grands crus of arabica, also roasted in Paris, will be to sell or to eat on the spot

It is in this environment effervescent Alain Ducasse has opened a few weeks ago his first chocolate factory in the uk. The eighth shop, and the second overseas, after Japan. The place uses the same codes as the other points of sale in paris with beautiful displays showcasing the various creations. They are all performed by the duo of Philippe Urweiller (chocolatier-coffee roaster) and Quentin Francis-Gaigneux (artisan chocolatier), the manufacture of the Bastille, in Paris, and delivered on-site two times per week. Difficult to know right now, the preferences of Londoners, the opening is too recent, but they seem to have a “very low” for the gingers candied, beggars figs-oranges-nuts and the addictive chocolate spread, a chocolate spread at the base of praline, almond and hazelnut, dark chocolate and milk.

In the next few days, the first Coffee Ducasse, located next to the chocolate factory will open its doors. A project carried out for a long time by the chief multiétoilé. The grand crus, arabica, also roasted in Paris, will be to sell or to eat on the spot. London? Definitely the place to be!

The Chocolaterie of Alain Ducasse. Unit 15, Bagley, Walk Arches, Coal Drop Yard, London N1C 4DH.

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