June 12, 2022
June is Pride month - and this one's EXTRA special as it celebrates 50 years.
Pride is about allowing everyone to feel proud of who they are no matter who they love...of bright, colourful pride in being!
This year's parade will take place on Saturday July 2nd, read on for more details.
Taking place over the month of June (and July), Pride began in honour of the Stonewall riots that took place in the US in 1969. The riots resulted in a change of law for gay people across America, and helped the fight for gay rights worldwide.
The riots were sparked by a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a bar from which officers manhandled people onto the street. A week of rioting and protests by the gay community ensued - resulting from a build up of continual harassment and ill treatment from the authorities.
The first openly gay march took place in America a month after the riots, and the first Pride festival was held in 1972. Now more than a million people celebrate the event each June in London alone!
A special rainbow 50p piece by East London artist Dominique Holmes and LGBTQ+ activist has been commissioned by the royal mint to celebrate 50 years of the pride movement in Britain.
Join in the fun in celebration of acceptance and equality. The parade this year will take place on Saturday July 2nd, beginning in Hyde Park.
There are lots of events scheduled over June and July, many in central London and around Soho - famously host to lots of wonderful bars and clubs frequented by the LGBTQ+ community.
LGBTQ+ East-end venue The Glory's mini festival on the Southbank from June 15th-17th will feature performances, workshops and events hosted by drag queens Jonny Woo and John Sizzle, and promises to be glorious fun! Find more details here
June 26, 2022
It looks like we're in for a long hot summer, whether abroad or at home. Keep it cool in the right pair of sandals for you.
Check out our selection of the best SS22 sandals, get 'em while it's hot!
June 19, 2022
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, our Coal Drops Yard's boutique will be closed Sunday the 19th and Monday the 20th of June.
We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday.
Thank you for your understanding.
June 12, 2022
Royal Ascot / Wedding Season
'tis the season to don our finest frocks, sup the amber nectar and enjoy the sunshine! Whether it's Royal Ascot, Wedding celebrations or a summer party on the lawn, here are our top tips for the season - what to wear and how to wear it...
it's time to have fun in the sun!