Crafts Council  

 
 
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44A Pentonville Road, Islington, London N1 9BY
 
 
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Weekdays: 9.30am-5pm; Sat-Sun: closed
 

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The Crafts Council in Islington houses Britain's largest crafts gallery, where a continuous cycle of work by major exhibitors can be seen throughout the year. The centre also contains a reference and a picture library as well as an information centre and a café.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Angel Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
King's Cross Tube Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Canonbury Overground Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Elia Mews Car Park
 
7 minutes walk
 
Skinner Street NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  34% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 1 minute from Crafts Council
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Islington underwent a major refurbishment in 2014, transforming the rooms and suites into a stylish accommodation option. The newly ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  24% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 6 minutes from Crafts Council
The Business Design Centre next door is the obvious attraction for many of the guests at this smart, efficient Hilton Hotel, but Islington's excellent restaurants and ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Kings Cross - Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £57  29% off
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 9 minutes from Crafts Council
Halfway between the City and the west End, the Bloomsbury area is an oasis of calm in the very heart of the capital. It's a lovely ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Art Galleries nearest Crafts Council

Nearest to Crafts Council
James Freeman Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
354 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Crafts Council
James Freeman Gallery exhibits contemporary painting, photography and sculpture from Europe and Asia.... More
 
 
 
Japanese Gallery Islington
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
23 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Crafts Council
Four Japanese woodcut exhibitions are held here throughout the year. Sales of Japanese wood block prints are also held. ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Crafts Council
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Angel Building
London > Attractions > Sights
407 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 2 minutes from Crafts Council
Launched in late 2010, the Angel Building in Islington transformed from an under-used early 1980s commercial block into an award-winning office space, reinvented by architects ... More
 
 
 
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The Islington Metal Works
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V | 3 minutes from Crafts Council
Built in the late 19th century, The Islington Metalworks is a building steeped in history. All three floors were initially used to stable the horses that ... More
 
 
 
St John's the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
39 Duncan Terrace, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Crafts Council
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Club De Fromage
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 16th April to 27th August 2016 - 10.30pm-3.30am
O2 Academy Islington, N1 Centre, Parkfield Street, N1 | 3 minutes from Crafts Council
Residents and guests play rock and pop anthems from Lady Gaga, Queen, Take That and more....More
 
 
 
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Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 6th December 2016 to 29th January 2017
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | 4 minutes from Crafts Council
Dance master Matthew Bourne takes on Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's film and Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale to create new ballet production The Red Shoes, being ...More
 
 
 
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Vamos Cuba!
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 26th July to 21st August 2016
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | 4 minutes from Crafts Council
Set in the chaos of Havana airport, the acclaimed Cuban choreographer Nilda Guerra presents a show which mixed traditional and modern dance styles including salsa, rumba, ...More
 
 
 
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The Old Red Lion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 3 minutes from Crafts Council
One of London's most famous fringe pub theatres, the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington was founded in 1979 by Charlie Hanson and is a welcome ... More
 
 
 
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The Lexington
London > Entertainment > Live Music
96-98 Pentonville Road, Clerkenwell, London N1 | 3 minutes from Crafts Council
The Lexington is both a music venue and an English pub that thinks it's an American speakeasy. While this may sound like trying to please all ... More
 
 
 
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Sadler's Wells
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Rosebery Avenue, Islington, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Crafts Council
Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national and ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Crafts Council

The best shops and markets near Crafts Council
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Euphorium Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
26a Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Crafts Council
This traditional bakery, drawing on British and Gallic roots, has made an indelible mark on the foodies of Islington. With nearly twenty types of bread - ... More
 
 
 
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Fresh N Fine
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
18 Penton Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Crafts Council
This independent supermarket between Angel and Kings Cross sells good quality organic food, Bundaberg root beer and Fentiman's cola as well as all the basics. ... More
 
 
 
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Camden Passage
London > Shopping > Markets
Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Crafts Council
Hidden down a cobble-stoned Angel backstreet a whimsical collection of odds and ends have been gathered together on a selection of market stalls (not to be ... More
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near Crafts Council London?
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Bill's Islington
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
9 White Lion Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Crafts Council
Combining an old-fashioned grocer with an appealing delicatessen and an informal café serving a British and Mediterranean-influenced menu, Bill's now boasts numerous London and nationwide locations. ... More
 
 
 
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Hummingbird Bakery
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
The Angel Building, 405 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 2 minutes from Crafts Council
All-American cupcakes are the speciality here but you can also tuck into many other finger-licking sticky treats. Chocolate Devil's Food Cake, New York style cheesecake and ... More
 
 
 
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Naamyaa Cafe
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
The Angel Building, 405 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 2 minutes from Crafts Council
Opening in October 2012, Naamyaa is an all day modern Bangkok style cafe from Alan Yau, the man who brought us Wagamama, Hakkasan and the Michelin-starred ... More
 
 
 
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Near Crafts Council
Islington Connexions Careers Centre
London > Education > Career Services
The White Lion Building, White Lion Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Crafts Council
Connexions is a countrywide information and advisory service for 13-19 year olds and people with special learning needs or disabilities under 25. They offer an array ... More
 
 
 
London College of English
London > Education > English Language Courses
354 Goswell Road, Angel, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 5 minutes from Crafts Council
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City University
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Northampton Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 8 minutes from Crafts Council
... More
 
 
 
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Crafts Council gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Yoga Therapy Centre
London > Leisure > Fitness
90 Pentonville Road, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Crafts Council
Yoga ... More
 
 
 
Culpeper Community Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Dignum Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Crafts Council
... More
 
 
 
British Waterski
London > Leisure > Extreme Sports
390 City Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 4 minutes from Crafts Council
... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Crafts Council

The best pubs near London Crafts Council.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Crown
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Crafts Council
Modern British cuisine ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cafe Kick
London > Nightlife > Pubs
43 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 8 minutes from Crafts Council
The original Kick bar and a local landmark, Cafe Kick is a tiny continental-style cafe bar with terrace tables and an endearingly insalubrious interior, has three ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Queen's Head
London > Nightlife > Pubs
44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from Crafts Council
A gorgeous antique interior, a delicious menu and some top DJs at weekends. The Old Queen's Head opened with a fantastic recipe for success in 2006 ... More
 
 
 
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Crafts Council clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Anam
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Crafts Council
Retro-trendy, infectiously popular, and staunchly pioneering London's first Irish cocktail bar is a welcome addition to Islington's portfolio of drinking venues. A heady mix of curved ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dirty Martini, Islington
London > Nightlife > Bars
74 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Crafts Council
This chain of glamorous cocktail bars is a great spot for after work drinks and big nights out, with regular happy hours and drink deals. There ... More
 
 
 
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Colebrookes
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 8 minutes from Crafts Council
If the Government want to encourage more of a European café culture, they should send someone down to Colebrookes to take a look. Colebrookes takes the ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Crafts Council

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Crafts Council.
The Chapel Bar
London > Business > Venue Hire
29a Penton Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Crafts Council
... More
 
 
 
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Sadler's Wells
London > Business > Venue Hire
Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from Crafts Council
Can accomodate for up to 2070 people.... More
 
 
 
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Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Crafts Council
Exhibitors love this venue and it's easy to see why. The Business Design Centre in Islington is in a great location just one mile from The ... More
 
 
 
 

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Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr
Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr
Exhibitions | Until 31st July 2016 

Guildhall Art Gallery 18 minutes walk from Crafts Council

For two years acclaimed British photographer Martin Parr was the City of London's official photographer-in-residence. Between 2013 and 2015 ...More

 
Bar's Got Talent
Concerts | Until 5th September 2016 

The Piano Works 19 minutes walk from Crafts Council

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Sailor Jerry Hotel Street
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th September 2016 

The Well 23 minutes walk from Crafts Council

If you're all rooftopped out, get yourself to The Well this summer for the Sailor Jerry Hotel Street pop-up, which ...More

 
Shakespeare in Ten Acts
Shakespeare in Ten Acts
Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2016 

British Library 23 minutes walk from Crafts Council

Telling the story of the changing nature of Shakespeare's reputation, Shakespeare in Ten Acts is the British Library's tribute ...More

 
The Railway Children
The Railway Children
Theatre | Until 30th October 2016 

King's Cross Railway Station 25 minutes walk from Crafts Council

Mike Kenny's Olivier Award-winning adaptation of The Railway Children, staged at Waterloo three years ago, is now at King's Cross ...More

 
The Guilty Feminist: With Ellie Taylor & Carrie Quinlan
Exhibitions | On 25th July 2016 

Kings Place 1.49 miles from Crafts Council

The comedians join Sofie Hagen and Deborah Frances-White for a lively discussion about how to be better at feminism....More

The BFG in Pictures
The BFG in Pictures
Exhibitions | Until 2nd October 2016 

House of Illustration 1.65 miles from Crafts Council

The latest exhibition at the House of Illustration showcases never before seen Quentin Blake illustrations of The BFG. Curated by ...More

 
Richard III
Richard III
Theatre | Until 6th August 2016 

Almeida Theatre 2.03 miles from Crafts Council

Ralph Fiennes returns to the Almeida after 16 years to take the lead in the theatre's opening 2016/17 production, Richard ...More

 
 
 
 
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