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12-13 New Wharf Road, King's Cross, London N1 9RT
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Tues-Sun 10am-4.30pm. Open until 7.30pm on the first Thursday of the month
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£4 (Adult), £2 (Child), £3 (Concessions), £10 (Family)

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London Canal MuseumA trip to the Canal Museum reveals there's more to London's man-made waterways than just enjoying a day out in a narrow boat. You'll learn about the history of the canals which were once an important route for horse drawn commercial traffic in the late 18th and early 19th century. A tour of the museum gives you the chance to see inside a narrow boat cabin, get to know the people who used the canals as well as the horses that pulled the boats, and the cargoes they carried. The museum also tells the related story of London's ice trade - and is housed in a former ice warehouse originally constructed in 1862-3 for Carlo Gatti, a well-known ice cream maker. Today the museum still has a huge commercial Victorian ice well used to store ice imported by ship and canal boat from Norway. With Regent's Canal right outside, a visit the museum makes it easy to imagine just how important these waterways once were.

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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £76† 35% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 9 minutes from London Canal Museum
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
Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £54† 29% off
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 12 minutes from London Canal Museum
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
Hilton London Euston Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £101† 32% off
17-18 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H | 13 minutes from London Canal Museum
The grand Victorian building that houses this hotel is surely one of the most impressive edifices in the Hilton chain. Located just a three-minute walk from ... More
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Nearest to London Canal Museum
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British Library
London > Attractions > Museums
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 8 minutes from London Canal Museum
With over 150 million items, a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland, artwork by artists such as Antony Gormley and Eduardo Paolozzi, ... More
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The Foundling Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 12 minutes from London Canal Museum
The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells ... More
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The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
London > Attractions > Museums
Phoenix Place, Clerkenwell, London WC1X | 14 minutes from London Canal Museum
Explore the history of the Royal Mail at The Postal Museum where you can go on an underground adventure through narrow tunnels not used since 2003. ... More
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near London Canal Museum
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Guardian News & Media Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 1 minute from London Canal Museum
For an interesting take on print journalism and the machinations of the media world pay a visit to the gallery situated in the foyer of the ... More
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Granary Square
London > Attractions >
Good's Way, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from London Canal Museum
The same size as Trafalgar Square, Granary Square is at the heart of King's Cross where the Eurostar departs and emerged as part of the ... More
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King's Cross Pavilion
London > Attractions > Sights
Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from London Canal Museum
Designed by Stirling Prize winning architects Stanton Williams, the firm behind the nearby Granary Complex which includes Central Saint Martin's, King's Cross Pavilion occupies an enviable ... More
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Noh Movement Workshop
London > Events > Sporting Events †Dates: Saturday 27th June 2020 - 11am
London Canal Museum, 90 York Way, N1 | 1 minute from London Canal Museum
Two actors teach the basic movement patterns of Noh theatre....More
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Tom Of Finland: Love And Liberation
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 6th March to 28th June 2020 - Various Times
London Canal Museum, 2 Granary Square, N1C | 4 minutes from London Canal Museum
Homoerotic drawings by the gay cultural icon, born Touko Laaksonen, including unseen works from the Tom of Finland Foundation collection, marking the centenary of his birth....More
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Quentin Blake: From The Studio
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 11th May 2019 to 31st October 2021 - Various Times
London Canal Museum, 2 Granary Square, N1C | 4 minutes from London Canal Museum
The first ever permanent exhibition space dedicated to the celebrated illustrator includes an up-to-date showcase of Blake's projects as they happen....More
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Kings Place
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 1 minute from London Canal Museum
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations and with a waterside setting, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place combines the offices of The Guardian ... More
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Platform Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
1 Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from London Canal Museum
Part of the University of the Arts London's award-winning campus for Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Platform Theatre has four performance spaces and ... More
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clueQuest
London > Entertainment >
169-171 Caledonian Road, N1 | 4 minutes from London Canal Museum
Launched in 2013 with PLAN52, clueQuest has since become one of London's most popular live escape games and top tourist attractions. Moving from its original location ... More
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The best shops and markets near London Canal Museum
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Waitrose Kings Cross
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
1 Wharf Road, N1C | 3 minutes from London Canal Museum
More than a mere supermarket, Waitrose in Kings Cross is a food shop, tapas bar and cookery school complete with an in-store wine bar. The store, ... More
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Canopy Market
London > Shopping > Markets
West Handyside Canopy, One Wharf Road, N1C | 3 minutes from London Canal Museum
From March 2018, Canopy Market in King's Cross becomes a weekly affair. Previously a once-a-month occasion, the one-stop-shop for artisan produce will now take over West ... More
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Lola's Cupcakes, King's Cross
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Northern Ticket Hall, King's Cross St Pancras Station, Euston Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from London Canal Museum
Sweet to taste, cute to look at and made with natural ingredients, Lola's Cupcakes can hold their own when it comes to the coveted title of ... More
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The Driver
London > Restaurants >
2-4 Wharfdale Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 1 minute from London Canal Museum
Proving that King's Cross is far from the dive so many people claim, The Driver is a stylish, multi-purpose boutique venue, and certainly the area's only ... More
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Rotunda Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 1 minute from London Canal Museum
This canal side bar and restaurant is a pleasant place to stop off if you're wandering around the Kings Place development. Not exactly on the beaten ... More
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Project Pizza
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 | 1 minute from London Canal Museum
The Green & Fortune Cafe, a cafe in the atrium of arts hub Kings Place which sources beef and lamb from its own Northumberland farm, is ... More
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London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 1 minute from London Canal Museum
Whether a beginner, thinking of making it your career or an experienced florist, the London Flower School can help you to improve. ... More
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Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 3 minutes from London Canal Museum
One of the premier arts colleges in the world, St Martins accepts only a few talented students each year, and is very well regarded in the ... More
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Aga Khan Centre
London > Education > Adult Education
10 Handyside Street, N1C | 6 minutes from London Canal Museum
A place of education, knowledge, cultural exchange and insight into Muslim civilisations, the Aga Khan Centre brings meeting rooms, an exhibition space and ... More
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Frame King's Cross
London > Leisure >
Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 3 minutes from London Canal Museum
With Frame founders Pip Black and Joan Murphy set out to create a fun approach to fitness. What started out as a Shoreditch ... More
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Pancras Square Leisure
London > Leisure >
5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 6 minutes from London Canal Museum
Located in the heart of Kings Cross, Pancras Square Leisure centre offers a 25 metre swimming pool, smaller teaching pool, two exercise studios with over 25 ... More
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Skip Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Tapper Walk, King's Cross, London N1C | 7 minutes from London Canal Museum
A sustainable urban garden on the King's Cross development site, The Skip Garden puts construction workers' big bins to green use. Built on one of the ... More
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The Betjeman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
Unit 53, St. Pancras International, King's Cross, London NW1 | 7 minutes from London Canal Museum
Gastropub... More
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The Harrison
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 9 minutes from London Canal Museum
Originally built in the 1880s by Samuel Harrison to refresh the workers in his shoe factory, The Harrison pub's current building dates back to 1934. Owned ... More
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The Crown
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from London Canal Museum
Modern British cuisine ... More
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VOC
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Varnishers Yard, Regents Quarter, King's Cross, London N1 | 4 minutes from London Canal Museum
VOC is a 17th Century-inspired Punch House from Fluid Movement, the people behind speakeasy bars The Whistling Shop and Purl. Taking its name from Vereenigde Oost-Indische ... More
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Vinoteca King's Cross
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
One Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 4 minutes from London Canal Museum
Ten years after Vinoteca founders Charlie Young and business partner Brett Woonton opened their first restaurant, wine bar and shop in Clerkenwell the pair bring their ... More
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Scala
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 5 minutes from London Canal Museum
Housed inside the old King's Cross Cinema, the Scala might be a bit tattered around the edges but this only adds to its battered charm. The ... More
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Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 1 minute from London Canal Museum
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place offers conference organisers two auditoriums, two art galleries and a wide ... More
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British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 8 minutes from London Canal Museum
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
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The Foundling Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 12 minutes from London Canal Museum
The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells ... More

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Tom Of Finland: Love And Liberation
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House of Illustration 4 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

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Quentin Blake: From The Studio
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House of Illustration 4 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

The first ever permanent exhibition space dedicated to the celebrated illustrator includes an up-to-date showcase of Blake's projects as they ...More

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Guildhall Art Gallery 15 minutes walk from London Canal Museum

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