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2 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C 4BH
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Tue to Sun 10am-6pm | Closed Mondays
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House of IllustrationHouse of Illustration, the first permanent home of the charity of the same name, opened in Granary Square, King's Cross, in summer 2014 with an inaugural exhibition of works by much loved illustrator Quentin Blake. The gallery and education space is the place to see, learn about, and enjoy illustration in all its forms, from adverts to animation, picture books to political cartoons and scientific drawings to fashion design. As well as a series of superb exhibitions each year the gallery puts on talks, workshops and the South Gallery and Education Studio are available to hire for events.

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House of Illustration† Photo credit Paul Grover †

House of Illustration - Photo credit Paul Grover

House of Illustration Photo credit Paul Grover†


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Underground Stations

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King's Cross Tube Station
8 minutes walk
Mornington Crescent Tube Station
12 minutes walk
Railway Stations

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Camden Road Overground Station
14 minutes walk
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Arcade Car Parks
13 minutes walk
Judd Street NCP
14 minutes walk

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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £73† 29% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 14 minutes from House of Illustration
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 Euston Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £99† 26% off
17-18 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H | 14 minutes from House of Illustration
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
ibis London Euston St Pancras
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
3 Cardington Street, NW1 | 15 minutes from House of Illustration
Though this hotel is in one of the capital's busiest areas, a major public transport hub just outside the Congestion Charge Zone, its peaceful backstreet location ... More
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Guardian News & Media Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from House of Illustration
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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John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
The British Library, 96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 9 minutes from House of Illustration
The John Ritblat Gallery contains a permanent display of over 200 of the British Library's greatest treasures. It includes documents which made and recorded history, ... More
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Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
6-24 Britannia Street, King's Cross, London WC1X | 10 minutes from House of Illustration
The Gagosian is a cavernous space for exhibitions of the highest calibre. It is a major asset for the regeneration of the King's Cross area. Larry ... More
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Lewis Cubitt Park and Square
London > Attractions >
Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 1 minute from House of Illustration
On Stable Street in King's Cross, a short walk from Granary Square, Lewis Cubbit Square is the home of street food market KERB and host to ... More
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Gasholder 11
London > Attractions > Sights
Lewis Cubitt Square, King's Cross, N1C | 3 minutes from House of Illustration
Gasholders Nos. 10, 11 and 12 were built for the storage of town gas for Pancras Gasworks, the largest gasworks in London. ... More
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Gasholder Park
London > Attractions > Sights
Regent's Canal Towpath, Kings Cross, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from House of Illustration
At 25 metre-tall, 35 metre-wide, Gasholder No 8, disused since 2001, is the largest of the gasholders at King's Cross. Originally built as a storage ... More
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Enid Marx: Print, Pattern And Popular Art
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 25th May to 23rd September 2018 - 10am-6pm
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, N1C | Same location as House of Illustration
A landmark exhibition of mid-20th century designer, best known for her iconic London Underground fabrics....More
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Rotunda Bar & Restaurant: Rum Garden By The Water
London > Events > Foodie Events †Dates: 11th April to 1st September 2018
House of Illustration, Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 | 3 minutes from House of Illustration
This summer, Rotunda Bar & Restaurant transforms its popular canal-side terrace into a tropical Rum Garden with chocolate orange rum cocktails served at the brightly painted ...More
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Scoop: A Wonderful Ice Cream World
London > Events > Foodie Events †Dates: 3rd July to 30th September 2018
House of Illustration, Lewis Cubitt Square, King's Cross, N1C | 3 minutes from House of Illustration
Ever wondered why you get 'brain freeze'? Want to wonder in a vanilla ice cream cloud? Both are part of Scoop, the first major exhibition by ...More
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Kings Place
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from House of Illustration
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 | 4 minutes from House of Illustration
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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King's Cross Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Cnr Of King's Boulevard And Goods Way, King's Cross, London N1C | 5 minutes from House of Illustration
A purpose built 1,000-seat theatre, complete with a railway track and platforms, created especially for Mike Kenny's Olivier Award-winning adaptation of E. Nesbit's 'The Railway Children'. ... More
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Spiritland
London > Shopping > Electronics
9-10 Stable Street, N1C | 1 minute from House of Illustration
A cafe, shop and workspace by day, Spiritland shows off its high-end sound system and turns into a bar at night, playing an ... More
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Waitrose Kings Cross
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
1 Wharf Road, N1C | 1 minute from House of Illustration
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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Coal Drops Yard
London > Shopping >
Kings Cross Goods Yard, N1C | 2 minutes from House of Illustration
Originally built in the 1850s to facilitate the distribution of coal from the north-east and Yorkshire to ... More
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The Lighterman
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Granary Square, N1C | Same location as House of Illustration
Occupying an enviable spot on Granary Square and with an alfresco terrace overlooking Regent's Canal, The Lighterman serves a modern British all-day menu in a modern ... More
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Granary Square Brasserie
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
1-3 Stable Street, N1C | 1 minute from House of Illustration
Granary Square Brasserie , a new restaurant from the team behind The Ivy Collection, located in the heart of King's Cross, serves ... More
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Rotunda Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from House of Illustration
This canal side bar and restaurant is a pleasant place to stop off if you're wondering around the Kings Place development. Not exactly on the beaten ... 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 | 4 minutes from House of Illustration
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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London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 6 minutes from House of Illustration
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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The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 13 minutes from House of Illustration
London's specialist venue for contemporary dance, The Place plays a role in every aspect of this fast-growing art form. The London Contemporary Dance School offers degrees ... More
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Frame King's Cross
London > Leisure >
Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 1 minute from House of Illustration
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 | 3 minutes from House of Illustration
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 | 3 minutes from House of Illustration
A mobile allotment on the King's Cross development site, The Skip Garden puts construction workers' big bins to green use. Built on one of the largest ... More
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The Betjeman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
Unit 53, St. Pancras International, King's Cross, London NW1 | 8 minutes from House of Illustration
Gastropub... More
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The Crown
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 12 minutes from House of Illustration
Modern British cuisine ... More
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The Harrison
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 12 minutes from House of Illustration
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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Vinoteca King's Cross
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
One Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 4 minutes from House of Illustration
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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GNH Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Great Northern Hotel, King's Cross, London N1C | 6 minutes from House of Illustration
The GNH Bar takes up almost the entire ground floor of the Great Northern Hotel and opens directly onto the western concourse of King's Cross Station. ... More
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VOC
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Varnishers Yard, Regents Quarter, King's Cross, London N1 | 7 minutes from House of Illustration
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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Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from House of Illustration
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 | 9 minutes from House of Illustration
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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Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 15 minutes from House of Illustration
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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Scoop: A Wonderful Ice Cream World
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House, hip hop and grime every Wednesday from resident DJs....More

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The trio from Wales, comprising Ritzy Bryan, Rhydian Dafydd and Matthew Thomas, play alt rock....More

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The Californian threesome promotes its post-hardcore and rap-rock sound....More

Graham Bonnet Band
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Underworld 15 minutes walk from House Of Illustration

The Skegness-born, ex-Rainbow vocalist brings his classic rock outfit to the stage. Support from Doomsday Outlaw and Gin Annie....More

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The Foundling Museum celebrates the remarkable women who have shaped contemporary British society with the year-long First Amongst Equals. Spanning ...More

 
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The Jazz Cafe 16 minutes walk from House Of Illustration

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