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Great Northern Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £141  32% off
King's Cross St Pancras Station, N1C | 8 minutes from The Backpacker
Originally designed by Lewis Cubitt and opened on 17th May 1854, The Great Northern Hotel in King's Cross, one of the first examples of the great ... More
 
 
 
Tune Hotel Kings Cross, London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £37  30% off
324 Gray's Inn Rd, WC1X | 11 minutes from The Backpacker
Whether you have missed the last train home, heading on a business trip to Europe or spending a night in the capital for business or pleasure, ... More
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  39% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 12 minutes from The Backpacker
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
 
 
 
 
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Backpacker
London > Nightlife > Bars
126 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | Same location as The Backpacker
Bar ... More
 
 
 
The Cross Kings Pub
London > Nightlife > Bars
126 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | Same location as The Backpacker
From down under to up and coming, The Cross Kings, formerly known as the Backpackers, is now a quirky off-beat venue specialising in quality entertainment and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
GNH Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Great Northern Hotel, King's Cross, London N1C | 6 minutes from The Backpacker
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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Nightlife near The Backpacker

The Backpacker clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
The Star Of Kings
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
126 York Way, King's Cross, King's Cross, London N1 | Same location as The Backpacker
... More
 
 
 
Fiction
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
The Cross, King's Cross Freight Depot, Goodsway, King's Cross, London N | 2 minutes from The Backpacker
Gay friendly clubnight every Friday.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vinoteca King's Cross
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
One Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 5 minutes from The Backpacker
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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A New Childhood: Picture Books From Soviet Russia
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th May to 11th September 2016 - 10am-6pm
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, N1C | 2 minutes from The Backpacker
With their perfect synthesis of typography, design and illustration, Soviet children's books in the 1920s and 1930s revolutionised the picture book form against a turbulent political ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ongoing
The BFG in Pictures
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th June to 2nd October 2016
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, N1C | 2 minutes from The Backpacker
The latest exhibition at the House of Illustration showcases never before seen Quentin Blake illustrations of The BFG. Curated by Blake himself, The BFG in Pictures ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
In The Heights
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 3rd October 2015 to 30th October 2016 - Various Times
King's Cross Theatre, Cnr Of King's Boulevard And Goods Way, N1C | 6 minutes from The Backpacker
The Tony Award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, which chronicles a flourishing romance during a heatwave ...More
 
 
 
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Kings Place
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Backpacker
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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clueQuest
London > Entertainment >
169-171 Caledonian Road, N1 | 4 minutes from The Backpacker
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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Platform Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
University Of The Arts London, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 4 minutes from The Backpacker
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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Sights and Attractions near The Backpacker

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Backpacker
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lewis Cubitt Park and Square
London > Attractions >
Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 1 minute from The Backpacker
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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House of Illustration
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
2 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 2 minutes from The Backpacker
House 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 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Guardian News & Media Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Backpacker
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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Shopping near The Backpacker

The best shops and markets near The Backpacker
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waitrose Kings Cross
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
1 Wharf Road, N1C | 1 minute from The Backpacker
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
 
 
 
Pangolin London
London > Shopping > Art and Design
Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Backpacker
One of a handful of galleries in the capital dedicated to sculpture, Pangolin is the London presence of the Pangolin organisation which includes Pangolin Editions, one ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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 | 6 minutes from The Backpacker
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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What are the best dining options near The Backpacker London?
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The Lighterman
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Granary Square, N1C | 2 minutes from The Backpacker
Occupying an enviable spot on Granary Square and with an alfresco terrace overlooking Regent's ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rotunda Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Backpacker
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Project Pizza
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 | 3 minutes from The Backpacker
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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Education near The Backpacker

Near The Backpacker
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 4 minutes from The Backpacker
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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Leisure near The Backpacker

The Backpacker gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Frame King's Cross
London > Leisure >
Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 1 minute from The Backpacker
With Frame founders Pip Black and Joan Murphy set out to create a fun approach to fitness. What started out as a Shoreditch ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pancras Square Leisure
London > Leisure >
5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from The Backpacker
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Skip Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Tapper Walk, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from The Backpacker
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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Pubs near The Backpacker

The best pubs near London The Backpacker.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Harrison
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 12 minutes from The Backpacker
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Prince Albert
London > Nightlife > Pubs
163 Royal College Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 14 minutes from The Backpacker
A decent gastropub that retains enough of the 'pub' aspect to ensure a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. Leather sofas are well worn, despite a recent change of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Marquis Cornwallis
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 16 minutes from The Backpacker
Always a popular choice for local workers and tourists taking in the delights of Bloomsbury, Marquis Cornwallis , located on Marchmont Street, close ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near The Backpacker

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Backpacker.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Backpacker
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
 
 
 
London Canal Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
12-13 New Wharf Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Backpacker
A 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 ... More
 
 
 
Canal 125
London > Business > Venue Hire
125 Caledonian Road, Islington, King's Cross, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Backpacker
... More
 
 
 
 

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Exhibitions | Until 4th September 2016 

The Foundling Museum 17 minutes walk from The Backpacker

For this major exhibition, Foundling Fellow Cornelia Parker has invited over sixty outstanding artists from a range of creative disciplines ...More

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

Guildhall Art Gallery 18 minutes walk from The Backpacker

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

 
This Is A Voice
This Is A Voice
Exhibitions | Until 31st July 2016 

Wellcome Collection 20 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Exploring the human voice and the reasoning behind the sounds we make, This Is A Voice at the Wellcome Collection ...More

 
States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness
States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness
Exhibitions | Until 16th October 2016 

Wellcome Collection 20 minutes walk from The Backpacker

"Consciousness is a fascinating subject," says States of Mind curator Emily Sargent: "We all know what it is like to ...More

 
Tibet's Secret Temple
Exhibitions | Until 28th September 2016 

Wellcome Collection 20 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Over 120 objects including scroll paintings, statues, manuscripts, archival and contemporary film, together with a wide range of ethnographic and ...More

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

The Well 23 minutes walk from The Backpacker

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 The Backpacker

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

 
Walter De Maria
Exhibitions | Until 30th July 2016 

Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street 24 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Drawings and sculptures by the late artist, known for his minimal works with raw materials....More

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

King's Cross Railway Station 25 minutes walk from The Backpacker

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

 
Vamos Cuba!
Vamos Cuba!
Dance | Until 21st August 2016 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 1.37 miles from The Backpacker

Set in the chaos of Havana airport, the acclaimed Cuban choreographer Nilda Guerra presents a show which mixed traditional and ...More

 
 
 
 
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