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London's Best Events 2017

Find out the best London 2017 events with our comprehensive guide to the top entertainment in the city throughout the year. From January through to December, 2017 is packed with unmissable events - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  24% 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
 
 
 
Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £84  38% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 14 minutes from The Backpacker
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
 
 
 
Hilton London Euston Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  24% off
17-18 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H | 15 minutes from The Backpacker
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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Alternative Bars nearest The Backpacker

Nearest to The Backpacker
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
VOC
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Varnishers Yard, Regents Quarter, King's Cross, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Backpacker
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Big Chill House
London > Nightlife > Bars
257-259 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, King's Cross, London N1 | 8 minutes from The Backpacker
From the outside, The Big Chill House building looks spectacular, a floodlit white townhouse that puts the grimy environs of King's Cross to shame. The interior ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near The Backpacker

The Backpacker clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
EGG
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
200 York Way, King's Cross, London N7 | 7 minutes from The Backpacker
Spread out over three floors with each one providing its own distinct look and feel, Egg London is a venue like no other. The ground floor ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Scala
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 8 minutes from The Backpacker
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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Events near The Backpacker

Near The Backpacker
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ongoing
Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd September 2017 to 21st January 2018
The Backpacker, 2 Granary Square, N1C | 2 minutes from The Backpacker
Head to The House of Illustration this autumn for a rare opportunity to see little-known production designs by celebrated political cartoonist Gerald Scarfe. The new exhibition, ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ongoing
Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th October 2017 to 11th February 2018
The Backpacker, 2 Granary Square, N1C | 2 minutes from The Backpacker
The House of Illustration has commissioned English artist Lucinda Rogers for a new exhibition examining the city's changing landscape. Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification will see the ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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Rotunda's Annual Beef Dinner
London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: Tuesday 21st November 2017
The Backpacker, Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 | 3 minutes from The Backpacker
This November, Rotunda Bar & Restaurant presents its Annual Beef Dinner, inviting guests to enjoy an evening of feasting and food demonstrations. The evening will commence ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The Backpacker

Near The Backpacker
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Platform Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
1 Handyside Street, 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Spiritland
London > Shopping > Electronics
9-10 Stable Street, N1C | 3 minutes from The Backpacker
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
 
 
 
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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Restaurants near The Backpacker

What are the best dining options near The Backpacker London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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 Canal, The Lighterman serves a modern British all-day menu in a modern ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Granary Square Brasserie
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
1-3 Stable Street, N1C | 3 minutes from The Backpacker
Granary Square Brasserie , a new restaurant from the team behind The Ivy Collection, located in the heart of King's Cross, serves ... 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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 4 minutes from The Backpacker
Whether a beginner, thinking of making it your career or an experienced florist, the London Flower School can help you to improve. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 14 minutes from The Backpacker
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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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 Betjeman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
Unit 53, St. Pancras International, King's Cross, London NW1 | 9 minutes from The Backpacker
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Crown
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 10 minutes from The Backpacker
Modern British cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 10 minutes from The Backpacker
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 13 minutes from The Backpacker
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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John Yeoman And Quentin Blake: 50 Years Of Children's Books
Exhibitions | Until 4th March 2018 

House of Illustration 2 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Exhibitions & Art, Drawings/Illustration....More

Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
Exhibitions | Until 21st January 2018 

House of Illustration 2 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Head to The House of Illustration this autumn for a rare opportunity to see little-known production designs by celebrated political ...More

 
Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification
Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification
Exhibitions | Until 11th February 2018 

House of Illustration 2 minutes walk from The Backpacker

The House of Illustration has commissioned English artist Lucinda Rogers for a new exhibition examining the city's changing landscape. Lucinda ...More

 
Rotunda's Annual Beef Dinner
Rotunda's Annual Beef Dinner
Foodie Events | On 21st November 2017 

Rotunda Bar and Restaurant 3 minutes walk from The Backpacker

This November, Rotunda Bar & Restaurant presents its Annual Beef Dinner, inviting guests to enjoy an evening of feasting and ...More

 
Paradox
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 19th December 2017 

EGG 7 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Special guests and resident DJs supply house and techno....More

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Concerts | On 21st November 2017 

Scala 8 minutes walk from The Backpacker

American composer, performer and producer, originally from Orcas Island and currently based in Los Angeles....More

St Pancras International Christmas Tree
St Pancras International Christmas Tree
Seasonal | Until 3rd January 2018 

St Pancras International Station 9 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Hand crafted from over 15,000 flowers, this year's Christmas tree at St Pancras is a stunning spectacle. Made by expert ...More

 
Listen: 140 Years Of Recorded Sound
Exhibitions | Until 11th March 2018 

British Library 10 minutes walk from The Backpacker

An immersive multimedia installation making innovative use of the library sound archives, to explore the significance of sound since the ...More

Harry Potter: A History of Magic
Harry Potter: A History of Magic
Exhibitions | Until 28th February 2018 

British Library 10 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Marking the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the British Library presents Harry Potter: ...More

 
Klangstof
Concerts | On 21st November 2017 

The Lexington 11 minutes walk from The Backpacker

The indie-rock playing foursome, that features Dutch and Norwegian members, comes to the UK's stages....More

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Christmas at The Cheesegrater
Christmas at The Cheesegrater
Seasonal | From 27th November 

Leadenhall Building or The Cheesegrater

This November, London's newest Christmas market opens in ...More

 
Last Days Of Shoreditch Winter La La Land
Last Days Of Shoreditch Winter La La Land
Foodie Events | From 23rd November 

288 Old Street

The Last Days of Shoreditch pop-up returns with ...More

 
Butterscotch Bakery
Butterscotch Bakery
Dining 

Over ten years after she founded Bea's of Bloomsbury the Cordon Bleu trained chef, Bea ...More

 
Londrino
Londrino
Dining 

Londrino, Leandro Carreira's first standalone restaurant and wine bar, begins with the flavours, traditions and ...More

 
Indian Accent
Indian Accent
Dining 

The only restaurant in India to feature in the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017, Indian ...More

 
Camden Town Brewery, Enfield
Business 

In May 2017 London craft brewer and makers of Hells Beer, Camden Town Brewery, launched its £30 million modern warehouse brewery in Enfield. ...More

Harry's Dolci
Harry's Dolci
Dining 

An all-day Italian restaurant from the Caprice group, Harry's Dolci emulates the glamour of 1950's ...More

 
Veeno St Paul's
Veeno St Paul's
Drinking 

Italian wine bar Veeno champions Italy's after-work culture of drinking, eating and relaxing....More

 
Veeno Kingston Upon Thames
Veeno Kingston Upon Thames
Drinking 

Italian wine bar in a listed building in ...More

 
Pickle and Toast
Dining 

Serving grilled cheese sandwiches in Soho, Pickle and Toast is open for breakfast, lunch, evening beers and late bites from dawn till dark....More

Christmas in London 2017
Christmas in London 2017
Feature 

Tis the season to be jolly, the decorations are up, the lights are on, the ...More

 
Andreas Gursky
Exhibitions | From 24th January 

The Hayward Gallery

Kicking off the gallery's 50th anniversary year, 2018 sees the Hayward Gallery host the first major retrospective in the UK of the work of Andreas Gursky. Considered one of the most significant photographers of our ...More

Beginning
Beginning
Theatre | From 15th January 

Ambassadors Theatre

A new play by David Eldridge, Beginning invites the audience to be a fly on ...More

 
Jack Solomons Club
Jack Solomons Club
Drinking 

Soho speakeasy bar on Great Windmill Street with live music, DJs and old school glamour....More

 
Sans Pere Broadway Market
Sans Pere Broadway Market
Dining 

Cocktails and desserts, French bistro Sans Pere in Broadway Market has created a menu perfect ...More

 
Jayde Adams Is Jayded
Jayde Adams Is Jayded
Comedy | From 11th December 

Soho Theatre

Lastminute.com Best Newcomer nominee 2016, Jayde Adams is back with a new show and it's ...More

 
Elbow
Elbow
Concerts | On 7th March 

The O2 Arena

The Guy Garvey fronted four-piece from Bury who won the Mercury Music Prize in 2008 ...More

 
Re:Solutions Festival
Re:Solutions Festival
Exhibitions | From 4th January 

JuJu's Bar and Stage

The month-long Re:Solutions Festival invites wellness warriors to celebrate their love of health and wellbeing. ...More

 
The London Cabaret Club New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball
The London Cabaret Club New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball
Theatre | On 31st December 

The Bloomsbury Ballroom

Since finding a permanent home at the Bloomsbury ...More

 
Guilty Pleasures: NYE Ball
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 31st December 

KOKO

Having been their home for the past ten years, Guilty Pleasures presents its first ever New Year's Eve celebration at KOKO. One of the UK's biggest pop club ...More

La Soiree
La Soiree
Theatre | From 24th November 

Aldwych Theatre

The Olivier Award-winning La Soiree cabaret switches its spiegeltent for the West End this winter, ...More

 
January in London 2018
January in London 2018
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Mary Stuart transfers to the West End where The Birthday Party gets an all-star ...More

 
Autumn 2016 in London
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No excuse to hide and hibernate with London's impressive calendar of events over the coming months. With frightful Halloween happenings and banging Bonfire Night celebrations, excellent exhibitions and fabulous foodie pop-ups, there's a whole host ...More

Oktoberfest in London
Oktoberfest in London
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Oktoberfest comes to London this autumn with themed parties popping up all over the ...More

 
 
 
 
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