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King's Cross Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

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

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    DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £70  33% 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
     
     
     
    Studios2Let Apartments Cartwright Gardens
    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £51  40% off
    36-37 Cartwright Gardens, WC1H | 14 minutes from The Backpacker
    Studios 2 Let Apartments on Cartwright Gardens are situated in the beautiful Bloomsbury area. Located right at the heart of the city, the high quality studios ... More
     
     
     
    Hilton London Islington Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  25% 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
     
     
     
     
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    Alternative Bars nearest The Backpacker

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    GNH Bar
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    Great Northern Hotel, 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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    VOC
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    2 Varnishers Yard, Regents Quarter, 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
     
     
     
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    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.
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    Vinoteca King's Cross
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    One Pancras Square, 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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    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
     
     
     
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    Scala
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, 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

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    The Railway Children
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th December 2014 to 6th September 2015
    King's Cross Railway Station, Euston Road, N1 | 7 minutes from The Backpacker
    Mike Kenny's Olivier Award-winning adaptation of The Railway Children, staged at Waterloo three years ago, is now arriving at King's Cross Theatre. E Nesbitt's classic tale ...More
     
     
     
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    Dick Valentine
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 5th May 2015 - 7pm-11pm
    Surya, 156 Pentonville Road, N1 | 9 minutes from The Backpacker
    Stripped down acoustic versions of songs from the Electric Six catalogue....More
     
     
     
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    Rozi Plain
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 5th May 2015 - 7.30pm
    The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, N1 | 11 minutes from The Backpacker
    London based alt folk rock musician originally from Winchester. With support from Babe....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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    Platform Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    University Of The Arts London, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, 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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    King's Cross Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Cnr Of King's Boulevard And Goods Way, N1C | 6 minutes from The Backpacker
    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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    Sights and Attractions near The Backpacker

    The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Backpacker
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    King's Cross Filling Station
    London > Attractions > Sights
    Goods Way, N1C | 2 minutes from The Backpacker
    King's Cross Filling Station is a 1960s petrol station redesigned in 2012 by architects Carmody Groarke to become a public landmark building, a cultural and social ... More
     
     
     
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    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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    London Canal Museum
    London > Attractions > Museums
    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
     
     
     
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    Shopping near The Backpacker

    The best shops and markets near The Backpacker
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    Lola's Cupcakes, King's Cross
    London > Shopping > Delicatessens
    Northern Ticket Hall, King's Cross St Pancras Station, Euston Road, 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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    Drink Shop & Do
    London > Shopping >
    9 Caledonian Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Backpacker
    Drink Shop & Do is a unique fusion of design shop and café bar, selling products from emerging designers alongside vintage furniture and home wares. Located ... More
     
     
     
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    Foyles St Pancras International
    London > Shopping > Books
    St Pancras International, Pancras Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 9 minutes from The Backpacker
    The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Books on a broad range of subjects from fiction and poetry to ... More
     
     
     
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    Restaurants near The Backpacker

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    KXFS Forecourt Bar
    London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
    Kings Cross Filling Station, Goods Way, N1C | 2 minutes from The Backpacker
    Outside of Shrimpy's, the effortlessly cool seafood restaurant located within King's Cross Filling Station, is the Forecourt Bar. Open throughout the summer, the bar overlooks Regent's ... 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 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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    Merkato
    London > Restaurants > African restaurants
    196 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, King's Cross, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Backpacker
    This superb Ethiopian restaurant can be a bit intimidating for the uninitiated. There’s raucous music from live musicians and ordering can be confusing from a menu ... More
     
     
     
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    Education near The Backpacker

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    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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    Out of the Bloom
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    89/91 Bayham Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 16 minutes from The Backpacker
    Unique and innovative workshops teaching flower arranging and floristry with monthly, weekly or daily workshops. This is a really enjoyable art form that allows its students ... More
     
     
     
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    The Bartlett School of Architecture
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, WC1H | 17 minutes from The Backpacker
    The Bartlett School of Architecture, on the corner of Huntley Street and Capper Street, is part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment. ... More
     
     
     
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    Leisure near The Backpacker

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    Pancras Square Leisure
    London > Leisure >
    5 Pancras Square, 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
     
     
     
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    King's Cross Pond Club
    London > Leisure >
    Lewis Cubitt Park, N1C | 4 minutes from The Backpacker
    Take a dip... in the middle of a construction site. The King's Cross Pond Club, a 40 metre long natural bathing pond, sits right in the ... More
     
     
     
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    St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel Spa
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 9 minutes from The Backpacker
    The lavishly restored St Pancras Renaissance Hotel has attracted a lot of attention since opening in 2011 as part of the grand Eurostar relocation. The Hotel's ... More
     
     
     
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    Pubs near The Backpacker

    The best pubs near London The Backpacker.
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    The Betjeman Arms
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    Unit 53, St. Pancras International, NW1 | 9 minutes from The Backpacker
    Gastropub... More
     
     
     
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    The Crown
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 10 minutes from The Backpacker
    Modern British cuisine ... More
     
     
     
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    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.
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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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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    The Railway Children
    The Railway Children
    Theatre | Until 6th September 2015 

    King's Cross Railway Station 7 minutes walk from The Backpacker

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

     
    Siinai
    Concerts | On 5th May 2015 

    Scala 8 minutes walk from The Backpacker

    The Finnish band plays rock....More

    Speirs + Major: HALFLIFE
    Speirs + Major: HALFLIFE
    Exhibitions | Until 6th March 2016 

    King's Cross Foot Tunnel 8 minutes walk from The Backpacker

    From Friday 6th March commuters and pedestrians using the new Allies & Morrison King's Cross foot tunnel will be greeted ...More

     
    Dick Valentine
    Concerts | On 5th May 2015 

    Surya 9 minutes walk from The Backpacker

    Stripped down acoustic versions of songs from the Electric Six catalogue....More

    Y Z Kami: Paintings
    Exhibitions | Until 30th May 2015 

    Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street 9 minutes walk from The Backpacker

    The most recent works from Iranian-born painter Y Z Kami....More

    Anthony Trollope Treasures Display
    Exhibitions | Until 7th June 2015 

    British Library 10 minutes walk from The Backpacker

    A display dedicated to the English author including items from his archive and personal effects and the library's manuscript copy ...More

    Rozi Plain
    Concerts | On 5th May 2015 

    The Lexington 11 minutes walk from The Backpacker

    London based alt folk rock musician originally from Winchester. With support from Babe....More

    Sir Jacob Epstein: Babies And Bloomsbury
    Sir Jacob Epstein: Babies And Bloomsbury
    Exhibitions | Until 10th May 2015 

    The Foundling Museum 15 minutes walk from The Backpacker

    The Foundling Museum's winter exhibition explores the life and work of Modernist sculptor Jacob Epstein. Babies and Bloomsbury concentrates on ...More

     
    Portraits From The Royal Box
    Exhibitions | Until 10th May 2015 

    The Foundling Museum 15 minutes walk from The Backpacker

    Four rarely-exhibited portraits of Handel, Corelli, Geminiani and Daniel Purcell that once hung in King George III's Royal box at ...More

     
     
     
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