The Backpacker

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126 Backpacker, King's Cross, London N1 0AX†
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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

Camden Road Overground Station
16 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Judd Street NCP
14 minutes walk
Arcade Car Parks
14 minutes walk

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What's on in London 2014

With an exciting calendar of events, London 2014 is shaping up to be another special year. Find out the best of what's happening throughout the capital this year with our thorough guide to 2014's finest entertainment.

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Hotels near The Backpacker

Near The Backpacker
Great Northern Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £110† 24% 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
St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £138† 23% off
Euston Road, NW1 | 10 minutes from The Backpacker
A triumph of neo-Gothic splendour, the red brick Grade I listed hotel has been painstakingly restored by architect Geoff Mann who worked with English Heritage to ... More
Pullman London St Pancras
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £83† 42% off
100-110 Euston Road, NW1 | 12 minutes from The Backpacker
A smart modern hotel that offers fine dining, large, airy rooms and an ideal location at a very reasonable price. Just a few minutes from Euston ... 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, 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, 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
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, 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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Smithy's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
16-17 Leeke Street, King's Cross, London WC1X | 9 minutes from The Backpacker
An unexpected surprise, located in a King’s Cross backstreet you never knew existed, yet still only a five-minute walk from the tube, this wine-bar-cum-restaurant offers a ... More
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Events near The Backpacker

Near The Backpacker
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Paradox
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife †Dates: Tuesday 23rd September 2014 - 8pm
EGG, 200 York Way, N7 | 7 minutes from The Backpacker
Electronic dance music courtesy of Arnaud Le Texier, NDR and JB....More
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Ezra Furman
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Tuesday 23rd September 2014 - 7.30pm-11pm
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, N1 | 8 minutes from The Backpacker
Contemporary rock by the singer-songwriter from Chicago. With support from Happyness....More
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Me Vs Hero
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Tuesday 23rd September 2014 - 7pm-11pm
O2 Academy Islington, N1 Centre, Parkfield Street, N1 | 13 minutes from The Backpacker
Pop-punk comes courtesy of this five-piece group from the North West of England....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
Scala
London > Entertainment > Live Music
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lexington
London > Entertainment > Live Music
96-98 Pentonville Road, Clerkenwell, London N1 | 11 minutes from The Backpacker
The Lexington is both a music venue and an English pub that thinks it's an American speakeasy. While this may sound like trying to please all ... More
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Sights and Attractions near The Backpacker

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Backpacker
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
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, 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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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

What are the best dining options near The Backpacker London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
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
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

Near The Backpacker
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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

The Backpacker gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, EC1R | 19 minutes from The Backpacker
A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ... 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, 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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Pangolin London Present Peter Randall-Page
Exhibitions | Until 4th October 2014 

Pangolin London 3 minutes walk from The Backpacker

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Chamber Classics Unwrapped
Chamber Classics Unwrapped
Concerts | Until 13th December 2014 

Kings Place 3 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Celebrating the association that Kings Place has with chamber music, this year-long festival sees them depart from ...More

 
Boat Trips at Granary Square
Kids Events | Until 30th November 2014 

Granary Square 4 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Boat Trips on the Regents Canal from Kings Cross to Camden and Islington Tunnel....More

Paradox
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 23rd September 2014 

EGG 7 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Electronic dance music courtesy of Arnaud Le Texier, NDR and JB....More

Ezra Furman
Concerts | On 23rd September 2014 

Scala 8 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Contemporary rock by the singer-songwriter from Chicago. With support from Happyness....More

Enduring War: Grief, Grit And Humour
Exhibitions | Until 12th October 2014 

British Library 10 minutes walk from The Backpacker

This exhibition at the British Library showcases letters and diaries from serving soldiers and their relations as part of the ...More

The Grand Depart: Tour De Lead Graffi
Exhibitions | Until 30th November 2014 

British Library 10 minutes walk from The Backpacker

A display to celebrate the Tour de France's fourth visit to the UK for the Grand Depart 2014. This display ...More

Tuesday at Anam
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th October 2014 

Anam 11 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Resident DJs play dance, chart and pop....More

Quilt
Concerts | On 23rd September 2014 

The Lexington 11 minutes walk from The Backpacker

The psychedelic folk and pop threesome who originate from Boston, Massachusetts....More

Blues Jam
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th November 2014 

'Round Midnight Jazz & Blues Bar 13 minutes walk from The Backpacker

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