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The King's HeadLondon's original pub theatre is located in the back room at the The King's Head. It was founded in 1970 by the pub's owner, Dan Crawford, and since then has established itself as one of the best places to see top quality, independent theatre. Some of Britain's biggest talents got their start here, including Kenneth Branagh, Hugh Grant and Imelda Staunton, and many return here to try out new and experimental work. Expect to find all kinds of shows performed, from musicals, classics, and stand-up comedy to world premieres from newcomers and established playwrights. Music, film and theatre posters cover the walls and while plays are performed in the small theatre at the back (previous incarnations include a boxing ring and a pool hall) there's also live music in the bar area out the front with free music almost every night (from around 9.30pm) from swing to rock 'n' roll, blues and jazz.

 

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Jock NightJock NightAdam Zane's comedy drama is about the search for love in a world of chemsex and gay porn stars.2019-04-30T21:30:00+01002019-05-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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This Island's MineThis Island's MinePhilip Wilson directs Philip Osment's landmark drama set in a still virulently homophobic 1980s Britain.2019-05-15T19:00:00+01002019-06-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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This Island's Mine
The Rats & A Small Step For EnglandThe Rats & A Small Step For EnglandIrrational Theatre presents a double bill of one-act plays by Agatha Christie and Peter Hale respectively.2019-05-18T15:00:00+01002019-05-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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The Rats & A Small Step For England
Coral Browne: This F***ing Lady!Coral Browne: This F***ing Lady!Amanda Muggleton stars in Maureen Sherlock's one-woman drama which tells the story of the bold-living actress, whose lovers included Paul Robeson and Maurice Chevalier.2019-05-19T19:00:00+01002019-06-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Coral Browne: This F***ing Lady!
The Worst Little Warehouse In LondonThe Worst Little Warehouse In LondonSarah Redmond directs a fringe, cabaret-style musical comedy about 12 people living under the same roof in a converted warehouse in North London.2019-05-21T21:15:00+01002019-05-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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The Worst Little Warehouse In London
Trump The MusicalTrump The MusicalBlowfish Theatre's satirical show with original songs and music.2019-05-28T21:15:00+01002019-06-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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Trump The Musical
Boris The Musical 2Boris The Musical 2Blowfish Theatre's musical satire of the Brexit politician.2019-05-29T21:15:00+01002019-06-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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Boris The Musical 2
BrexitBrexitRobert Khan and Tom Salinsky's painfully real comedy of a transition that just refuses to happen like they told us on the side of that bus.2019-06-11T19:00:00+01002019-07-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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Brexit
Fat Rascal Theatre: VulvarineFat Rascal Theatre: VulvarineCritically-acclaimed Fringe hit following Bryony as her hormone therapy goes wrong and with a well-timed bolt of lightning, she turns superhero to save womankind.2019-06-11T20:30:00+01002019-07-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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Elia Mews Car Park
 
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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £81  32% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
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
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £84  34% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 10 minutes from The King's Head
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
 
 
 
Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £58  41% off
Central Street, EC1V | 15 minutes from The King's Head
Near to the City, and convenient for the The Barbican arts centre and Moorfields Eye Hospital, this hotel is modern, clean and functional. Equipped with its ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Theatres nearest The King's Head

Nearest to The King's Head
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Little Angel Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
14 Dagmar Passage, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The King's Head
The Little Angel Theatre was founded by John Wright in 1961 in a derelict temperance hall in Islington. Every type of puppet is used, and themes, ... More
 
 
 
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Almeida Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The King's Head
Along with the Donmar Warehouse, the Almeida is the most critically praised theatre in Britain. After Jonathan Kent took over in 1990, it had 14 ... More
 
 
 
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Little Angel Studios
London > Entertainment > Theatres
1 Sebbon Street, N1 | 5 minutes from The King's Head
Just a few minutes walk from the Little Angel Theatre on Dagmar Passage, Little Angel Studios offer three studio spaces ... More
 
 
 
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The Screen on the Green
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
83 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The King's Head
One of the most striking cinema facades in the city (especially at night when it's all illuminated in startling red and white), the ... More
 
 
 
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Angel Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
The Camden Head, 2 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
Stand-up comedy every night of the week, with the programme ranging from new comedy talents to well-known TV stalwarts trying out new material. ... More
 
 
 
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Islington Assembly Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The King's Head
Opened in 1930, Islington Assembly Hall, the headquarters of the Borough of Islington, was extensively refurbished in 2010 by Islington Council to become a live music ... More
 
 
 
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Josefin Ohrn And The Liberation
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 26th April 2019 - 7pm
The King's Head, Upper Street, N1 | 5 minutes from The King's Head
The ensemble from Sweden plays its original psychedelic indie and pop compositions....More
 
 
 
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Out Of This World
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th March - 5th May 2019
The King's Head, 1 Sebbon Street, N1 | 5 minutes from The King's Head
The Little Angel Theatre celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with a new immersive production suitable for children aged 7 to 11. Using ...More
 
 
 
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Light The Torch
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 26th April 2019 - 6pm
The King's Head, N1 Centre, Parkfield Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The King's Head
Los Angeles-based metalcore outfit comprising members of Killswitch Engage and All Shall Perish....More
 
 
 
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The Little Angel Theatre
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The King's Head
This innovative children's theatre provides a showcase for the art of puppetry. Founded by master puppeteer John Wilkes in the early 1960s, this small, unusual theatre ... More
 
 
 
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The Enchanted Christmas House
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
2-18 Britannia Row, N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
The immersive Enchanted Christmas House adventure for children aged between one and eight welcomes youngsters into a house of dressing up, biscuit decorating and theatre, ... More
 
 
 
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The Islington Metal Works
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V | 8 minutes from The King's Head
Built in the late 19th century, The Islington Metalworks is a building steeped in history. All three floors were initially used to stable the horses that ... More
 
 
 
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Cass Art
London > Shopping > Art and Design
66-67 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
The flagship store of this art mini-chain stocks something for everyone from the eager beginnner to the consumate expert - water colours, oils, drawing and much ... More
 
 
 
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Cass Art Islington
London > Shopping > Art and Design
66-67 Colebrooke Row, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
Art shop in Islington that also hosts drawing events. ... More
 
 
 
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Jewel
London > Shopping > Jewellery
16 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The King's Head
A showcase for two jewellery designers Lesley Vik Waddell and Kirt Holmes, this is a very pretty little shop and is filled with deliciously frivolous trinkets ... More
 
 
 
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Cafe Gallipoli Bazar
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
107 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | Same location as The King's Head
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Chinese Laundry
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
107 Upper Street, N1 | Same location as The King's Head
Chinese Laundry is a kitsch and casual dining room inspired by 80s Chinese family life and food. Designed to look like a Chinese home with decor ... More
 
 
 
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1251 by James Cochran
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
107 Upper Street, N1 | Same location as The King's Head
James Cochran leaves his EC3 restaurant in the City to set up 1251 , a modern British restaurant where he showcases his ... More
 
 
 
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London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 15 minutes from The King's Head
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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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 17 minutes from The King's Head
Featuring six catering stations, a demonstration bench and a communal dining table, B&H Kitchen , the cookery school from Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, guides Londoners ... More
 
 
 
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Aga Khan Centre
London > Education > Adult Education
10 Handyside Street, N1C | 18 minutes from The King's Head
A place of education, knowledge, cultural exchange and insight into Muslim civilisations, the Aga Khan Centre brings meeting rooms, an exhibition space and ... More
 
 
 
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Frame King's Cross
London > Leisure >
Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 17 minutes from The King's Head
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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London Fencing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 17 minutes from The King's Head
Excellent fencing courses for beginners with highly trained coaches, good facilities and years of experience teaching this ancient, noble sport. Fencing is very good fun and ... More
 
 
 
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 17 minutes from The King's Head
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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The best pubs near London The King's Head.
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The Old Queen's Head
London > Nightlife > Pubs
44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The King's Head
A gorgeous antique interior, a delicious menu and some top DJs at weekends. The Old Queen's Head opened with a fantastic recipe for success in 2006 ... More
 
 
 
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The Barnsbury Freehouse and Dining Room
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The King's Head
Islington gastropub on Liverpool Road, where chef John O’Riordan (ex head chef of critically acclaimed Samphire) heads up the kitchen. Informal dining in a relaxed ... More
 
 
 
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The Drapers Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The King's Head
Ben Maschler (son of Evening Standard food critic Fay) and Nick Gibson have taken over The Drapers Arms in Islington and improved on what was already ... More
 
 
 
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The King's Head clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Simmons Angel
London > Nightlife > Bars
43 Essex Road, N1 | 2 minutes from The King's Head
Specialising in l ate night cocktails, long happy hours and disco dancing, Simmons bars have been popping up all over town ... More
 
 
 
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Colebrookes
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
If the Government want to encourage more of a European café culture, they should send someone down to Colebrookes to take a look. Colebrookes takes the ... More
 
 
 
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Dirty Martini, Islington
London > Nightlife > Bars
74 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
This chain of glamorous cocktail bars is a great spot for after work drinks and big nights out, with regular happy hours and drink deals. There ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The King's Head.
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Little Angel Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The King's Head
A teeny, tiny and wonderful puppet theatre located in a hidden side road backing onto a green church yard ideal for spontaneous picnics with goodies from ... More
 
 
 
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Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The King's Head
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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Union Chapel
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 8 minutes from The King's Head
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Out Of This World
Theatre | Until 5th May 2019 

Little Angel Studios 5 minutes walk from The King's Head

The Little Angel Theatre celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with a new immersive production suitable for ...More

Josefin Ohrn And The Liberation
Concerts | On 26th April 2019 

Islington Assembly Hall 5 minutes walk from The King's Head

The ensemble from Sweden plays its original psychedelic indie and pop compositions....More

Light The Torch
Concerts | On 26th April 2019 

O2 Academy Islington 6 minutes walk from The King's Head

Los Angeles-based metalcore outfit comprising members of Killswitch Engage and All Shall Perish....More

Ryan Bingham
Concerts | On 26th April 2019 

Union Chapel 8 minutes walk from The King's Head

Grammy and Oscar-winning singer-songwriter from Texas....More

The Fallen Women: Lex Enduction Hour 3
Music | On 26th April 2019 

The Lexington 11 minutes walk from The King's Head

The all-female tribute to The Fall with a karaoke twist....More

JV2 2019
Dance | Until 27th April 2019 

Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Theatre 12 minutes walk from The King's Head

Fourteen young dancers, hand-selected by Jasmin Vardimon, perform a triple bill comprising works created by David Lloyd and Maria Doulgeri ...More

Roots Dance Dignified
Concerts | On 26th April 2019 

Scala 17 minutes walk from The King's Head

Reggae tunes from Sir Coxsone Outernational Sound, Word, Sound & Power and Aba-Shanti-I....More

Double Bill: Ady Johnson (Trio) / Matt Owens (Duo)
Concerts | On 26th April 2019 

The Harrison 21 minutes walk from The King's Head

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Buffalo Boogie
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 26th April 2019 

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 22 minutes walk from The King's Head

Residents spin hip hop, R&B and disco....More

Jungle Brown
Concerts | On 26th April 2019 

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 22 minutes walk from The King's Head

The soulful hip hop collective have achieved download stardom and airplay on a very limited budget....More

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Upstairs at Poptata, the street fries specialists in Tooting Market, sister bar Top Of The Pop is an all-day hangout offering playful cocktails, craft beers and wines....More

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Tooting Market, established over 80 years ago, is a colourful indoor market in South London and includes the Yard Market food court....More

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From house kombucha to 'soaked' cocktails, everything on offer at The Soak is centered on ...More

 
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Outdoor dining doesn't come much better than sitting out on the terrace at Parrillan....More

 
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