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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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SquirmSquirmAppetite Theatre's production of the play by Serafina Cusack that deals with a young man struggling with his life and morality.2017-02-27T20:30:00+00002017-03-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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NotflixNotflixFeaturing a live band and original, improvised songs.2017-03-13T20:30:00+00002017-03-18T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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The Chemsex MonologuesThe Chemsex MonologuesAn enlightening, funny yet dark exploration of the sexual world of six different characters.2017-03-21T19:00:00+00002017-04-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Adam & Eve...And SteveAdam & Eve...And Steve2017-03-21T20:40:00+00002017-04-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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A Regular Little HoudiniA Regular Little HoudiniJoshua Richards directs Daniel Llewelyn-Williams in a drama about the escapologist's two visits to Newport in South Wales. He tangled with the local police both times. Presented by Flying Bridge Theatre.2017-03-26T19:00:00+01002017-03-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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A Regular Little Houdini
2 Become 12 Become 1A comedy musical following four girls in the 90s as they embark on a night of speed dating, meeting Mr Rights and Mr Wrongs, filled with infectious pop anthems and ballads.2017-04-11T19:00:00+01002017-04-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  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
 
 
 
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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 £60  39% off
Central Street, EC1V | 15 minutes from The King's Head
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Little Angel Theatre
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14 Dagmar Passage, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The King's Head
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The King's Head
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The Old Red Lion Theatre
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418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 9 minutes from The King's Head
One of London's most famous fringe pub theatres, the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington was founded in 1979 by Charlie Hanson and is a welcome ... More
 
 
 
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83 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The King's Head
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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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The King's Head, The Camden Head, 2 Camden Passage, N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
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The King's Head, N1 Centre, Parkfield Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The King's Head
The UK rapper performs raps from his debut album The Time Is Now....More
 
 
 
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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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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
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66-67 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
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16 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The King's Head
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107 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | Same location as The King's Head
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Chinese Laundry
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107 Upper Street, N1 | Same location as The King's Head
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Le Sacre-Coeur
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18 Theberton Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The King's Head
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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 17 minutes from The King's Head
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Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 19 minutes from The King's Head
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LSO St Luke's
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161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 19 minutes from The King's Head
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London Fencing Club
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Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 17 minutes from The King's Head
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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 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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Colebrookes
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69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
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Dirty Martini, Islington
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74 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
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153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
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Little Angel Theatre
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