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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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Swipe Right Theatre: 2 Become 1Swipe Right Theatre: 2 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.2016-12-06T19:00:00+00002017-01-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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PinocchioPinocchioCharles Court Opera presents its 10th boutique pantomime, telling the classic story of a wooden puppet lovingly created by the carver, Geppetto, and his adventures on the path to becoming a real boy.2016-12-07T19:00:00+00002017-01-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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That's Entertainment With Thelma RubyThat's Entertainment With Thelma RubyAn autobiographical afternoon of songs, sketches and extracts from leading roles presented by the veteran actor accompanied by the pianist, Jason Carr.2016-12-11T18:00:00+00002016-12-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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Strangers In BetweenStrangers In BetweenTommy Murphy's critically acclaimed drama of friendship, sex and escapism follows the story of 16-year-old Shane as he leaves his home in rural Australia for downtown Sydney.2017-01-10T19:00:00+00002017-02-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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Strangers In Between
Sheila Steafel: The Malady Lingers OnSheila Steafel: The Malady Lingers OnThe comedy actress presents a series of sketches written for her by such notables as Keith Waterhouse, Barry Cryer, David Nobbs and Andy Hamilton accompanied by Colin Sell.2017-01-15T19:00:00+00002017-01-16T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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Sheila Steafel: The Malady Lingers On
Adam & Eve...And SteveAdam & Eve...And Steve2017-03-21T20:40:00+00002017-04-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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8 minutes walk
 
 
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Canonbury Overground Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
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Macclesfield Road NCP
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  28% 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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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  38% 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 £64  31% 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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Kings Head Theatre Club
London > Entertainment > Theatres
115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | Same location as The King's Head
Theatre bar open from noon until late, with live music every night. ... More
 
 
 
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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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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 dinky Screen on ... 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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Puppetry Foundation Course
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Tuesday 6th December 2016 - 7.30pm-9.30pm
The King's Head, 14 Dagmar Passage, N1 | 2 minutes from The King's Head
Sessions for absolute beginners....More
 
 
 
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Scott Matthews
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 6th December 2016 - 7pm
The King's Head, Upper Street, N1 | 5 minutes from The King's Head
The Wolverhampton-based singer-songwriter mixes, his original blues and folk-rock songs in his performance....More
 
 
 
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Futuristic
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 6th December 2016 - 7pm
The King's Head, N1 Centre, Parkfield Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The King's Head
Zachary Lewis Beck, otherwise known as Futuristic, is an independent hip hop artist currently residing in Arizona....More
 
 
 
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Islington Square
London > Attractions >
Studd Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The King's Head
Home to the Former North London Mail Centre, Islington Square was built in the Edwardian Baroque style during the early 1900s. The development which fronts onto ... 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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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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Loop
London > Shopping > Specialists
15 Camden Passage, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The King's Head
'Loop' is a gorgeous shop to do with all things knit. A huge selection of exquisite yarns from around the world as well as haberdashery, vintage ... 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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Nando's
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
324 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The King's Head
Portuguese cuisine. ... More
 
 
 
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William Tyndale School
London > Education >
Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The King's Head
Islington primary school.... More
 
 
 
Islington Student Support Section
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Islington Education Service, Laycock Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The King's Head
Student support ... More
 
 
 
City Academy
London > Education > Arts and Drama
35 Britannia Row, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The King's Head
City Academy is a performing arts schools which runs evening and weekend dancing, singing, acting and modelling classes with top professionals from theatre, film, television and ... More
 
 
 
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Islington Green
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
N1 | 2 minutes from The King's Head
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Islington Float Tank
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
239 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The King's Head
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Islington Yoga
London > Leisure > Fitness
142 B Upper Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from 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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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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Hoxley & Porter
London > Nightlife > Bars
153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
Let the train take you on an exotic night out without actually leaving Islington as you enter Hoxley & Porter, a bar and restaurant which has ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
Almeida Restaurant and Bar
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 Almeida Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The King's Head
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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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Feeding Rhe 400
Exhibitions | Until 8th January 2017 

The Foundling Museum 17 minutes walk from The King's Head

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Richard Serra: NJ-2, Rounds: Equal Weight, Unequal Measure, Rotate
Exhibitions | Until 25th February 2017 

Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street 24 minutes walk from The King's Head

Three large-scale steel sculptures by the San Francisco-born artist, who was awarded the insignia of Chevalier de la legion d'honneur ...More

Matthew Bourne's New Adventures: The Red Shoes
Dance | Until 29th January 2017 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 1.37 miles from The King's Head

One girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world lights the fuse on a fierce battle between two ...More

Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes
Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes
Dance | Until 29th January 2017 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 1.37 miles from The King's Head

Dance master Matthew Bourne takes on Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's film and Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale to create new ...More

 
Nina Nesbitt, Lewis Watson, Jon McClure (Reverend And The Makers), Billy Lunn (The Subways)
Concerts | On 6th December 2016 

The Lexington 1.4 miles from The King's Head

Cooking Vinyl celebrates its 30th anniversary with this charity gig in aid of Hope Not Hate, Nordoff Robbins and Palestine ...More

Benighted
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

The Old Red Lion Theatre 1.49 miles from The King's Head

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Ardizzone: A Retrospective
Ardizzone: A Retrospective
Exhibitions | Until 15th January 2017 

House of Illustration 1.65 miles from The King's Head

The House of Illustration stages a retrospective of English illustrator and author Edward Ardizzone, the much-loved children's illustrator who drew ...More

 
The Tale Of Kitty-In-Boots
Exhibitions | Until 5th February 2017 

House of Illustration 1.65 miles from The King's Head

Quentin Blake's original illustrations for the rediscovered and unpublished Beatrix Potter manuscript, The Tale Of Kitty-in-Boots....More

Laura Carlin: Ceramics
Exhibitions | Until 11th January 2017 

House of Illustration 1.65 miles from The King's Head

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

Futuristic
Concerts | On 6th December 2016 

O2 Academy Islington 1.67 miles from The King's Head

Zachary Lewis Beck, otherwise known as Futuristic, is an independent hip hop artist currently residing in Arizona....More

 
 
 
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