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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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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.2017-04-26T19:00:00+01002017-04-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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2 Become 1
Adam & Eve...And SteveAdam & Eve...And Steve2017-04-26T20:40:00+01002017-04-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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Adam & Eve...And Steve
The LipSinkersThe LipSinkersAlt-drag cabaret troupe perform music hits and skits.2017-04-29T22:30:00+01002017-04-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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The LipSinkers
Charles Court Opera: The Magic FluteCharles Court Opera: The Magic FluteJohn Savournin directs Mozart's comical and magical opera adapted by John Savournin and David Eaton filled with enchanting puppetry, magic and witty surprises.2017-05-05T19:00:00+01002017-06-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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Charles Court Opera: The Magic Flute
Living A LittleLiving A LittleA sharp and witty play about carrying on the party during a zombie apocalypse, written by Finlay Bain and staged by In Your Face Theatre.2017-05-06T21:45:00+01002017-05-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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Living A Little
Black Is The Color Of My VoiceBlack Is The Color Of My VoiceA one-woman musical drama about a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after her father's death. Based on the life of Nina Simone and starring Apphia Campbell. Contains some strong language and adult themes.2017-05-07T19:30:00+01002017-05-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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Black Is The Color Of My Voice
5 Guys Chillin'5 Guys Chillin'Em-Lou Productions presents a graphic, gripping funny and frank verbatim drama exposing the gay chill-out scene, taken from over 50 hours of interviews from guys found through social media outlets.2017-05-16T21:45:00+01002017-06-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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Border MenBorder MenWithout Decor's play about an attempt to defect by an East German border guard.2017-05-27T12:45:00+01002017-06-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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Border Men
Holy CrapHoly CrapNick Thompson Productions deals with the launch of Britain's first pay-to-view religious channel and the problems of its founder.2017-06-07T20:40:00+01002017-07-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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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  38% 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  42% 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 £60  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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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 Old Red Lion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
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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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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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 25th to 29th Apr 2017 - Various Times
The King's Head, 115 Upper Street, N1 | Same location as The King's Head
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2 Become 1
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 25th to 29th Apr 2017 - 7pm-8pm
The King's Head, 115 Upper Street, N1 | Same location as The King's Head
A 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 ...More
 
 
 
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Jambinai
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 26th April 2017 - 7pm
The King's Head, N1 Centre, Parkfield Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The King's Head
The Korean post rock trio perform songs from their third album Hermitage....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
... More
 
 
 
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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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Le Sacre-Coeur
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
18 Theberton Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The King's Head
Bistro ... 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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B&H Kitchen
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 17 minutes from The King's Head
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Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 19 minutes from The King's Head
One of the premier arts colleges in the world, St Martins accepts only a few talented students each year, and is very well regarded in the ... 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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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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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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The Treatment
The Treatment
Theatre | Until 10th June 2017 

Almeida Theatre 2 minutes walk from The King's Head

Lyndsey Turner directs Aisling Loftus and Matthew Needham in Martin Crimp's The Treatment, a blistering contemporary satire about an enterprising ...More

 
Angel Comedy RAW
Comedy | On 26th April 2017 

Angel Comedy Club 3 minutes walk from The King's Head

A mixed bill with experienced acts trying new material and some acts trying stand up for the first time....More

Jambinai
Concerts | On 26th April 2017 

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

The Korean post rock trio perform songs from their third album Hermitage....More

Giacomo Balla: Designing the Future
Exhibitions | Until 25th June 2017 

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art 8 minutes walk from The King's Head

The Estorick Collection presents a major exhibition on Giacomo Balla this spring. One of the undisputed masters of modern Italian ...More

Permanent Collection
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art 8 minutes walk from The King's Head

Paintings by futurist and figurative artists including Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carra, Gino Severini, Luigi Russolo and Ardengo Soffici, ...More

School Night Swing With Holly
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 26th April 2017 

The Lexington 11 minutes walk from The King's Head

DJ Holly France plays swing, rock'n'roll, upbeat blues, '20s jazz and more for dancers and loungers....More

Emma Ruth Rundle
Concerts | On 26th April 2017 

The Lexington 11 minutes walk from The King's Head

The Los Angeles-born singer-songwriter brings her ambient and folk material across the Atlantic. Support from Darkher and Jaye Jayle....More

Elger Esser: Morgenland
Exhibitions | Until 21st May 2017 

Parasol Unit 12 minutes walk from The King's Head

Photographic works taken in Lebanon, Egypt and Israel from 2004 to 2015 by the German artist....More

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The Yard

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Neo Bistro
Neo Bistro
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Alex Harper, former head chef of the Harwood Arms, returns to the kitchen in May ...More

 
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London Flower School
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Learn floristry techniques, create beautiful arrangements and be inspired to explore the world of flowers ...More

 
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Nightfall
Nightfall
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The Bridge Theatre

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The Bridge Theatre

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The Bridge Theatre

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Bold Tendencies
Exhibitions | From 19th May 

Peckham Rye Multistory Car Park

The disused Peckham Rye Multi-Storey Car Park is put to good use over the summer ...More

 
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Exhibitions | From 11th May 

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Flight Club hits the bullseye, adding a second stylish club to its stable....More

 
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A floating park in the Paddington Basin brings a beautiful green space to a forgotten ...More

 
London Events 2017
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Imelda Staunton stars in two London stage shows in 2017, David Tennant and Damian Lewis ...More

 
 
 
 
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