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10 minutes walk
 
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Canonbury Overground Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
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Elia Mews Car Park
 
11 minutes walk
 
Macclesfield Road NCP
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Discover what's on in London 2019 with our comprehensive guide to the best events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London 2019 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  21% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 5 minutes from The Retreat
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 £73  28% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 12 minutes from The Retreat
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 £54  41% off
Central Street, EC1V | 17 minutes from The Retreat
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 Nightclubs nearest The Retreat

Nearest to The Retreat
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
EGG
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
200 York Way, King's Cross, London N7 | 18 minutes from The Retreat
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, London N1 | 19 minutes from The Retreat
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
Plastic People
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
147-149 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 25 minutes from The Retreat
Don't come to Plastic People expecting a stylish bar and the latest trendy cocktails. There's nothing fancy about this basement club, but what it does offer ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near The Retreat

The Retreat clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hoxley & Porter
London > Nightlife > Bars
153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The Retreat
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pisco Embassy
London > Nightlife > Bars
176 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Retreat
The 12 cocktails on the menu at Pisco Embassy all offer a twist on classics like the pisco sour. Drinks are expertly served by head bartender ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Simmons Angel
London > Nightlife > Bars
43 Essex Road, N1 | 3 minutes from The Retreat
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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Events near The Retreat

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The Good Landlord
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th July 2019 - 6.30pm
The Retreat, 115 Upper Street, N1 | 2 minutes from The Retreat
Metamorph Theatre presents Michael Ross's play directed by Cat Robey which sees two graduates seeking somewhere affordable to live in London....More
 
 
 
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Illusions Of Liberty
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th July 2019 - 8pm
The Retreat, 115 Upper Street, N1 | 2 minutes from The Retreat
In this solo piece, a woman has to deal with a fake identity she didn't choose and consequences that arise from it....More
 
 
 
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Barry Ferns & Friends
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Tuesday 16th July 2019 - 8pm-10pm
The Retreat, The Camden Head, 2 Camden Passage, N1 | 6 minutes from The Retreat
MC Barry Ferns invites favourite comics to perform longer sets....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The Retreat

Near The Retreat
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Almeida Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The Retreat
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Little Angel Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
14 Dagmar Passage, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Retreat
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The King's Head
London > Entertainment > Theatres
115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Retreat
London'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, ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Retreat

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Retreat
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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 Retreat
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Enchanted Christmas House
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
2-18 Britannia Row, N1 | 4 minutes from The Retreat
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
39a Canonbury Square, N1 | 6 minutes from The Retreat
You'll find a spectacular collection of paintings and sculpture by 20th century Italian artists at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, with a core of ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Retreat

The best shops and markets near The Retreat
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Twentytwentyone
London > Shopping > House and Garden
274 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Retreat
This interior designer's delight opened in 1996, specialising in items that add a touch of city living chic to the home. Vintage and contemporary furniture and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Aria
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Barnsbury Hall, Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Retreat
This design-orientated lifestyle store offers a wide range to choose from. From fashion, to homeware, to cosmetics, it's all here at Aria. Pick up a pastel-coloured ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Zoots
London > Shopping > Cleaning and Repairs
2 Haven Mews, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Retreat
Zoots is a home-service dry cleaning outfit, who collect personal and household ironing, laundry and dry cleaning, delivering them back to your door as good as ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near The Retreat

What are the best dining options near The Retreat London?
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La Porchetta
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
141 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | Same location as The Retreat
Pizza & Pasta ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Le Mercury
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
140A Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | Same location as The Retreat
Mains for under £6 excellent value and a good atmosphere.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Radici
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
30 Almeida Street, N1 | 1 minute from The Retreat
Celebrated chef Francesco Mazzei, chef patron of Sartoria in Mayfair, has teamed up with D&D London to create Radici, an authentic Italian ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Retreat

Near The Retreat
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 16 minutes from The Retreat
Whether a beginner, thinking of making it your career or an experienced florist, the London Flower School can help you to improve. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jenius Social
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 18 minutes from The Retreat
Islington cafe-cum-deli Jenius Social isn't just a place to enjoy fine food and carefully sourced balsamic vinegar, artisan chocolates and cured meats. It's also a ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Aga Khan Centre
London > Education > Adult Education
10 Handyside Street, N1C | 18 minutes from The Retreat
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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Leisure near The Retreat

The Retreat gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Frame King's Cross
London > Leisure >
Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 17 minutes from The Retreat
With Frame founders Pip Black and Joan Murphy set out to create a fun approach to fitness. What started out as a Shoreditch ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pancras Square Leisure
London > Leisure >
5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 18 minutes from The Retreat
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
Skip Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Tapper Walk, King's Cross, London N1C | 18 minutes from The Retreat
A mobile allotment on the King's Cross development site, The Skip Garden puts construction workers' big bins to green use. Built on one of the largest ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near The Retreat

The best pubs near London The Retreat.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Barnsbury Freehouse and Dining Room
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Retreat
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Drapers Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Retreat
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Queen's Head
London > Nightlife > Pubs
44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Retreat
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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Meeting venue hire near The Retreat

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Retreat.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Little Angel Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Retreat
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Union Chapel
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 5 minutes from The Retreat
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Retreat
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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The Slightly Annoying Elephant
The Slightly Annoying Elephant
Theatre | Until 4th August 2019 

Little Angel Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Retreat

David Walliams and illustrator Tony Ross' bestselling picture book is brought to the Little Angel Theatre stage for children aged ...More

 
Barry Ferns & Friends
Comedy | On 16th July 2019 

Angel Comedy Club 6 minutes walk from The Retreat

MC Barry Ferns invites favourite comics to perform longer sets....More

Lolly Jones: I Believe In Merkels
Comedy | Until 17th July 2019 

Hen & Chickens Theatre 8 minutes walk from The Retreat

The performer brings her political satire show to the stage with impersonations of Theresa May, Marine Le Pen, Nicola Sturgeon ...More

Pat Dam Smyth
Concerts | On 16th July 2019 

The Lexington 13 minutes walk from The Retreat

The critically acclaimed singer-songwriter from Belfast launches his album The Last King....More

Nine Iranian Artists in London: The Spark Is You
Exhibitions | Until 30th August 2019 

Parasol Unit 14 minutes walk from The Retreat

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Maria Berrio, Caroline Walker, Flora Yukhnovich
Exhibitions | Until 27th July 2019 

Victoria Miro 14 minutes walk from The Retreat

A group show of three young painters, whose distinctive work references themes of gender, the workplace and migration....More

Isaac Julien: Lina Bo Bardi - A Marvellous Entanglement
Exhibitions | Until 27th July 2019 

Victoria Miro 14 minutes walk from The Retreat

A nine-screen installation dedicated to the buildings and legacy of modernist architect and designer Lina Bo Bardi, featuring contributions from ...More

Michael Craig-Martin: Sculpture
Exhibitions | Until 3rd August 2019 

Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street 18 minutes walk from The Retreat

The Dublin-born conceptual artist continues to playfully probe the relationship between objects and images....More

Posy Simmonds: A Retrospective
Exhibitions | Until 15th September 2019 

House of Illustration 18 minutes walk from The Retreat

The first major UK retrospective of the comic artist and graphic novelist includes early pastiches, cartoon strips for The Guardian ...More

Quentin Blake: From The Studio
Exhibitions | Until 10th May 2021 

House of Illustration 18 minutes walk from The Retreat

The first ever permanent exhibition space dedicated to the celebrated illustrator includes an up-to-date showcase of Blake's projects as they ...More

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Blank
Theatre | From 11th October 

The Donmar Warehouse

Staged in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Clean Break theatre company, which works with women affected by the criminal justice system, Blank receives its full-length premiere at the Donmar Warehouse this autumn. The new ...More

Appropriate
Appropriate
Theatre | From 16th August 

The Donmar Warehouse

After wowing audiences with The Octoroon at the National Theatre, American writer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins returns ...More

 
Baby Reindeer
Baby Reindeer
Theatre | From 9th October 

Bush Theatre

The debut play from Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Richard Gadd, who performed his hit show ...More

 
Chiaroscuro
Chiaroscuro
Theatre | From 31st August 

Bush Theatre

Part of Lynette Linton's first season as Artistic Director at the Bush Theatre, Chiaroscuro is ...More

 
Patch & Picnic
Patch & Picnic
Dining 

The South Bank is a lovely spot for a Thames-side stroll in summer but if ...More

 
Portman Marylebone Summer Street Party
Portman Marylebone Summer Street Party
Seasonal | On 18th July 

Marylebone Village

The Portman Marylebone Summer Street Party is back ...More

 
Sink The Pink Street Party
Sink The Pink Street Party
Seasonal | On 17th August 

Finsbury Park

The Mighty Hoopla organisers and Sink The Pink ...More

 
BA 2119: Flight of the Future
BA 2119: Flight of the Future
Exhibitions | From 1st August 

Saatchi Gallery

British Airways celebrates 100 years of flying this ...More

 
Sunset Cinema: Film Nights with Samsung Screenings
Sunset Cinema: Film Nights with Samsung Screenings
Film Events | From 23rd July 

John Lewis Rooftop

As part of this year's John Lewis Roof ...More

 
Wembley Park Market
Wembley Park Market
Shopping 

An indoor, permanent market, Wembley Park Market brings together a line-up of independent and local ...More

 
The Fellowship and Star
The Fellowship and Star
Drinking 

Historic pub the Fellowship Inn was given a new lease of life in 2019 when ...More

 
Boiler Room Festival
Boiler Room Festival
Concerts | From 9th October 

Copeland Park

Just because summer is over doesn't mean the festival fun has to end. Launching this ...More

 
Idles
Idles
Concerts | On 7th December 

Alexandra Palace

With their last shows selling out in minutes, political post-punk Bristolian five-piece Idles is a ...More

 
London Events 2019
Feature 

Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

Boots Covent Garden
Boots Covent Garden
Services 

Having undergone a makeover in summer 2019, Boots in Covent Garden is a state of ...More

 
Officina 00
Dining 

This fresh pasta restaurant near Old Street is centred on a spianatoia, a traditional wooden work-bench, where chefs make the food....More

Bloomsbury Street Kitchen
Dining 

Mediterranean and Japanese influences can be seen in everything from the food to the design at Bloomsbury Street Kitchen....More

Heritage
Heritage
Dining 

Fondue, raclette and rosti are just three of the Swiss dishes on the menu at ...More

 
Triyoga Chelsea
Leisure 

The spacious and light-filled centre Triyoga Chelsea is located on the King's Road offering an idyllic sanctuary and three light filled studios....More

Triyoga Camden
Triyoga Camden
Leisure 

Triyoga in Camden has five yoga studios housed in a beautifully renovated Victorian warehouse which ...More

 
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