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Angel Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Elia Mews Car Park
 
11 minutes walk
 
Macclesfield Road NCP
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London's Best Events 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
THE BEST

Hotels near The Retreat

Near The Retreat
Hilton London Islington Hotel London
Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £83  37% 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
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel  from £59  42% 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
 
 
 
Citadines St Mark's London London
Citadines St Mark's London
London > Apartment > Apartment  from £64  39% off
300 City Road, EC1V | 13 minutes from The Retreat
Located nearby to Sadler's Wells Theatre, St. Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London, Citadines St Mark's is a 4-star apartment hotel that aims to accommodate business ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Alternative Nightclubs nearest The Retreat

Nearest to The Retreat
EGG London
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
 
 
 
Scala London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Scala
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, 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
 
 
 
Plastic People London
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near The Retreat

The Retreat clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Hoxley & Porter London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hoxley & Porter
London > Nightlife > Bars
153 Upper Street, 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
 
 
 
Pisco Embassy London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pisco Embassy
London > Nightlife > Bars
176 Upper Street, 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
 
 
 
The Old Queen's Head London
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Events near The Retreat

Near The Retreat
Liabilities London
Today Only
Liabilities
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 20th December 2014 - 6pm-10pm
O2 Academy Islington, N1 Centre, Parkfield Street, Islington, London N1 | 8 minutes from The Retreat
The Surrey-based group performs its alternative punk originals....More
 
 
 
IQ London
Today Only
IQ
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 20th December 2014 - 6.30pm-11pm
O2 Academy Islington, N1 Centre, Parkfield Street, Islington, London N1 | 8 minutes from The Retreat
The 1980s band plays progressive rock....More
 
 
 
Hard Skin London
Today Only
Hard Skin
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 20th December 2014 - 7.30pm
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, N1 | 13 minutes from The Retreat
The London-based trio performs classic Oi! and punk originals. With support from Pertti Kurikan Nimipaivat, Good Throb, Interrobang....More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Entertainment near The Retreat

Near The Retreat
Almeida Theatre London
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
 
 
 
The Little Angel Theatre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The 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
 
 
 
The King's Head London
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Sights and Attractions near The Retreat

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Retreat
The Little Angel Theatre London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art London
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
 
 
 
The Islington Metal Works London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Islington Metal Works
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
7 Torrens Street, EC1V | 10 minutes from The Retreat
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Shopping near The Retreat

The best shops and markets near The Retreat
Twentytwentyone London
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
 
 
 
Aria London
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
 
 
 
Zoots London
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Restaurants near The Retreat

What are the best dining options near The Retreat London?
Le Mercury London
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
 
 
 
La Porchetta London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
La Porchetta
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
141 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | Same location as The Retreat
Pizza & Pasta ...More
 
 
 
Almeida London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Almeida
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
30 Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The Retreat
This popular D & D London (formerly Conran Restaurants) eatery is renowned as Islington's top restaurant, a much sought after plaudit given the area's sheer volume ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Education near The Retreat

Near The Retreat
Jenius Social London
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
 
 
 
LSO St Luke's London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 21 minutes from The Retreat
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ...More
 
 
 
London Wine Academy London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 22 minutes from The Retreat
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Leisure near The Retreat

The Retreat gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Pancras Square Leisure London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pancras Square Leisure
London > Leisure >
5 Pancras Square, 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
 
 
 
London Fencing Club London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Fencing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, EC1V | 19 minutes from The Retreat
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
 
 
 
Spa Fields Park London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, EC1R | 19 minutes from The Retreat
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Pubs near The Retreat

The best pubs near London The Retreat.
The Barnsbury Freehouse and Dining Room London
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
 
 
 
The Drapers Arms London
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
 
 
 
The Old Queen's Head London
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near The Retreat

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Retreat.
Little Angel Theatre London
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
 
 
 
Union Chapel London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Union Chapel
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 5 minutes from The Retreat
...More
 
 
 
Business Design Centre London
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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Choose A Yr Own Adventure! *Sober* Queer + LGBT Dance Party
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 20th December 2014 

Unity Unitarian Church N1 2TZ N1 1QY - 0 minute walk from The Retreat

DJs spin pop, hip hop, disco, electro and rock in an eclectic night of music and dance....More

Little Angel Youth Theatre (Ages 11-17)
Theatre | Until 28th February 2015 

The Little Angel Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Retreat

A performance inspired by Lewis Carrol's dark and eerie poem The Jabberwocky....More

Cindermouse: Little Angel Theatre
Cindermouse: Little Angel Theatre
Theatre | Until 1st February 2015 

The Little Angel Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Retreat

A host of colourful glove and rod puppet characters travel to the land of mice where hardworking little Cindermouse, the ...More

 
Rony From New York
Concerts | On 20th December 2014 

Hope & Anchor 5 minutes walk from The Retreat

The American guitarist performs rock....More

Angel Comedy
Comedy | On 20th December 2014 

Camden Head 6 minutes walk from The Retreat

Sharp wit and banter from Sunil Patel, Tom Goodliffe, Mr Susie, Richard Todd, Masud Milas and MC Barry Ferns. Doors ...More

Club De Fromage
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 20th December 2014 

O2 Academy Islington 8 minutes walk from The Retreat

DJs spin cheesy dancefloor anthems....More

IQ
Concerts | On 20th December 2014 

O2 Academy Islington 8 minutes walk from The Retreat

The 1980s band plays progressive rock....More

Liabilities
Concerts | On 20th December 2014 

O2 Academy Islington 8 minutes walk from The Retreat

The Surrey-based group performs its alternative punk originals....More

Oh Hello
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 20th December 2014 

Relentless Garage 9 minutes walk from The Retreat

DJs play nostalgic pop hits....More

(W)reckless
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 20th December 2014 

Relentless Garage 9 minutes walk from The Retreat

Resident DJs spin alternative rock, metal and pop-punk....More

 

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London saw more than its fair share of drama and fireworks in 2014 and is all set to see ...More

 
Step Up Challenge
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Exhibitions | On 8th March 2015 

Walkie Talkie / 20 Fenchurch Street

Climb the famous 'Walkie-Talkie' building and two other London landmarks with a 6.1km run in-between them for the capital's latest ...More

 
Elvis At The O2: The Exhibition Of His Life
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015 

The O2 Arena

A retrospective of the life and career of Elvis Aaron Presley, which includes around 300 artefacts from Graceland, and a ...More

Imagine Children's Festival
Imagine Children's Festival
Kids Events | 9th February 2015 - 22nd February 2015 

Southbank Centre

Immersive opera, Russell Brand and a site-wide Alice in Wonderland installation are all part of the inspiring Imagine Children's Festival ...More

 
Paloma Faith
Paloma Faith
Concerts | On 25th March 2015 

The O2 Arena

Since coming onto the scene in 2009, London-hailing soul-pop singer-songwriter and former burlesque dancer Paloma Faith has ...More

 
Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour
Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour
Concerts | On 27th June 2015 

Hyde Park

Global superstar and seven-time Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift is the first headliner announced for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time ...More

 
Fenchurch Seafood Bar and Grill
Fenchurch Seafood Bar and Grill
Opens 5th January 2015 

High up on level 37 of 20 Fenchurch Street (Rafael Vinoly's top heavy building also known as the Walkie Talkie) ...More

 
Bocconcino Pizzeria
Bocconcino Pizzeria
Opened 1st December 2014 

Authentic wood-fired pizzas and freshly made pasta dishes are the order of the day at Bocconcino Pizzeria, a high-end pizza ...More

 
Brew Putney
Brew Putney
Opened 24th November 2014 

At 3,000 square feet Brew Putney on Lower Richmond Road is the fourth and largest Brew Cafe, offering not ...More

 
 
 
 
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