Magdala  

 
 
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2a South Hill Park, NW3 2SB
 
 
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Food served 12noon-10pm
 

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Magdala (formerly the Magdala Tavern) get its name from Sir Robert Napier, later Lord Napier of Magdala who fought alongside the Indian army against the Ethiopians in 1868. This historic Hampstead pub dates back to 1885, shortly after Napier had served as Governor of Gibraltar and the year before he became Constable of the Tower of London. This is famously where Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in England, shot her lover to death outside the pub on Easter Sunday in 1955. Some say there are still bullet holes visible from the unfortunate incident but we're not convinced. Luckily, things are less explosive in these parts today and the Magdala makes a lovely spot for a peaceful pint after a hike on the Heath.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Belsize Park Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Hampstead Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Gospel Oak Overground Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
St John's Wood Masterpark
 
30 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn Camden Lock Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £75  41% off
30 Jamestown Road, NW1 | 26 minutes from Magdala
Housed in an exciting modernist 'white box' building, and with some of London's maddest and most entertaining shopping and nightlife on the doorstep, the Holiday Inn ... More
 
 
 
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53-59 Kilburn High Road, NW6 | 34 minutes from Magdala
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18 Lodge Road, NW87JT | 36 minutes from Magdala
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15 Pond St, NW3 | 3 minutes from Magdala
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The Lock Tavern
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
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Keats And Milton: Paradise Lost
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 6th December 2017 to 14th October 2018 - 11am-5pm
Magdala, 10 Keats Grove, NW3 | 2 minutes from Magdala
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Magdala, 10 Keats Grove, NW3 | 2 minutes from Magdala
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Eton Avenue, Primrose Hill, London NW3 | 17 minutes from Magdala
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JW3
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Finchley Road, NW3 | 17 minutes from Magdala
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Keats House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
10 Keats Grove, NW3 | 2 minutes from Magdala
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2 Willow Road, NW3 | 4 minutes from Magdala
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London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
36 Rosslyn Hill, NW3 | 6 minutes from Magdala
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London > Shopping > Delicatessens
56 Rosslyn Hill, NW3 | 7 minutes from Magdala
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40 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 1 minute from Magdala
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11 South End Road, Belsize Park, NW3 | 2 minutes from Magdala
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London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
1 South End Road, Hampstead Heath, NW3 | 2 minutes from Magdala
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London > Education > Evening Classes
Unit 207, Belgravia Workshop, 157-163 Marlborough Road, N19 | 2 miles from Magdala
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Jenius Social
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 2.3 miles from Magdala
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London > Education > Evening Classes
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London > Business > Venue Hire
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British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
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Keats And Milton: Paradise Lost
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