The Canonbury Tavern †

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21 Canonbury Place, Islington, N1 2NS
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Having been a public house since the early 1700s, The Canonbury Tavern has a rich history, with George Orwell, who lived in Canonbury Square, writing part of 1984 while sitting under the tree in the garden in the 1940s. The Islington pub was demolished and rebuilt in 1846 and in the early 20th century the top floor was removed due to a fire and never replaced, meaning the intriguing staircase leads to nowhere. Today, having escaped being turned into residential accommodation, the pub serves modern British food and boasts a great beer garden.


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Holloway Road Tube Station
17 minutes walk
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Canonbury Overground Station
6 minutes walk
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Elia Mews Car Park
18 minutes walk
Macclesfield Road NCP
22 minutes walk

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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £84† 29% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 13 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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† 21% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 20 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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 £52† 27% off
Central Street, EC1V | 23 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
32 Canonbury Street, Islington, N1 | 3 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
The Marquess Tavern opened May 2006 and has subsequently won a number of awards including Time Out Gastropub of the Year the very year it opened. ... More
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Firezza
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
276 St Paul's Road, Islington, N1 | 4 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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Trullo
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
300-302 St Paul's Road, N1 | 4 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
A superb addition to the Islington eating scene is Trullo, a homely neighbourhood Italian in Highbury in the mould of the River Café (but thankfully not ... More
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The Canonbury Tavern, 20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 | 6 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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The Canonbury Tavern, 181 Upper Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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The Canonbury Tavern, 20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 | 6 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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Hen & Chickens Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
109 St Paul's Road, N1 | 4 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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Little Angel Studios
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1 Sebbon Street, N1 | 5 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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Islington Assembly Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
39a Canonbury Square, N1 | 3 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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The Little Angel Theatre
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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The Enchanted Christmas House
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
2-18 Britannia Row, N1 | 9 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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London > Shopping > Bath and Kitchen
190 Upper Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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202 Upper Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
This traditional bakery, drawing on British and Gallic roots, has made an indelible mark on the foodies of Islington. With nearly twenty types of bread - ... More
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Twentytwentyone
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274 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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Jenius Social
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Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 16 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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
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London > Education > Career Services
27B Dalston Lane, E8 | 20 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 24 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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Newington Green
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Newington Green, N1 | 13 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Dalston Lane, E8 | 20 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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London > Leisure >
5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 24 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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Marquess Tavern
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
32 Canonbury Street, Islington, N1 | 3 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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The Alma
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
59 Newington Green Road, N1 | 10 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
Movie themed pub in Islington offering Popcorn, Craft Beer (Bottled and Draft), fine wine, a very long list of Bourbon whiskeys, Thai Grill, Pop up Sunday ... More
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The Duchess of Kent
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
441 Liverpool Road, N7 | 10 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
A well-stocked games cupboard, good gastropub food, a couple of open fires for warming up on chilly evenings, a number of outdoor benches for chilling out ... More
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Pisco Embassy
London > Nightlife > Bars
176 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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
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Hoxley & Porter
London > Nightlife > Bars
153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 8 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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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Simmons Angel
London > Nightlife > Bars
43 Essex Road, N1 | 10 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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Union Chapel
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 5 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 14 minutes from The Canonbury Tavern
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Angel Comedy Club 13 minutes walk from The Canonbury Tavern

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Club De Fromage
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O2 Academy Islington 16 minutes walk from The Canonbury Tavern

Residents and guests play rock and pop anthems from Lady Gaga, Queen, Take That and more....More

Not Another Indie Disco
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 16th February 2019 

O2 Academy Islington 16 minutes walk from The Canonbury Tavern

Resident DJs spin 00s, 90s and new indie music....More

Saint V Festival
Concerts | On 16th February 2019 

O2 Academy Islington 16 minutes walk from The Canonbury Tavern

A one-off pop festival on two stages, featuring Toploader and other acts....More

Gin-House Burlesque Valentine's Special
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The King's Head Members' Club 21 minutes walk from The Canonbury Tavern

Lose yourself in the opulence and debauchery of the Gin-House Burlesque this Valentine's with a seductive evening of circus, burlesque, ...More

 

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