The Driver

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2-4 Wharfdale Road, King's Cross, London N1 9RY†
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The DriverProving that King's Cross is far from the dive so many people claim, The Driver is a stylish, multi-purpose boutique venue, and certainly the area's only four-story building with vertical living wall covering its exterior. For those peculiar green credentials alone, The Driver has pole position over its neighbouring waterholes and eateries. The ground floor houses a relaxed drinking and dining area in the gastropub mould; upstairs a smarter restaurant space caters for fine diners during the week before the tables are cleared for a dancefloor on the weekend. The third floor is a kind of Philippe Starck love-in with its lounge of fancy chairs and accessories, while the third floor is a VIP area for "discerning guests". Above all this, an open air roof terrace looks and feels as if it's perched above the Mediterranean rather than the sprawling King's Cross metropolis. Brought to you by the people behind Pacha and the now defunct The Cross nightclub, The Driver is an excellent example of how to transform an otherwise uninspiring building into something with great allure and potential. The obvious concern is that the place is trying to spread its net too far - but you know what, it might just work.

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Opening and closing times for The Driver

Today (Thursday) The Driver closes at midnight

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12.00
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12.00
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12.00
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18.00
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Closed

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

King's Cross Tube Station
5 minutes walk
Angel Tube Station
11 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Camden Road Overground Station
20 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Judd Street NCP
10 minutes walk
Brunswick Square NCP
13 minutes walk

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Great Northern Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £110† 29% off
King's Cross St Pancras Station, N1C | 6 minutes from The Driver
Originally designed by Lewis Cubitt and opened on 17th May 1854, The Great Northern Hotel in King's Cross, one of the first examples of the great ... More
St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £138† 32% off
Euston Road, NW1 | 8 minutes from The Driver
A triumph of neo-Gothic splendour, the red brick Grade I listed hotel has been painstakingly restored by architect Geoff Mann who worked with English Heritage to ... More
Jurys Inn Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel † from £67† 34% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 8 minutes from The Driver
The decor when you walk into reception is fresh and modern and this first impression extends throughout the hotel to the bedrooms, bar and restaurant. It's ... More
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Dining near The Driver

Near The Driver
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
T.E.D (Think.Eat.Drink) Restaurant
London > Restaurants >
47-51 Caledonian Road, N1 | 2 minutes from The Driver
T.E.D (Think.Eat.Drink) restaurant puts the 'green' into gourmet with quality ingredients cooked in a way that makes the most of their nutritional benefits. So whether you ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rotunda Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Driver
This canal side bar and restaurant is a pleasant place to stop off if you're wondering around the Kings Place development. Not exactly on the beaten ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Parcel Yard
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Unit M8, C/o Network Rail, West Side offices,Kings Cross Railway Station, N1 | 3 minutes from The Driver
Set within the Grade I-listed building of Kings Cross Station, The Parcel Yard serves up traditional British pub cuisine. The edgy industrial interior spans 2 floors, ... More
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Juicebox Presents
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife †Dates: Thursday 31st July 2014 - 7.30pm
Surya, 156 Pentonville Road, N1 | 4 minutes from The Driver
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The Delta Bombers
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Thursday 31st July 2014 - 7pm
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, N1 | 7 minutes from The Driver
The band who hail from Los Angeles performs a mixture of rockabilly, rock'n'roll and metal. With support from Sixteen & The Sidewinders....More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Edward Scissorhands
London > Events > Dance †Dates: 2nd December 2014 to 11th January 2015
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | 12 minutes from The Driver
Having so successfully given new interpretations to classics like Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Nutcracker!, Matthew Bourne now brings Edward Scissorhands to Sadler's Wells this ...More
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Kings Place
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Driver
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations and with a waterside setting, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place combines the offices of The Guardian ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Scala
London > Entertainment > Live Music
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Driver
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
The Lexington
London > Entertainment > Live Music
96-98 Pentonville Road, Clerkenwell, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Driver
The Lexington is both a music venue and an English pub that thinks it's an American speakeasy. While this may sound like trying to please all ... More
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Sights and Attractions near The Driver

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Driver
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Canal Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
12-13 New Wharf Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 1 minute from The Driver
A trip to the Canal Museum reveals there's more to London's man-made waterways than just enjoying a day out in a narrow boat. You'll learn about ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Guardian News & Media Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Driver
For an interesting take on print journalism and the machinations of the media world pay a visit to the gallery situated in the foyer of the ... More
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King's Cross Filling Station
London > Attractions > Sights
Goods Way, N1C | 3 minutes from The Driver
King's Cross Filling Station is a 1960s petrol station redesigned in 2012 by architects Carmody Groarke to become a public landmark building, a cultural and social ... More
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Shopping near The Driver

The best shops and markets near The Driver
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Drink Shop & Do
London > Shopping >
9 Caledonian Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Driver
Drink Shop & Do is a unique fusion of design shop and café bar, selling products from emerging designers alongside vintage furniture and home wares. Located ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lola's Cupcakes, King's Cross
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Northern Ticket Hall, King's Cross St Pancras Station, Euston Road, N1 | 4 minutes from The Driver
Sweet to taste, cute to look at and made with natural ingredients, Lola's Cupcakes can hold their own when it comes to the coveted title of ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Foyles St Pancras International
London > Shopping > Books
St Pancras International, Pancras Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 7 minutes from The Driver
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Books on a broad range of subjects from fiction and poetry to ... More
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Education near The Driver

Near The Driver
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The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 12 minutes from The Driver
London's specialist venue for contemporary dance, The Place plays a role in every aspect of this fast-growing art form. The London Contemporary Dance School offers degrees ... More
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The Bartlett School of Architecture
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, WC1H | 15 minutes from The Driver
The Bartlett School of Architecture, on the corner of Huntley Street and Capper Street, is part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment. ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 15 minutes from The Driver
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
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Leisure near The Driver

The Driver gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 7 minutes from The Driver
The lavishly restored St Pancras Renaissance Hotel has attracted a lot of attention since opening in 2011 as part of the grand Eurostar relocation. The Hotel's ... More
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, EC1R | 15 minutes from The Driver
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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Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 18 minutes from The Driver
Swimming lessons for children and aquaphobic adults. This is one of the more popular swimming schools in London, and one of the most long-running, with over ... More
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Pubs near The Driver

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The Betjeman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
Unit 53, St. Pancras International, NW1 | 7 minutes from The Driver
Gastropub... More
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The Harrison
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 8 minutes from The Driver
Originally built in the 1880s by Samuel Harrison to refresh the workers in his shoe factory, The Harrison pub's current building dates back to 1934. Owned ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Crown
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from The Driver
Modern British cuisine ... More
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Nightlife near The Driver

The Driver clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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VOC
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Varnishers Yard, Regents Quarter, N1 | 3 minutes from The Driver
VOC is a 17th Century-inspired Punch House from Fluid Movement, the people behind speakeasy bars The Whistling Shop and Purl. Taking its name from Vereenigde Oost-Indische ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Scala
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, King's Cross, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Driver
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
The Big Chill House
London > Nightlife > Bars
257-259 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, , King's Cross, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Driver
From the outside, The Big Chill House building looks spectacular, a floodlit white townhouse that puts the grimy environs of King's Cross to shame. The interior ... More
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Meeting venue hire near The Driver

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Driver.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Driver
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place offers conference organisers two auditoriums, two art galleries and a wide ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 8 minutes from The Driver
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 11 minutes from The Driver
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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Chamber Classics Unwrapped
Chamber Classics Unwrapped
Concerts | Until 13th December 2014 

Kings Place 2 minutes walk from The Driver

Celebrating the association that Kings Place has with chamber music, this year-long festival sees them depart from ...More

 
Boat Trips at Granary Square
Kids Events | Until 30th November 2014 

Granary Square 4 minutes walk from The Driver

Boat Trips on the Regents Canal from Kings Cross to Camden and Islington Tunnel....More

Juicebox Presents
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 31st July 2014 

Surya 4 minutes walk from The Driver

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The Delta Bombers
Concerts | On 31st July 2014 

The Lexington 7 minutes walk from The Driver

The band who hail from Los Angeles performs a mixture of rockabilly, rock'n'roll and metal. With support from Sixteen & ...More

Enduring War: Grief, Grit And Humour
Exhibitions | Until 12th October 2014 

British Library 8 minutes walk from The Driver

This exhibition at the British Library showcases letters and diaries from serving soldiers and their relations as part of the ...More

Comics Unmasked: Art And Anarchy In The UK
Comics Unmasked: Art And Anarchy In The UK
Exhibitions | Until 19th August 2014 

British Library 8 minutes walk from The Driver

This major exhibition at the British Library will explore some of the darker and more complex themes to emerge from ...More

 
The Grand Depart: Tour De Lead Graffi
Exhibitions | Until 30th November 2014 

British Library 8 minutes walk from The Driver

A display to celebrate the Tour de France's fourth visit to the UK for the Grand Depart 2014. This display ...More

Mark Harrison
Concerts | On 31st July 2014 

The Harrison 8 minutes walk from The Driver

Blues and folk by the London-based singer-guitarist. With support from Son Of Kirk....More

Progress
Progress
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2014 

The Foundling Museum 11 minutes walk from The Driver

To mark the 250th anniversary of William Hogarth's death, the Foundling Museum presents Progress, bringing together for the first time ...More

 
Tour De France Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 13th August 2014 

The Old Red Lion Theatre 12 minutes walk from The Driver

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