The Lighterman  

 
 
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3 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C 4BH
 
 
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Mon to Thurs 8am-11.30pm, Fri 8am-12am, Sat 9am-12am, Sun 9am-10.30pm
 

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The LightermanOccupying an enviable spot on Granary Square and with an alfresco terrace overlooking Regent's Canal, The Lighterman serves a modern British all-day menu in a modern industrial space. Named after the Victorian-era workers who operated 'lighters', or flat-bottomed goods barges, on the River Thames and canals, the restaurant is housed in a contemporary building and is designed by award-winning architects Stanton Williams, who upgraded the entrances and public spaces of the Royal Opera House. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows make the most of the canal-side facade while the exterior, finished in a linear brick facade, ties in with the Granary Building. A large site offering several options from casual drinks through to destination dining, The Lighterman serves everything from breakfast through to dinner with pizzas and meats cooked on the wood-fired grill a speciality. Whether you want to eat sitting out on Granary Square or opt for the more formal top floor enjoying panoramic views across the square and canal, this restaurant from Open House, sister company to Cubitt House who own The Grazing Goat and The Orange, is the place to go.

 

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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £76  42% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 14 minutes from The Lighterman
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
 
 
 
Hilton London Euston Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £101  39% off
17-18 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H | 14 minutes from The Lighterman
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ibis London Euston St Pancras
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
3 Cardington Street, NW1 | 15 minutes from The Lighterman
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Rotunda Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Lighterman
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The Parcel Yard
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Unit M8, C/o Network Rail, West Side offices,Kings Cross Railway Station, King's Cross, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Lighterman
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German Gymnasium
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
1 King's Boulevard, King's Cross, London N1C | 6 minutes from The Lighterman
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1-3 Stable Street, N1C | 1 minute from The Lighterman
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London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Coal Drops Yard, Stable Street, N1C | 1 minute from The Lighterman
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Coal Drops Yard, N1C | 1 minute from The Lighterman
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Quentin Blake: From The Studio
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 11th May 2019 to 31st October 2021 - Various Times
The Lighterman, 2 Granary Square, N1C | Same location as The Lighterman
The first ever permanent exhibition space dedicated to the celebrated illustrator includes an up-to-date showcase of Blake's projects as they happen....More
 
 
 
The Sixteen: The Earth Resounds
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 23rd September 2020 - 7.30pm
The Lighterman, 90 York Way, N1 | 3 minutes from The Lighterman
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Jazz Morley
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 9th March 2021 - 7.30pm
The Lighterman, Goods Way, N1C | 3 minutes from The Lighterman
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Goods Way, N1C | 3 minutes from The Lighterman
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Kings Place
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Lighterman
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Platform Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
1 Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 4 minutes from The Lighterman
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Lewis Cubitt Park and Square
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Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 1 minute from The Lighterman
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Gasholder 11
London > Attractions > Sights
Lewis Cubitt Square, King's Cross, N1C | 3 minutes from The Lighterman
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Spiritland
London > Shopping > Electronics
9-10 Stable Street, N1C | 1 minute from The Lighterman
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Waitrose Kings Cross
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
1 Wharf Road, N1C | 1 minute from The Lighterman
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Coal Drops Yard
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Kings Cross Goods Yard, N1C | 2 minutes from The Lighterman
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Aga Khan Centre
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10 Handyside Street, N1C | 1 minute from The Lighterman
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Coal Drops Yard, N1C | 2 minutes from The Lighterman
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Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 4 minutes from The Lighterman
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Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 1 minute from The Lighterman
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Pancras Square Leisure
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5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from The Lighterman
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Skip Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Tapper Walk, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from The Lighterman
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Unit 53, St. Pancras International, King's Cross, London NW1 | 8 minutes from The Lighterman
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116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 12 minutes from The Lighterman
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The Harrison
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28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 12 minutes from The Lighterman
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
 
 
 
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Sweetwater
London > Nightlife > Bars
Goods Way, N1C | 3 minutes from The Lighterman
Spacious watering hole Sweetwater offers a well-stocked American-style bar celebrating the round-the-clock energy and vibrancy of New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta. It's ... More
 
 
 
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Vinoteca King's Cross
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
One Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 4 minutes from The Lighterman
Ten years after Vinoteca founders Charlie Young and business partner Brett Woonton opened their first restaurant, wine bar and shop in Clerkenwell the pair bring their ... More
 
 
 
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GNH Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Great Northern Hotel, King's Cross, London N1C | 6 minutes from The Lighterman
The GNH Bar takes up almost the entire ground floor of the Great Northern Hotel and opens directly onto the western concourse of King's Cross Station. ... More
 
 
 
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Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Lighterman
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
 
 
 
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British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 9 minutes from The Lighterman
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
 
 
 
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The Foundling Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 15 minutes from The Lighterman
The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells ... More
 
 
 
 

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On Happiness
Exhibitions | Until 4th October 2020 

Wellcome Collection 16 minutes walk from The Lighterman

Turn that frown upside down and put on your happy face. The Wellcome Collection explores happy feelings in 2020. For ...More

 
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Wellcome Collection: Being Human
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Wellcome Collection 16 minutes walk from The Lighterman

Replacing Medicine Now as a permanent display at the Wellcome Collection, Being Human is a free exhibition which takes a ...More

 
Singin' In The Rain
Singin' In The Rain
Theatre | Until 30th August 2020 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 18 minutes walk from The Lighterman

It earned five star reviews when it was last staged in London eight years ago and now the "perfect, potent ...More

 
 
 
 
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