Gainsborough Studios

 
 
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1 Poole Street, Hoxton, London N1 5ED 
 

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Gainsborough StudiosBuilt around 1900 and formerly a power station and a renowned film studio, Gainsborough Studios is a mixed-use development of residential flats and commercial units beside the Regent's Canal in Hoxton. The likes of Alfred Hitchcock, Ivor Novello and Robert Stevenson all came through the film studio doors, while more recently some of the famous scenes from Guy Richie's Snatch were filmed here. Gainsborough Studios has hosted myriad music performances, award ceremonies, cinema nights and fashion shows - but much of the cultural aspect came to a close at the turn of the Millennium with a refurbishment for corporate ends, including offices and stylish residential units. The Studios now also boast a gym, Co-operative supermarket and canal-side café.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Old Street Tube Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
Angel Tube Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Haggerston Overground Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Elia Mews Car Park
 
12 minutes walk
 
Macclesfield Road NCP
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn Express London-City
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £47  24% off
275 Old Street, EC1V | 13 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
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Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £55  28% off
Central Street, EC1V | 13 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
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
 
 
 
Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  33% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 14 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
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
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Cinemas nearest Gainsborough Studios

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The Screen on the Green
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
83 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 13 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
One of the most striking cinema facades in the city (especially at night when it's all illuminated in startling red and white), the dinky Screen on ... More
 
 
 
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Aubin Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
64-66 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 19 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
Housed in the Aubin & Wills concept store, the Aubin Cinema is a intimate 47-seat theatre with velvet chairs and sofas, plumped up with Aubin & ... More
 
 
 
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Rich Mix Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E16LA | 20 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
Located in one of London's most thriving and art-driven communities Rich Mix does exactly what it says on the tin, presenting visitors of different interests with ... More
 
 
 
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Hoxton Hall
London > Entertainment > Theatres
130 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 9 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
Built in 1863 as a saloon-style music hall, this Grade II listed multi-arts venue represents the absolute pinnacle of trendy Shoreditch. Hoxton Hall played host to ... More
 
 
 
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The Little Angel Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
14 Dagmar Passage, Islington, London N1 | 12 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
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
 
 
 
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The King's Head
London > Entertainment > Theatres
115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 12 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
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
 
 
 
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The Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield Street, N1 | 12 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
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The Mountain Bluebird
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th, 30th and 31st January 2015 - 7.30pm-10pm
The Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield Street, N1 | 12 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
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The Pacers
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 31st January 2015 - 7.30pm
Zigfrid von Underbelly, 11 Hoxton Square, N1 | 12 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
The Milwaukee-based band performs its ska-punk originals. With support from Elevant, AlphaState, Citizen Sane....More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Gainsborough Studios

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Gainsborough Studios
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Open School East
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
The Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Road, N1 | 7 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
Open School East opens in September 2013. Open School East is an art school and communal space, commissioned and funded by the Barbican and Create London ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Miro
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
16 Wharf Road, Hoxton, London N1 | 9 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
The Victoria Miro originally opened in Cork Street in London, W1, in 1985. The gallery moved to its present location in 16 Wharf Road, Islington, in ... More
 
 
 
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Geffrye Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
136 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London E2 | 12 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
There aren't many museums that can have William Morris and Ikea under the same roof, but the Geffyre is one of them. The focus of this ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Gainsborough Studios

The best shops and markets near Gainsborough Studios
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A Furry World
London > Shopping > Pet Care
29a Sheperton Road, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
Despite their nauseating name, A Furry World offers a first-rate range of services for your pet. Advertised as a holistic pet care service where the emphasis ... More
 
 
 
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Cass Art
London > Shopping > Art and Design
66-67 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 11 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
The flagship store of this art mini-chain stocks something for everyone from the eager beginnner to the consumate expert - water colours, oils, drawing and much ... More
 
 
 
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Cass Art Islington
London > Shopping > Art and Design
66-67 Colebrooke Row, N1 | 11 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
Art shop in Islington that also hosts drawing events. ... More
 
 
 
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The Baring
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
55 Baring Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Gainsborough Studios
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North Star
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
188-190 New North Road, N1 | 3 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
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Towpath Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Whitmore Road, Islington, London N15SB | 6 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
A much loved little hole in the wall opened by an Italian-American obsessive about great food and coffee. Serving a small selection of simple, quality sandwiches ... More
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 15 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
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
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 16 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 17 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
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London Fencing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, EC1V | 14 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
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
 
 
 
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London Dance Academy
London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, EC1V | 16 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
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Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Dalston Lane, E8 | 19 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
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The best pubs near London Gainsborough Studios.
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The Baring
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
55 Baring Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Gainsborough Studios
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William IV
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
7 Shepherdess Walk, Hoxton, London N1 | 8 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
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Duke of Cambridge
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
30 St Peter's Street, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
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Colebrookes
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 11 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
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Happiness Forgets
London > Nightlife > Bars
8-9 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, N1 | 12 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
Embracing the new wave of drinking habits in London, Happiness Forgets is a quaint underground bar that provides drinkers with decent cocktails and a place to ... More
 
 
 
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The Nightjar Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
129-131 City Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 12 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
For live jazz and adventurous signature cocktails in a subterranean speakeasy setting try The Nightjar Bar in Shoreditch. Taking its cue from the illicit anti-Prohibition bars ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Gainsborough Studios

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Little Angel Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 12 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
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
 
 
 
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Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 14 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
Site of the legendary Whirly Gig parties in the nineties, Shoreditch Town Hall lends itself well to any type of gathering. Re-opened in 2005, following a ... More
 
 
 
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Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 15 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
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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The Little Angel Theatre 12 minutes walk from Gainsborough Studios

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

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Clubbing and Nightlife | On 31st January 2015 

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 12 minutes walk from Gainsborough Studios

Flex DJ and Le Louze supplies hip-hop and house....More

Angel Comedy
Comedy | On 31st January 2015 

Camden Head 12 minutes walk from Gainsborough Studios

Offbeat and deadpan humour from Norwegian stand-up and 2012 winner of Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, Daniel Simonsen. ...More

The Pacers
Concerts | On 31st January 2015 

Zigfrid von Underbelly 12 minutes walk from Gainsborough Studios

The Milwaukee-based band performs its ska-punk originals. With support from Elevant, AlphaState, Citizen Sane....More

The Boomtown Swingalings
Concerts | On 31st January 2015 

The Nightjar Bar 12 minutes walk from Gainsborough Studios

The ensemble performs a mix of classic jazz and swing....More

Ewan Bleach
Concerts | Until 22nd February 2015 

The Nightjar Bar 12 minutes walk from Gainsborough Studios

The jazz multi-instrumentalist specialises in blues and jazz pieces from the 1920s and 1930s....More

No Go Stop - Album Launch
Concerts | On 31st January 2015 

Passing Clouds 13 minutes walk from Gainsborough Studios

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Clubbing and Nightlife | On 31st January 2015 

The Basing House 13 minutes walk from Gainsborough Studios

House and techno courtesy of The Mole, Alex Font and Jamma & Max....More

Carwash
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 31st January 2015 

Club Aquarium 14 minutes walk from Gainsborough Studios

Miss Jo Lively, Calvin Deklein, Annie O, Steve Altman, Charlie Angel, Dexter and Special K spin retro, disco and pop ...More

 

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