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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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Holiday Inn Express London-City
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £38  42% off
275 Old Street, EC1V | 13 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
Modern and functional, you get what you pay for at this middle ranking hotel close to the City and the reasonable rates mean that it fills ... More
 
 
 
Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
335-337 Old Street, EC1V | 14 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
Prison cells are VIP booths in the bar at the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch, a 128 room hotel in the Old Magistrates Court and Police Station, opposite ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £71  30% 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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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 ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon Luxe and Dine Islington
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
13 Esther Anne Place, Islington Square, N1 | 13 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
The first of a new breed of luxury cinema, ODEON Luxe & Dine Islington goes beyond popcorn and slushies, offering gourmet food and wine, delivered to ... 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 Bill Murray
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
39 Queens Head Street, N1 | 9 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
Six years after Angel Comedy first set up a comedy club above a pub in Islington's Camden Passage ... More
 
 
 
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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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Open School East
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
The Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Road, Islington, London 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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The Enchanted Christmas House
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
2-18 Britannia Row, N1 | 9 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
The immersive Enchanted Christmas House adventure for children aged between one and eight welcomes youngsters into a house of dressing up, biscuit decorating and theatre, ... More
 
 
 
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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, Islington, London 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, Islington, London 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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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 17 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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Plonk Shoreditch
London > Leisure > Golf
177 Hoxton Street, N1 | 9 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
Created by a troop of film industry set designers, Plonk Crazy Golf has placed a series of seven ... More
 
 
 
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Third Space Islington
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15 Esther Anne Place, Islington Square, N1 | 13 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
Luxury health club The Third Space has its sixth club and for the first time sees ... More
 
 
 
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London Fencing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London 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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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
Off the beaten Old Street track, this surreal and spellbinding pub has obviously won a loyal following within months of opening. The friendly management are keen ... More
 
 
 
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Duke of Cambridge
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
30 St Peter's Street, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
This pioneering organic pub has done a good job of going gastro without losing the atmosphere of a proper boozer. In part, this is due to ... More
 
 
 
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Super Lyan
London > Nightlife > Bars
155 Hoxton Street, N1 | 9 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
After closing his pioneering White Lyan cocktail bar, which challenged the industry when it opened as the first no-waste bar, Ryan Chetiyawardana has transformed the former ... More
 
 
 
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Simmons Angel
London > Nightlife > Bars
43 Essex Road, N1 | 10 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
Specialising in l ate night cocktails, long happy hours and disco dancing, Simmons bars have been popping up all over town ... More
 
 
 
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Sin Gusano
London > Nightlife > Bars
258 Kingsland Road, E8 | 10 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
It started as a pop up and now Sin Gusano, London's only dedicated agave bar, is in residence until the end of ... More
 
 
 
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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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London Symphony Orchestra St Luke's
London > Business > Venue Hire
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 15 minutes from Gainsborough Studios
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