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28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 8JF
 
 
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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 since 2004 by Londoner Paul Michelmore, the pub has an authentic feel as a friendly local with some good ales. The Harrison opened its basement to the public in April 2012 and has since become an important venue on the folk amd Americana live music scene hosting regular live music nights. They also put on jazz, comedy, storytelling, theatre, film and sporting events. Above the pub are four simple but stylish en-suite hotel rooms - three doubles and a triple (one double and one single bed) - offering travellers an alternative place to stay in King's Cross.

 

The Harrison events

 
Spencer Jones And Abigolia Schamaun - The Schadenfreude Cabaret Edinburgh Preview SeasonSpencer Jones And Abigolia Schamaun - The Schadenfreude Cabaret Edinburgh Preview SeasonComedy, Stand-Up.2017-07-28T19:45:00+01002017-07-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
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Spencer Jones And Abigolia Schamaun - The Schadenfreude Cabaret Edinburgh Preview Season
Ho-roHo-ro2017-07-31T19:30:00+01002017-07-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
Category: event
On Soon
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Patch & The Giant's Vinyl Release PartyPatch & The Giant's Vinyl Release Party2017-08-02T19:00:00+01002017-08-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Patch & The Giant's Vinyl Release Party
Klezmer Jam SessionKlezmer Jam Session2017-08-06T20:00:00+01002017-08-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
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Free EventOn Soon
Klezmer Jam Session
New Roots: Benedict BenjaminNew Roots: Benedict Benjamin2017-08-09T19:30:00+01002017-08-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
Category: event
On Soon
New Roots: Benedict Benjamin
Eastern European Jam SessionEastern European Jam Session2017-08-10T20:00:00+01002017-08-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Eastern European Jam Session
GigaholicsGigaholics2017-08-12T19:00:00+01002017-08-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Gigaholics
Irish Jam SessionIrish Jam Session2017-08-13T20:00:00+01002017-08-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Irish Jam Session
Old Time & Bluegrass Jam Session On The Ground Floor Of The HarrisonOld Time & Bluegrass Jam Session On The Ground Floor Of The Harrison2017-08-20T19:00:00+01002017-08-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Old Time & Bluegrass Jam Session On The Ground Floor Of The Harrison
Irish Jam SessionIrish Jam Session2017-08-27T20:00:00+01002017-08-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Irish Jam Session
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
King's Cross Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Russell Square Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Camden Road Overground Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Judd Street NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Brunswick Square NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Goodenough Club
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £29  23% off
23 Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N | 5 minutes from The Harrison
Blending the traditional with the modern, the Goodenbough Club aims to help guests make a home away from home with its four-star accommodation. Housed within five ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  22% off
Coram Street, WC1N | 6 minutes from The Harrison
This is a smart, modern hotel located in one of the Capital's oldest and most beautiful areas. Bloomsbury is a great place to stay since it's ... More
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £58  36% off
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 6 minutes from The Harrison
Halfway between the City and the west End, the Bloomsbury area is an oasis of calm in the very heart of the capital. It's a lovely ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Pubs nearest The Harrison

The best pubs near London The Harrison.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Harrison
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | Same location as The Harrison
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
Marquis Cornwallis
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 5 minutes from The Harrison
Always a popular choice for local workers and tourists taking in the delights of Bloomsbury, Marquis Cornwallis , located on Marchmont Street, close ... More
 
 
 
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The Harrison clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The Big Chill House
London > Nightlife > Bars
257-259 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, King's Cross, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Harrison
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Scala
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Harrison
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
Smithy's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
16-17 Leeke Street, King's Cross, London WC1X | 5 minutes from The Harrison
An unexpected surprise, located in a King’s Cross backstreet you never knew existed, yet still only a five-minute walk from the tube, this wine-bar-cum-restaurant offers a ... More
 
 
 
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Spencer Jones And Abigolia Schamaun - The Schadenfreude Cabaret Edinburgh Preview Season
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Friday 28th July 2017 - 7.45pm
The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, WC1H | Same location as The Harrison
Comedy, Stand-Up....More
 
 
 
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Ida's Story
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 28th July 2017 - 10.30am-4.30pm
The Harrison, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N | 3 minutes from The Harrison
Literary & Education, Kids' Workshop....More
 
 
 
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Folk At The Foundling - Vesevo
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 28th July 2017 - 6.30pm
The Harrison, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N | 3 minutes from The Harrison
...More
 
 
 
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Near The Harrison
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Scala
London > Entertainment > Live Music
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Harrison
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
Curzon Bloomsbury
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
The Brunswick, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from The Harrison
The arthouse Renoir Cinema underwent a major refurbishment in 2015 by The Curzon Cinema Group. Reopening as the Curzon Bloomsbury, the new name pays homage to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 7 minutes from The Harrison
As the name suggests, The Horse Hospital wasn't always the modern arts venue it is today. Once home to sick and injured horses - many references ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Harrison

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Harrison
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Foundling Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from The Harrison
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
6-24 Britannia Street, King's Cross, London WC1X | 5 minutes from The Harrison
The Gagosian is a cavernous space for exhibitions of the highest calibre. It is a major asset for the regeneration of the King's Cross area. Larry ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Coram's Fields
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
93 Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from The Harrison
Coram's Fields is a special place for children where adults are allowed in only if accompanied by a child. Tucked away in the city centre it ... More
 
 
 
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Gay's the Word
London > Shopping > Books
66 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from The Harrison
A broad selection of gay and lesbian interest books ranging from fiction, through biography, travel and counselling. Magazines and cards are also on offer.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Alara Wholefoods
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
58 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from The Harrison
Alara Wholefoods Health shop on Marchmont Street has been recommended by one of our readers, poet Kim Morrissey, who took the trouble to write in to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
School of Life
London > Shopping > Specialists
70 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from The Harrison
The School of Life offers so much more than your average shopping experience. In fact, it doesn't do it justice to label it a mere shop ... More
 
 
 
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North Sea Fish Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
7 Leigh Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 4 minutes from The Harrison
Fish & Chips ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Pancras Grand - Searcys 1847, St Pancras International
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Upper Concourse Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 4 minutes from The Harrison
Opposite the champagne bar on the upper concourse of St Pancras International train station is the Grand Restaurant and Oyster Bar, stylishly modelled by Martin Brudnizki, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Karpo
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
23-27 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 4 minutes from The Harrison
Karpo, a restaurant owned by the Megaro Hotel and housed within a muraled King's Cross building which "looks like a self-consciously hip Dutch youth hostel" (Jay ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Harrison

Near The Harrison
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 7 minutes from The Harrison
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 8 minutes from The Harrison
Whether a beginner, thinking of making it your career or an experienced florist, the London Flower School can help you to improve. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 9 minutes from The Harrison
One of the premier arts colleges in the world, St Martins accepts only a few talented students each year, and is very well regarded in the ... More
 
 
 
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The Harrison gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 6 minutes from The Harrison
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
31 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 10 minutes from The Harrison
Inspired by the skills and techniques of the Ottoman Empire's barbers, Ted's Grooming Room provides a sanctuary for men seeking the perfect shave. With ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 11 minutes from The Harrison
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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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Harrison.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Foundling Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from The Harrison
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 6 minutes from The Harrison
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
Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 9 minutes from The Harrison
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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Folk At The Foundling - Vesevo
Concerts | On 28th July 2017 

The Foundling Museum 3 minutes walk from The Harrison

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Ida's Story
Exhibitions | On 28th July 2017 

The Foundling Museum 3 minutes walk from The Harrison

Literary & Education, Kids' Workshop....More

University Of Dub - King Of Kings
Concerts | On 28th July 2017 

Scala 4 minutes walk from The Harrison

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Roots Dance Generate
Concerts | On 28th July 2017 

Scala 4 minutes walk from The Harrison

The monthly sessions feature three heavy weight sound-systems playing roots reggae music and special dub plates. With Jah Tubby's World ...More

Mark Leckey: Affect Bridge Age Regression
Exhibitions | Until 30th July 2017 

Cubitt 6 minutes walk from The Harrison

A mixture of sculpture, installation, sound and video from the Turner Prize-winner, in this latest series of meditations on modern ...More

Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths
Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths
Exhibitions | Until 29th August 2017 

British Library 6 minutes walk from The Harrison

The British Library marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution with a major exhibition this year. Russian Revolution: Hope, ...More

 
Comics And Cartoon Art From The Arab World
Exhibitions | Until 29th October 2017 

British Library 6 minutes walk from The Harrison

Explore the art, history and significance of Arab comics, cartoons, caricatures and graphic novels through original examples taken from the ...More

Gay UK: Love, Law And Liberty
Exhibitions | Until 19th September 2017 

British Library 6 minutes walk from The Harrison

From the trial of Oscar Wilde to the Same Sex Marriage Act, through personal testimony, public protest, art and culture, ...More

#LondonTrending
Exhibitions | Until 28th August 2017 

Guildhall Art Gallery 8 minutes walk from The Harrison

Exhibitions & Art, Painting....More

White Heat Club
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th July 2017 

The Lexington 9 minutes walk from The Harrison

Resident DJs spin the best indie, new and classic disco, leftfield pop and new wave edits....More

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Wings
Theatre | From 14th September 

The Young Vic

The Young Vic presents the London premiere of Arthur Kopit's Wings starring Juliet Stevenson. Directed by Natalie Abrahami, it tells the story of Emily, a fiercely independent aviator and wing walker who has just suffered ...More

Indian Treasures
Indian Treasures
Exhibitions | From 2nd August 

Getty Images Gallery

A new exhibition at the Getty Images Gallery, Indian Treasures marks the 70th anniversary of ...More

 
KERB: Livin' On The Veg
KERB: Livin' On The Veg
Foodie Events | From 18th August 

West Handyside Canopy

KERB welcomes both vegans and meat-lovers to their latest event, Livin' On The Veg. The ...More

 
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The London Rum & Reggae Experience
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Foodie Events | On 5th August 

Vauxhall Street Food Garden

Taking place at Vauxhall Street Food Garden, The ...More

 
Vauxhall Street Food Garden
Dining 

Open Monday to Friday throughout summer, the Vauxhall Street Food Garden offers local workers the chance to enjoy an al fresco lunch....More

Erdinger Oktoberfest
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Foodie Events | From 5th October 

Greenwich Peninsula

This autumn, German brewery Erdinger presents an authentic Oktoberfest experience in London. The brewery will ...More

 
Kew Science Festival
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Exhibitions | From 4th August 

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After launching last year, the Kew Science Festival is back this August. Taking over Kew ...More

 
BBC Countryfile Live
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Exhibitions | From 3rd August 

Blenheim Palace

Leave the city behind and enjoy a day out in the country this summer at ...More

 
The CoffeeWorks Project
Drinking 

An independent family run business The CoffeeWorks Project showcases seasonal Single Origin brewed coffee and espresso, often with six or more variations (including decaf) to sample....More

The Jump Off
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Concerts | On 31st August 

Scala

The Jump Off returns to London this August after a three-year hiatus. Taking place at ...More

 
Freakscene
Dining 

Miso grilled black cod taco on the new Scott Hallsworth menu at Freakscene....More

A Battle of the Bubbles: English Sparkling vs French Champagne
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Foodie Events | On 1st August 

Lights Of Soho

Currently taking residence at Lights of Soho, Fiz ...More

 
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London Overground station on the Lea Valley, Hackney Downs - Cheshunt and Enfield Town lines in Hackney, London....More

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Dining 

Specialising in delicious apeĢritifs, globally-inspired cocktails, fine teas and exotic delicacies....More

 
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Dining 

Second restaurant from James Cochran, former chef at the two Michelin starred The Ledbury, this ...More

 
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Seasonal | From 4th August 

Sartoria

In the heart of Mayfair, Sartoria's sunny terrace ...More

 
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London's biggest Asian foodhall. Over 20 food kiosks, bubble tea and seating for up to ...More

 
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