BRB - The Arc

 
 

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Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V 1NQ 
 
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Apparently BRB stands for "bar room bar" but it could just as well mean "bland ropey box" in the case of The Arc. There really isn't much to say about this pub on the corner of Islington and Clerkenwell except that it's not the prettiest or most atmospheric of places you'll come across. This basement bar is rather dark, doesn't have a great selection of beers and, for a place which feels just like a student union, is rather expensive. It's saving grace is a Saturday night comedy evening with The 99 Club where you can watch three top acts for a tenner.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Angel Tube Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
King's Cross Tube Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Elia Mews Car Park
 
4 minutes walk
 
Skinner Street NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London Events 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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Hotels near BRB - The Arc

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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £59  28% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 4 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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
 
 
 
Citadines St Mark's London
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £64  24% off
300 City Road, EC1V | 5 minutes from BRB - The Arc
Located nearby to Sadler's Wells Theatre, St. Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London, Citadines St Mark's is a 4-star apartment hotel that aims to accommodate business ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  31% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 5 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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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BRB - The Arc clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Anam
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from BRB - The Arc
Retro-trendy, infectiously popular, and staunchly pioneering London's first Irish cocktail bar is a welcome addition to Islington's portfolio of drinking venues. A heady mix of curved ... More
 
 
 
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Colebrookes
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from BRB - The Arc
If the Government want to encourage more of a European café culture, they should send someone down to Colebrookes to take a look. Colebrookes takes the ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Queen's Head
London > Nightlife > Pubs
44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from BRB - The Arc
A gorgeous antique interior, a delicious menu and some top DJs at weekends. The Old Queen's Head opened with a fantastic recipe for success in 2006 ... More
 
 
 
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Events near BRB - The Arc

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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 | 4 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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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Wangechi Mutu: Nguva Na Nyoka
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 17th, 18th and 19th December 2014 - 10am-6pm
Victoria Miro, 16 Wharf Road, N1 | 9 minutes from BRB - The Arc
A solo exhibition featuring the artist's latest works of collage, video and sculpture, which cover a range of themes, from East African coastal myths, to gender ...More
 
 
 
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Yayoi Kusama: Pumpkins
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 17th, 18th and 19th December 2014 - 10am-6pm
Victoria Miro, 16 Wharf Road, N1 | 9 minutes from BRB - The Arc
A solo exhibition featuring recent works in bronze and paintings, exploring the artist's depiction of pumpkins....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near BRB - The Arc

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Red Lion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from BRB - The Arc
One of London's most famous fringe pub theatres, the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington was founded in 1979 by Charlie Hanson and is a welcome ... More
 
 
 
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Sadler's Wells
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Rosebery Avenue, Islington, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from BRB - The Arc
Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national and ... More
 
 
 
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Sadler's Wells Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from BRB - The Arc
Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near BRB - The Arc

The best museums, galleries, attractions near BRB - The Arc
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The Islington Metal Works
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
7 Torrens Street, EC1V | Same location as BRB - The Arc
Built in the late 19th century, The Islington Metalworks is a building steeped in history. All three floors were initially used to stable the horses that ... More
 
 
 
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Angel Building
London > Attractions > Sights
407 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 2 minutes from BRB - The Arc
Launched in late 2010, the Angel Building in Islington transformed from an under-used early 1980s commercial block into an award-winning office space, reinvented by architects ... More
 
 
 
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Sadler's Wells
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from BRB - The Arc
Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national and ... More
 
 
 
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Euphorium Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
26a Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from BRB - The Arc
This traditional bakery, drawing on British and Gallic roots, has made an indelible mark on the foodies of Islington. With nearly twenty types of bread - ... More
 
 
 
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Camden Passage
London > Shopping > Markets
Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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Loop
London > Shopping > Specialists
15 Camden Passage, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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Tortilla
London > Restaurants > Mexican restaurants
13 Islington High Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from BRB - The Arc
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
27 Islington High Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from BRB - The Arc
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hummingbird Bakery
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
The Angel Building, 405 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 2 minutes from BRB - The Arc
All-American cupcakes are the speciality here but you can also tuck into many other finger-licking sticky treats. Chocolate Devil's Food Cake, New York style cheesecake and ... More
 
 
 
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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 12 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 13 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 15 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, EC1R | 9 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Fencing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, EC1V | 12 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Dance Academy
London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, EC1V | 12 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Duke of Cambridge
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
30 St Peter's Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Crown
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from BRB - The Arc
Modern British cuisine ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Queen's Head
London > Nightlife > Pubs
44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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Sadler's Wells
London > Business > Venue Hire
Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from BRB - The Arc
Can accomodate for up to 2070 people.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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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Little Angel Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 10 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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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West London indie rock band with support from One man revival, The Novelty and Charlie Whyte....More

Edward Scissorhands
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Having so successfully given new interpretations to classics like Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Nutcracker!, Matthew Bourne now brings ...More

 
Angel Comedy
Comedy | On 19th December 2014 

Camden Head 5 minutes walk from Brb - The Arc

Sharp wit and storytelling from Darius Davies. Also featuring Jack Barry, Andrea Hubert, Paul David Collins and MC Masud Milas. ...More

David Devant & His Spirit Wife
Concerts | On 19th December 2014 

The Lexington 6 minutes walk from Brb - The Arc

The Brighton-based band performs its indie and art-rock originals. With support from Dream Themes....More

Artful Dodger
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 19th December 2014 

The Old Queen's Head 7 minutes walk from Brb - The Arc

The duo, known for the hits Re-Rewind and Movin' Too Fast, supplies garage and R&B....More

Drop It Like Its Pop
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 19th December 2014 

Surya 9 minutes walk from Brb - The Arc

Pop music and classic floor fillers, featuring the music of Taylor Swift....More

Night Screamer
Concerts | On 19th December 2014 

Surya 9 minutes walk from Brb - The Arc

A performance by the London-based hard rock and metal band....More

Cindermouse: Little Angel Theatre
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Theatre | Until 1st February 2015 

The Little Angel Theatre 10 minutes walk from Brb - The Arc

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Strictly Come Dancing Live: Wembley Arena
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