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

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Hoxton Overground Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
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Elia Mews Car Park
 
4 minutes walk
 
Skinner Street NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  25% 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
 
 
 
Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  33% 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
 
 
 
Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £54  29% off
Central Street, EC1V | 9 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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
 
 
 
 
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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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Dirty Martini, Islington
London > Nightlife > Bars
74 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from BRB - The Arc
This chain of glamorous cocktail bars is a great spot for after work drinks and big nights out, with regular happy hours and drink deals. There ... More
 
 
 
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Colebrookes
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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Richard Strange: The Songs Of Lou Reed
London > Events > Music  Dates: Tuesday 24th September 2019 - 6pm
BRB - The Arc, N1 Centre, Parkfield Street, N1 | 3 minutes from BRB - The Arc
The musician from London and ex-member of he Doctors Of Madness, accompanied by a band, performs exploration of Lou Reed solo songs that are based on ...More
 
 
 
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English National Ballet: Akram Khan's Giselle
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 18th to 28th September 2019
BRB - The Arc, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | 4 minutes from BRB - The Arc
Described as "magnificently danced" and "a gift for ENB" by Judith Mackrell in The Guardian when it premiered at Manchester International Festival, Akram Khan's reinterpretation of ...More
 
 
 
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Shoot From The Hip Impro Comedy
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Monday 23rd September 2019 - 8pm-10pm
BRB - The Arc, The Camden Head, 2 Camden Passage, N1 | 5 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from BRB - The Arc
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10-14 White Lion Street, Angel, N1 | 2 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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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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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V | Same location as BRB - The Arc
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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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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
16 Wharf Road, Hoxton, London N1 | 9 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
26a Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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London > Shopping > Markets
Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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London > Shopping > Jewellery
2 Charlton Place, N1 | 4 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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London > Restaurants > Mexican restaurants
13 Islington High Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from BRB - The Arc
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London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
27 Islington High Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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Hummingbird Bakery
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
The Angel Building, 405 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 2 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 9 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 12 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 12 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 9 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 12 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 12 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
30 St Peter's Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from BRB - The Arc
Modern British cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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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
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London > Business > Venue Hire
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 13 minutes from BRB - The Arc
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