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158 Hemingford Road, Islington, N1 1DF
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Hemingford ArmsTucked away in the sleepy back streets, the Hemingford isn’t screaming at customers “come, drink here!” It doesn’t need to. This place already has a shining reputation with locals and knowledgeable visitors alike.

Dangling from the ceiling, draped across the walls, in just about every conceivable location, is an endless menagerie of oddities; the antiquated instruments, chests, film posters spark an interest in all who visit. There are plenty of tables outside, the view’s not the best - a couple of mini-roundabouts – but it’s a choice spot to make new friends on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

This is a traditional pub which tries to maintain that time-honoured, friendly, community atmosphere. Music can be heard seeping out of the doors and windows on a regular basis, the bluegrass sessions are particularly popular.

Your thirst can be quenched with the usual range of generic beverages as well as a reasonable assortment of bitters. They inexplicably stopped serving their delicious Thai menu for a few months but now it’s back with a vengeance.


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Canonbury Overground Station
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Elia Mews Car Park
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Hilton London Islington Hotel
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53 Upper Street, N1 | 11 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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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60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 15 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 22 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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The Duchess of Kent
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441 Liverpool Road, N7 | 6 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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176 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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200 York Way, King's Cross, London N7 | 9 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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Hoxley & Porter
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153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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Almeida Theatre
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Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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The Garage
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20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 | 9 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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clueQuest
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169-171 Caledonian Road, N1 | 9 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
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39a Canonbury Square, N1 | 11 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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The Little Angel Theatre
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14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 11 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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Lewis Cubitt Park and Square
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Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 12 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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Aria
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Barnsbury Hall, Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 8 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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115 Hemingfor Road, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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45 Roman Way, Holloway, N7 | 5 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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10 Thornhill Road, Barnsbury, , Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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Jenius Social
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Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 11 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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London Flower School
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16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 13 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 15 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 11 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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Skip Garden
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Tapper Walk, King's Cross, London N1C | 11 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 12 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 9 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 11 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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Business Design Centre
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52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 11 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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