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153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1RA
 
 
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Mon to Wed 5pm-12midnight, Thu 5pm-1am, Fri 5pm-3.30am, Sun 12noon-12midnight
 

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The Grand UnionThere are several pubs dotted around town all called The Grand Union - and all of them owned by the same group, Canyon Entertainment Ltd. - set up by Adam Marshall and Adam Saword. Their six London sites are: Camden, Brixton, Twickenham, Islington, Kentish Town and Kennington. Each serves up a reliable formula of burgers and salads, beers and cocktails, in a comfy sofa-surrounded setting. The original Grand Union at 102-104 Camden Road backs onto the Grand Union Canal - hence the name, adopted by the other bars.

 

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Angel Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
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Canonbury Overground Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
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Elia Mews Car Park
 
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Macclesfield Road NCP
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £85  41% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The Grand Union
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
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  27% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 12 minutes from The Grand Union
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
 
 
 
Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £47  29% off
Central Street, EC1V | 18 minutes from The Grand Union
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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Alternative Gastropub nearest The Grand Union

Nearest to The Grand Union
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The Barnsbury Freehouse and Dining Room
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Grand Union
Islington gastropub on Liverpool Road, where chef John O’Riordan (ex head chef of critically acclaimed Samphire) heads up the kitchen. Informal dining in a relaxed ... More
 
 
 
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The Drapers Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Grand Union
Ben Maschler (son of Evening Standard food critic Fay) and Nick Gibson have taken over The Drapers Arms in Islington and improved on what was already ... More
 
 
 
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The Grand Union clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Hoxley & Porter
London > Nightlife > Bars
153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | Same location as The Grand Union
Let the train take you on an exotic night out without actually leaving Islington as you enter Hoxley & Porter, a bar and restaurant which has ... More
 
 
 
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Pisco Embassy
London > Nightlife > Bars
176 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Grand Union
The 12 cocktails on the menu at Pisco Embassy all offer a twist on classics like the pisco sour. Drinks are expertly served by head bartender ... More
 
 
 
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Colebrookes
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Grand Union
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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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd to 26th Aug 2017 - 7pm
The Grand Union, 115 Upper Street, N1 | 3 minutes from The Grand Union
Kevin Elyot's landmark drama questions the nature of fidelity and the limits of love....More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st to 26th Aug 2017 - Various Times
The Grand Union, 115 Upper Street, N1 | 3 minutes from The Grand Union
Thom Sellwood's contemporary musical set against the London chemsex scene about a man who is trying to reconnect with the world....More
 
 
 
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Franco Grignani: Art As Design 1950-1990
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 5th July to 10th September 2017 - Various Times
The Grand Union, 39a Canonbury Square, N1 | 6 minutes from The Grand Union
Around 130 paintings and works on paper by the influential artist and graphic designer, on loan from private collections and the Manuela Grignani Sirtoli Archive....More
 
 
 
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Almeida Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The Grand Union
Along with the Donmar Warehouse, the Almeida is the most critically praised theatre in Britain. After Jonathan Kent took over in 1990, it had 14 ... More
 
 
 
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Islington Assembly Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Grand Union
Opened in 1930, Islington Assembly Hall, the headquarters of the Borough of Islington, was extensively refurbished in 2010 by Islington Council to become a live music ... More
 
 
 
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Little Angel Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
14 Dagmar Passage, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Grand Union
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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The Little Angel Theatre
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Grand Union
This innovative children's theatre provides a showcase for the art of puppetry. Founded by master puppeteer John Wilkes in the early 1960s, this small, unusual theatre ... More
 
 
 
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The Enchanted Christmas House
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
2-18 Britannia Row, N1 | 4 minutes from The Grand Union
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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Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
39a Canonbury Square, N1 | 6 minutes from The Grand Union
You'll find a spectacular collection of paintings and sculpture by 20th century Italian artists at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, with a core of ... More
 
 
 
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Twentytwentyone
London > Shopping > House and Garden
274 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The Grand Union
This interior designer's delight opened in 1996, specialising in items that add a touch of city living chic to the home. Vintage and contemporary furniture and ... More
 
 
 
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Aria
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Barnsbury Hall, Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Grand Union
This design-orientated lifestyle store offers a wide range to choose from. From fashion, to homeware, to cosmetics, it's all here at Aria. Pick up a pastel-coloured ... More
 
 
 
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Zoots
London > Shopping > Cleaning and Repairs
2 Haven Mews, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Grand Union
Zoots is a home-service dry cleaning outfit, who collect personal and household ironing, laundry and dry cleaning, delivering them back to your door as good as ... More
 
 
 
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Fig & Olive
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
151 Upper Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | Same location as The Grand Union
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Rok Smokehouse Islington
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149 Upper Street, N1 | Same location as The Grand Union
In a Grade II listed building on Upper Street, a 60-seat Swedish restaurant and bar serving ' simple but exquisite' Nordic influenced dishes draws ... More
 
 
 
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Ottolenghi
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
287 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The Grand Union
This southern Mediterranean restaurant and deli has become a cast-iron favourite with Islington's socialites, who love the all-white decor, the sharing tables and the exotic cuisine, ... More
 
 
 
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London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 16 minutes from The Grand Union
Whether a beginner, thinking of making it your career or an experienced florist, the London Flower School can help you to improve. ... More
 
 
 
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Jenius Social
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 17 minutes from The Grand Union
Islington cafe-cum-deli Jenius Social isn't just a place to enjoy fine food and carefully sourced balsamic vinegar, artisan chocolates and cured meats. It's also a ... More
 
 
 
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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 | 20 minutes from The Grand Union
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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Frame King's Cross
London > Leisure >
Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 17 minutes from The Grand Union
With Frame founders Pip Black and Joan Murphy set out to create a fun approach to fitness. What started out as a Shoreditch ... More
 
 
 
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Pancras Square Leisure
London > Leisure >
5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 18 minutes from The Grand Union
Located in the heart of Kings Cross, Pancras Square Leisure centre offers a 25 metre swimming pool, smaller teaching pool, two exercise studios with over 25 ... More
 
 
 
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Skip Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Tapper Walk, King's Cross, London N1C | 18 minutes from The Grand Union
A mobile allotment on the King's Cross development site, The Skip Garden puts construction workers' big bins to green use. Built on one of the largest ... More
 
 
 
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Little Angel Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Grand Union
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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Union Chapel
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 5 minutes from The Grand Union
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Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Grand Union
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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Around 130 paintings and works on paper by the influential artist and graphic designer, on loan from private collections and ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

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Paintings by futurist and figurative artists including Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carra, Gino Severini, Luigi Russolo and Ardengo Soffici, ...More

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Hen & Chickens Theatre 8 minutes walk from The Grand Union

This one-woman comic drama by Eddie Coleman follows Geraldine through her obsession with an American TV show as she attends ...More

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Double Yellow's contemporary production follows two battling flatmates and asks questions about why women pit themselves against each other....More

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O2 Academy Islington 8 minutes walk from The Grand Union

The alt-rock band comes to UK shores from New Orleans with its own brand of genre-bending tunes....More

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The Lexington 14 minutes walk from The Grand Union

Guest DJ Leo plays swing, rock'n'roll, upbeat blues, '20s jazz and more for dancers and loungers....More

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Surya 16 minutes walk from The Grand Union

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EGG 18 minutes walk from The Grand Union

House, hip hop and grime every Wednesday from resident DJs....More

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Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 27th September 2017 

EGG 18 minutes walk from The Grand Union

House and grime courtesy of Certified DJs....More

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