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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
 
12 minutes walk
 
Macclesfield Road NCP
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  23% 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 £73  37% 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 £54  25% 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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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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Hoxley & Porter
London > Nightlife > Bars
153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | Same location as The Grand Union
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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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Simmons Angel
London > Nightlife > Bars
43 Essex Road, N1 | 4 minutes from The Grand Union
Specialising in l ate night cocktails, long happy hours and disco dancing, Simmons bars have been popping up all over town ... More
 
 
 
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The Good Landlord
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th July 2019 - 6.30pm
The Grand Union, 115 Upper Street, N1 | 3 minutes from The Grand Union
Metamorph Theatre presents Michael Ross's play directed by Cat Robey which sees two graduates seeking somewhere affordable to live in London....More
 
 
 
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Illusions Of Liberty
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th July 2019 - 8pm
The Grand Union, 115 Upper Street, N1 | 3 minutes from The Grand Union
In this solo piece, a woman has to deal with a fake identity she didn't choose and consequences that arise from it....More
 
 
 
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Rhino
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th July 2019 - 9.30pm
The Grand Union, 115 Upper Street, N1 | 3 minutes from The Grand Union
The work examines experience of being a young independent woman in London today after a date gone wrong....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
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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 Islington
London > Restaurants >
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 ... More
 
 
 
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Ottolenghi Islington
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
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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Aga Khan Centre
London > Education > Adult Education
10 Handyside Street, N1C | 19 minutes from The Grand Union
A place of education, knowledge, cultural exchange and insight into Muslim civilisations, the Aga Khan Centre brings meeting rooms, an exhibition space and ... 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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The Slightly Annoying Elephant
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David Walliams and illustrator Tony Ross' bestselling picture book is brought to the Little Angel Theatre stage for children aged ...More

 
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In this solo piece, a woman has to deal with a fake identity she didn't choose and consequences that arise ...More

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The work examines experience of being a young independent woman in London today after a date gone wrong....More

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Metamorph Theatre presents Michael Ross's play directed by Cat Robey which sees two graduates seeking somewhere affordable to live in ...More

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Angel Comedy Club 6 minutes walk from The Grand Union

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Eleanor Colville: Google Me
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Hen & Chickens Theatre 8 minutes walk from The Grand Union

A character comedy, all about big scary data from the performer....More

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O2 Academy Islington 8 minutes walk from The Grand Union

Formed in the late 1980s in Cleveland Ohio, the band was one of the first to introduce masks and atmospheric ...More

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Kings Place Gallery 18 minutes walk from The Grand Union

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Suzi Ruffell: Dance Like Everyone's Watching: Edinburgh Preview
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Pleasance Theatre 20 minutes walk from The Grand Union

Offbeat, innovative storytelling from a comedian who is trying to put tragedy and anxiety behind her and turn newfound happiness ...More

The Importance Of Being... Earnest'
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Pleasance Theatre 20 minutes walk from The Grand Union

An interactive adaptation of Oscar Wilde play. The performance contains loud noises....More

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