The Grand Union

 
 
ADDRESS
153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1RA 
 
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OPENING TIMES
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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
 
Angel Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Elia Mews Car Park
 
12 minutes walk
 
Macclesfield Road NCP
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Grand Union
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London > Nightlife > Bars
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176 Upper Street, N1 | 2 minutes from The Grand Union
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London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
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London > Events > Music  Dates: Friday 19th December 2014 - 6pm-10pm
O2 Academy Islington, N1 Centre, Parkfield Street, Islington, London N1 | 8 minutes from The Grand Union
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 19th December 2014 - 6.30pm-10pm
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Almeida Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The Grand Union
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Islington Assembly Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Grand Union
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
14 Dagmar Passage, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Grand Union
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London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Grand Union
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
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London > Shopping > House and Garden
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
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London > Business > Venue Hire
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Clubbing and Nightlife | On 19th December 2014 

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Clubbing and Nightlife | On 19th December 2014 

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