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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £84  23% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 9 minutes from Gem
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  23% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 15 minutes from Gem
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  41% off
Central Street, EC1V | 21 minutes from Gem
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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Cafe Gallipoli Again
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
120 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Gem
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Cafe Gallipoli Bazar
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
107 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Gem
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Afghan Kitchen
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
35 Islington Green, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from Gem
Angel is full of exotic eateries, many of them ridiculously overpriced, and so Afghan Kitchen comes as a spice-infused gust of fresh air. 'Kitchen' is indeed ... More
 
 
 
 
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Ziloufs
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
270 Upper Street, N12UQ | 1 minute from Gem
Pan-Asian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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The Fish & Chip Shop
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
189 Upper Street, N1 | 1 minute from Gem
Since opening in June 2013, The Fish & Chip Shop in Islington has been giving diners an upmarket, quality fish 'n chippie. Owned by former CEO ... More
 
 
 
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The Dolls House Islington
London > Restaurants >
181 Upper Street, N1 | 1 minute from Gem
Quentin Blake style drawings and trompe l'oeil wallpapers drawn on with monochrome marker pen set the tone at The Dolls House, the second such venture from ... More
 
 
 
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Jake Bugg
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 21st November 2017 - 7pm
Gem, Compton Terrace, N1 | 2 minutes from Gem
The British singer-songwriter and guitarist from Nottingham plays his self-penned indie folk and country music....More
 
 
 
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Rachael Yamagata
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 21st November 2017 - 7pm-11pm
Gem, Upper Street, N1 | 2 minutes from Gem
The singer-songwriter from Woodstock, New York, brings her sophisticated alternative pop originals to the stage....More
 
 
 
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Bry
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 21st November 2017 - 7pm-11pm
Gem, 20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 | 5 minutes from Gem
The Belfast-born singer-songwriter and YouTube star performs his commercial pop....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Gem

Near Gem
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Islington Assembly Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Gem
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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Hen & Chickens Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
109 St Paul's Road, N1 | 4 minutes from Gem
A wonderful night out on London's thriving fringe scene can be had at the Hen and Chickens Theatre, which sits above the cosy, candlelit pub that shares ... More
 
 
 
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Almeida Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Gem
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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Sights and Attractions near Gem

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Gem
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
39a Canonbury Square, N1 | 3 minutes from Gem
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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The Little Angel Theatre
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Gem
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 | 7 minutes from Gem
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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Shopping near Gem

The best shops and markets near Gem
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Gill Wing Cookshop
London > Shopping > Bath and Kitchen
190 Upper Street, N1 | 1 minute from Gem
The seed for the Gill Wing Cookshop was sewn in early 1980s when Tim and Gill Wing started out by making ceramics and selling their wares ... More
 
 
 
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Euphorium Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
202 Upper Street, N1 | 1 minute from Gem
This traditional bakery, drawing on British and Gallic roots, has made an indelible mark on the foodies of Islington. With nearly twenty types of bread - ... More
 
 
 
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Aria
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Barnsbury Hall, Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Gem
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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Education near Gem

Near Gem
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Jenius Social
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 14 minutes from Gem
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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London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 18 minutes from Gem
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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Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 22 minutes from Gem
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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Leisure near Gem

Gem gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Newington Green
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Newington Green, N1 | 18 minutes from Gem
Marking the border between Islington and Hackney, Newington Green is an area in north London named after the small green ... More
 
 
 
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Pancras Square Leisure
London > Leisure >
5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 18 minutes from Gem
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 | 19 minutes from Gem
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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Pubs near Gem

The best pubs near London Gem.
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The Barnsbury Freehouse and Dining Room
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Gem
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 | 5 minutes from Gem
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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Marquess Tavern
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
32 Canonbury Street, Islington, N1 | 6 minutes from Gem
The Marquess Tavern opened May 2006 and has subsequently won a number of awards including Time Out Gastropub of the Year the very year it opened. ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Gem

Gem clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Pisco Embassy
London > Nightlife > Bars
176 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Gem
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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Hoxley & Porter
London > Nightlife > Bars
153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Gem
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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Colebrookes
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from Gem
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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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Gem.
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Union Chapel
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 1 minute from Gem
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Little Angel Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Gem
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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Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 10 minutes from Gem
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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Rachael Yamagata
Concerts | On 21st November 2017 

Islington Assembly Hall 2 minutes walk from Gem

The singer-songwriter from Woodstock, New York, brings her sophisticated alternative pop originals to the stage....More

Jake Bugg
Concerts | On 21st November 2017 

Union Chapel 2 minutes walk from Gem

The British singer-songwriter and guitarist from Nottingham plays his self-penned indie folk and country music....More

Albion
Albion
Theatre | Until 24th November 2017 

Almeida Theatre 5 minutes walk from Gem

Director Rupert Goold collaborates with writer Mike Bartlett for the first time since the award-winning King Charles III for a ...More

 
Bry
Concerts | On 21st November 2017 

The Garage 5 minutes walk from Gem

The Belfast-born singer-songwriter and YouTube star performs his commercial pop....More

Barry Ferns & Friends
Comedy | On 21st November 2017 

Angel Comedy Club 9 minutes walk from Gem

MC Barry Ferns invites favourite comics to perform longer sets....More

H.E.A.T.
Concerts | On 21st November 2017 

O2 Academy Islington 12 minutes walk from Gem

Hard rock from the Swedish collective performing tracks from their latest album....More

No Place Like Hope
Theatre | Until 25th November 2017 

The Old Red Lion Theatre 16 minutes walk from Gem

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Klangstof
Concerts | On 21st November 2017 

The Lexington 17 minutes walk from Gem

The indie-rock playing foursome, that features Dutch and Norwegian members, comes to the UK's stages....More

Paradox
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 19th December 2017 

EGG 17 minutes walk from Gem

Special guests and resident DJs supply house and techno....More

Sarah Bennetto And Bec Hill
Comedy | On 21st November 2017 

Pleasance Theatre 18 minutes walk from Gem

Bennetto presents All My Life's Mistakes, Catalogued (Volume 1) plus stand-up, pop-ups and post-its from Hill's show Out Of Order....More

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