The Albion

 
 
ADDRESS
10 Thornhill Road, Islington, London N1 1HW 
 
RESERVATIONS
 
OPENING TIMES
Mon to Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 10am-10.30pm | Summer: BBQ 12noon-6pm, Garden closes 10pm
 
PRICES
Breakfast: Eggs Benedict £6, Full English £9.50
 

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The AlbionRenowned for its delicious whole roast suckling pig and delightful rear bear garden, The Albion has become something of an Islington institution. Located on a small road in the heart of residential Barnsbury, this warm and appealing gastropub has been blessed with an impressively faithful Georgian restoration which showcases the place's rickety floors, nostalgic wood-panelled walls and appealing mixture of varied chairs and tables. While The Albion is a previous winner of The Observer's gong for 'Best Sunday Lunch', the food splits opinion with some lauding its hearty nature and others flagging up small portions, smaller flavours and hefty costs. Food may be at the forefront of The Albion's present day ethos, but you don't have to eat to enjoy your time in what is a truly wonderful setting. The French windows in the restaurant area open onto over 450 square metres of wisteria-filled English country garden - one of the best beer gardens in the area - while the interior is quite something. It's also in a miraculously quiet spot, so if you catch it when it's not too busy, this is one of the most pleasant places in the area for a summer drink.

 

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Opening and closing times for The Albion

Today (Tuesday) The Albion closes at 23.00

Monday:

11.00
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23.00
 
 

Tuesday:

11.00
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23.00
 
 

Wednesday:

11.00
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23.00
 
 

Thursday:

11.00
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23.00
 
 

Friday:

11.00
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23.00
 
 

Saturday:

11.00
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23.00
 
 

Sunday:

11.00
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22.30
 
 

LondonTown.com - The Albion Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Angel Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Elia Mews Car Park
 
13 minutes walk
 
Skinner Street NCP
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring The Albion on LondonTown.com

 
London's Outdoor Drinking Dens

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London's Outdoor Drinking Dens

The Albion 10 Thornhill Road, N1 1HW Haven of calm off the beaten track in Islington Tucked away in the heart of Georgian splendour that is tranquil Barnsbury - and...

 
 
Outdoor Drinking in London

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London > Shopping > House and Garden
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London > Education > Evening Classes
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17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 23 minutes from The Albion
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London > Leisure >
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, EC1R | 19 minutes from The Albion
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Hoxley & Porter
London > Nightlife > Bars
153 Upper Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The Albion
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Colebrookes
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 8 minutes from The Albion
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Anam London
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Anam
London > Nightlife > Bars
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Business Design Centre London
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Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Albion
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Little Angel Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
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Little Revolution
Theatre | Until 4th October 2014 

Almeida Theatre 5 minutes walk from The Albion

A verbatim-based drama written by Alecky Blythe, about the 2011 Riots. Directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins....More

Autobahn
Theatre | Until 20th September 2014 

The King's Head 6 minutes walk from The Albion

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Richie Kotzen
Concerts | On 16th September 2014 

O2 Academy Islington 7 minutes walk from The Albion

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Comedy | Until 23rd September 2014 

Camden Head 7 minutes walk from The Albion

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Blues Jam
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th November 2014 

'Round Midnight Jazz & Blues Bar 8 minutes walk from The Albion

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Horror Show
Music | On 16th September 2014 

The Old Queen's Head 8 minutes walk from The Albion

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Tuesday at Anam
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th October 2014 

Anam 8 minutes walk from The Albion

Resident DJs play dance, chart and pop....More

Club Fandango
Concerts | Until 28th October 2014 

Buffalo Bar 9 minutes walk from The Albion

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Polkadodge
Concerts | On 16th September 2014 

Relentless Garage 11 minutes walk from The Albion

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Concerts | On 16th September 2014 

Relentless Garage 11 minutes walk from The Albion

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