The Albion †

ADDRESS
10 Thornhill Road, Islington, Barnsbury, London N1 1HW
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-10.30pm | 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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Angel Tube Station
10 minutes walk
Highbury & Islington Tube Station
10 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Canonbury Overground Station
18 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

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

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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £83† 38% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The Albion
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 £69† 37% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 10 minutes from The Albion
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
Tune Hotel Kings Cross, London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel † from £37† 38% off
324 Gray's Inn Rd, WC1X | 16 minutes from The Albion
Whether you have missed the last train home, heading on a business trip to Europe or spending a night in the capital for business or pleasure, ... More
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Alternative British restaurants nearest The Albion

Nearest to The Albion
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Dead Dolls House, Islington
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
181 Upper Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The Albion
Having delved into the world of permanent residencies with their Peckham location, pop-up aficionados The Dead Dolls Club opened their second establishment ... More
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Dining near The Albion

Near The Albion
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Drapers Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Albion
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Barnsbury Freehouse and Dining Room
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Albion
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Viet Garden
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
207 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Albion
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Afro Hair & Beauty Live 2016
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: Sunday 29th and Monday 30th May 2016
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The Albion
Local and international brands present demonstrations, talks and tips to mark the 35th annual event. Featuring L'Oreal, Kiss By Ivy, Aviela, Cantu and many more....More
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Big Brother Blitzkrieg
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 26th May to 18th June 2016 - Various Times
The King's Head, 115 Upper Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The Albion
Bitter Pill Theatre presents an unconventional portrayal of one of the most feared and loathed men in history, Adolf Hitler. Written and directed by Hew Rous ...More
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Christie In Love
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 25th May to 18th June 2016 - Various Times
The King's Head, 115 Upper Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The Albion
Rough Haired Pointer presents Howard Brenton's 1969 award-winning play exploring the disturbing life of serial killer John Christie....More
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Near The Albion
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Almeida Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Albion
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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The King's Head
London > Entertainment > Theatres
115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Albion
London's original pub theatre is located in the back room at the The King's Head. It was founded in 1970 by the pub's owner, Dan Crawford, ... More
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The Screen on the Green
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
83 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Albion
One of the most striking cinema facades in the city (especially at night when it's all illuminated in startling red and white), the dinky Screen on ... More
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Albion
Young Actors Theatre
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
70-72 Barnsbury Road, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Albion
The Young Actors Theatre (YATI) has been operating as a community based youth theatre and acting school in Islington since 1968. It specialises in drama classes, ... More
Almeida Street
London > Attractions >
0, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Albion
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Islington Square
London > Attractions >
Studd Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Albion
Home to the Former North London Mail Centre, Islington Square was built in the Edwardian Baroque style during the early 1900s. The development which fronts onto ... More
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Shopping near The Albion

The best shops and markets near The Albion
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Zoots
London > Shopping > Cleaning and Repairs
2 Haven Mews, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Albion
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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Aria
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Barnsbury Hall, Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Albion
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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Twentytwentyone
London > Shopping > House and Garden
274 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Albion
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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Education near The Albion

Near The Albion
Islington Student Support Section
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Islington Education Service, Laycock Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Albion
Student support ... More
William Tyndale School
London > Education >
Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Albion
Islington primary school.... More
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The Albion gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Yoga Base
London > Leisure > Fitness
255 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Albion
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Yogabase
London > Leisure > Fitness
255 - 257 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Albion
Yogabase is devoted to the practice of yoga. We offer a variety of daily classes including Iyengar yoga, ante-natal yoga, and Pilates, and we run weekend ... More
Barnard Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Copenhagen Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Albion
A large 9 acre park in the west of the borough of Islington with play and sports facilities, Barnard Park includes a children's playground, water play ... More
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Pubs near The Albion

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Drapers Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Albion
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Barnsbury Freehouse and Dining Room
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Albion
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Crown
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Albion
Modern British cuisine ... More
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Nightlife near The Albion

The Albion clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hoxley & Porter
London > Nightlife > Bars
153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Albion
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 | 6 minutes from The Albion
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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Dirty Martini, Islington
London > Nightlife > Bars
74 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Albion
This chain of glamorous cocktail bars is a great spot for after work drinks and big nights out, with regular happy hours and drink deals. There ... More
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Meeting venue hire near The Albion

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Albion.
Almeida Restaurant and Bar
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 Almeida Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Albion
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Albion
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Union Chapel
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 8 minutes from The Albion
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Afro Hair & Beauty Live 2016
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Business Design Centre 1.75 miles from The Albion

Local and international brands present demonstrations, talks and tips to mark the 35th annual event. Featuring L'Oreal, Kiss By Ivy, ...More

Shoot From The Hip
Comedy | On 30th May 2016 

Angel Comedy Club 1.81 miles from The Albion

An impromptu mix of improvisational comedy....More

London Swing Festival 2016
Concerts | Until 30th May 2016 

Islington Assembly Hall 2.2 miles from The Albion

Workshops, social dancing and music from industry icons....More

 
 
 
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