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Canonbury Overground Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
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Elia Mews Car Park
 
8 minutes walk
 
Macclesfield Road NCP
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London Christmas Shows & Pantos

Peppa Pig's Treasure Hunt Criterion Theatre, W1J 0TR 1st December 2011 - 1st January 2012 Oink oink! Everyone's favourite two-dimensional pig is back for another West End adventure...

 
 
September 2009

The London Design Festival Various venues across London, WC2E 8RF 19th - 27th September 2009 The London Design Festival is an ambitious project. Hundreds of events, locations, shops,...

 
 
Autumn Theatre in London

The 39 Steps Criterion Theatre, 2 Jermyn Street, SW1 Opens 30th September 2006 (previews from 14th September 2006) Hitchcock's 1935 movie is a masterpiece of sustained...

 
 
Autumn at the Theatre 2005

Otherwise Engaged 25 October 2005 - 28 January 2006 Witty publisher Simon Hench, a man of superior taste and total disregard for friends and family,...

 
 
Restaurants in Piccadilly and Soho

The Criterion Brasserie French If the food doesn’t knock you out (although its fair to say it will..) the décor is simply stunning. The gold...

 
 
London Calendar 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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    Hilton London Islington Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  38% off
    53 Upper Street, N1 | 4 minutes from Criterion
    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 £70  23% off
    60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 11 minutes from Criterion
    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 £55  22% off
    Central Street, EC1V | 14 minutes from Criterion
    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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    Sotheby's
    London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
    34-35 New Bond Street, Fitzrovia, London W1A | 2 miles from Criterion
    Founded in 1774, Sotheby's is the world’s oldest art auction house. Sales today command record sums for items. Notable sales range from 'Danseuse au Repos' ... More
     
     
     
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    Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
    London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
    Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 2.1 miles from Criterion
    As you stare across the river at this bustling, stylish, multi-faceted venue, it’s hard to believe that this riverside warehouse was once a reprocessing plant for ... More
     
     
     
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    Ella Doran
    London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
    Ground Floor Shop, 46 Cheshire Street, Shoreditch, London E26EH | 32 minutes from Criterion
    From coasters and trays to mouse mats and mugs, Ella Doran has designs on everyday objects, intent on turning them from functional to funky. In fact, ... More
     
     
     
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    Cass Art Islington
    London > Shopping > Art and Design
    66-67 Colebrooke Row, N1 | 2 minutes from Criterion
    Art shop in Islington that also hosts drawing events. ... More
     
     
     
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    Cass Art
    London > Shopping > Art and Design
    66-67 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Criterion
    The flagship store of this art mini-chain stocks something for everyone from the eager beginnner to the consumate expert - water colours, oils, drawing and much ... More
     
     
     
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    Jewel
    London > Shopping > Jewellery
    16 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Criterion
    A showcase for two jewellery designers Lesley Vik Waddell and Kirt Holmes, this is a very pretty little shop and is filled with deliciously frivolous trinkets ... More
     
     
     
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    Paco Pena Flamenco Dance Company: Flamencura
    London > Events > Dance  Dates: 20th to 28th June 2015
    Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 12 minutes from Criterion
    Legendary flamenco guitarist, composer, dramatist and producer Paco Pena returns to Sadler's Wells with Flamencura. In pursuit of 'duende', the alchemy between interpreter and audience at ...More
     
     
     
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    Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui: milonga
    London > Events > Dance  Dates: 9th to 13th Jun 2015
    Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 12 minutes from Criterion
    There are so many milongas in Buenos Aires that the Argentines have come up with the verb 'milonguear' (meaning touring milongas). With his ...More
     
     
     
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    Matthew Bourne's The Car Man
    London > Events > Dance  Dates: 14th July to 9th August 2015
    Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | 12 minutes from Criterion
    Fifteen years since its premiere, Matthew Bourne's "sweaty, oil-spattered version of Carmen" (The Guardian) is back. The internationally acclaimed award-winning dance thriller is loosely based ...More
     
     
     
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    The King's Head
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Criterion
    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 Little Angel Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    14 Dagmar Passage, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Criterion
    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 Screen on the Green
    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    83 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Criterion
    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 Little Angel Theatre
    London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
    14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Criterion
    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 Islington Metal Works
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    7 Torrens Street, EC1V | 8 minutes from Criterion
    Built in the late 19th century, The Islington Metalworks is a building steeped in history. All three floors were initially used to stable the horses that ... More
     
     
     
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    Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    39a Canonbury Square, N1 | 9 minutes from Criterion
    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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    Giraffe
    London > Restaurants > International restaurants
    29-31 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Criterion
    The family friendly Giraffe restaurants really appeal to their target audience: kids. But that doesn't mean adults won't enjoy their bright colours ... More
     
     
     
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    Meat People
    London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
    4-6 Essex Road, N1 | 1 minute from Criterion
    Modern European Cuisine... More
     
     
     
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    Wenlock & Essex
    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    18-26 Essex Road, N1 | 1 minute from Criterion
    British Cuisine... More
     
     
     
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    LSO St Luke's
    London > Education > Professional Training
    161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 17 minutes from Criterion
    This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
     
     
     
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    City Journalism
    London > Education > Professional Training
    106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 19 minutes from Criterion
    City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
     
     
     
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    London Wine Academy
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 20 minutes from Criterion
    One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
     
     
     
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    London Fencing Club
    London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
    Norman Street, EC1V | 16 minutes from Criterion
    Excellent fencing courses for beginners with highly trained coaches, good facilities and years of experience teaching this ancient, noble sport. Fencing is very good fun and ... More
     
     
     
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    London Dance Academy
    London > Leisure >
    The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, EC1V | 17 minutes from Criterion
    London Dance Academy is a dance studio in the middle of the City, five minutes' walk from Old Street and Barbican, which offers dance classes and ... More
     
     
     
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    Spa Fields Park
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Northampton Road, EC1R | 17 minutes from Criterion
    A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ... More
     
     
     
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    The Old Queen's Head
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Criterion
    A gorgeous antique interior, a delicious menu and some top DJs at weekends. The Old Queen's Head opened with a fantastic recipe for success in 2006 ... More
     
     
     
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    Duke of Cambridge
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    30 St Peter's Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Criterion
    This pioneering organic pub has done a good job of going gastro without losing the atmosphere of a proper boozer. In part, this is due to ... More
     
     
     
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    The Barnsbury Freehouse and Dining Room
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Criterion
    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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    Colebrookes
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Criterion
    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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    Hoxley & Porter
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    153 Upper Street, N1 | 4 minutes from Criterion
    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, N1 | 5 minutes from Criterion
    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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    Little Angel Theatre
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Criterion
    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 | 6 minutes from Criterion
    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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    Union Chapel
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 8 minutes from Criterion
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    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th May 2015 

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    Guests and residents supply hip-hop, house, disco and party classics....More

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    Theatre | Until 6th June 2015 

    The King's Head 2 minutes walk from Criterion

    Mike Bradwell directs Richard Cameron's gritty drama exploring love and violence in a shattered community. Motown tribute band The Flannelettes ...More

    The Paper Dolls
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    Theatre | Until 28th June 2015 

    The Little Angel Theatre 2 minutes walk from Criterion

    Julia Donaldson's magical tale of a little girl who cuts out a string of paper dolls and goes on a ...More

     
    Shock Treatment The Musical
    Theatre | Until 6th June 2015 

    The King's Head 2 minutes walk from Criterion

    Benji Sperring directs the world premiere stage production of Richard O'Brien's sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which continues ...More

    Monster Hunters
    Theatre | Until 4th June 2015 

    The King's Head 2 minutes walk from Criterion

    Crowley & Co presents a hilarious and touching comic drama by David K. Barnes about family, faith and impossible things....More

    Angel Comedy
    Comedy | On 30th May 2015 

    Angel Comedy Club 3 minutes walk from Criterion

    Sharp and intelligent humour from 2012 So You Think You're Funny and 2011 Leicester Square New Comedian Of The Year ...More

    Radical A'Fair
    Leisure | On 30th May 2015 

    Radicals and Victuallers 4 minutes walk from Criterion

    Join a selection of London's hottest designers while they take over the Radicals showcasing their incredible wares for an afternoon ...More

    Club De Fromage
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th July 2015 

    O2 Academy Islington 7 minutes walk from Criterion

    Residents and guests supply pop and party classics....More

    Old School Indie
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th July 2015 

    O2 Academy Islington 7 minutes walk from Criterion

    Residents and guests play indie....More

    Club de Fromage
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 30th May 2015 

    O2 Academy Islington 7 minutes walk from Criterion

    DJs spin retro pop and rock, with no connection to the Eurovision Song Contest, and a fancy dress door policy....More

     
     
     
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