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Lewis Cubitt Park and Square
London > Attractions
Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 1 minute from The Backpacker
On Stable Street in King's Cross, a short walk from Granary Square, Lewis Cubbit Square is the home of street food market KERB and host... More
 
 
 
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House of Illustration
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
2 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 2 minutes walk from The Backpacker
House of Illustration, the first permanent home of the charity of the same name, opened in Granary Square, King's Cross, in summer 2014 with an... More
 
 
 
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Guardian News & Media Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 2 minutes walk from The Backpacker
For an interesting take on print journalism and the machinations of the media world pay a visit to the gallery situated in the foyer of... More
 
 
 
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London Canal Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
12-13 New Wharf Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes walk from The Backpacker
A trip to the Canal Museum reveals there's more to London's man-made waterways than just enjoying a day out in a narrow boat. You'll learn... More
 
 
 
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Gasholder Park
London > Attractions > Sights
Goods Way, King's Cross, King's Cross, London NW1 | 4 minutes walk from The Backpacker
At 25 metre-tall, 35 metre-wide, Gasholder No 8, disused since 2001, is the largest of the gasholders at King's Cross. Originally built as a... More
 
 
 
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Granary Square
London > Attractions
Good's Way, King's Cross, London N1C | 4 minutes walk from The Backpacker
The same size as Trafalgar Square, Granary Square is at the heart of King's Cross where the Eurostar departs and emerged as part of... More
 
 
 
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King's Cross Pavilion
London > Attractions > Sights
Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 4 minutes walk from The Backpacker
Designed by Stirling Prize winning architects Stanton Williams, the firm behind the nearby Granary Complex which includes Central Saint Martin's, King's Cross Pavilion occupies an... More
 
 
 
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Pancras Square
London > Attractions
King's Cross, London N1C | 5 minutes walk from The Backpacker
Set between King's Cross and St Pancras stations, Pancras Square is a public square with restaurants, offices, green space and a gently flowing stepped water... More
 
 
 
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Camley Street Natural Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
12 Camley Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 5 minutes walk from The Backpacker
Camley Street Natural Park's two acres of woodland, water and wild meadow, concealed in the urban heart of King's Cross, have a 'secret garden' feel... More
 
 
 
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King's Cross Foot Tunnel
London > Attractions
1 Pancras Square, King's Boulevard, King's Cross, London N1C | 8 minutes walk from The Backpacker
The 90 metre long pedestrian tunnel designed by Allies & Morrison, the architects who designed the masterplan for the entire King's Cross redevelopment, links St... More
 
 
 
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Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
6-24 Britannia Street, King's Cross, London WC1X | 9 minutes walk from The Backpacker
The Gagosian is a cavernous space for exhibitions of the highest calibre. It is a major asset for the regeneration of the King's Cross area.... More
 
 
 
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British Library
London > Attractions > Museums
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 10 minutes walk from The Backpacker
With over 150 million items, a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland, artwork by artists such as Antony Gormley and Eduardo... More
 
 
 
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John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
The British Library, 96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 10 minutes walk from The Backpacker
The John Ritblat Gallery contains a permanent display of over 200 of the British Library's greatest treasures. It includes documents which made and recorded... More
 
 
 
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Angel Building
London > Attractions > Sights
407 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 14 minutes walk from The Backpacker
Launched in late 2010, the Angel Building in Islington transformed from an under-used early 1980s commercial block into an award-winning office space, reinvented by... More
 
 
 
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St Pancras Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 15 minutes walk from The Backpacker
Completed in 1822, St Pancras Church was the most expensive church to be constructed since St Paul's was rebuilt after the Great Fire. This Greek... More
 
 
 
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The Foundling Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 15 minutes walk from The Backpacker
The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now... More
 
 
 
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The Islington Metal Works
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V | 15 minutes walk from The Backpacker
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... More
 
 
 
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The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
London > Attractions > Museums
Phoenix Place, Clerkenwell, London WC1X | 17 minutes walk from The Backpacker
From mid-2017, The Postal Museum welcomes visitors to explore the history of the Royal Mail and travel on a... More
 
 
 
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Charles Dickens Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
48 Doughty Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 17 minutes walk from The Backpacker
Charles Dickens brought London to life with his imaginative depictions of city life and his fascination and passion for the foggy Victorian streets have inspired... More
 
 
 
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The Little Angel Theatre
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 17 minutes walk from The Backpacker
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... More
 
 
 
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Coram's Fields
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
93 Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 18 minutes walk from The Backpacker
Coram's Fields is a special place for children where adults are allowed in only if accompanied by a child. Tucked away in the city centre... More
 
 
 
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Wellcome Collection
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
183 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 18 minutes walk from The Backpacker
A major and fascinating cultural venue, the Wellcome Collection combines three galleries: 'Medicine Man', 'Medicine Now' and 'special exhibitions'. In addition you'll find the famous... More
 
 
 
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Exmouth Market
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 18 minutes walk from The Backpacker
A rich hunting ground for restaurants and bars, Exmouth Market twinkles under the fairy lights that zig-zag overhead across the scenic pedestrianised street. Hip hang... More
 
 
 
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Clockmaker's Museum, Guildhall Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, Clerkenwell, London SW7 | 18 minutes walk from The Backpacker
An exceptional collection of historic clocks, watches, and marine timekeepers. The majority of items in the collection range from c . 1600-c .... More
 
 
 
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Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
London > Attractions > Museums
Malet Place, University College London, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 18 minutes walk from The Backpacker
The Petrie Museum, located within University College London, is one of the largest and most fascinating collections of Egyptian archaeology anywhere in the world. There... More
 
 
 
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Jewish Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 19 minutes walk from The Backpacker
The Jewish Museum in Camden reopened on Wednesday 17th March 2010 following a £10 million transformation which brought the collections of the Jewish Museum and... More
 
 
 
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Russell Square
London > Attractions
Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 19 minutes walk from The Backpacker
The grade II listed Russell Square is a large green space located within the Bloomsbury district with its own cafe, overlooked by the Hotel Russell... More
 
 
 
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The Enchanted Christmas House
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
2-18 Britannia Row, N1 | 19 minutes walk from The Backpacker
The immersive Enchanted Christmas House adventure for children aged between one and eight welcomes youngsters into a house of dressing up, biscuit decorating and... More
 
 
 
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The Wiener Library
London > Attractions > Museums
29 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 21 minutes walk from The Backpacker
The Wiener Library is the world's oldest library dedicated to the study of the Holocaust, its causes and legacies. The library also hosts a regular... More
 
 
 
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Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
39a Canonbury Square, N1 | 21 minutes walk from The Backpacker
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... More
 
 
 
 
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Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification
Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification
Exhibitions | Until 11th February 2018 

House of Illustration 2 minutes walk from The Backpacker

The House of Illustration has commissioned English artist Lucinda Rogers for a new exhibition examining the city's changing landscape. Lucinda ...More

 
Fine Arts Quartet
Concerts | On 25th November 2017 

Kings Place 3 minutes walk from The Backpacker

The group performs Haydn's String Quartet In B Flat, Sunrise, Barber's String Quartet and Beethoven's String Quartet In C Sharp ...More

Peni Candra Rini And Ade Suharto With ‘Ontosoroh'
Dance | On 25th November 2017 

Kings Place 3 minutes walk from The Backpacker

A collaborative music and dance project between Peni Candra Rini, Ade Suharto and musicians from Surakarta, Central Java in Indonesia....More

Aurora Orchestra: Far, Far Away: Tchaikovsky And The Marvellous Kingdom
Concerts | Until 3rd December 2017 

Kings Place 3 minutes walk from The Backpacker

An immersive performance for children featuring new chamber arrangements of Tchaikovsky's enchanting ballet music and an original story from writer-in-residence ...More

Egg Presents
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 25th November 2017 

EGG 7 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Techno, house and disco courtesy of Dominik Eulberg, Frankey & Sandrino, Kyle E and Aidan Doherty....More

Mega Spanish Party
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 25th November 2017 

Scala 8 minutes walk from The Backpacker

The DJs will be presenting the best in dance, indie, pop, rock, reggaeton and R&B....More

Sonic Boom With DJ Yoda And Huey Morgan
Concerts | On 25th November 2017 

British Library 10 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Enjoy an evening of underground rap to TV themes, country, soul reggae, drum and bass and 80s pop....More

Definitely Mightbe: Oasis Tribute
Music | On 25th November 2017 

O2 Academy Islington 13 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Tribute act to the Gallagher brothers' rock and Britpop band, with hits including Wonderwall and Some Might Say....More

Burn Down The Disco
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 25th November 2017 

O2 Academy Islington 13 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Indie, soul, synth, ska and rock'n'roll courtesy of guests and residents....More

Club De Fromage
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 25th November 2017 

O2 Academy Islington 13 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Residents and guests play rock and pop anthems from Lady Gaga, Queen, Take That and more....More

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Insta Gift Market
Insta Gift Market
Shopping | On 2nd December 

Old Spitalfields Market

Instagram hosts a one of a kind event this weekend, taking over Old Spitalfields Market ...More

 
Paloma Faith
Paloma Faith
Concerts | On 14th March 

The O2 Arena

Paloma Faith, the London-hailing soul-pop singer-songwriter, well known for her quirky, eccentric style, goes on ...More

 
Rag 'n' Bone Man
Rag 'n' Bone Man
Concerts | On 8th March 

Alexandra Palace

BRIT Award winner Rory Graham, aka Rag 'n' Bone Man, plays his biggest show to ...More

 
Pressure
Pressure
Theatre | From 28th March 

Park Theatre

John Dove directs David Haig, Malcolm Sinclair and Laura Rogers in the Royal Lyceum Theatre ...More

 
Morrissey
Morrissey
Concerts | On 7th March 

Royal Albert Hall

The singer-songwriter who rose to prominence as lead vocalist for 80s band, The Smiths, plays ...More

 
Sutra
Sutra
Dance | From 26th March 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

An award-winning collaboration between choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, sculptor Antony Gormley and 19 Buddhist monks ...More

 
Strictly Ballroom The Musical
Strictly Ballroom The Musical
Theatre | From 16th March 

Piccadilly Theatre

Pop Idol winner Will Young plays the brand ...More

 
Tina
Tina
Theatre | From 21st March 

Aldwych Theatre

Phyllida Lloyd, director of Mamma Mia!, helms a life-affirming musical based on the life of ...More

 
London Events 2018
London Events 2018
Feature 

The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary, Shakespeare's Globe gets a new Artistic Director and three ...More

 
Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour
Dance | From 10th February 

The O2 Arena

Strictly champion Ore Oduba and judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli appear at the live version of the popular, glitzy BBC television show. The live ...More

Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour
Dance | From 8th February 

SSE Arena, Wembley

Strictly champion Ore Oduba appears at the live version of the popular, glitzy BBC television show, along with judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell and Bruno Tonioli. The ...More

Butterscotch Bakery
Butterscotch Bakery
Dining 

Over ten years after she founded Bea's of Bloomsbury the Cordon Bleu trained chef, Bea ...More

 
Londrino
Londrino
Dining 

Londrino, Leandro Carreira's first standalone restaurant and wine bar, begins with the flavours, traditions and ...More

 
Indian Accent
Indian Accent
Dining 

The only restaurant in India to feature in the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017, Indian ...More

 
Camden Town Brewery, Enfield
Business 

In May 2017 London craft brewer and makers of Hells Beer, Camden Town Brewery, launched its £30 million modern warehouse brewery in Enfield. ...More

Harry's Dolci
Harry's Dolci
Dining 

An all-day Italian restaurant from the Caprice group, Harry's Dolci emulates the glamour of 1950's ...More

 
Veeno St Paul's
Veeno St Paul's
Drinking 

Italian wine bar Veeno champions Italy's after-work culture of drinking, eating and relaxing....More

 
Veeno Kingston Upon Thames
Veeno Kingston Upon Thames
Drinking 

Italian wine bar in a listed building in ...More

 
Pickle and Toast
Dining 

Serving grilled cheese sandwiches in Soho, Pickle and Toast is open for breakfast, lunch, evening beers and late bites from dawn till dark....More

Christmas in London 2017
Christmas in London 2017
Feature 

Tis the season to be jolly, the decorations are up, the lights are on, the ...More

 
Jack Solomons Club
Jack Solomons Club
Drinking 

Soho speakeasy bar on Great Windmill Street with live music, DJs and old school glamour....More

 
Sans Pere Broadway Market
Sans Pere Broadway Market
Dining 

Cocktails and desserts, French bistro Sans Pere in Broadway Market has created a menu perfect ...More

 
Autumn 2016 in London
Article 

No excuse to hide and hibernate with London's impressive calendar of events over the coming months. With frightful Halloween happenings and banging Bonfire Night celebrations, excellent exhibitions and fabulous foodie pop-ups, there's a whole host ...More

 
 
 
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