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The Enchanted Christmas House
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
2-18 Britannia Row, N1 | 1 minute from Criterion
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 Little Angel Theatre
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes walk 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... More
 
 
 
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The Islington Metal Works
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V | 8 minutes walk 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... More
 
 
 
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Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
39a Canonbury Square, N1 | 9 minutes walk 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... More
 
 
 
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Angel Building
London > Attractions > Sights
407 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 10 minutes walk from Criterion
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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Victoria Miro
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
16 Wharf Road, Hoxton, London N1 | 10 minutes walk from Criterion
The Victoria Miro originally opened in Cork Street in London, W1, in 1985. The gallery moved to its present location in 16 Wharf Road, Islington,... More
 
 
 
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Open School East
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
The Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Road, Islington, London N1 | 16 minutes walk from Criterion
Open School East opens in September 2013. Open School East is an art school and communal space, commissioned and funded by the Barbican and Create... More
 
 
 
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Exmouth Market
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 17 minutes walk from Criterion
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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London Canal Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
12-13 New Wharf Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 17 minutes walk from Criterion
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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Magnum Photos
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
63 Gee Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 17 minutes walk from Criterion
The London gallery for renowned photo agency, Magnum. Representing the best in photography, The Magnum Photos selection process for new members is legendary for its... More
 
 
 
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Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
6-24 Britannia Street, King's Cross, London WC1X | 18 minutes walk from Criterion
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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The Werkstatt
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7-9 Woodbridge Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 18 minutes walk from Criterion
The Werkstatt - meaning workshop in German - is a workshop for international designers and architects to meet, be inspired, play and create. A showcase... More
 
 
 
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Guardian News & Media Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 18 minutes walk from Criterion
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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House of Detention
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Sans Walk, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 19 minutes walk from Criterion
The House of Detention gets its name from its former purpose - as a prison - and there has been a prison on this site... More
 
 
 
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Lewis Cubitt Park and Square
London > Attractions
Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 19 minutes walk from Criterion
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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Host Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 Honduras Street, City, London EC1Y | 19 minutes walk from Criterion
Host was established in 2005 by Jon Levy, director of foto8, and Adrian Evans, director of Panos Pictures. Photojournalism - from classical black and white... More
 
 
 
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House of Illustration
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
2 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 20 minutes walk from Criterion
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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Clockmaker's Museum, Guildhall Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, Clerkenwell, London SW7 | 20 minutes walk from Criterion
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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20 Hoxton Square
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
20 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, London N1 | 20 minutes walk from Criterion
This spacious gallery strategically situated opposite White Cube in Hoxton Square opened in 2007 and is run by co-directors Richard Graham, Adam Waymouth and Alex... More
 
 
 
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Gasholder Park
London > Attractions > Sights
Goods Way, King's Cross, King's Cross, London NW1 | 21 minutes walk from Criterion
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 | 21 minutes walk from Criterion
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 | 21 minutes walk from Criterion
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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The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
London > Attractions > Museums
Phoenix Place, Clerkenwell, London WC1X | 21 minutes walk from Criterion
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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Hoxton Square
London > Attractions
N1 | 21 minutes walk from Criterion
Home to some of east London's hottest restaurants and bars. ... More
 
 
 
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Pancras Square
London > Attractions
King's Cross, London N1C | 21 minutes walk from Criterion
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bunhill Fields
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
38 City Road, Shoreditch, London EC1Y | 21 minutes walk from Criterion
Small, wooded dissenters' cemetery in the city centre. William Blake, John Bunyan and Daniel Defoe are among over 120,000 nonconformists whose bodies are squeezed closely together... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Geffrye Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
136 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London E2 | 22 minutes walk from Criterion
There aren't many museums that can have William Morris and Ikea under the same roof, but the Geffyre is one of them. The focus of... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
King's Cross Foot Tunnel
London > Attractions
1 Pancras Square, King's Boulevard, King's Cross, London N1C | 22 minutes walk from Criterion
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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Limoncello
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
340-344 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London E8 | 22 minutes walk from Criterion
This cutting edge contemporary art gallery is run by director Rebecca May Marston, a graduate of the RCA's curating course who first took on the... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
71a Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
71a Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 22 minutes walk from Criterion
71a is a gallery and events space in East London hosting everything from film screenings to exhibitions and parties to panels.... More
 
 
 
 
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Happy
Theatre | Until 26th August 2017 

The King's Head 2 minutes walk from Criterion

Thom Sellwood's contemporary musical set against the London chemsex scene about a man who is trying to reconnect with the ...More

Against
Against
Theatre | Until 30th September 2017 

Almeida Theatre 4 minutes walk from Criterion

Ben Whishaw, who has appeared as Q in the Bond films, in London Spy and The Hour and who won ...More

 
Candid Arts Summer School
Exhibitions | Until 25th August 2017 

Candid Arts Trust 8 minutes walk from Criterion

Exhibitions & Art, Painting....More

Life Drawing & Painting Summer School
Exhibitions | Until 25th August 2017 

Candid Arts Galleries 8 minutes walk from Criterion

Literary & Education, Art Workshop....More

Moments
Theatre | Until 27th August 2017 

Hen & Chickens Theatre 11 minutes walk from Criterion

Award-winning writer Julia Cranney presents the delicately moving story of two people with nothing in common who are suddenly drawn ...More

Perve
Theatre | Until 22nd August 2017 

Hen & Chickens Theatre 11 minutes walk from Criterion

A provocative comedy by Sibling Productions which looks at our modern day obsession with all things sex. Adult content....More

Sisterbound
Theatre | Until 24th August 2017 

Hen & Chickens Theatre 11 minutes walk from Criterion

Mugshot Theatre present an episodic drama following Jen and Soph which explores the meaning of sisterhood....More

South Drive
Concerts | On 21st August 2017 

Surya 15 minutes walk from Criterion

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Asexual Healing
Comedy | Until 24th August 2017 

The Star Of Kings 18 minutes walk from Criterion

Tom Joyce, Joe McArdle and Steve Duffy present their new hour of sketch comedy, stand-up, songs and silliness....More

Honest Lies
Theatre | Until 24th August 2017 

The Star Of Kings 18 minutes walk from Criterion

In this one-act drama by Putnockee Players we find a bitter actor and naive actress whose toxic relationship unravels into ...More

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Hassan Hajjaj: La Caravane
Exhibitions | From 5th October 

Somerset House

This October, Somerset House hosts a homecoming exhibition on British-Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj. The exhibition will showcase his vibrant fusion of contemporary cultures, which he has picked up ...More

Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55
Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55
Exhibitions | From 8th November 

Tate Modern

Tate Modern looks at the dramatic history of ...More

 
Modigliani
Exhibitions | From 23rd November 

Tate Modern

This November, Tate Modern takes a journey through Amedeo Modigliani's career with a major new retrospective. Responsible for some of the most memorable art of the 20th century, Modigliani continuously evolved his career, developing his ...More

Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland
Exhibitions | From 15th November 

National Gallery

The National Gallery unites all four versions of Akseli Gallen-Kallela's Lake Keitele in its new exhibition, Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland. Upon visiting Finland Gallen-Kallela fell in ...More

Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell Afternoon Tea
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Both the Marylebone and Clerkenwell Zetter Townhouses serve ...More

 
Zetter Townhouse Marylebone Afternoon Tea
Zetter Townhouse Marylebone Afternoon Tea
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Ham Yard Hotel Afternoon Tea
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Awarded Best Afternoon Tea at the Harden's London ...More

 
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Speakeasy Cocktail Tea at St Martins Lane
Speakeasy Cocktail Tea at St Martins Lane
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Speakeasy bar Blind Spot at St Martins Lane ...More

 
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Luca Longobardi and chef Chris Denney, the pair behind 108 Garage, bring flavours from around ...More

 
108 Garage
108 Garage
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108 Garage has proven to be a big hit, with Fay Maschler giving the Notting ...More

 
Wyld Afternoon Tea, Mondrian London
Wyld Afternoon Tea, Mondrian London
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Take a step back in time with Mondrian ...More

 
Science Afternoon Tea at The Ampersand Hotel
Science Afternoon Tea at The Ampersand Hotel
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Inspired by its neighbour, The Science Museum, The ...More

 
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In September 2017 the 18-storey Royal Lancaster London - one of the best-known landmarks on ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea
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Swanky hotel One Aldwych takes inspiration from Roald ...More

 
Wait Until Dark
Wait Until Dark
Theatre | From 4th September 

Richmond Theatre

An edge-of-your-seat thriller from the hand of Frederick Knott, best known for writing Dial M ...More

 
Fever Pitch: The Opera
Concerts | From 22nd September 

Union Chapel

The first musical version of Nick Hornby's book Fever Pitch, which famously follows the ups and downs of life supporting Arsenal Football Club, is staged at the Union Chapel, in the heart of north London ...More

Joe Moran / Dance Art Foundation: On The Habit Of Being Oneself
Joe Moran / Dance Art Foundation: On The Habit Of Being Oneself
Dance | From 28th September 

Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Theatre

See the world premiere of an experimental work ...More

 
BooManchu: The Wellness Festival Weekend
Sporting Events | From 23rd September 

Fu Manchu

Boutique cycling legends Boom Cycle have teamed up with cocktail bar Fu Manchu to present the BooManchu Wellness Festival Weekend. Running for one weekend, it invites guests to ...More

Chiswick Book Festival
Chiswick Book Festival
Exhibitions | From 14th September 

St Michael & All Angels Chiswick

A long weekend of literary discussions with the likes of Jeremy Vine, Clare Balding and ...More

 
Ink
Ink
Theatre | From 9th September 

Duke of York's Theatre

Following its successful debut at the Almeida, Rupert Goold's production of Ink, James Graham's "stingingly ...More

 
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