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Kings Place
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes walk from Backpacker
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations and with a waterside setting, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place combines the offices of The... More
 
 
 
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clueQuest
London > Entertainment
169-171 Caledonian Road, N1 | 4 minutes walk from Backpacker
Launched in 2013 with PLAN52, clueQuest has since become one of London's most popular live escape games and top tourist attractions. Moving from its original... More
 
 
 
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Platform Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
1 Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 4 minutes walk from Backpacker
Part of the University of the Arts London's award-winning campus for Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Platform Theatre has four performance spaces... More
 
 
 
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King's Cross Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Cnr Of King's Boulevard And Goods Way, King's Cross, London N1C | 6 minutes walk from Backpacker
A purpose built 1,000-seat theatre, complete with a railway track and platforms, created especially for Mike Kenny's Olivier Award-winning adaptation of E. Nesbit's 'The Railway... More
 
 
 
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Scala
London > Entertainment > Live Music
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 8 minutes walk from Backpacker
Housed inside the old King's Cross Cinema, the Scala might be a bit tattered around the edges but this only adds to its battered charm.... More
 
 
 
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The Lexington
London > Entertainment > Live Music
96-98 Pentonville Road, Clerkenwell, London N1 | 11 minutes walk from Backpacker
The Lexington is both a music venue and an English pub that thinks it's an American speakeasy. While this may sound like trying to please... More
 
 
 
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The Old Red Lion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 15 minutes walk from Backpacker
One of London's most famous fringe pub theatres, the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington was founded in 1979 by Charlie Hanson and is a... More
 
 
 
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Almeida Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 | 15 minutes walk from Backpacker
Along with the Donmar Warehouse, the Almeida is the most critically praised theatre in Britain. After Jonathan Kent took over in 1990, it had... More
 
 
 
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The Screen on the Green
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
83 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 15 minutes walk from Backpacker
One of the most striking cinema facades in the city (especially at night when it's all illuminated in startling red and white),... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Collection, Above The Lord Stanley Pub
London > Entertainment > Theatres
51 Camden Park Road, NW1 | 16 minutes walk from Backpacker
The Theatre Collection above the Lord Stanley pub in Camden was founded by Victor Sobchak and Shaban Arifi who between them have produced over 100... More
 
 
 
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Angel Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
The Camden Head, 2 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 16 minutes walk from Backpacker
Stand-up comedy every night of the week, with the programme ranging from new comedy talents to well-known TV stalwarts trying out new material. ... More
 
 
 
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The King's Head
London > Entertainment > Theatres
115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 16 minutes walk from Backpacker
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... More
 
 
 
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Sadler's Wells
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Rosebery Avenue, Islington, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 16 minutes walk from Backpacker
Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national... More
 
 
 
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Sadler's Wells Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 16 minutes walk from Backpacker
Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of... More
 
 
 
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The Forge Arts Venue
London > Entertainment > Live Music
3-7 Delancey Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 17 minutes walk from Backpacker
The Forge is a purpose-built acoustically-designed concert venue in the heart of London's Camden Town. Housed in a sustainable, architecturally designed building, boasting both a... More
 
 
 
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Curzon Bloomsbury
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
The Brunswick, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 17 minutes walk from Backpacker
The arthouse Renoir Cinema underwent a major refurbishment in 2015 by The Curzon Cinema Group. Reopening as the Curzon Bloomsbury, the new name pays homage... More
 
 
 
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The Black Heart
London > Entertainment > Live Music
3 Greenland Place, Camden Town, London NW1 | 17 minutes walk from Backpacker
Off the beaten tourism ridden main streets of Camden, this almost local has risen in popularity since its takeover from a sports led pub. The... More
 
 
 
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Little Angel Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
14 Dagmar Passage, Islington, London N1 | 17 minutes walk from Backpacker
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... More
 
 
 
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Bloomsbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 18 minutes walk from Backpacker
Bloomsbury Theatre main auditorium closed until Summer 2016. Bloomsbury Theatre Studio is unaffected and continues to operate as normal. ... More
 
 
 
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The Jazz Cafe
London > Entertainment > Live Music
5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 | 18 minutes walk from Backpacker
The youngest and funkiest of London's live jazz venues is everything a jazz bar should be - small, friendly and in love with music. The... More
 
 
 
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Islington Assembly Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 18 minutes walk from Backpacker
Opened in 1930, Islington Assembly Hall, the headquarters of the Borough of Islington, was extensively refurbished in 2010 by Islington Council to become a live... More
 
 
 
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The Magic Circle
London > Entertainment
12 Stephenson Way, NW1 | 18 minutes walk from Backpacker
The purpose built headquarters of The Magic Circle in Euston houses a vast collection of posters and memorabilia relating to the history of mystery.... More
 
 
 
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The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 19 minutes walk from Backpacker
As the name suggests, The Horse Hospital wasn't always the modern arts venue it is today. Once home to sick and injured horses - many... More
 
 
 
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The Dublin Castle
London > Entertainment > Live Music
94 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 | 20 minutes walk from Backpacker
Internationally famous music venue and pub offering cheap drinks, dancing and live music from up-and-coming bands. Legendary on the indie scene, the Dublin Castle, thanks... More
 
 
 
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The Garage
London > Entertainment > Live Music
20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 | 20 minutes walk from Backpacker
This gritty music venue in Islington is everything a music venue should be, with a low ceiling, great sound system, about six inches separating the... More
 
 
 
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RADA - Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Malet Street, WC1E | 21 minutes walk from Backpacker
RADA's 160-seat Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre. ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 21 minutes walk from Backpacker
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 21 minutes walk from Backpacker
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach... More
 
 
 
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Dingwalls
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Camden Lock, Camden Town, London NW1 | 21 minutes walk from Backpacker
This small Camden venue, known as Dingwalls, has a bar at the back, a stage at the front and room for a couple of hundred... More
 
 
 
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Hen & Chickens Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
109 St Paul's Road, N1 | 21 minutes walk from Backpacker
A wonderful night out on London's thriving fringe scene can be had at the Hen and Chickens Theatre, which sits above the cosy, candlelit pub that... More
 
 
 
 
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Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
Exhibitions | Until 21st January 2018 

House of Illustration 2 minutes walk from Backpacker

Head to The House of Illustration this autumn for a rare opportunity to see little-known production designs by celebrated political ...More

 
Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification
Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification
Exhibitions | Until 11th February 2018 

House of Illustration 2 minutes walk from Backpacker

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

 
East Meets West: Dance
Concerts | On 13th December 2017 

Kings Place 3 minutes walk from Backpacker

Members from the National Orchestra of Korea and Philharmonia Chamber Players perform The traditional Namdo Sinawe and Daepoongryu, Sung Kook ...More

Boxd
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th March 2018 

EGG 7 minutes walk from Backpacker

House, hip hop and grime every Wednesday from resident DJs....More

Oathbreaker
Concerts | On 13th December 2017 

Scala 8 minutes walk from Backpacker

Belgian black metal band....More

St Pancras International Christmas Tree
St Pancras International Christmas Tree
Seasonal | Until 3rd January 2018 

St Pancras International Station 9 minutes walk from Backpacker

Hand crafted from over 15,000 flowers, this year's Christmas tree at St Pancras is a stunning spectacle. Made by expert ...More

 
Harry Potter: A History of Magic
Harry Potter: A History of Magic
Exhibitions | Until 28th February 2018 

British Library 10 minutes walk from Backpacker

Marking the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the British Library presents Harry Potter: ...More

 
Jodie Abacus
Concerts | On 13th December 2017 

The Lexington 11 minutes walk from Backpacker

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Jimmy Barnes
Concerts | On 13th December 2017 

O2 Academy Islington 13 minutes walk from Backpacker

Scottish-Australian rock singer-songwriter....More

Design Collaborations
Dance | Until 14th December 2017 

The Place 14 minutes walk from Backpacker

Students from London Contemporary Dance School join forces with designers from Wimbledon College of Arts in this evening of experimental ...More

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Carols by Candlelight
Concerts | On 17th December 

Union Chapel

The perfect way to celebrate Christmas, Carols by Candlelight at Union Chapel presents an evening of traditional carols and readings in a beautiful candlelit setting. The Union Chapel singers and Boe Huntress present the evening, ...More

Aftermath: Art In The Wake Of World War One
Exhibitions | From 5th June 

Tate Britain

A century since the end of WWI Tate Britain takes a look at how artists responded to the physical and psychological scars left on Europe. A fascinating and ...More

Murillo: The Self Portraits
Murillo: The Self Portraits
Exhibitions | From 24th February 

National Gallery

Reuniting the only two known self-portraits by Murillo ...More

 
Clementine's Christmas Special At Crazy Coqs
Comedy | From 19th December 

Crazy Coqs

Comedy, Musical....More

Crazy Coqs
Nightlife 

Sharing a doorman with Brasserie Zedel, Crazy Coqs is an intimate cabaret and live music venue....More

Scarlatto
Scarlatto
Dining 

Enver (manager) and best friend Toni (chef) would like to welcome you to their beautiful ...More

 
Michael Jackson: On the Wall
Michael Jackson: On the Wall
Exhibitions | From 28th June 

National Portrait Gallery

Almost a decade after his death, and coinciding ...More

 
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: Formosa
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan: Formosa
Dance | From 9th May 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Choreographer and writer Lin Hwai-min's new work takes ...More

 
Carmen La Cubana
Carmen La Cubana
Dance | From 1st August 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

The UK premiere of Carmen La Cubana featuring Bizet's classic score, with new orchestrations by ...More

 
Akram Khan Company: XENOS
Akram Khan Company: XENOS
Dance | From 29th May 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Sixteen years after his first production, Kaash, talented choreographer and dancer Akram Khanis set for ...More

 
St Columba's Church of Scotland
Attractions 

The chapel for the London Scottish Regiment, a Grade II listed building, houses a fine array of Scottish county arms....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

 
May in London 2018
Article 

The Royal Ballet presents Queen Elizabeth, the Chelsea Flower Show blossoms, Rita Ora plays Brixton Academy and Regent's Park Open Air Theatre opens with Peter Pan in May 2018....More

Zippos: Cirque Berserk!
Zippos: Cirque Berserk!
Theatre | From 5th February 

Peacock Theatre

With jaw-dropping stunts, tricks and contemporary artistry, Cirque Berserk! is back with its most famous ...More

 
Street Feast National Pizza Day Pizza Palace
Street Feast National Pizza Day Pizza Palace
Foodie Events | On 8th February 

Hawker House

Foodism presents the first-ever National Pizza Day this ...More

 
Peckham Levels
Peckham Levels
Entertainment 

Previously a disused car park, the building that's home to rooftop bar Frank's Café has ...More

 
Hot-Tail Bar: Il Tetto
Hot-Tail Bar: Il Tetto
Drinking 

With winter terrace Il Tetto the roof of Selfridges award winning cocktail king Mr Lyan ...More

 
April in London 2018
Article 

Don't be fooled, Easter falls on 1st April in 2018. It's the London Marathon on 22nd and Chess returns to the West End for the first time since 1986. ...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

 
 
 
 
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