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Kings Place
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes walk from The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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 The 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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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

 
Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
Exhibitions | Until 21st January 2018 

House of Illustration 2 minutes walk from The Backpacker

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

 
Aurora Orchestra
Concerts | On 24th November 2017 

Kings Place 3 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Nicholas Collon conducts Ravel's Mother Goose Suite, Mozart's Piano Concerto No 10 In E Flat For Two Pianos, Stravinsky's Concerto ...More

Aurora Orchestra
Concerts | On 24th November 2017 

Kings Place 3 minutes walk from The Backpacker

The orchestra performs Schubert's String Quintet In C....More

Snatch!
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 24th November 2017 

EGG 7 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Dance and electronica courtesy of Riva Starr, Dennis Cruz and Gene Farris....More

University Of Dub Presents Roots Dance Powerhouse - Power Of The Trinity
Concerts | On 24th November 2017 

Scala 8 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Presenting WORD, SOUND, POWER Sound-System With Robert Tribulation, Jimmy Ranks and West London Crew Alongside The Ever Inspirational Soundz of ...More

Absent Kelly Introducing: Fresco
Concerts | On 24th November 2017 

Surya 9 minutes walk from The Backpacker

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

St Pancras International Station 9 minutes walk from The Backpacker

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

 
Thank God It's November
Leisure | On 24th November 2017 

The Chapel Bar 10 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Socialising, Games Night....More

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

British Library 10 minutes walk from The Backpacker

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

Oktoberfest in London
Oktoberfest in London
Article 

Oktoberfest comes to London this autumn with themed parties popping up all over the ...More

 
 
 
 
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