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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
University Of The Arts London, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, 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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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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The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 22 minutes walk from The Backpacker
Housed in an intimately lit Victorian warehouse, The Piano Works is a non-stop live music venue that presents soul, funk, R&B... More
 
 
 
 
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Nous Vous: Three Men In A Boat
Exhibitions | Until 11th June 2017 

House of Illustration 2 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Exhibitions & Art, Drawings/Illustration....More

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
Concerts | On 24th May 2017 

Kings Place 3 minutes walk from The Backpacker

The fiddle and cello duo perform folk music influenced by their travels to the likes of Scandinavia, France and Spain....More

Certified
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 31st May 2017 

EGG 7 minutes walk from The Backpacker

House and grime courtesy of Certified DJs....More

Homeshake
Concerts | Until 24th May 2017 

Scala 8 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Electronic indie-pop outfit who has recently released their third album, Fresh Air....More

Subtance And Shadow: Alberto Giacometti Sculptures And Their Photographs By Peter Lindbergh
Exhibitions | Until 22nd July 2017 

Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street 9 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More

Film And The Russian Revolution
Exhibitions | Until 24th May 2017 

British Library 10 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate....More

Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths
Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths
Exhibitions | Until 29th August 2017 

British Library 10 minutes walk from The Backpacker

The British Library marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution with a major exhibition this year. Russian Revolution: Hope, ...More

 
Discovering Literature: Shakespeare And His Contemporaries
Exhibitions | Until 7th June 2017 

British Library 10 minutes walk from The Backpacker

Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate....More

Hazel English
Concerts | On 24th May 2017 

The Lexington 11 minutes walk from The Backpacker

The Californian singer-songwriter performs her melodically rich pop songs....More

School Night Swing With Holly
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 24th May 2017 

The Lexington 11 minutes walk from The Backpacker

DJ Holly France plays swing, rock'n'roll, upbeat blues, '20s jazz and more for dancers and loungers....More

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Circus West Village
Circus West Village
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On the western side of Battersea Power Station, connecting the riverfront with Battersea Park, Circus ...More

 
Pedler Peckham Rye
Dining 

Pedler peddles plates of griddled squid and frizzle chicken in Peckham Rye....More

No 29 Power Station West
Dining 

Darwin and Wallace adds to its portfolio of bars and restaurants - which includes No32 The Old Town and No197 Chiswick Fire Station - with No 29....More

Fiume
Fiume
Dining 

Italian chef Francesco Mazzei brings Fiume, a new modern Italian restaurant in the Circus West ...More

 
Vagabond Wines Charlotte Street
Drinking 

The second Vagabond store, following on from the original wine bar in Fulham, can be found in Charlotte Street in the heart of Fitzrovia....More

Vagabond Wines Fulham
Drinking 

The first and original Vagabond, this Fulham wine bar was set up in September 2010....More

CLAW
CLAW
Dining 

Serving delicious British seafood, sourced from traceable and sustainable sources in Salcombe, Devon, in a ...More

 
WOLF II
WOLF II
Dining 

After 10 months at WOLF in Stoke Newington, chef Mattia Antonioni heads up WOLF II, ...More

 
Yolk
Yolk
Dining 

Yolk started as a longing for the perfect Eggs Benedict. Now the pop up has ...More

 
Finsbury Avenue Square
Finsbury Avenue Square
Attractions 

Surrounded by office buildings occupied by UBS, ICAP, ETX Capital and others, Finsbury Avenue Square ...More

 
Sonder Presents: NeverFolk
Theatre | From 1st June 

The Nursery Theatre

A collection of improvised stories of everyday lives....More

Compagnie des Quidams: FierS a Cheval
Compagnie des Quidams: FierS a Cheval
Theatre | On 23rd June 

Cutty Sark Gardens

The opening night production of the Greenwich and ...More

 
Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
Gerald Scarfe: Stage and Screen
Exhibitions | From 22nd September 

House of Illustration

Head to The House of Illustration this autumn ...More

 
Anime Architecture: Backgrounds Of Japan
Anime Architecture: Backgrounds Of Japan
Exhibitions | From 26th May 

House of Illustration

The first UK exhibition of illustrations for classic ...More

 
Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification
Lucinda Rogers: On Gentrification
Exhibitions | From 28th October 

House of Illustration

The House of Illustration has commissioned English artist ...More

 
Footloose: The Musical
Footloose: The Musical
Theatre | From 12th September 

Peacock Theatre

Gareth Gates stars as Willard opposite Luke Baker as Ren, the new boy in a ...More

 
Terror
Terror
Theatre | From 14th June 

Lyric Hammersmith

The pilot of hijacked plane is put on trial and the audience decide the verdict ...More

 
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical
Theatre | From 5th June 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

Jay Scheib directs a high-octane rock'n'roll musical by ...More

 
The Great Get Together: The Foundling Museum
Exhibitions | On 17th June 

Brunswick Square

Bring a picnic lunch and a favourite children's book to join in a celebration of community at Brunswick Square gardens adjacent to the Foundling Museum....More

Take That
Take That
Concerts | From 6th June 

The O2 Arena

The chart-topping pop trio of singer-songwriter Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald performs uptempo ...More

 
Best Places for Street Food in London
Best Places for Street Food in London
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London's street food scene has really taken ...More

 
London Events 2017
London Events 2017
Feature 

Imelda Staunton stars in two London stage shows in 2017, David Tennant and Damian Lewis ...More

 
 
 
 
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