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The King's Head
London > Entertainment > Theatres
115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes walk from Criterion
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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Little Angel Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
14 Dagmar Passage, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes walk from Criterion
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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The Screen on the Green
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
83 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes walk from Criterion
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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Angel Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
The Camden Head, 2 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes walk from Criterion
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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Almeida Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes walk from Criterion
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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Islington Assembly Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes walk from Criterion
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 Crystal Maze LIVE Experience
London > Entertainment
10-14 White Lion Street, Angel, N1 | 9 minutes walk from Criterion
Bringing the fantasies of... More
 
 
 
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The Old Red Lion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 10 minutes walk from Criterion
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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Hen & Chickens Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
109 St Paul's Road, N1 | 11 minutes walk from Criterion
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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Sadler's Wells
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Rosebery Avenue, Islington, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 12 minutes walk from Criterion
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 | 12 minutes walk from Criterion
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 Garage
London > Entertainment > Live Music
20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 | 12 minutes walk from Criterion
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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The Lexington
London > Entertainment > Live Music
96-98 Pentonville Road, Clerkenwell, London N1 | 12 minutes walk from Criterion
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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clueQuest
London > Entertainment
169-171 Caledonian Road, N1 | 14 minutes walk from Criterion
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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Kings Place
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 18 minutes walk from Criterion
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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Hoxton Hall
London > Entertainment > Theatres
130 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 19 minutes walk from Criterion
Built in 1863 as a saloon-style music hall, this Grade II listed multi-arts venue represents the absolute pinnacle of trendy Shoreditch. Hoxton Hall played host... More
 
 
 
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Scala
London > Entertainment > Live Music
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 19 minutes walk from Criterion
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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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 20 minutes walk from Criterion
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 | 20 minutes walk from Criterion
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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Shoreditch Electric Light Station
London > Entertainment
Coronet Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 20 minutes walk from Criterion
As the name suggests, Shoreditch Electric Light Station began life as an electricity generating station. Now home of Circus Space, the building, which dates back... More
 
 
 
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Platform Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
1 Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 21 minutes walk from Criterion
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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The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 21 minutes walk from Criterion
Housed in an intimately lit Victorian warehouse, The Piano Works is a non-stop live music venue where in-house musicians take ... 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 | 21 minutes walk from Criterion
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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Pleasance Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Carpenter's Mews, North Road, N7 | 23 minutes walk from Criterion
The Pleasance Theatre opened in 1995 and quickly became one of the best fringe venues in London. The building was a former timber store for... More
 
 
 
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Dalston Department Store
London > Entertainment
Unit 2, Star House, 3 Richmond Road, E8 | 23 minutes walk from Criterion
Part of events and marketing company Dalstonline Limited, the Dalston Department Store is a new venue that showcases products and pop up events from the... More
 
 
 
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Comedy Cafe
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
66-68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 24 minutes walk from Criterion
Don't let the gaudy red and yellow paint that mutilates the exterior of this fantastic comedy club deter you from gracing its hallowed floors. It... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Filthy's
London > Entertainment > Live Music
276 Holloway Road, N7 | 24 minutes walk from Criterion
When Filthy McNasty's closed its doors in Clerkenwell many bemoaned its demise but now Ireland's favourite live music venue has dropped the McNasty and opened... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 24 minutes walk from Criterion
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 24 minutes walk from Criterion
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly... More
 
 
 
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Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 24 minutes walk from Criterion
In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from... More
 
 
 
 
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Trinity III
Concerts | On 25th May 2018 

Islington Assembly Hall 6 minutes walk from Criterion

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Nick Heyward
Concerts | On 25th May 2018 

O2 Academy Islington 7 minutes walk from Criterion

The singer-songwriter and guitarist known for his chart success with Haircut 100 performs highlights from his back catalogue plus a ...More

Rotunda Bar & Restaurant: Rum Garden By The Water
Rotunda Bar & Restaurant: Rum Garden By The Water
Foodie Events | Until 1st September 2018 

Rotunda Bar and Restaurant 18 minutes walk from Criterion

This summer, Rotunda Bar & Restaurant transforms its popular canal-side terrace into a tropical Rum Garden with chocolate orange rum ...More

 
Time Unwrapped
Time Unwrapped
Concerts | Until 31st December 2018 

Kings Place 18 minutes walk from Criterion

Kings Place celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with twelve-month series, Time Unwrapped. The year-long event, which has been curated ...More

 
Voices from the Deep
Voices from the Deep
Exhibitions | Until 13th January 2019 

The Postal Museum and Mail Rail 21 minutes walk from Criterion

More than 700 personal letters, trapped at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Ireland for 70 ...More

 
Last Days of Shoreditch: The Enchanted Garden
Last Days of Shoreditch: The Enchanted Garden
Foodie Events | Until 15th September 2018 

Red Market 21 minutes walk from Criterion

The much-loved Last Days of Shoreditch is back for its eighth year in 2018 with three months of street food, ...More

 
Let's Get Loco
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 21st September 2018 

Favela London 21 minutes walk from Criterion

Resident DJs spin hip hop, Latin, pop and R&B....More

First Amongst Equals
First Amongst Equals
Exhibitions | Until 13th January 2019 

The Foundling Museum 24 minutes walk from Criterion

The Foundling Museum celebrates the remarkable women who have shaped contemporary British society with the year-long First Amongst Equals. Spanning ...More

 

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The Vaults

In the year Mickey Mouse celebrates his 90th ...More

 
Soft Serve Society
Soft Serve Society
Dining 

Premium soft serve ice cream, occasionally topped with a cloud of spun sugar - this ...More

 
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Soft Serve Society
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Ever looked at those clouds of ice cream on Instagram and wondered where on earth ...More

 
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Forget about ugly shoes. Beautifully done with Art ...More

 
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Danish design meets beauty at SMUK London, the Eccleston Yards studio founded by hairstylist and ...More

 
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Pedestrianised square on the Victoria and Belgravia border that's home to SMUK London, The Jones ...More

 
Wellbourne Brasserie
Wellbourne Brasserie
Dining 

All-day restaurant in White City with a lovely south facing terrace from former head chef ...More

 
Live Music Bottomless Brunch
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Foodie Events | From 27th May 

Tibits Bankside

This summer, Tibits celebrates ten years of serving ...More

 
Joe Stilgoe & Friends
Joe Stilgoe & Friends
Concerts | From 28th May 

Crazy Coqs

This spring, Joe Stilgoe & Friends will perform a series of concerts at Crazy Coqs, ...More

 
Butchies
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The Butchies journey started at Broadway Market in 2014, four years on it arrived in ...More

 
Claude's Deli
Claude's Deli
Shopping 

At the entrance to Market Halls Fulham Claude's Deli supplies locals with homemade bread and ...More

 
The Bootlegger
The Bootlegger
Drinking 

Celebrating the glamour of the Prohibition era, The Bootlegger brings alive America's roaring twenties in ...More

 
Maison St-Germain
Maison St-Germain
Exhibitions | From 15th June 

38 Grosvenor Square

This summer, St-Germain, the French elderflower liqueur, is in partnership with fashion label House of ...More

 
Tailor Made
Tailor Made
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Bespoke London menswear brand Tailor Made, headquartered in Shoreditch, opens its first retail store in ...More

 
Secret Cinema: Romeo + Juliet
Secret Cinema: Romeo + Juliet
Film Events | From 9th August 

Secret Cinema

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Bagel Breakfast Break
Foodie Events | From 26th May 

133 Bethnal Green Road

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Pop Up Screens: Greenwich
Pop Up Screens: Greenwich
Film Events | From 17th August 

Central Park Greenwich Peninsula

Pop Up Screens has been popping up around London for six years, bringing outdoor cinema ...More

 
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Sporting Events | From 14th June 

Flat Iron Square

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