Entertainment near The Old Queen's Head  

 
 
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The Screen on the Green
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
83 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
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 | 2 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
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 | 2 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
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 | 3 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
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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Almeida Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
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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Little Angel Studios
London > Entertainment > Theatres
1 Sebbon Street, N1 | 6 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
Just a few minutes walk from the Little Angel Theatre on Dagmar Passage, Little Angel Studios offer three studio... More
 
 
 
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Islington Assembly Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
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 | 8 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
Bringing the fantasies of... More
 
 
 
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The Old Red Lion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 8 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
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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Sadler's Wells
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Rosebery Avenue, Islington, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 11 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
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 | 11 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
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 Lexington
London > Entertainment > Live Music
96-98 Pentonville Road, Clerkenwell, London N1 | 11 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
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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Hen & Chickens Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
109 St Paul's Road, N1 | 13 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
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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clueQuest
London > Entertainment
169-171 Caledonian Road, N1 | 13 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
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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Thousand Island
London > Entertainment > Live Music
20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 | 13 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
Thousand Island is a self-contained music venue and late night club where Upstairs at The Garage used to be, right... More
 
 
 
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The Garage
London > Entertainment > Live Music
20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 | 14 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
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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Kings Place
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 18 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
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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Scala
London > Entertainment > Live Music
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 18 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
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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Hoxton Hall
London > Entertainment > Theatres
130 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 19 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
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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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 19 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
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 | 19 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
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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The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 19 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
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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Platform Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
1 Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 20 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
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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Shoreditch Electric Light Station
London > Entertainment
Coronet Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 20 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
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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London Welsh Centre
London > Entertainment
157-163 Gray's Inn Road, WC1X | 20 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
A cultural and community centre on Grays Inn Road the London Welsh Centre has been promoting Welsh culture and language in London... 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 The Old Queen's Head
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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Comedy Cafe
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
66-68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 23 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
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
 
 
 
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 23 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
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 | 23 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
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 | 23 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head
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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Barry Ferns & Friends
Comedy | On 25th June 2019 

Angel Comedy Club 2 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head

MC Barry Ferns invites favourite comics to perform longer sets....More

Fat Rascal Theatre: Vulvarine
Theatre | Until 6th July 2019 

The King's Head 2 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head

Critically-acclaimed Fringe hit following Bryony as her hormone therapy goes wrong and with a well-timed bolt of lightning, she turns ...More

Brexit
Theatre | Until 6th July 2019 

The King's Head 2 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head

Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky's painfully real comedy of a transition that just refuses to happen like they told us ...More

The Slightly Annoying Elephant
The Slightly Annoying Elephant
Theatre | Until 4th August 2019 

Little Angel Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head

David Walliams and illustrator Tony Ross' bestselling picture book is brought to the Little Angel Theatre stage for children aged ...More

 
Don Strapzy
Concerts | On 25th June 2019 

O2 Academy Islington 5 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head

The rapper from London hits the stage with his latest material. Figure Flows, Young Mad B and Kanivoah support....More

Maria Berrio, Caroline Walker, Flora Yukhnovich
Exhibitions | Until 27th July 2019 

Victoria Miro 10 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head

A group show of three young painters, whose distinctive work references themes of gender, the workplace and migration....More

Isaac Julien: Lina Bo Bardi - A Marvellous Entanglement
Exhibitions | Until 27th July 2019 

Victoria Miro 10 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head

A nine-screen installation dedicated to the buildings and legacy of modernist architect and designer Lina Bo Bardi, featuring contributions from ...More

Nine Iranian Artists in London: The Spark Is You
Exhibitions | Until 30th August 2019 

Parasol Unit 10 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: [Un]leashed
Dance | Until 26th June 2019 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 11 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head

Triple bill of new works. Peter And The Wolf blends classical ballet with a fusion of urban influences to create ...More

Michael Craig-Martin: Sculpture
Exhibitions | Until 3rd August 2019 

Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street 16 minutes walk from The Old Queen's Head

The Dublin-born conceptual artist continues to playfully probe the relationship between objects and images....More

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Small Steps And Giant Leaps: The 50th Anniversary Of The Moon Landing
Exhibitions | On 20th July 

Royal Institution of Great Britain

Joining in on the moon landing celebrations, The Royal Institution presents Small Steps And Giant Leaps: The 50th Anniversary Of The Moon Landing. Through a whole day of ...More

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Double Standard
Double Standard
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Part of Adam Rawson's ground floor takeover of The Standard London hotel, Double Standard is ...More

 
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Sitting on the ground floor of The Standard hotel, Isla is the latest venture from ...More

 
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After years of planning, the much-anticipated flagship Microsoft Store finally arrived in London in 2019....More

 
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Prom 10: Public Service Broadcasting
Prom 10: Public Service Broadcasting
Concerts | On 25th July 

Royal Albert Hall

The cult electronics-instrumental outfit is joined by The ...More

 
Prom 20: Pekka Kuusisto
Prom 20: Pekka Kuusisto
Concerts | On 3rd August 

Royal Albert Hall

Violinist Pekka Kuusisto who so memorably got the entire Proms audience singing a Finnish folk ...More

 
Prom 7: Schumann, Schoenberg & Mozart
Prom 7: Schumann, Schoenberg & Mozart
Concerts | On 23rd July 

Royal Albert Hall

Omer Meir Wellber, the new chief conductor of ...More

 
Prom 12: National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain
Prom 12: National Youth Orchestra Of Great Britain
Concerts | On 27th July 

Royal Albert Hall

Mark Wigglesworth conducts the National Youth Orchestra Of ...More

 
Prom 46: City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Prom 46: City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Concerts | On 22nd August 

Royal Albert Hall

Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla conducts City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra ...More

 
Prom 6: The Rite Of Spring
Prom 6: The Rite Of Spring
Concerts | On 22nd July 

Royal Albert Hall

Edward Garner conducts Orchestra of the Royal Academy ...More

 
Prom 16: Late Night - Angelique Kidjo
Prom 16: Late Night - Angelique Kidjo
Concerts | On 30th July 

Royal Albert Hall

Three-time Grammy Award winning singer from Benin, West ...More

 
Gigi's Hoxton
Gigi's Hoxton
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Taking over the former site of Zigfrid von Underbelly, Gigi's Hoxton is an all-day restaurant, ...More

 
The Lillie Langtry
The Lillie Langtry
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One of the great untouched jewels of west London and a well known pub in ...More

 
The Duke of Sussex
The Duke of Sussex
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Part of Hippo Inns, The Duke of Sussex overlooking Waterloo Millennium has one of the ...More

 
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Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

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