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The King's Head
London > Entertainment > Theatres
115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Islington Square
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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The Screen on the Green
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
83 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Islington Square
One of the most striking cinema facades in the city (especially at night when it's all illuminated in startling red and white), the dinky Screen... More
 
 
 
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Almeida Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes walk from Islington Square
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 Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
14 Dagmar Passage, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes walk from Islington Square
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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Angel Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
The Camden Head, 2 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes walk from Islington Square
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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Islington Assembly Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes walk from Islington Square
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 Old Red Lion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 9 minutes walk from Islington Square
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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The Lexington
London > Entertainment > Live Music
96-98 Pentonville Road, Clerkenwell, London N1 | 11 minutes walk from Islington Square
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 | 11 minutes walk from Islington Square
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 | 11 minutes walk from Islington Square
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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Sadler's Wells
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Rosebery Avenue, Islington, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 12 minutes walk from Islington Square
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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The Garage
London > Entertainment > Live Music
20-22 Highbury Corner, N5 | 12 minutes walk from Islington Square
Now known as The Garage after a short spell as Relentless Garage, this gritty music venue in Islington is everything a music venue should be,... More
 
 
 
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Sadler's Wells Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 12 minutes walk from Islington Square
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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Kings Place
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 16 minutes walk from Islington Square
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 | 17 minutes walk from Islington Square
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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Platform Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
University Of The Arts London, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 18 minutes walk from Islington Square
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 | 19 minutes walk from Islington Square
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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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 20 minutes walk from Islington Square
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 Islington Square
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 | 21 minutes walk from Islington Square
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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Hoxton Hall
London > Entertainment > Theatres
130 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 21 minutes walk from Islington Square
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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Shoreditch Electric Light Station
London > Entertainment
Coronet Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 23 minutes walk from Islington Square
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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Filthy's
London > Entertainment > Live Music
276 Holloway Road, N7 | 23 minutes walk from Islington Square
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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Curzon Bloomsbury
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
The Brunswick, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 25 minutes walk from Islington Square
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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Theatre Collection, Above The Lord Stanley Pub
London > Entertainment > Theatres
51 Camden Park Road, NW1 | 25 minutes walk from Islington Square
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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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 26 minutes walk from Islington Square
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 | 26 minutes walk from Islington Square
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 | 26 minutes walk from Islington Square
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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Comedy Cafe
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
66-68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 26 minutes walk from Islington Square
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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Dalston Department Store
London > Entertainment
Unit 2, Star House, 3 Richmond Road, E8 | 26 minutes walk from Islington Square
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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Matthew Bourne's New Adventures: The Red Shoes
Dance | Until 29th January 2017 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 1.37 miles from Islington Square

One girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world lights the fuse on a fierce battle between two ...More

Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes
Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes
Dance | Until 29th January 2017 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 1.37 miles from Islington Square

Dance master Matthew Bourne takes on Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's film and Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale to create new ...More

 
Lazarus
Lazarus
Theatre | Until 22nd January 2017 

King's Cross Theatre 1.4 miles from Islington Square

It was well received in New York and now, this autumn, Lazarus, co-written by David Bowie and Enda Walsh, comes ...More

 
Loser's Lounge
Concerts | On 22nd January 2017 

The Lexington 1.4 miles from Islington Square

Reggae, soul and blues courtesy of Charlie Hangdog....More

Global Pillage
Comedy | On 22nd January 2017 

Kings Place 1.49 miles from Islington Square

BBC Radio 4's Deborah Frances-White hosts a comedy panel show podcast about idiom, culture, customs and norms, where two teams ...More

Raphael Wallfisch & John York: Brothers
Concerts | On 22nd January 2017 

Kings Place 1.49 miles from Islington Square

The cellist and pianist pairing performs Leighton's Alleluia Pascha Nostrum, Mendelssohn's Cello Sonata No 2 In D, James Macmillan's Cello ...More

The Tale Of Kitty-In-Boots
Exhibitions | Until 5th February 2017 

House of Illustration 1.65 miles from Islington Square

Quentin Blake's original illustrations for the rediscovered and unpublished Beatrix Potter manuscript, The Tale Of Kitty-in-Boots....More

Sunday Family Workshop - London Art Fair
Exhibitions | On 22nd January 2017 

Parasol Unit 1.73 miles from Islington Square

Exhibitions & Art, Art Fair....More

Tschabalala Self
Exhibitions | Until 12th March 2017 

Parasol Unit 1.73 miles from Islington Square

Expressive and dynamic paintings, sculpture, print and collages in this solo exhibition by the American artist....More

London Art Fair
London Art Fair
Exhibitions | Until 22nd January 2017 

Business Design Centre 1.75 miles from Islington Square

Now in its 29th year, the London Art Fair at the Business Design Centre shows no signs of losing its ...More

 

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