Leisure Venues near Criterion  

 
 
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, 53 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 2SF
 
 
OPENING TIMES
Mon: 10am-3pm; Fri: 2pm-7pm; Sat-Sun: 10am-6pm; Tue-Thu: closed
 
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Fencing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 16 minutes walk from Criterion
Excellent fencing courses for beginners with highly trained coaches, good facilities and years of experience teaching this ancient, noble sport. Fencing is very good fun... More
 
 
 
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London Dance Academy
London > Leisure
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 17 minutes walk from Criterion
London Dance Academy is a dance studio in the middle of the City, five minutes' walk from Old Street and Barbican, which offers dance classes... More
 
 
 
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 17 minutes walk from Criterion
A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground,... More
 
 
 
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Frame King's Cross
London > Leisure
Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 19 minutes walk from Criterion
With Frame founders Pip Black and Joan Murphy set out to create a fun approach to fitness. What started out as a Shoreditch... More
 
 
 
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Pancras Square Leisure
London > Leisure
5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 20 minutes walk from Criterion
Located in the heart of Kings Cross, Pancras Square Leisure centre offers a 25 metre swimming pool, smaller teaching pool, two exercise studios with over... More
 
 
 
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Skip Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Tapper Walk, King's Cross, London N1C | 20 minutes walk from Criterion
A mobile allotment on the King's Cross development site, The Skip Garden puts construction workers' big bins to green use. Built on one of the... More
 
 
 
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Newington Green
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Newington Green, N1 | 21 minutes walk from Criterion
Marking the border between Islington and Hackney, Newington Green is an area in north London named after the small... More
 
 
 
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St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 23 minutes walk from Criterion
The lavishly restored St Pancras Renaissance Hotel has attracted a lot of attention since opening in 2011 as part of the grand Eurostar relocation. The... More
 
 
 
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My Chocolate Workshops
London > Leisure > Activities
Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N | 25 minutes walk from Criterion
Immerse yourself in a world of chocolate with this mouth-watering workshop. You will discover how chocolate is processed from bean to bar. Sample a variety... More
 
 
 
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Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Dalston Lane, E8 | 25 minutes walk from Criterion
Prior to the creation of the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, which first opened in July 2010, the land was a derelict site where an old... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 26 minutes walk from Criterion
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly... More
 
 
 
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 27 minutes walk from Criterion
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St... More
 
 
 
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Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
31 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 28 minutes walk from Criterion
Inspired by the skills and techniques of the Ottoman Empire's barbers, Ted's Grooming Room provides a sanctuary for men seeking the perfect shave.... More
 
 
 
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Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Holborn, Holborn, London WC2A | 30 minutes walk from Criterion
The largest public square in London, Lincoln's Inn Fields has a rich and varied history. In 1683 it was the site of the public beheading... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Holborn
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 31 minutes walk from Criterion
This fun bowling alley and restaurant is a great place for a gang of you to spend a memorable night out trying to out-do each... More
 
 
 
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Sense Spa at Rosewood London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 31 minutes walk from Criterion
Launched in November 2013, the Sense Spa at Rosewood London is a sanctuary within central London. With Rosewood being an award-winning signature spa brand, visitors... More
 
 
 
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Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 32 minutes walk from Criterion
Swimming lessons for children and aquaphobic adults. This is one of the more popular swimming schools in London, and one of the most long-running, with... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 32 minutes walk from Criterion
The third of these increasingly popular 1950s retro-America style bowling alleys opened in late 2008 to much critical acclaim. Located in the Old Truman Brewery... More
 
 
 
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L!FE Shoreditch
London > Leisure
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 32 minutes walk from Criterion
Spread over three floors L!FE is a unique space within The Old Truman Brewery where yoga, food and music sit side-by-side. ... More
 
 
 
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London Fields Lido
London > Leisure > Activities
London Fields, Westside, E8 | 33 minutes walk from Criterion
London's only Olympic sized heated outdoor swimming pool, the luxurious London Fields Lido was re-opened amid much excitement in October 2006 after almost 20 years... More
 
 
 
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Clissold Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Greenway Close, N4 | 34 minutes walk from Criterion
A pretty, local park, Clissold is more than worth a visit if you're in the north London area. Free from the crowds that often seep... More
 
 
 
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Chang's Hapkido Academy
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
Topnotch Health Club, 3 Tudor Street, City, London EC4Y | 35 minutes walk from Criterion
Grandmaster Gedo Chang's Hapkido martial arts schools emphasises practical self-defence, confidence, balance and fitness. The ancient Korean martial art of Hapkido is made up of three... More
 
 
 
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London Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Martello Road, E8 | 36 minutes walk from Criterion
Located in a bustling, regenerated area of east London, London Fields park has been transformed from a neglected area of common ground into a thriving... More
 
 
 
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Caroline Pick Yoga
London > Leisure > Fitness
131 Brecknock Road, N19 | 36 minutes walk from Criterion
Yoga from within from one of the UK's foremost practitioners. Caroline Pick uses yoga to exercise the body as an extension of the mind, and... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Hospital Club
London > Leisure > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 37 minutes walk from Criterion
Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rowans Tenpin Bowl
London > Leisure > Games
10 Stroud Green Road, N4 | 37 minutes walk from Criterion
If you fancy showing off your Ten-Pin Bowling skills, slip on those special shoes and slide on down to Rowans Bowl in the heart of... More
 
 
 
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Fitzroy Square Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 1.9 miles from Criterion
Fitzroy Square is one of London's finest squares and the only London square designed by Robert Adam. It is named after Charles Fitzroy, 4th Duke... More
 
 
 
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 miles from Criterion
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of... More
 
 
 
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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 miles from Criterion
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 miles from Criterion
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll... More
 
 
 
 
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Permanent Collection
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art 9 minutes walk from Criterion

Paintings by futurist and figurative artists including Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carra, Gino Severini, Luigi Russolo and Ardengo Soffici, ...More

Humanhood
Dance | Until 25th May 2018 

Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Theatre 12 minutes walk from Criterion

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Rambert: Life Is A Dream
Dance | Until 26th May 2018 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 12 minutes walk from Criterion

Two time Olivier Award-winner Kim Brandstrup creates Rambert's first full-length narrative work. After a lifetime of incarceration, a man gains ...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

 
T.N.D.
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th November 2018 

Club Aquarium 20 minutes walk from Criterion

Francesco Poggi and CASSIMM spin house and techno with weekly guests....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

 
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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Soft Serve Society
Soft Serve Society
Dining 

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

 
Soft Serve Society
Soft Serve Society
Dining 

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

 
All Star Lanes Shepherd's Bush
All Star Lanes Shepherd's Bush
Leisure 

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

 
SMUK London
SMUK London
Shopping 

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

 
Eccleston Yards
Eccleston Yards
Attractions 

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
Live Music Bottomless Brunch
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
Butchies
Dining 

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
Shopping 

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

For the largest experience they've ever produced Secret ...More

 
Bagel Breakfast Break
Bagel Breakfast Break
Foodie Events | From 26th May 

133 Bethnal Green Road

Get your free breakfast bagel this bank holiday weekend at this pop-up a stone's throw ...More

 
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

 
Wimbledon at Flat Iron Square
Wimbledon at Flat Iron Square
Sporting Events | From 14th June 

Flat Iron Square

The big screen is up at Flat Iron ...More

 
London Celebrates 250 Years of the Circus
London Celebrates 250 Years of the Circus
Article 

In 2018 London celebrates the 250th anniversary ...More

 
Best Summer Terraces in London
Best Summer Terraces in London
Article 

Picture perfect petals and gorgeous floral blooms make ...More

 
The Best Boutique Hotels in London
The Best Boutique Hotels in London
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They're the most stylish places to stay in ...More

 
November in London 2018
November in London 2018
Article 

There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment ...More

 
November in London 2018
Article 

There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment at the Royal Albert Hall and Gainsborough's Family Album opens at the National Portrait Gallery, it's all in London in ...More

Best Immersive Experiences in London
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At the best immersive experiences in London the ...More

 
Dorsett City
Dorsett City
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Next to Aldgate tube, Dorsett City is an Asian owned four star hotel with ...More

 
 
 
 
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