Leisure Venues near Criterion  

 
 
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, 53 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 2SF
 
 
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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, Bloomsbury
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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Beauty And The Beast
Theatre | Until 6th January 2018 

The King's Head 2 minutes walk from Criterion

Fat Rascal Theatre presents its gender-reversed version of the classic fairy tale as a musical....More

All That Malarkey
Theatre | Until 18th December 2017 

The King's Head 2 minutes walk from Criterion

Four classically trained singers led by their dynamic MD/pianist present a classical re-imagining of contemporary favourites, topped off with sketch ...More

Sleepyhead
Theatre | Until 4th February 2018 

Little Angel Theatre 2 minutes walk from Criterion

Michael Fowkes's sleepy tale about Dad, who longs for his baby to go to sleep so he can too....More

Shoot From The Hip Improv Night
Comedy | On 18th December 2017 

Angel Comedy Club 3 minutes walk from Criterion

The resident improv group introduces some of the best improv acts in the UK....More

The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone
Theatre | Until 27th January 2018 

Almeida Theatre 4 minutes walk from Criterion

Magic, science fiction and fantasy collide in Anne Washburn's stage adaptation of stories from the cult TV series written by ...More

 
London Community Gospel Choir
Concerts | On 18th December 2017 

Union Chapel 9 minutes walk from Criterion

The acclaimed choir performs traditional and contemporary gospel classics....More

M R James Ghost Stories For Christmas
Theatre | On 18th December 2017 

The Old Red Lion Theatre 10 minutes walk from Criterion

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Revan And Fennell: Work In Progress
Comedy | On 18th December 2017 

Hen & Chickens Theatre 11 minutes walk from Criterion

The award-winning pair road test their latest sketch and observational material....More

The Little Match Girl
The Little Match Girl
Theatre | Until 24th December 2017 

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

A snowy stage sets the scene for an icy cold Christmas Eve, where the Little Match Girl paces the emptying ...More

 
Septura
Concerts | On 18th December 2017 

Kings Place 18 minutes walk from Criterion

The group performs Schutz's Das Wort Ward Fleisch, Bach's Christmas Suite, Praetorius's Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen, Brahms's Es Ist ...More

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The Lehman Trilogy
Theatre | From 1st July 

National Theatre

From July 2018, Sam Mendes directs the epic story of Lehman Brothers from its beginning in 1844 to its end 163 years later. Few will forget the scenes of bankers leaving in 2008, their personal ...More

Exit the King
Theatre | From 1st July 

National Theatre

This July at the National, Patrick Marber directs his own adaptation of Ionesco's dark comedy, Exit the King, starring Rhys Ifans as the King opposite Indira Varma as Queen with designs by Anthony Ward....More

The Divide
Theatre | From 1st February 

Old Vic Theatre

Brother and sister Elihu and Soween glimpse cracks in the system of a dystopian regime that embraces brutal repression, forbidden love and insurrection in the world premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's landmark drama. This tale for ...More

English National Ballet: Voices Of America
Dance | From 12th April 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

English National Ballet return to Sadler's Wells in 2018 with a mixed bill of American-style neo-classic ballet. Voices of America brings together works from three generations of American ...More

Lee Bul: Wayward Wander
Exhibitions | From 30th May 

The Hayward Gallery

The Southbank Centre's Hayward Gallery hosts a mid-career survey of the work of acclaimed South Korean artist Lee Bul. The first retrospective of the artist in London, Wayward Wander explores the artist's extensive investigation into ...More

Burne-Jones
Burne-Jones
Exhibitions | From 24th October 

Tate Britain

Tate Britain presents London's first comprehensive retrospective of Edward Burne-Jones in 40 years, showcasing 150 ...More

 
Anni Albers
Anni Albers
Exhibitions | From 11th October 

Tate Modern

In 2018, Tate Modern presents this century's first major UK museum exhibition of the work ...More

 
Christian Marclay: The Clock
Christian Marclay: The Clock
Exhibitions | From 14th September 

Tate Modern

Sees Christian Marclay's unique installation, The Clock, at ...More

 
Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art
Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art
Exhibitions | From 2nd May 

Tate Modern

Shape of Light at Tate Modern is the ...More

 
The Way Of The World
The Way Of The World
Theatre | From 29th March 

The Donmar Warehouse

James Macdonald returns to the Donmar to direct Linda Bassett as Lady Wishfort in William ...More

 
London Events 2018
London Events 2018
Feature 

The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary in 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts is 250 ...More

 
June in London 2018
Article 

Summer concerts return to Kenwood House in June 2018, Michael Jackson is On the Wall at the National Portrait Gallery, Katy Perry plays the O2 and the LIFT festival gets a new Artistic Director....More

Crazy Coqs
Nightlife 

Sharing a doorman with Brasserie Zedel, Crazy Coqs is an intimate cabaret and live music venue....More

Scarlatto
Scarlatto
Dining 

Enver (manager) and best friend Toni (chef) would like to welcome you to their beautiful ...More

 
St Columba's Church of Scotland
Attractions 

The chapel for the London Scottish Regiment, a Grade II listed building, houses a fine array of Scottish county arms....More

May in London 2018
Article 

The Royal Ballet presents Queen Elizabeth, the Chelsea Flower Show blossoms, Rita Ora plays Brixton Academy and Regent's Park Open Air Theatre opens with Peter Pan in May 2018....More

Peckham Levels
Peckham Levels
Entertainment 

Previously a disused car park, the building that's home to rooftop bar Frank's Café has ...More

 
April in London 2018
Article 

Don't be fooled, Easter falls on 1st April in 2018. It's the London Marathon on 22nd and Chess returns to the West End for the first time since 1986. ...More

Christmas in London 2017
Christmas in London 2017
Feature 

Tis the season to be jolly, the decorations are up, the lights are on, the ...More

 
 
 
 
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