Leisure Venues near Criterion  

 
 
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, 53 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 2SF
 
 
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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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King's Cross Pond Club
London > Leisure
Lewis Cubitt Park, King's Cross, London N1C | 22 minutes walk from Criterion
Take a dip... in the middle of a construction site. The King's Cross Pond Club, a 40 metre long natural bathing pond, sits right in... 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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Flamenco Festival London
Flamenco Festival London
Dance | Until 26th February 2017 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 1.37 miles from Criterion

The annual foot-stamping Flamenco Festival London, an annual festival at Sadler's Wells these past fourteen years, includes a gala performance ...More

 
Tim Darcy
Concerts | On 20th February 2017 

The Lexington 1.4 miles from Criterion

The former Ought singer from Arizona performs songs from his solo album Tim Darcy's Saturday Night....More

Trinity Boys Choir And Quartonal
Concerts | On 20th February 2017 

Kings Place 1.49 miles from Criterion

Trinity Boys Choir performs Nicholas Ludford's Lady Mass Missa Dominica, Richard Rodney Bennett's Our Lady's Lullaby, Kenneth Leighton's The Lord ...More

Giannis Aggelakas
Concerts | On 20th February 2017 

O2 Academy Islington 1.67 miles from Criterion

The singer from Thessaloniki and former frontman of the band Trypes, performs his experimental rock originals....More

Shoot From The Hip Improv Night
Comedy | On 20th February 2017 

Angel Comedy Club 1.81 miles from Criterion

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

Monday Monday
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th May 2017 

XOYO 1.87 miles from Criterion

Underground house and techno dropped by DJ Yasmin....More

Villain
Theatre | Until 4th March 2017 

The King's Head 1.96 miles from Criterion

Tired of her highly paid sales job, Rachel makes a move into social work only to find herself involved in ...More

Hamlet
Hamlet
Theatre | Until 8th April 2017 

Almeida Theatre 2.03 miles from Criterion

After starring in Mary Stuart in late 2016, Juliet Stevenson returns to the Almeida stage this year to star in ...More

 
Alex Lahey
Concerts | On 20th February 2017 

The Old Blue Last 2.03 miles from Criterion

The singer-songwriter from Melbourne performs her indie rock originals....More

DSD Sessions
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 27th March 2017 

Trafik 2.09 miles from Criterion

Resident DJs from the DSD family supply house and techno....More

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Granger & Co Chelsea
Dining 

The fourth London branch of Bill Granger's restaurants, best known for its sunny breakfasts and brunch. ...More

Darjeeling Express
Darjeeling Express
Dining 

After running a number of popular residencies and pop-ups, Asma Khan presents a permanent restaurant ...More

 
Blacklock, Soho
Dining 

Jumping on the one dish trend, Blacklock has a menu dedicated entirely to chops....More

LASSCO Bar & Dining
LASSCO Bar & Dining
Dining 

Ropewalk on Maltby Street welcomes LASSCO Bar & Dining, a new permanent eatery from chef ...More

 
Andi's
Dining 

Andi's brings all day dining to Stoke Newington, acting as a brunch spot during the day and a brasserie at night....More

Hair The Musical
Hair The Musical
Theatre | From 3rd December 

The Vaults, Arch 233

Celebrating its 50th year, Hair comes to London this year. The acclaimed musical will be ...More

 
T.rex Grill
T.rex Grill
Dining 

The Natural History Museum invites visitors to dine with the dinosaurs at its new restaurant, ...More

 
Jamiroquai
Jamiroquai
Concerts | On 31st March 

Roundhouse

Funk and acid jazz outfit, fronted by lead singer Jay Kay, perform works from their ...More

 
Lambeth North Tube Station
Transport 

Lambeth North is a tube station in south London on the Bakerloo line. Neighbouring stations include Waterloo, Elephant & Castle, and Southwark....More

The Spring Knitting And Stitching Show
The Spring Knitting And Stitching Show
Exhibitions | From 5th March 

Olympia London

Craft consumer show where more than 200 companies ...More

 
The Tattoo Collective
The Tattoo Collective
Exhibitions | Until 19th February 

The Old Truman Brewery

A partnership between Tattoo Life and The London Tattoo Convention, The Tattoo Collective at The ...More

 
Oxford v Cambridge Boat Races
Oxford v Cambridge Boat Races
Sporting Events | On 2nd April 

Putney Bridge

The women's and men's crews of Oxford and ...More

 
The Pancakes & Booze Art Show
The Pancakes & Booze Art Show
Exhibitions | On 17th February 

Studio Spaces

With a name like The Pancakes and Booze ...More

 
Chiswick House Camellia Festival
Chiswick House Camellia Festival
Exhibitions | From 2nd April 

Chiswick House

Known as the Queen of the Winter Flowers, ...More

 
Royal Opera: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg
Royal Opera: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg
Concerts | From 31st March 

Royal Opera House

Bryn Terfel stars in Wagner's opera about a ...More

 
London Piano Trio
Concerts | On 26th March 

St John's Smith Square

The group performs Armstrong Gibbs's Piano Trio No 1, Rowley's Little Trio On English Folk Songs, Bowen's Rhapsody Trio, Rawsthorne's Piano Trio and Ireland's Piano Trio No 3 In E Minor....More

Mother's Day at the Museum of Brands
Mother's Day at the Museum of Brands
Tours | On 26th March 

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

Explore the history of Mother's Day, and how ...More

 
The Electric Cinema, Shoreditch
The Electric Cinema, Shoreditch
Entertainment 

Previously the Aubin and part of the Soho ...More

 
L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele
L'Antica Pizzeria da Michele
Dining 

Regarded by many as the best pizza in ...More

 
London Events 2017
London Events 2017
Feature 

Imelda Staunton stars in two London stage shows in 2017, David Tennant and Damian Lewis ...More

 
Nell's Jazz & Blues
Entertainment 

Nell's Jazz and Blues is a small entertainment and live music venue in West Kensington....More

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