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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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Child's Play
Child's Play
Exhibitions | Until 30th April 2017 

The Foundling Museum 17 minutes walk from Criterion

Child's Play at the Foundling Museum brings together a series of powerful images by artist Mark Neville of children at ...More

 
Local Food Feast
Leisure | On 30th March 2017 

The Clerkenwell Kitchen 21 minutes walk from Criterion

Food & Drink, Supper Clubs....More

TBT
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th March 2017 

The Big Chill House 24 minutes walk from Criterion

The resident DJ spins a mixture of 1980s and 1990s dance, Motown and rock'n'roll....More

English National Ballet - Pina Bausch, William Forsythe and Hans van Manen
English National Ballet - Pina Bausch, William Forsythe and Hans van Manen
Dance | Until 1st April 2017 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 1.37 miles from Criterion

Not seen in the UK since 2008, English National Ballet is only the second ballet company in the world to ...More

 
Wild Card - Dan Daw
Dance | Until 31st March 2017 

Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Theatre 1.37 miles from Criterion

Alongside other artists, Dan performs the UK premiere of On One Condition, a stripped back, affecting solo by Graham Adey, ...More

NYJO, BuJazzO & NJJO: Three Nations Under One Groove
Concerts | On 30th March 2017 

Kings Place 1.49 miles from Criterion

The National Youth Jazz Orchestra join forces with its German and Dutch counterparts for a performance of contemporary big band ...More

Fusion III Contemporary Art Show: Private View
Exhibitions | On 30th March 2017 

Candid Arts Galleries 1.56 miles from Criterion

Exhibitions & Art, Design....More

Preview: Spring Salon
Exhibitions | On 30th March 2017 

Candid Arts Galleries 1.56 miles from Criterion

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Mike Aremu
Concerts | On 30th March 2017 

O2 Academy Islington 1.67 miles from Criterion

The talented saxophonist and one of the most successful jazz exports from West Africa blends Afrobeat, gospel and jazz....More

Elderbrook
Concerts | On 30th March 2017 

XOYO 1.87 miles from Criterion

London-based trip hop singer songwriter Alexander Kotz, whose repertoire includes a haunting cover version of Justin Bieber....More

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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Theatre | From 7th October 

Apollo Theatre

Following his critical acclaimed staging of A Streetcar Named Desire, director Benedict Andrews tackles Tennessee ...More

 
Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories
Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories
Exhibitions | From 25th February 

V & A Museum of Childhood

Free exhibition documenting the life of War Horse ...More

 
Ian McKellen: Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You
Ian McKellen: Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You
Theatre | From 9th July 

Park Theatre

Star of stage and screen Sir Ian McKellen ...More

 
64 Bits: An exhibition of the Web's lost past
64 Bits: An exhibition of the Web's lost past
Exhibitions | Until 21st April 

Here East Olympic Park

Here East is giving you the chance to ...More

 
Cocktails In The City - Spring Edition
Foodie Events | Until 1st April 

One Marylebone

Gathering the world's finest barmen and mixologists, from the city's 5 star hotels to its hidden basement bars, Cocktails In The City brings together a selection of London's ...More

The Big Egg Hunt at Pop Brixton
The Big Egg Hunt at Pop Brixton
Seasonal | On 16th April 

Pop Brixton

Easter Weekend is the perfect excuse for a ...More

 
The Luna Cinema: Crystal Palace Park
Film Events | From 24th June 

Crystal Palace Park

The Luna Cinema comes to Crystal Palace Park for one weekend in June....More

The Luna Cinema - Victoria Embankment Gardens - Dreamgirls
The Luna Cinema - Victoria Embankment Gardens - Dreamgirls
Film Events | On 14th June 

Victoria Embankment Gardens

Victoria Embankment Gardens becomes an outdoor cinema at ...More

 
The Luna Cinema - Victoria Embankment Gardens - Big
The Luna Cinema - Victoria Embankment Gardens - Big
Film Events | On 21st June 

Victoria Embankment Gardens

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The Luna Cinema - Victoria Embankment Gardens - The Princess Bride
The Luna Cinema - Victoria Embankment Gardens - The Princess Bride
Film Events | From 2nd August 

Victoria Embankment Gardens

Victoria Embankment Gardens becomes an outdoor cinema at ...More

 
Ealing Filmworks
Ealing Filmworks
Entertainment 

In December 2016 construction of the Ealing Filmworks development began confirming the long-awaited cinema, operated ...More

 
Dandy
Dandy
Dining 

Following a successful pop-up restaurant in a shipping container in London Fields, Daniel Wilson and ...More

 
The Commercial
The Commercial
Drinking 

Herne Hill pub blending the relaxed vibe of nearby Dulwich Village and the party feel ...More

 
Rick Stein, Barnes
Rick Stein, Barnes
Dining 

Rick Stein, famous for his fish restaurants, comes to the capital for the first time, ...More

 
Vintage Borough
Vintage Borough
Dining 

Overlooking London's historic Borough Market, Vintage Borough restaurant serves guests small European plates and sharing ...More

 
parlez
parlez
Dining 

Friends Matt who runs The White Horse pub in Brixton and Louis who works for ...More

 
Lupins
Lupins
Dining 

Named after the English garden flower, Lupins is a fusion of British and global flavours ...More

 
Comptoir Cafe & Wine
Comptoir Cafe & Wine
Drinking 

Smart yet informal all-day cafe, bar and wine shop with around 1,000 wines from all ...More

 
Trawler Trash
Dining 

Originally home to the oldest fish and chip shop in London, Trawler Trash on Islington's Upper Street is re-invigorating the great British tradition....More

Machiya
Dining 

Japanese restaurant Machiya is by the people behind critically acclaimed Kanada-Ya....More

London Events 2017
London Events 2017
Feature 

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

 
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