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The Old Queen's Head photo
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The Old Queen's Head
London > Nightlife > Pubs
44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Criterion
A gorgeous antique interior, a delicious menu and some top DJs at weekends. The Old Queen's Head opened with a fantastic recipe for success in...More
 
 
 
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Colebrookes
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes walk from Criterion
If the Government want to encourage more of a European café culture, they should send someone down to Colebrookes to take a look. Colebrookes takes...More
 
 
 
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Hoxley & Porter
London > Nightlife > Bars
153 Upper Street, N1 | 4 minutes walk from Criterion
Let the train take you on an exotic night out without actually leaving Islington as you enter Hoxley & Porter, a bar and restaurant which...More
 
 
 
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Anam
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 10 minutes walk from Criterion
Retro-trendy, infectiously popular, and staunchly pioneering London's first Irish cocktail bar is a welcome addition to Islington's portfolio of drinking venues. A heady mix of...More
 
 
 
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Cafe Kick
London > Nightlife > Pubs
43 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 17 minutes walk from Criterion
The original Kick bar and a local landmark, Cafe Kick is a tiny continental-style cafe bar with terrace tables and an endearingly insalubrious interior, has...More
 
 
 
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Smithy's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
16-17 Leeke Street, King's Cross, London WC1X | 18 minutes walk from Criterion
An unexpected surprise, located in a King’s Cross backstreet you never knew existed, yet still only a five-minute walk from the tube, this wine-bar-cum-restaurant offers...More
 
 
 
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The Nightjar Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
129-131 City Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 18 minutes walk from Criterion
For live jazz and adventurous signature cocktails in a subterranean speakeasy setting try The Nightjar Bar in Shoreditch. Taking its cue from the illicit anti-Prohibition...More
 
 
 
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Scala
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, King's Cross, London N1 | 19 minutes walk from Criterion
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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The Big Chill House
London > Nightlife > Bars
257-259 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, , King's Cross, London N1 | 19 minutes walk from Criterion
From the outside, The Big Chill House building looks spectacular, a floodlit white townhouse that puts the grimy environs of King's Cross to shame. The...More
 
 
 
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VOC
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Varnishers Yard, Regents Quarter, N1 | 19 minutes walk from Criterion
VOC is a 17th Century-inspired Punch House from Fluid Movement, the people behind speakeasy bars The Whistling Shop and Purl. Taking its name from Vereenigde...More
 
 
 
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The Three Kings
London > Nightlife > Pubs
7 Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 20 minutes walk from Criterion
Tucked away down a Clerkenwell backstreet next to the graveyard of St James Church, The Three Kings is popular with the locals and a real find...More
 
 
 
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EGG
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
200 York Way, King's Cross, London N7 | 20 minutes walk from Criterion
Spread out over three floors with each one providing its own distinct look and feel, Egg London is a venue like no other. The ground...More
 
 
 
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Happiness Forgets
London > Nightlife > Bars
8-9 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, N1 | 20 minutes walk from Criterion
Embracing the new wave of drinking habits in London, Happiness Forgets is a quaint underground bar that provides drinkers with decent cocktails and a place...More
 
 
 
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Ghost Farringdon
London > Nightlife
113-117 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 21 minutes walk from Criterion
Most people's gripe about South Ken's graffiti chic venue Ghost INC is that it would be better suited to the edgier East End than the...More
 
 
 
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Red Market
London > Nightlife > Bars
288-299 Old Street, EC1V | 21 minutes walk from Criterion
Back for a fourth year, Red Market have partnered with Background Bars to transform a 20,000 square foot car park in the heart of Shoreditch...More
 
 
 
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Artillery Arms
London > Nightlife > Bars
102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 21 minutes walk from Criterion
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Trapeze Bar
London > Nightlife
89 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 21 minutes walk from Criterion
Set over two levels at 89 Great Eastern Street, Trapeze Bar occupies the space that was previously home to East Village for over five years...More
 
 
 
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The Harrison
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 22 minutes walk from Criterion
Originally built in the 1880s by Samuel Harrison to refresh the workers in his shoe factory, The Harrison pub's current building dates back to 1934....More
 
 
 
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GNH Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Great Northern Hotel, N1C | 22 minutes walk from Criterion
The GNH Bar takes up almost the entire ground floor of the Great Northern Hotel and opens directly onto the western concourse of King's Cross...More
 
 
 
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The Bricklayers Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
63 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 22 minutes walk from Criterion
This bohemian boozer was an integral part of the Shoreditch explosion. Tucked away down a cobbled East End alley it was originally a mecca for...More
 
 
 
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Plastic People
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
147-149 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 22 minutes walk from Criterion
Don't come to Plastic People expecting a stylish bar and the latest trendy cocktails. There's nothing fancy about this basement club, but what it does...More
 
 
 
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Jerusalem Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 22 minutes walk from Criterion
It’s teeny-tiny and, no, there aren’t enough seats, but the Jerusalem Tavern still provides a cosy nook to devour a rare breed of delicious ales....More
 
 
 
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#vypesocial
London > Nightlife > Bars
66 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, , Shoreditch, London EC2A | 22 minutes walk from Criterion
#vypesocial is the UK's first dedicated e-cigarette bar, where smoking-breaks no longer disrupt nights out. #vypesocial wants to reunite smokers and non-smokers and redefine...More
 
 
 
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The Hat & Tun
London > Nightlife > Pubs
3 Hatton Wall, Clerkenwell, London EC1N | 22 minutes walk from Criterion
There's a return to tradition with the takeover of The Hat & Tun pub by Tom and Ed Martin (owners of nearby pubs The Well...More
 
 
 
Bar Music Hall photo
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Bar Music Hall
London > Nightlife > Bars
134 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A3AR | 23 minutes walk from Criterion
We couldn't help smiling at the idea of Bar Music Hall in Shoreditch, and headed down prepared for a truly soulless night of trendy tapas...More
 
 
 
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Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 23 minutes walk from Criterion
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella -...More
 
 
 
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The Hoxton Pony
London > Nightlife > Bars
104-108 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 23 minutes walk from Criterion
Cocktails are among the best in town at this 400-capacity bar and restaurant, which opened in Shoreditch in May 2008. The high calibre of the...More
 
 
 
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Cargo
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
83 Rivington Street, Kingsland Viaduct, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 24 minutes walk from Criterion
Cargo were pioneers of the multi-tasking MDF concept (that's Music-Dance-Food, not cheap fibreboard) and boast one of the most imaginative live music line-ups in the...More
 
 
 
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Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 24 minutes walk from Criterion
Wine bars in the UK were given a bad name in the 1980s but places like this show us how it should be done. Both...More
 
 
 
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Callooh Callay
London > Nightlife > Bars
65 Rivington Street, EC2A | 24 minutes walk from Criterion
Often regarded as one of Shoreditch's best cocktail bars, Callooh Callay is a popular venue with an ambitious, regularly changing cocktail menu. Examples include the...More
 
 
 
 
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Drinking, Dancing And Djs
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 27th September 2014 

The Old Queen's Head 1 minute walk from Criterion

Resident DJs will soundtrack your night with a vibrant mix of hip-hop, house, disco and party classics....More

Old School Indie
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 2nd August 2014 

O2 Academy Islington 7 minutes walk from Criterion

Resident DJs spin indie....More

Old School Indie
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 27th September 2014 

O2 Academy Islington 7 minutes walk from Criterion

Resident DJs play Indie, rock'n'roll, pop, soul and Motown....More

Club De Fromage
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 2nd August 2014 

O2 Academy Islington 7 minutes walk from Criterion

Resident DJs play classic pop and rock music with fancy dress....More

Austeya
Concerts | On 2nd August 2014 

O2 Academy Islington 7 minutes walk from Criterion

The London-based singer performs her commercial pop material. With support from Freddie Calls, Ask Martin....More

Chuckaboo
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 27th September 2014 

Albert & Pearl 7 minutes walk from Criterion

Nu-disco, electro, funk and deep house courtesy of resident DJs Normski, Bee Shiver, Max Van Morrison, Lucy Stone and E-Raze ...More

The Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair
Exhibitions | Until 4th October 2014 

Candid Arts Galleries 8 minutes walk from Criterion

A selection of works by contemporary artists and designers available to buy....More

Blush
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 27th September 2014 

Anam 10 minutes walk from Criterion

Resident DJs spin disco, house and club classics....More

Shake!
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 2nd August 2014 

Buffalo Bar 10 minutes walk from Criterion

Resident DJs spin a mix of disco, soul and funk....More

Wastwater
Theatre | Until 5th August 2014 

Hen & Chickens Theatre 11 minutes walk from Criterion

A snapshot of two different couples connected by a dark, troubled past making choices that will define their future....More

 
 
 
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