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54 Pentonville Road, Islington, London N1 9HF
 
 
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Mon to Thu 12:00 - 23:00, Fri & Sat 12:00 - 00:00, Sun 12:00 - 22:30; Food Served Mon to Fri 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 22:00, Sat & Sun 12:00 - 21:00
 
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Main Courses £8-£10.50
 

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The CastleThe roof garden is the summertime attraction at The Castle but it proves popular with the Islington crowd in the less clement months too. Away from the busy Upper Street, Islington's main thoroughfare, it has an off-the-beaten-track appeal. Don't think that this means you're the first to discover it though, Friday and Saturday nights it can get pretty busy with an up-for-it crowd - great if you're on for a big night out - and weekends attract the Monopoly pub-crawlers. Lunchtimes and Sunday afternoons are a lot more sedate with the laid back tunes providing a suitable soundtrack for the affordable bar food. Menu choices include aubergine stuffed with marinated seasonal veg and minted cous cous as well as old-fashioned pub grub like fish and chips or steak and Guinness pie.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Angel Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
King's Cross Tube Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Canonbury Overground Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Elia Mews Car Park
 
6 minutes walk
 
Skinner Street NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £70  42% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 1 minute from The Castle
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Islington underwent a major refurbishment in 2014, transforming the rooms and suites into a stylish accommodation option. The newly ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  42% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The Castle
The Business Design Centre next door is the obvious attraction for many of the guests at this smart, efficient Hilton Hotel, but Islington's excellent restaurants and ... More
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £53  30% off
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 9 minutes from The Castle
Halfway between the City and the west End, the Bloomsbury area is an oasis of calm in the very heart of the capital. It's a lovely ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Crown
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Castle
Modern British cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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The Ambassador
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
55 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 8 minutes from The Castle
The Ambassador is one of the more special among of the gastro pubs in Exmouth Market thanks to its short but eclectic menu. It also owes ... More
 
 
 
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Anam
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Castle
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 curved ... More
 
 
 
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Dirty Martini, Islington
London > Nightlife > Bars
74 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Castle
This chain of glamorous cocktail bars is a great spot for after work drinks and big nights out, with regular happy hours and drink deals. There ... More
 
 
 
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Colebrookes
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 8 minutes from The Castle
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 the ... More
 
 
 
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British Sea Power's Festival Finale
London > Events > Music  Dates: Monday 9th December 2019 - 7.30pm
The Castle, 96-98 Pentonville Road, N1 | 3 minutes from The Castle
A night of experimental art and entertainment, with BSP3, Francesca Beard and Bo Ningen Bingo....More
 
 
 
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Now On
Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 3rd December 2019 to 19th January 2020
The Castle, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | 4 minutes from The Castle
After a sell-out for its world premiere in 2016, Matthew Bourne's two time Olivier Award winning The Red Shoes returns to Sadler's Wells this winter. A ...More
 
 
 
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Matthew Bourne's New Adventures: The Red Shoes
London > Events > Dance  Dates: 3rd December 2019 to 19th January 2020 - Various Times
The Castle, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | 4 minutes from The Castle
Bourne's magical reworking of the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. The production recalls the golden age of ...More
 
 
 
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The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience
London > Entertainment >
10-14 White Lion Street, Angel, N1 | 1 minute from The Castle
Bringing the fantasies of many ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Red Lion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 2 minutes from The Castle
One of London's most famous fringe pub theatres, the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington was founded in 1979 by Charlie Hanson and is a welcome ... More
 
 
 
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The Lexington
London > Entertainment > Live Music
96-98 Pentonville Road, Clerkenwell, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Castle
The Lexington is both a music venue and an English pub that thinks it's an American speakeasy. While this may sound like trying to please all ... More
 
 
 
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Angel Building
London > Attractions > Sights
407 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Castle
Launched in late 2010, the Angel Building in Islington transformed from an under-used early 1980s commercial block into an award-winning office space, reinvented by architects ... More
 
 
 
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The Islington Metal Works
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V | 3 minutes from The Castle
Built in the late 19th century, The Islington Metalworks is a building steeped in history. All three floors were initially used to stable the horses that ... More
 
 
 
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Exmouth Market
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 8 minutes from The Castle
A rich hunting ground for restaurants and bars, Exmouth Market twinkles under the fairy lights that zig-zag overhead across the scenic pedestrianised street. Hip hang outs ... More
 
 
 
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Euphorium Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
26a Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Castle
This traditional bakery, drawing on British and Gallic roots, has made an indelible mark on the foodies of Islington. With nearly twenty types of bread - ... More
 
 
 
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Fresh N Fine
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
18 Penton Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Castle
This independent supermarket between Angel and Kings Cross sells good quality organic food, Bundaberg root beer and Fentiman's cola as well as all the basics. ... More
 
 
 
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Camden Passage
London > Shopping > Markets
Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Castle
Hidden down a cobble-stoned Angel backstreet a whimsical collection of odds and ends have been gathered together on a selection of market stalls (not to be ... More
 
 
 
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Bill's Islington
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
9 White Lion Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The Castle
Combining an old-fashioned grocer with an appealing delicatessen and an informal café serving a British and Mediterranean-influenced menu, Bill's now boasts numerous London and nationwide locations. ... More
 
 
 
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Tortilla
London > Restaurants > Mexican restaurants
13 Islington High Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The Castle
... More
 
 
 
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Hummingbird Bakery
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
The Angel Building, 405 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Castle
All-American cupcakes are the speciality here but you can also tuck into many other finger-licking sticky treats. Chocolate Devil's Food Cake, New York style cheesecake and ... More
 
 
 
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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 9 minutes from The Castle
Featuring six catering stations, a demonstration bench and a communal dining table, B&H Kitchen , the cookery school from Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, guides Londoners ... More
 
 
 
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London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 9 minutes from The Castle
Whether a beginner, thinking of making it your career or an experienced florist, the London Flower School can help you to improve. ... More
 
 
 
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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 11 minutes from The Castle
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
 
 
 
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 9 minutes from The Castle
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, tarmac ... More
 
 
 
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Frame King's Cross
London > Leisure >
Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 13 minutes from The Castle
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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London Dance Academy
London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 13 minutes from The Castle
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 and ... More
 
 
 
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Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Castle
Exhibitors love this venue and it's easy to see why. The Business Design Centre in Islington is in a great location just one mile from The ... More
 
 
 
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Little Angel Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 11 minutes from The Castle
A teeny, tiny and wonderful puppet theatre located in a hidden side road backing onto a green church yard ideal for spontaneous picnics with goodies from ... More
 
 
 
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Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 12 minutes from The Castle
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place offers conference organisers two auditoriums, two art galleries and a wide ... More
 
 
 
 

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British Sea Power's Festival Finale
Music | On 9th December 2019 

The Lexington 3 minutes walk from The Castle

A night of experimental art and entertainment, with BSP3, Francesca Beard and Bo Ningen Bingo....More

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After a sell-out for its world premiere in 2016, Matthew Bourne's two time Olivier Award winning The Red Shoes returns ...More

 
Angel Comedy RAW
Comedy | On 9th December 2019 

Angel Comedy Club 6 minutes walk from The Castle

A night for first-timers and experienced acts to try out new material and receive supportive criticism from the audience....More

Maurice
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The King's Head 9 minutes walk from The Castle

Alice Kornitzer directs a tender tale of survival and love, in which a woman's tranquil existence is turned upside-down by ...More

Shlohmo
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Scala 10 minutes walk from The Castle

Los Angeles electronic musician Henry Laufer's experimental hip-hop side project, which embraces R&B, doom metal, and drum'n'bass....More

Deborah Frances-White: The Guilty Feminist
Comedy | On 9th December 2019 

Kings Place 12 minutes walk from The Castle

The comedian is joined by guest comedians and musicians to discuss topics all 21st-century feminists agree on while confessing the ...More

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Kings Place Gallery 12 minutes walk from The Castle

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Any Given Bank Holiday: Bottomless Aperol Spritz Brunch
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The Piano Works 12 minutes walk from The Castle

For bottomless brunch with a side of live music, head to The Piano Works. Both the West End and Farringdon ...More

 
Beautiful Books: Dickens And The Business Of Christmas
Exhibitions | Until 19th April 2020 

Charles Dickens Museum 13 minutes walk from The Castle

A display exploring a Victorian publishing phenomenon and a string of Christmas books by Charles Dickens that continue to influence ...More

King's Cross Christmas Tree
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Granary Square 13 minutes walk from The Castle

Reliably unique, the King's Cross Christmas Tree puts a colourful, geometric installation, made from industrial materials, in the centre of ...More

 

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