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House of Illustration †

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2 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C 4BH
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Tue to Sun 10am-6pm | Closed Mondays
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£7 (Adults), £5 (Concessions), £4 (Children)

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House of IllustrationHouse of Illustration, the first permanent home of the charity of the same name, opened in Granary Square, King's Cross, in summer 2014 with an inaugural exhibition of works by much loved illustrator Quentin Blake. The gallery and education space is the place to see, learn about, and enjoy illustration in all its forms, from adverts to animation, picture books to political cartoons and scientific drawings to fashion design. As well as a series of superb exhibitions each year the gallery puts on talks, workshops and the South Gallery and Education Studio are available to hire for events.

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House of Illustration† Photo credit Paul Grover †

House of Illustration - Photo credit Paul Grover

House of Illustration Photo credit Paul Grover†


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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

King's Cross Tube Station
8 minutes walk
Mornington Crescent Tube Station
12 minutes walk
Railway Stations

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Camden Road Overground Station
14 minutes walk
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Car Parks

Arcade Car Parks
13 minutes walk
Judd Street NCP
14 minutes walk

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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £70† 34% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 14 minutes from House of Illustration
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 Euston Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £101† 32% off
17-18 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H | 14 minutes from House of Illustration
The grand Victorian building that houses this hotel is surely one of the most impressive edifices in the Hilton chain. Located just a three-minute walk from ... More
ibis London Euston St Pancras
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
3 Cardington Street, NW1 | 15 minutes from House of Illustration
Though this hotel is in one of the capital's busiest areas, a major public transport hub just outside the Congestion Charge Zone, its peaceful backstreet location ... More
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Guardian News & Media Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from House of Illustration
For an interesting take on print journalism and the machinations of the media world pay a visit to the gallery situated in the foyer of the ... More
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John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
The British Library, 96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 9 minutes from House of Illustration
The John Ritblat Gallery contains a permanent display of over 200 of the British Library's greatest treasures. It includes documents which made and recorded history, ... More
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Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
6-24 Britannia Street, King's Cross, London WC1X | 10 minutes from House of Illustration
The Gagosian is a cavernous space for exhibitions of the highest calibre. It is a major asset for the regeneration of the King's Cross area. Larry ... More
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Lewis Cubitt Park and Square
London > Attractions >
Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 1 minute from House of Illustration
On Stable Street in King's Cross, a short walk from Granary Square, Lewis Cubbit Square is the home of street food market KERB and host to ... More
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Gasholder 11
London > Attractions > Sights
Lewis Cubitt Square, King's Cross, N1C | 3 minutes from House of Illustration
Gasholders Nos. 10, 11 and 12 were built for the storage of town gas for Pancras Gasworks, the largest gasworks in London. ... More
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Gasholder Park
London > Attractions > Sights
Regent's Canal Towpath, Kings Cross, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from House of Illustration
At 25 metre-tall, 35 metre-wide, Gasholder No 8, disused since 2001, is the largest of the gasholders at King's Cross. Originally built as a storage ... More
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Rachel Podger & Christopher Glynn
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Thursday 20th February 2020 - 7.30pm
House of Illustration, 90 York Way, N1 | 3 minutes from House of Illustration
The violinist and pianist pairing performs Beethoven's Violin Sonata No 5 In F, Spring, Violin Sonata No 7 In C Minor and Violin Sonata No 10 ...More
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House of Illustration, Goods Way, N1C | 3 minutes from House of Illustration
The band from London performs a melange of art and glam rock in its original tunes....More
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Ye Vagabonds
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Thursday 20th February 2020 - 8pm
House of Illustration, 90 York Way, N1 | 3 minutes from House of Illustration
The Dublin-based and Carlow-born brothers Diarmuid and Brian MacGloinn play their own unique style of folk music....More
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Lafayette
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Goods Way, N1C | 3 minutes from House of Illustration
Following the success of Omeara and Flat Iron Square in Southwark, Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett brings the same winning ... More
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Kings Place
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from House of Illustration
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations and with a waterside setting, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place combines the offices of The Guardian ... More
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Platform Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
1 Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 4 minutes from House of Illustration
Part of the University of the Arts London's award-winning campus for Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, Platform Theatre has four performance spaces and ... More
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Spiritland
London > Shopping > Electronics
9-10 Stable Street, N1C | 1 minute from House of Illustration
A cafe, shop and workspace by day, Spiritland shows off its high-end sound system and turns into a bar at ... More
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Waitrose Kings Cross
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
1 Wharf Road, N1C | 1 minute from House of Illustration
More than a mere supermarket, Waitrose in Kings Cross is a food shop, tapas bar and cookery school complete with an in-store wine bar. The store, ... More
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Coal Drops Yard
London > Shopping >
Kings Cross Goods Yard, N1C | 2 minutes from House of Illustration
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The Lighterman
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Granary Square, N1C | Same location as House of Illustration
Occupying an enviable spot on Granary Square and with an alfresco terrace overlooking Regent's Canal, The Lighterman serves a modern British all-day menu in a modern ... More
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Granary Square Brasserie
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
1-3 Stable Street, N1C | 1 minute from House of Illustration
Granary Square Brasserie , a new restaurant from the team behind The Ivy Collection, located in the heart of King's Cross, serves ... More
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Hicce
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Coal Drops Yard, Stable Street, N1C | 1 minute from House of Illustration
Pip Lacey's first stand alone restaurant since leaving Michelin starred restaurant Murano and following her win on Great British Menu 2017, hicce (pronounced ... More
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Aga Khan Centre
London > Education > Adult Education
10 Handyside Street, N1C | 1 minute from House of Illustration
A place of education, knowledge, cultural exchange and insight into Muslim civilisations, the Aga Khan Centre brings meeting rooms, an exhibition space and ... More
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Samsung KX Kings Cross
London > Education > Adult Education
Coal Drops Yard, N1C | 2 minutes from House of Illustration
As well as being a high tech space where visitors can discover a range of free interactive experiences, Samsung KX ... More
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Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 4 minutes from House of Illustration
One of the premier arts colleges in the world, St Martins accepts only a few talented students each year, and is very well regarded in the ... More
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Frame King's Cross
London > Leisure >
Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 1 minute from House of Illustration
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 | 3 minutes from House of Illustration
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 25 ... More
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Skip Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Tapper Walk, King's Cross, London N1C | 3 minutes from House of Illustration
A sustainable urban garden 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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The Betjeman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
Unit 53, St. Pancras International, King's Cross, London NW1 | 8 minutes from House of Illustration
Gastropub... More
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The Crown
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 12 minutes from House of Illustration
Modern British cuisine ... More
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The Harrison
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 12 minutes from House of Illustration
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. Owned ... More
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Sweetwater
London > Nightlife > Bars
Goods Way, N1C | 3 minutes from House of Illustration
Spacious watering hole Sweetwater offers a well-stocked American-style bar celebrating the round-the-clock energy and vibrancy of New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta. It's ... More
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Vinoteca King's Cross
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
One Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 4 minutes from House of Illustration
Ten years after Vinoteca founders Charlie Young and business partner Brett Woonton opened their first restaurant, wine bar and shop in Clerkenwell the pair bring their ... More
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GNH Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Great Northern Hotel, King's Cross, London N1C | 6 minutes from House of Illustration
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 Station. ... More
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Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from House of Illustration
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 Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 9 minutes from House of Illustration
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
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The Foundling Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 15 minutes from House of Illustration
The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells ... More

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