House of Illustration  

 
 
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2 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C 4BH
 
 
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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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YiMiao Shih: Rabbrexit Means RabbrexitYiMiao Shih: Rabbrexit Means RabbrexitThe Illustrator in Residence represents opinions on Brexit, gathered over a six month period, through drawing, embroidery and video.2019-05-26T11:00:00+01002019-07-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
House of Illustration, 2  Granary Square      N1C 4BH
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YiMiao Shih: Rabbrexit Means Rabbrexit
Posy Simmonds: A RetrospectivePosy Simmonds: A RetrospectiveThe first major UK retrospective of the comic artist and graphic novelist includes early pastiches, cartoon strips for The Guardian and children's books.2019-05-26T11:00:00+01002019-09-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
House of Illustration, 2  Granary Square      N1C 4BH
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Ongoing
Posy Simmonds: A Retrospective
Quentin Blake: From The StudioQuentin Blake: From The StudioThe first ever permanent exhibition space dedicated to the celebrated illustrator includes an up-to-date showcase of Blake's projects as they happen.2019-05-26T11:00:00+01002021-05-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
House of Illustration, 2  Granary Square      N1C 4BH
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Quentin Blake: From The Studio
 

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House of Illustration - Photo credit Paul Grover

House of Illustration Photo credit Paul Grover 


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8 minutes walk
 
 
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Camden Road Overground Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
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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 £77  31% 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 £106  39% 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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The best museums, galleries, attractions near House of Illustration
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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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YiMiao Shih: Rabbrexit Means Rabbrexit
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 29th March to 14th July 2019 - Various Times
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, N1C | Same location as House of Illustration
The Illustrator in Residence represents opinions on Brexit, gathered over a six month period, through drawing, embroidery and video....More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Posy Simmonds: A Retrospective
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 24th May to 15th September 2019 - Various Times
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, N1C | Same location as House of Illustration
The first major UK retrospective of the comic artist and graphic novelist includes early pastiches, cartoon strips for The Guardian and children's books....More
 
 
 
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Colourstream by Dan Pearson
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th April to 30th June 2019
House of Illustration, Kings Cross Goods Yard, N1C | 2 minutes from House of Illustration
Coal Drops Yard has been transformed into a vibrant floral world thanks to a new installation by the award-winning Dan Pearson Studio. Colourstream sees a collection ...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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King's Cross Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Cnr Of King's Boulevard And Goods Way, King's Cross, London N1C | 5 minutes from House of Illustration
A purpose built 1,000-seat theatre, complete with a railway track and platforms, created especially for Mike Kenny's Olivier Award-winning adaptation of E. Nesbit's 'The Railway Children'. ... 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
Originally built in the 1850s to facilitate the distribution of coal from the north-east and Yorkshire to ... More
 
 
 
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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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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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London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 6 minutes from House of Illustration
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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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 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 largest ... 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
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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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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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VOC
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Varnishers Yard, Regents Quarter, King's Cross, London N1 | 7 minutes from House of Illustration
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 Oost-Indische ... 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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Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 15 minutes from House of Illustration
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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Colourstream by Dan Pearson
Colourstream by Dan Pearson
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2019 

Coal Drops Yard 2 minutes walk from House Of Illustration

Coal Drops Yard has been transformed into a vibrant floral world thanks to a new installation by the award-winning Dan ...More

 
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Theatre | Until 1st June 2019 

Teatro Technis 8 minutes walk from House Of Illustration

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Imaginary Cities
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Exhibitions | Until 14th July 2019 

British Library 9 minutes walk from House Of Illustration

Welcoming you to the British Library from 5th April 2019, Imaginary Cities is a free display which fills the Entrance ...More

 
Writing: Making Your Mark
Writing: Making Your Mark
Exhibitions | Until 27th August 2019 

British Library 9 minutes walk from House Of Illustration

"Writing is so much more than words on the page - it is how we communicate across time and space" ...More

 
The New Londoners
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Exhibitions | Until 7th July 2019 

British Library 9 minutes walk from House Of Illustration

Close to 200 different countries are represented by people living in London, according to the UN, and award winning British ...More

 
Band Of Holy Joy
Concerts | On 26th May 2019 

The Lexington 12 minutes walk from House Of Illustration

The post-punk six-piece, consisting of drums, bass, guitar, visuals, a 1960s organ and vocals, performs in aid of Hope Not ...More

Irish Jam Session
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 26th May 2019 

The Harrison 12 minutes walk from House Of Illustration

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Sunday Smash Up
Comedy | On 26th May 2019 

The Camden Head 14 minutes walk from House Of Illustration

A night of new material and nonsense hosted by Caroline Mabey....More

SoundWaves Music Competition: The Live Audition Fest
Music | On 26th May 2019 

O2 Academy Islington 15 minutes walk from House Of Illustration

Shortlisted bands and singers from across London compete to move closer to the first prize of a UK tour and ...More

Afro Hair & Beauty Live 2019
Kids Events | Until 27th May 2019 

Business Design Centre 15 minutes walk from House Of Illustration

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Created in celebration of the fashion house's founder, Thomas Burberry, the Burberry Classic Afternoon Tea serves a traditional menu within Thomas's Café....More

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