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The King's HeadLondon's original pub theatre is located in the back room at the The King's Head. It was founded in 1970 by the pub's owner, Dan Crawford, and since then has established itself as one of the best places to see top quality, independent theatre. Some of Britain's biggest talents got their start here, including Kenneth Branagh, Hugh Grant and Imelda Staunton, and many return here to try out new and experimental work. Expect to find all kinds of shows performed, from musicals, classics, and stand-up comedy to world premieres from newcomers and established playwrights. Music, film and theatre posters cover the walls and while plays are performed in the small theatre at the back (previous incarnations include a boxing ring and a pool hall) there's also live music in the bar area out the front with free music almost every night (from around 9.30pm) from swing to rock 'n' roll, blues and jazz.

 

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Beauty And The BeastBeauty And The BeastFat Rascal Theatre presents its gender-reversed version of the classic fairy tale as a musical.2017-12-14T21:15:00+00002018-01-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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Beauty And The Beast
King Tut - A Pyramid PantoKing Tut - A Pyramid PantoCharles Court Opera's pantomime set in Ancient Egypt.2017-12-14T19:00:00+00002018-01-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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King Tut - A Pyramid Panto
All That MalarkeyAll That MalarkeyFour classically trained singers led by their dynamic MD/pianist present a classical re-imagining of contemporary favourites, topped off with sketch mash-ups.2017-12-18T21:00:00+00002017-12-18T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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All That Malarkey
EastEastSteven Berkoff's darkly comic tale based on growing up in the East End of London. Contains frequent strong language.2018-01-09T19:00:00+00002018-02-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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Canonbury Overground Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
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Elia Mews Car Park
 
9 minutes walk
 
Macclesfield Road NCP
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £84  24% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
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
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  37% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 10 minutes from The King's Head
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
 
 
 
Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £43  22% off
Central Street, EC1V | 15 minutes from The King's Head
Near to the City, and convenient for the The Barbican arts centre and Moorfields Eye Hospital, this hotel is modern, clean and functional. Equipped with its ... More
 
 
 
 
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Little Angel Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
14 Dagmar Passage, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The King's Head
The Little Angel Theatre was founded by John Wright in 1961 in a derelict temperance hall in Islington. Every type of puppet is used, and themes, ... More
 
 
 
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Almeida Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The King's Head
Along with the Donmar Warehouse, the Almeida is the most critically praised theatre in Britain. After Jonathan Kent took over in 1990, it had 14 ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Red Lion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 9 minutes from The King's Head
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 Screen on the Green
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
83 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The King's Head
One of the most striking cinema facades in the city (especially at night when it's all illuminated in startling red and white), the ... More
 
 
 
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Angel Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
The Camden Head, 2 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
Stand-up comedy every night of the week, with the programme ranging from new comedy talents to well-known TV stalwarts trying out new material. ... More
 
 
 
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Islington Assembly Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The King's Head
Opened in 1930, Islington Assembly Hall, the headquarters of the Borough of Islington, was extensively refurbished in 2010 by Islington Council to become a live music ... More
 
 
 
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The Wurzels
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 14th December 2017 - 7pm
The King's Head, Upper Street, N1 | 5 minutes from The King's Head
Seven-piece country, folk and pop outfit from Somerset, whose hits include The Combine Harvester and I Am A Cider Drinker....More
 
 
 
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CoCo And The Butterfields
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 14th December 2017 - 7pm
The King's Head, N1 Centre, Parkfield Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The King's Head
The Canterbury-based five-piece combo mixes folk and hip hop with elements of rock....More
 
 
 
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Jaykae
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 14th December 2017 - 7pm
The King's Head, N1 Centre, Parkfield Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The King's Head
Janum Khan from Birmingham brings his grime and hip hop material to the stage....More
 
 
 
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The Little Angel Theatre
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The King's Head
This innovative children's theatre provides a showcase for the art of puppetry. Founded by master puppeteer John Wilkes in the early 1960s, this small, unusual theatre ... More
 
 
 
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The Enchanted Christmas House
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
2-18 Britannia Row, N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
The immersive Enchanted Christmas House adventure for children aged between one and eight welcomes youngsters into a house of dressing up, biscuit decorating and theatre, ... More
 
 
 
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The Islington Metal Works
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V | 8 minutes from The King's Head
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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Cass Art
London > Shopping > Art and Design
66-67 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
The flagship store of this art mini-chain stocks something for everyone from the eager beginnner to the consumate expert - water colours, oils, drawing and much ... More
 
 
 
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Cass Art Islington
London > Shopping > Art and Design
66-67 Colebrooke Row, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
Art shop in Islington that also hosts drawing events. ... More
 
 
 
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Jewel
London > Shopping > Jewellery
16 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The King's Head
A showcase for two jewellery designers Lesley Vik Waddell and Kirt Holmes, this is a very pretty little shop and is filled with deliciously frivolous trinkets ... More
 
 
 
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Cafe Gallipoli Bazar
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
107 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | Same location as The King's Head
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Chinese Laundry
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
107 Upper Street, N1 | Same location as The King's Head
Chinese Laundry is a kitsch and casual dining room inspired by 80s Chinese family life and food. Designed to look like a Chinese home with decor ... More
 
 
 
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Le Sacre-Coeur
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
18 Theberton Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The King's Head
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London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 15 minutes from The King's Head
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B&H Kitchen
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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 17 minutes from The King's Head
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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 | 19 minutes from The King's Head
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Frame King's Cross
London > Leisure >
Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 17 minutes from The King's Head
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 Fencing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 17 minutes from The King's Head
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 and ... More
 
 
 
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 17 minutes from The King's Head
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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The Old Queen's Head
London > Nightlife > Pubs
44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The King's Head
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 2006 ... More
 
 
 
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The Barnsbury Freehouse and Dining Room
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The King's Head
Islington gastropub on Liverpool Road, where chef John O’Riordan (ex head chef of critically acclaimed Samphire) heads up the kitchen. Informal dining in a relaxed ... More
 
 
 
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The Drapers Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The King's Head
Ben Maschler (son of Evening Standard food critic Fay) and Nick Gibson have taken over The Drapers Arms in Islington and improved on what was already ... More
 
 
 
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Colebrookes
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
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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Dirty Martini, Islington
London > Nightlife > Bars
74 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
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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Hoxley & Porter
London > Nightlife > Bars
153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
Let the train take you on an exotic night out without actually leaving Islington as you enter Hoxley & Porter, a bar and restaurant which has ... More
 
 
 
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Little Angel Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The King's Head
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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Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The King's Head
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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Union Chapel
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The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 8 minutes from The King's Head
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Concerts | On 14th December 2017 

Islington Assembly Hall 5 minutes walk from The King's Head

Seven-piece country, folk and pop outfit from Somerset, whose hits include The Combine Harvester and I Am A Cider Drinker....More

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O2 Academy Islington 6 minutes walk from The King's Head

Janum Khan from Birmingham brings his grime and hip hop material to the stage....More

CoCo And The Butterfields
Concerts | On 14th December 2017 

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The Canterbury-based five-piece combo mixes folk and hip hop with elements of rock....More

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Electrowerkz 8 minutes walk from The King's Head

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Fifty years after the first Arte Povera show, this exhibition looks at how it has informed the work of several ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

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