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Angel Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

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Canonbury Overground Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
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Elia Mews Car Park
 
11 minutes walk
 
Macclesfield Road NCP
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  33% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 5 minutes from The Retreat
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 £70  35% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 12 minutes from The Retreat
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
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £54  32% off
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 20 minutes from The Retreat
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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Alternative Nightclubs nearest The Retreat

Nearest to The Retreat
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
EGG
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
200 York Way, King's Cross, London N7 | 18 minutes from The Retreat
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 floor ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Scala
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 19 minutes from The Retreat
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. The ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Plastic People
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
147-149 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 25 minutes from The Retreat
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 offer ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near The Retreat

The Retreat clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hoxley & Porter
London > Nightlife > Bars
153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The Retreat
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pisco Embassy
London > Nightlife > Bars
176 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Retreat
The 12 cocktails on the menu at Pisco Embassy all offer a twist on classics like the pisco sour. Drinks are expertly served by head bartender ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Simmons Angel
London > Nightlife > Bars
43 Essex Road, N1 | 3 minutes from The Retreat
Specialising in l ate night cocktails, long happy hours and disco dancing, Simmons bars have been popping up all over town ... More
 
 
 
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Events near The Retreat

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Rebecca Ferguson
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 27th February 2020 - 7pm
The Retreat, Upper Street, N1 | 3 minutes from The Retreat
The soulful pop singer from Liverpool, known as a popular runner-up from The X Factor, performs songs from her album Superwoman....More
 
 
 
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Harriet Dyer: The Dinosaur Show
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Thursday 27th February 2020 - 6.45pm-7.45pm
The Retreat, 39 Queens Head Street, N1 | 5 minutes from The Retreat
Harriet loves dinosaurs. You probably do too, so come and dip your body in her very large catacomb of chaos. Whatever happens - dinosaurs and ditties ...More
 
 
 
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Patrick Monahan: Started From The Bottom, Now I'm Here
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Thursday 27th February 2020 - 9.45pm-10.45pm
The Retreat, 39 Queens Head Street, N1 | 5 minutes from The Retreat
Energetic humour and interactive humour from the Irish-Iranian stand-up....More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The Retreat

Near The Retreat
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Almeida Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The Retreat
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Little Angel Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
14 Dagmar Passage, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Retreat
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Odeon Luxe and Dine Islington
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
13 Esther Anne Place, Islington Square, N1 | 2 minutes from The Retreat
The first of a new breed of luxury cinema, ODEON Luxe & Dine Islington goes beyond popcorn and slushies, offering gourmet food and wine, delivered to ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Retreat

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Retreat
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Little Angel Theatre
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Retreat
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Enchanted Christmas House
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
2-18 Britannia Row, N1 | 4 minutes from The Retreat
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
39a Canonbury Square, N1 | 6 minutes from The Retreat
You'll find a spectacular collection of paintings and sculpture by 20th century Italian artists at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, with a core of ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Retreat

The best shops and markets near The Retreat
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Twentytwentyone
London > Shopping > House and Garden
274 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Retreat
This interior designer's delight opened in 1996, specialising in items that add a touch of city living chic to the home. Vintage and contemporary furniture and ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Aria
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Barnsbury Hall, Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Retreat
This design-orientated lifestyle store offers a wide range to choose from. From fashion, to homeware, to cosmetics, it's all here at Aria. Pick up a pastel-coloured ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Zoots
London > Shopping > Cleaning and Repairs
2 Haven Mews, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Retreat
Zoots is a home-service dry cleaning outfit, who collect personal and household ironing, laundry and dry cleaning, delivering them back to your door as good as ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near The Retreat

What are the best dining options near The Retreat London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
La Porchetta
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
141 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | Same location as The Retreat
Pizza & Pasta ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Le Mercury
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
140A Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | Same location as The Retreat
Mains for under £6 excellent value and a good atmosphere.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Radici
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
30 Almeida Street, N1 | 1 minute from The Retreat
Celebrated chef Francesco Mazzei, chef patron of Sartoria in Mayfair, has teamed up with D&D London to create Radici, an authentic Italian ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Retreat

Near The Retreat
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 16 minutes from The Retreat
Whether a beginner, thinking of making it your career or an experienced florist, the London Flower School can help you to improve. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jenius Social
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 18 minutes from The Retreat
Islington cafe-cum-deli Jenius Social isn't just a place to enjoy fine food and carefully sourced balsamic vinegar, artisan chocolates and cured meats. It's also a ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Aga Khan Centre
London > Education > Adult Education
10 Handyside Street, N1C | 18 minutes from The Retreat
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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Leisure near The Retreat

The Retreat gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Third Space Islington
London > Leisure >
15 Esther Anne Place, Islington Square, N1 | 2 minutes from The Retreat
Luxury health club The Third Space has its sixth club and for the first time sees ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Frame King's Cross
London > Leisure >
Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 17 minutes from The Retreat
With Frame founders Pip Black and Joan Murphy set out to create a fun approach to fitness. What started out as a Shoreditch ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pancras Square Leisure
London > Leisure >
5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 18 minutes from The Retreat
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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Pubs near The Retreat

The best pubs near London The Retreat.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Barnsbury Freehouse and Dining Room
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Retreat
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Drapers Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Retreat
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Queen's Head
London > Nightlife > Pubs
44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Retreat
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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Meeting venue hire near The Retreat

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Retreat.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Little Angel Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Retreat
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Union Chapel
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 5 minutes from The Retreat
... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 18 minutes from The Retreat
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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Rebecca Ferguson
Concerts | On 27th February 2020 

Islington Assembly Hall 3 minutes walk from The Retreat

The soulful pop singer from Liverpool, known as a popular runner-up from The X Factor, performs songs from her album ...More

The Bed (toddler version)
Theatre | Until 22nd March 2020 

Little Angel Studios 3 minutes walk from The Retreat

Theatre, Children's Theatre....More

The Bed (baby version)
Theatre | Until 22nd March 2020 

Little Angel Studios 3 minutes walk from The Retreat

Theatre, Children's Theatre....More

Harriet Dyer: The Dinosaur Show
Comedy | On 27th February 2020 

The Bill Murray 5 minutes walk from The Retreat

Harriet loves dinosaurs. You probably do too, so come and dip your body in her very large catacomb of chaos. ...More

Patrick Monahan: Started From The Bottom, Now I'm Here
Comedy | On 27th February 2020 

The Bill Murray 5 minutes walk from The Retreat

Energetic humour and interactive humour from the Irish-Iranian stand-up....More

Angel Comedy
Comedy | On 27th February 2020 

The Bill Murray 5 minutes walk from The Retreat

Guest acts take to the stage for a night of laughter....More

Angel Comedy RAW
Comedy | On 27th February 2020 

Angel Comedy Club 6 minutes walk from The Retreat

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

Tullio Crali: A Futurist Life
Tullio Crali: A Futurist Life
Exhibitions | Until 11th April 2020 

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art 6 minutes walk from The Retreat

In a major new exhibition, The Estorick Collection explores Tullio Crali's love of Futurism through a display of rarely seen ...More

 
The Stitch Festival
Exhibitions | Until 1st March 2020 

Business Design Centre 6 minutes walk from The Retreat

Exhibitions & Art, Crafts....More

Escape The City
Concerts | On 27th February 2020 

O2 Academy Islington 8 minutes walk from The Retreat

A showcase of laid back and acoustic artists including Joe Dolman, Ally Thorn and Mileva....More

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Reopened in 2020 after a twenty year closure, The Connaught Grill is "back and better than ever" (Telegraph) with Jean-Georges Vongerichten in the kitchen....More

Maison Francois
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Head chef Matthew Ryle, a Masterchef: The Professionals finalist who honed his classical cooking skills ...More

 
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Following the success of Salon and Levan, Nicholas Balfe, Mark Gurney and Matt Bushnell launch ...More

 
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Montague on the Gardens: Mix It
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The Montague on the Gardens Hotel

Bottomless cocktail making experience Mix It pops upat ...More

 
The Gruffalo at Kew Gardens
Kids Events | From 4th April 

Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens)

Grab your map and paint on some whiskers this Easter ready for a Gruffalo hunt at Kew Gardens. Immersing little ones in the world of Julia Donaldson's much-loved ...More

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Kids Events | From 4th April 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums)

The IWM London invites families to enjoy a special line-up of events and activities throughout the Easter holiday, including the chance to become a spy for the day. Coinciding with the release of the latest ...More

Super Nature
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Exhibitions | From 28th March 

Garden Museum

A new art fair inspired by the joy of plants comes to the Garden Museum ...More

 
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Mama London

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Darkfield: Seance - Flight - Coma
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Lewis Cubitt Park and Square

Described as a 'multi-sensory sonic theme park' Darkfield ...More

 
Easter at the Southbank Centre
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This Easter hop down to the Southbank Centre ...More

 
Steve Martin & Martin Short: The Funniest Show In Town At The Moment
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Royal Albert Hall

The Hollywood actors, comedians and decades-long friends cross ...More

 
Shazia Mirza: Coconut
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Southbank Centre

Insightful social and cultural observations mixed with personal anecdotes from the award-winning Birmingham-born stand-up. Shazia ...More

 
Formafantasma: Cambio
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Serpentine Sackler Gallery

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