The Driver  

 
 
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2-4 Wharfdale Road, King's Cross, London N1 9RY
 
 
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Weekdays: 4.30pm-12midnight; Sat: 6pm-12midnight; Sun: closed
 

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The DriverProving that King's Cross is far from the dive so many people claim, The Driver is a stylish, multi-purpose boutique venue, and certainly the area's only four-story building with vertical living wall covering its exterior. For those peculiar green credentials alone, The Driver has pole position over its neighbouring waterholes and eateries. The ground floor houses a relaxed drinking and dining area in the gastropub mould; upstairs a smarter restaurant space caters for fine diners during the week before the tables are cleared for a dancefloor on the weekend. The third floor is a kind of Philippe Starck love-in with its lounge of fancy chairs and accessories, while the third floor is a VIP area for "discerning guests". Above all this, an open air roof terrace looks and feels as if it's perched above the Mediterranean rather than the sprawling King's Cross metropolis. Brought to you by the people behind Pacha and the now defunct The Cross nightclub, The Driver is an excellent example of how to transform an otherwise uninspiring building into something with great allure and potential. The obvious concern is that the place is trying to spread its net too far - but you know what, it might just work.

 

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King's Cross Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Angel Tube Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
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Camden Road Overground Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
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Judd Street NCP
 
10 minutes walk
 
Brunswick Square NCP
 
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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  33% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 8 minutes from The Driver
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
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Kings Cross - Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £53  25% off
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 11 minutes from The Driver
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
 
 
 
Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  35% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 13 minutes from The Driver
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
 
 
 
 
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T.E.D (Think.Eat.Drink) Restaurant
London > Restaurants >
47-51 Caledonian Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Driver
T.E.D (Think.Eat.Drink) restaurant puts the 'green' into gourmet with quality ingredients cooked in a way that makes the most of their nutritional benefits. So whether you ... More
 
 
 
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Rotunda Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Driver
This canal side bar and restaurant is a pleasant place to stop off if you're wondering around the Kings Place development. Not exactly on the beaten ... More
 
 
 
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Project Pizza
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1 | 2 minutes from The Driver
The Green & Fortune Cafe, a cafe in the atrium of arts hub Kings Place which sources beef and lamb from its own Northumberland farm, is ... More
 
 
 
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Adrian Brendel, Henning Kraggerud & Imogen Cooper: Beethoven Trios & Variations
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 25th January 2017 - 7.30pm
The Driver, 90 York Way, N1 | 2 minutes from The Driver
The group performs the composer's Variations On 'Bei Mannern, Welche Liebe Fuhlen', Based On The Magic Flute By Mozart, Piano Trio In E Flat, No 1 ...More
 
 
 
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The Guilty Feminist
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Monday 23rd and Wednesday 25th January 2017 - 7.30pm
The Driver, 90 York Way, N1 | 2 minutes from The Driver
Join comedian Deborah Frances-White and a guest host for a comedy podcast recorded in front of a live audience, to discuss topics all 21st century feminists ...More
 
 
 
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The Tale Of Kitty-In-Boots
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 2nd September 2016 to 5th February 2017 - 10am-6pm
The Driver, 2 Granary Square, N1C | 6 minutes from The Driver
Quentin Blake's original illustrations for the rediscovered and unpublished Beatrix Potter manuscript, The Tale Of Kitty-in-Boots....More
 
 
 
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Kings Place
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Driver
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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Scala
London > Entertainment > Live Music
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Driver
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
 
 
 
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Platform Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
University Of The Arts London, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 4 minutes from The Driver
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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London Canal Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
12-13 New Wharf Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 1 minute from The Driver
A trip to the Canal Museum reveals there's more to London's man-made waterways than just enjoying a day out in a narrow boat. You'll learn about ... More
 
 
 
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Guardian News & Media Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Driver
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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Granary Square
London > Attractions >
Good's Way, King's Cross, London N1C | 4 minutes from The Driver
The same size as Trafalgar Square, Granary Square is at the heart of King's Cross where the Eurostar departs and emerged as part of the ... More
 
 
 
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Drink Shop & Do
London > Shopping >
9 Caledonian Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Driver
Drink Shop & Do is a unique fusion of design shop and café bar, selling products from emerging designers alongside vintage furniture and home wares. Located ... More
 
 
 
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Lola's Cupcakes, King's Cross
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Northern Ticket Hall, King's Cross St Pancras Station, Euston Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Driver
Sweet to taste, cute to look at and made with natural ingredients, Lola's Cupcakes can hold their own when it comes to the coveted title of ... More
 
 
 
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Waitrose Kings Cross
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
1 Wharf Road, N1C | 4 minutes from The Driver
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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Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 4 minutes from The Driver
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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The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 12 minutes from The Driver
London's specialist venue for contemporary dance, The Place plays a role in every aspect of this fast-growing art form. The London Contemporary Dance School offers degrees ... More
 
 
 
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B&H Kitchen
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 15 minutes from The Driver
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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Frame King's Cross
London > Leisure >
Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 4 minutes from The Driver
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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St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 7 minutes from The Driver
The lavishly restored St Pancras Renaissance Hotel has attracted a lot of attention since opening in 2011 as part of the grand Eurostar relocation. The Hotel's ... More
 
 
 
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Pancras Square Leisure
London > Leisure >
5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 7 minutes from The Driver
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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The Betjeman Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
Unit 53, St. Pancras International, King's Cross, London NW1 | 7 minutes from The Driver
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Harrison
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 8 minutes from The Driver
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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The Crown
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from The Driver
Modern British cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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VOC
London > Nightlife > Bars
2 Varnishers Yard, Regents Quarter, King's Cross, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Driver
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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Scala
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Driver
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
 
 
 
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The Big Chill House
London > Nightlife > Bars
257-259 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, King's Cross, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Driver
From the outside, The Big Chill House building looks spectacular, a floodlit white townhouse that puts the grimy environs of King's Cross to shame. The interior ... More
 
 
 
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Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Driver
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 | 8 minutes from The Driver
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 | 11 minutes from The Driver
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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Holocaust Memorial Day Event: Starting Over: Reconstituted Jewish Families After The Holocaust
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The Wiener Library 13 minutes walk from The Driver

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Child Poverty Action Group: Improving Children's Life Chances
Exhibitions | On 25th January 2017 

Waterstone's - Gower Street 15 minutes walk from The Driver

In a new book 'Improving children's life chances', published by the Child Poverty Action Group, leading experts in fields including ...More

Making Nature: How we see animals
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Exhibitions | Until 21st May 2017 

Wellcome Collection 20 minutes walk from The Driver

Part of the Wellcome Collection's year-long exploration of our relationship with the natural world, Making Nature: How we see animals ...More

 
Jessica Nina Barlow /Limb Dance Co /Awake Dance Company
Dance | On 25th January 2017 

The Place 20 minutes walk from The Driver

Jessica Nina Barlow choreographs All In Minor for Abigail Montalto and Kristina Hay. Limb Dance Co tackle Abstract Romanticism and ...More

5 Encounters On A Site Called Craigslist
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Camden People's Theatre 22 minutes walk from The Driver

A work-in-progress comic solo show about a man's self-sabotaged attempts to know those around him, which considers the extent to ...More

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Exhibitions | On 25th January 2017 

Camden People's Theatre 22 minutes walk from The Driver

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Morale Is High (Since We Gave Up Hope)
Theatre | Until 26th January 2017 

Camden People's Theatre 22 minutes walk from The Driver

A theatre-meets-gig performance that seeks to predict what will happen between now and the next general election in 2020. Throughout ...More

Burns Night Poetry Slam
Exhibitions | On 25th January 2017 

The Well 23 minutes walk from The Driver

Literary & Education, Poetry....More

Victorian Entertainments: There Will Be Fun
Victorian Entertainments: There Will Be Fun
Exhibitions | Until 12th February 2017 

British Library 23 minutes walk from The Driver

The British Library invites visitors to take a trip back in time this autumn with its new exhibition Victorian Entertainments: ...More

 
Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line
Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line
Exhibitions | Until 1st March 2017 

British Library 23 minutes walk from The Driver

Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line looks into how maps made the world we live in. The exhibition ...More

 

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