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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 since 2004 by Londoner Paul Michelmore, the pub has an authentic feel as a friendly local with some good ales. The Harrison opened its basement to the public in April 2012 and has since become an important venue on the folk amd Americana live music scene hosting regular live music nights. They also put on jazz, comedy, storytelling, theatre, film and sporting events. Above the pub are four simple but stylish en-suite hotel rooms - three doubles and a triple (one double and one single bed) - offering travellers an alternative place to stay in King's Cross.

 

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Irish Jam Session On The Ground Floor Of The HarrisonIrish Jam Session On The Ground Floor Of The Harrison2018-06-24T20:00:00+01002018-06-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
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Irish Jam Session On The Ground Floor Of The Harrison
Klezmer Jam SessionKlezmer Jam Session2018-07-01T20:00:00+01002018-07-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
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Klezmer Jam Session
Midnight SkyracerMidnight Skyracer2018-07-02T20:00:00+01002018-07-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
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Deya DuoDeya Duo2018-07-05T19:30:00+01002018-07-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
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Heidi Regan & Sindhu Vee: Edinburgh PreviewsHeidi Regan & Sindhu Vee: Edinburgh PreviewsComedy, Stand-Up.2018-07-06T20:00:00+01002018-07-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
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Heidi Regan & Sindhu Vee: Edinburgh Previews
Ed Gamble & Mat Ewins: Edinburgh PreviewsEd Gamble & Mat Ewins: Edinburgh PreviewsComedy, Sketch.2018-07-07T20:00:00+01002018-07-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
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Ed Gamble & Mat Ewins: Edinburgh Previews
Irish Jam SessionIrish Jam Session2018-07-08T20:00:00+01002018-07-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Irish Jam Session
Eastern European Jam SessionEastern European Jam Session2018-07-12T20:00:00+01002018-07-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
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Free EventOn Soon
Eastern European Jam Session
Garrett Millerick & Micky Overman: Edinburgh PreviewsGarrett Millerick & Micky Overman: Edinburgh PreviewsComedy, Stand-Up.2018-07-13T20:00:00+01002018-07-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
Category: event
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Garrett Millerick & Micky Overman: Edinburgh Previews
Lucy Porter & Ben Pope: Edinburgh PreviewsLucy Porter & Ben Pope: Edinburgh PreviewsComedy, Stand-Up.2018-07-15T20:00:00+01002018-07-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
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Lucy Porter & Ben Pope: Edinburgh Previews
 

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Underground Stations

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King's Cross Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Russell Square Tube Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Camden Road Overground Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Judd Street NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Brunswick Square NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Goodenough Club
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  33% off
23 Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N | 5 minutes from The Harrison
Blending the traditional with the modern, the Goodenbough Club aims to help guests make a home away from home with its four-star accommodation. Housed within five ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £80  27% off
Coram Street, WC1N | 6 minutes from The Harrison
This is a smart, modern hotel located in one of the Capital's oldest and most beautiful areas. Bloomsbury is a great place to stay since it's ... More
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £57  30% off
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 6 minutes from The Harrison
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 Pubs nearest The Harrison

The best pubs near London The Harrison.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Harrison
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | Same location as The Harrison
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Marquis Cornwallis
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 5 minutes from The Harrison
Always a popular choice for local workers and tourists taking in the delights of Bloomsbury, Marquis Cornwallis , located on Marchmont Street, close ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near The Harrison

The Harrison clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Big Chill House
London > Nightlife > Bars
257-259 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, King's Cross, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Harrison
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Scala
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Harrison
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
Smithy's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
16-17 Leeke Street, King's Cross, London WC1X | 5 minutes from The Harrison
An unexpected surprise, located in a King’s Cross backstreet you never knew existed, yet still only a five-minute walk from the tube, this wine-bar-cum-restaurant offers a ... More
 
 
 
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Irish Jam Session On The Ground Floor Of The Harrison
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 24th June 2018 - 8pm
The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, WC1H | Same location as The Harrison
...More
 
 
 
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Katharina Grosse: Prototypes of Imagination
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 16th May to 27th July 2018 - 10am-6pm
The Harrison, 6-24 Britannia Street, WC1X | 5 minutes from The Harrison
Grosse's first major gallery exhibition in London, following her acclaimed installation This Drove My Mother Up the Wall at South London Gallery last autumn. Widely known ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Chloe Dewe Mathews: In Search Of Frankenstein
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 13th April to 1st July 2018 - Various Times
The Harrison, 96 Euston Road, NW1 | 6 minutes from The Harrison
Photographs that explore the environmental and social issues of our time through the themes of Mary Shelley's famous novel....More
 
 
 
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Scala
London > Entertainment > Live Music
275 Pentonville Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Harrison
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
Curzon Bloomsbury
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
The Brunswick, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from The Harrison
The arthouse Renoir Cinema underwent a major refurbishment in 2015 by The Curzon Cinema Group. Reopening as the Curzon Bloomsbury, the new name pays homage to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 7 minutes from The Harrison
As the name suggests, The Horse Hospital wasn't always the modern arts venue it is today. Once home to sick and injured horses - many references ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Harrison

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Harrison
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Foundling Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from The Harrison
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
6-24 Britannia Street, King's Cross, London WC1X | 5 minutes from The Harrison
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Coram's Fields
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
93 Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from The Harrison
Coram's Fields is a special place for children where adults are allowed in only if accompanied by a child. Tucked away in the city centre it ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Harrison

The best shops and markets near The Harrison
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Gay's the Word
London > Shopping > Books
66 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from The Harrison
A broad selection of gay and lesbian interest books ranging from fiction, through biography, travel and counselling. Magazines and cards are also on offer.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Alara Wholefoods
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
58 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from The Harrison
Alara Wholefoods Health shop on Marchmont Street has been recommended by one of our readers, poet Kim Morrissey, who took the trouble to write in to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
School of Life
London > Shopping > Specialists
70 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from The Harrison
The School of Life offers so much more than your average shopping experience. In fact, it doesn't do it justice to label it a mere shop ... More
 
 
 
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North Sea Fish Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
7 Leigh Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 4 minutes from The Harrison
Fish & Chips ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Searcys St Pancras
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Upper Concourse Euston Road, St Pancras International Station, Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 4 minutes from The Harrison
Opposite the champagne bar on the upper concourse of St Pancras International train station is the Searcys St Pancras Restaurant, stylishly modelled by ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Karpo
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
23-27 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 4 minutes from The Harrison
Karpo, a restaurant owned by the Megaro Hotel and housed within a muraled King's Cross building which "looks like a self-consciously hip Dutch youth hostel" (Jay ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Harrison

Near The Harrison
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 7 minutes from The Harrison
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 8 minutes from The Harrison
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
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 9 minutes from The Harrison
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 Harrison gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 6 minutes from The Harrison
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
31 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 10 minutes from The Harrison
Inspired by the skills and techniques of the Ottoman Empire's barbers, Ted's Grooming Room provides a sanctuary for men seeking the perfect shave. With ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 11 minutes from The Harrison
Swimming lessons for children and aquaphobic adults. This is one of the more popular swimming schools in London, and one of the most long-running, with over ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near The Harrison

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Harrison.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Foundling Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from The Harrison
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 6 minutes from The Harrison
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 9 minutes from The Harrison
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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First Amongst Equals
First Amongst Equals
Exhibitions | Until 13th January 2019 

The Foundling Museum 3 minutes walk from The Harrison

The Foundling Museum celebrates the remarkable women who have shaped contemporary British society with the year-long First Amongst Equals. Spanning ...More

 
Voices from the Deep
Voices from the Deep
Exhibitions | Until 13th January 2019 

The Postal Museum and Mail Rail 7 minutes walk from The Harrison

More than 700 personal letters, trapped at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Ireland for 70 ...More

 
Time Unwrapped
Time Unwrapped
Concerts | Until 31st December 2018 

Kings Place 9 minutes walk from The Harrison

Kings Place celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with twelve-month series, Time Unwrapped. The year-long event, which has been curated ...More

 
Rotunda Bar & Restaurant: Rum Garden By The Water
Rotunda Bar & Restaurant: Rum Garden By The Water
Foodie Events | Until 1st September 2018 

Rotunda Bar and Restaurant 9 minutes walk from The Harrison

This summer, Rotunda Bar & Restaurant transforms its popular canal-side terrace into a tropical Rum Garden with chocolate orange rum ...More

 
Fishbach
Concerts | On 25th June 2018 

The Lexington 9 minutes walk from The Harrison

The singer from Dieppe performs her own take on the pop genre....More

London 1938: Defending 'Degenerate' German Art
Exhibitions | Until 14th September 2018 

The Wiener Library 10 minutes walk from The Harrison

The exhibition explores the history and context of an exhibition held in 1938 at the New Burlington Galleries in London, ...More

The Beach Bar at The Montague
The Beach Bar at The Montague
Seasonal | Until 21st September 2018 

Afternoon Tea at The Montague 10 minutes walk from The Harrison

Enjoy a Bahamian beach setting, complete with real sand underfoot and a beach-hut style thatched roof, at The Beach Bar ...More

 
Teeth
Teeth
Exhibitions | Until 16th September 2018 

Wellcome Collection 11 minutes walk from The Harrison

The first exhibition to chart the history of the teeth profession and how it has shaped the way we live ...More

 
Somewhere In Between
Somewhere In Between
Exhibitions | Until 27th August 2018 

Wellcome Collection 11 minutes walk from The Harrison

Four contemporary artists worked together with scientists to question what it means to be human in the 21st Century. From ...More

 
Mauricio Valenzuela & Mario Fonseca: Fragmented Dialogues
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2018 

Austin/Desmond Fine Art 12 minutes walk from The Harrison

Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More

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Azure mosaic tiles and a peseta-topped bar set the tone for this Spanish restaurant overlooking the Museum of Childhood's gardens....More

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Beef & Brew
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Jessica Simmons and Daniel Nathan deliver quality steaks that don't break the bank in a ...More

 
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Stokey Bears, the burger joint from street food veteran Burger Bear, has its second site ...More

 
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Taking five Georgian townhouses and combining them into one hotel, The Academy underwent a multi-million-pound ...More

 
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In July 2018, Adam Handling launches his biggest venture to date, moving The Frog E1 ...More

 
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In June 2018 Dan Doherty reopened The Royal Oak with little fanfare and some really ...More

 
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The 14th yoga studio from MoreYoga, this Tower Bridge space has an intimate feel with ...More

 
Armed Forces Day Festival
Kids Events | On 30th June 

RAF Museum

On Saturday 30th June 2018 the RAF Museum officially re-opens its doors for a free festival celebrating its multi-million pound refurbishment on the same day as the Armed Forces Day Festival. The double celebration is ...More

RAF100 Parade and Flypast
Exhibitions | On 10th July 

The Mall

On Tuesday 10th July, one hundred days after the official 100th birthday of the Royal Air Force, up to 100 aircraft representing the RAF's history will fly over Buckingham Palace. In the hour and a ...More

V For
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Foodie Events | From 1st August 

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This August, the Old Truman Brewery hosts brand new vegan lifestyle festival, V For. Offering ...More

 
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Jim's Cafe
Dining 

Serving steak and eggs and liquorice whiskey sours in Clapton, Jim's Cafe is one of ...More

 
Soane's Kitchen
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Dining 

Inside the original walled kitchen garden at Pitzhanger Manor, Soane's Kitchen is a beautiful cafe ...More

 
Royal Opera: Don Giovanni
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Concerts | From 29th June 

Royal Opera House

Kasper Holten's "thoughtul and attentive" (Telegraph) 2014 production of Mozart's drama returns to the Royal ...More

 
The Muppets Take The O2
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Theatre | From 13th July 

The O2 Arena

They've been entertaining audiences for over 60 years but this is the first time the ...More

 
This Is Not For You
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Theatre | From 30th June 

Royal Artillery Square

The world premiere of Graeae Theatre Company's moving tribute to Britain's wounded soldiers, directed by ...More

 
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
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Theatre | From 4th January 

National Theatre

Cate Blanchett makes her debut at the National ...More

 
Nederlands Dans Theater 1
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Dance | From 26th June 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

The Dutch dance company, "One of world dance's truly great companies" (Daily Telegraph), performs two ...More

 
Wimbledon in Victoria Embankment Gardens
Wimbledon in Victoria Embankment Gardens
Sporting Events | From 2nd July 

Victoria Embankment Gardens

Wimbledon will be screened by the Bandstand in ...More

 
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With events taking place in the parks and gardens, in the car parks and on ...More

 
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