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28 Harrison Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 8JF
 
 
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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.

 

The Harrison events

 
Traditional Irish Music SessionTraditional Irish Music Session2020-01-26T20:00:00+00002020-01-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
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Traditional Irish Music Session
Aurora D'AmicoAurora D'Amico2020-02-05T19:30:00+00002020-02-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
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Near East CollectiveNear East Collective2020-02-09T19:30:00+00002020-02-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
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Near East Collective
Jess Distill And Little GiddingJess Distill And Little Gidding2020-02-25T19:30:00+00002020-02-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
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Jess Distill And Little Gidding
Henry ParkerHenry Parker2020-02-27T19:30:00+00002020-02-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
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Henry Parker
Katie SpencerKatie SpencerThe Yorkshire native performs original folk with influences ranging from John Martyn to Americana.2020-03-26T19:30:00+00002020-03-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
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Katie Spencer
Ellie GowersEllie Gowers2020-04-09T19:30:00+01002020-04-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
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Ellie Gowers
AvocetAvocet2020-04-15T19:30:00+01002020-04-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Harrison, 28  Harrison Street      WC1H 8JF
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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
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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Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  34% 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 £53  34% 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
 
 
 
Hilton London Euston Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £101  21% off
17-18 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H | 8 minutes from The Harrison
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
 
 
 
 
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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.
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Double Standard
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Standard London, 10 Argyle Street, WC1H | 3 minutes from The Harrison
Part of Adam Rawson's ground floor takeover of The Standard London hotel - he also heads up British restaurant Isla - Double Standard is an ... More
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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American Pastoral
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd January to 14th March 2020 - 10am-6pm
The Harrison, 6-24 Britannia Street, WC1X | 5 minutes from The Harrison
Taking its title from Philip Roth's 1997 novel, this group show juxtaposes modern and contemporary works with historical American landscapes....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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Buddhism
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th October 2019 to 25th February 2020
The Harrison, 96 Euston Road, NW1 | 6 minutes from The Harrison
It has an estimated one billion followers across the world today, Buddhism is the subject of a major exhibition at the British Library in autumn 2019. ...More
 
 
 
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Beautiful Books: Dickens And The Business Of Christmas
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th November 2019 to 19th April 2020 - 10am-5pm
The Harrison, 48 Doughty Street, WC1N | 6 minutes from The Harrison
A display exploring a Victorian publishing phenomenon and a string of Christmas books by Charles Dickens that continue to influence the season more than 170 years ...More
 
 
 
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Near The Harrison
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London Welsh Centre
London > Entertainment >
157-163 Gray's Inn Road, WC1X | 4 minutes from The Harrison
A cultural and community centre on Grays Inn Road the London Welsh Centre has been promoting Welsh culture and language in London since ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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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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Restaurants near The Harrison

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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, ... 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.
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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 | 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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Beautiful Books: Dickens And The Business Of Christmas
Exhibitions | Until 19th April 2020 

Charles Dickens Museum 6 minutes walk from The Harrison

A display exploring a Victorian publishing phenomenon and a string of Christmas books by Charles Dickens that continue to influence ...More

Buddhism
Buddhism
Exhibitions | Until 25th February 2020 

British Library 6 minutes walk from The Harrison

It has an estimated one billion followers across the world today, Buddhism is the subject of a major exhibition at ...More

 
Follow Through Collective / Dylan Poirot Canton / SBB DANCE
Dance | On 21st January 2020 

The Place 7 minutes walk from The Harrison

Follow Through Collective's 1 Click Away is an immersive dance performance that playfully uses packaging materials to create temporary sculptures ...More

Space Frames: Granary Square
Space Frames: Granary Square
Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2020 

Granary Square 9 minutes walk from The Harrison

They lit up Coal Drops Yard last winter. Now, from January 2020, Space Frames adds illuminated archways to Granary Square, ...More

 
Play Well
Play Well
Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2020 

Wellcome Collection 11 minutes walk from The Harrison

The Wellcome Collection explores the power of play and the important role it has in society for adults and children ...More

 
Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery: Misbehaving Bodies
Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery: Misbehaving Bodies
Exhibitions | Until 26th January 2020 

Wellcome Collection 11 minutes walk from The Harrison

Two artists who have lived with chronic illnesses explore how debilitating disease can shape the way we think about the ...More

 
Wellcome Collection: Being Human
Wellcome Collection: Being Human
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2021 

Wellcome Collection 11 minutes walk from The Harrison

Replacing Medicine Now as a permanent display at the Wellcome Collection, Being Human is a free exhibition which takes a ...More

 
Living with art: Picasso to Celmins
Living with art: Picasso to Celmins
Exhibitions | Until 5th March 2020 

British Museum 12 minutes walk from The Harrison

Works by everyone from Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse to David Hockney and Bridget Riley go on display at the ...More

 
Troy: Myth and Reality
Troy: Myth and Reality
Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2020 

British Museum 12 minutes walk from The Harrison

Be enchanted by the epic legend of the city of Troy, the place which inspired Greek myths about a horse ...More

 
Inspired By The East: How The Islamic World Influenced Western Art
Inspired By The East: How The Islamic World Influenced Western Art
Exhibitions | Until 26th January 2020 

British Museum 12 minutes walk from The Harrison

Covering five centuries of artistic interaction, Inspired by the east: how the Islamic world influenced western art explores how western ...More

 

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Covering the period from the end of the Second World War to the election of Margaret Thatcher in 1979, After Empire: Photographing Britain and the World explores a ...More

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Unearthed: Photography's Roots
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Founding member of the Royal Academy and one of the most successful artists of her time, Angelica Kauffman is the subject of a major exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in 2020. Recognised as ...More

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Concerts | From 18th May 

Riverside Studios

After previously wowing audiences with her West End ...More

 
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Exhibitions | From 1st May 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

In 2020, the V&A celebrates the significant contribution ...More

 
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Exhibitions | From 16th May 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

This spring, the V&A explores the development of ...More

 
The Croft
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Theatre | From 31st March 

Richmond Theatre

The Original Theatre Company's new thriller The Croft is given its world premiere in 2020 ...More

 
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Foodie Events | On 25th January 

Peckham Levels

Following a successful debut in 2019, the Peckham ...More

 
Charles Merser & Co.
Charles Merser & Co.
Drinking 

Signposted by The Post & Hound on its window, Charles Merser & Co. is a ...More

 
Victoria Tavern
Drinking 

Craft beers, pizza and big screen sports are served at this Frontier owned Victorian pub on Holloway Road with a Plonk crazy golf club on the first floor....More

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The Bill Murray
Entertainment 

The Bill Murray is a comedy club by Angel Comedy with a performance space, a ...More

 
Everyman Crystal Palace
Entertainment 

One of ten Everyman cinemas in London, this venue in Crystal Palace comes with fours screens which can seat between 40 and 148 people....More

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Lee Valley Regional Park stretches 26 miles along the River Lee from Ware in Hertfordshire ...More

 
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