Hemingford Arms

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158 Hemingford Road, Islington, N1 1DF
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Hemingford ArmsTucked away in the sleepy back streets, the Hemingford isn’t screaming at customers “come, drink here!” It doesn’t need to. This place already has a shining reputation with locals and knowledgeable visitors alike.

Dangling from the ceiling, draped across the walls, in just about every conceivable location, is an endless menagerie of oddities; the antiquated instruments, chests, film posters spark an interest in all who visit. There are plenty of tables outside, the view’s not the best - a couple of mini-roundabouts – but it’s a choice spot to make new friends on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

This is a traditional pub which tries to maintain that time-honoured, friendly, community atmosphere. Music can be heard seeping out of the doors and windows on a regular basis, the bluegrass sessions are particularly popular.

Your thirst can be quenched with the usual range of generic beverages as well as a reasonable assortment of bitters. They inexplicably stopped serving their delicious Thai menu for a few months but now it’s back with a vengeance.


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Hilton London Islington Hotel
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53 Upper Street, N1 | 11 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 15 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 22 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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39a Canonbury Square, N1 | 11 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 11 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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Handyside Street, King's Cross, London N1C | 12 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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115 Hemingfor Road, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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45 Roman Way, Holloway, N7 | 5 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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10 Thornhill Road, Barnsbury, , Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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Jenius Social
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Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 11 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 15 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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B&H Kitchen
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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 24 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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Pancras Square Leisure
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5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 11 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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Skip Garden
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Tapper Walk, King's Cross, London N1C | 11 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 12 minutes from Hemingford Arms
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Business Design Centre
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