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Mon to Thu 12:00 - 23:00, Fri & Sat 12:00 - 00:00, Sun 12:00 - 22:30; Food Served Mon to Fri 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 22:00, Sat & Sun 12:00 - 21:00
 
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The CastleThe roof garden is the summertime attraction at The Castle but it proves popular with the Islington crowd in the less clement months too. Away from the busy Upper Street, Islington's main thoroughfare, it has an off-the-beaten-track appeal. Don't think that this means you're the first to discover it though, Friday and Saturday nights it can get pretty busy with an up-for-it crowd - great if you're on for a big night out - and weekends attract the Monopoly pub-crawlers. Lunchtimes and Sunday afternoons are a lot more sedate with the laid back tunes providing a suitable soundtrack for the affordable bar food. Menu choices include aubergine stuffed with marinated seasonal veg and minted cous cous as well as old-fashioned pub grub like fish and chips or steak and Guinness pie.

 

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LondonTown.com - The Castle Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Angel Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
King's Cross Tube Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Canonbury Overground Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Elia Mews Car Park
 
6 minutes walk
 
Skinner Street NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  35% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 1 minute from The Castle
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
 
 
 
Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £84  35% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The Castle
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
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £58  40% off
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 9 minutes from The Castle
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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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Castle
Modern British cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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The Ambassador
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
55 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 8 minutes from The Castle
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Anam
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Castle
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Dirty Martini, Islington
London > Nightlife > Bars
74 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Castle
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Colebrookes
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 8 minutes from The Castle
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London > Events > Dance  Dates: 1st to 19th August 2018
The Castle, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | 4 minutes from The Castle
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The Castle, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | 4 minutes from The Castle
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The Castle, The Camden Head, 2 Camden Passage, N1 | 6 minutes from The Castle
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418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 2 minutes from The Castle
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The Lexington
London > Entertainment > Live Music
96-98 Pentonville Road, Clerkenwell, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Castle
The Lexington is both a music venue and an English pub that thinks it's an American speakeasy. While this may sound like trying to please all ... More
 
 
 
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Sadler's Wells
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Rosebery Avenue, Islington, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 4 minutes from The Castle
Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national and ... More
 
 
 
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Angel Building
London > Attractions > Sights
407 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Castle
Launched in late 2010, the Angel Building in Islington transformed from an under-used early 1980s commercial block into an award-winning office space, reinvented by architects ... More
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V | 3 minutes from The Castle
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Exmouth Market
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 8 minutes from The Castle
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
26a Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Castle
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Fresh N Fine
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
18 Penton Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Castle
This independent supermarket between Angel and Kings Cross sells good quality organic food, Bundaberg root beer and Fentiman's cola as well as all the basics. ... More
 
 
 
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Camden Passage
London > Shopping > Markets
Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Castle
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Bill's Islington
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
9 White Lion Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The Castle
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13 Islington High Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The Castle
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The Angel Building, 405 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Castle
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16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 9 minutes from The Castle
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Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 11 minutes from The Castle
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
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London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 13 minutes from The Castle
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14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 11 minutes from The Castle
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