The Grand Union  

 
 
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153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1RA
 
 
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Mon to Wed 5pm-12midnight, Thu 5pm-1am, Fri 5pm-3.30am, Sun 12noon-12midnight
 

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The Grand UnionThere are several pubs dotted around town all called The Grand Union - and all of them owned by the same group, Canyon Entertainment Ltd. - set up by Adam Marshall and Adam Saword. Their six London sites are: Camden, Brixton, Twickenham, Islington, Kentish Town and Kennington. Each serves up a reliable formula of burgers and salads, beers and cocktails, in a comfy sofa-surrounded setting. The original Grand Union at 102-104 Camden Road backs onto the Grand Union Canal - hence the name, adopted by the other bars.

 

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Angel Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
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Canonbury Overground Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
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Elia Mews Car Park
 
12 minutes walk
 
Macclesfield Road NCP
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  28% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The Grand Union
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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