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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  40% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 9 minutes from Gem
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
 
 
 
DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  32% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 15 minutes from Gem
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
 
 
 
Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £64  37% off
Central Street, EC1V | 21 minutes from Gem
Near to the City, and convenient for the The Barbican arts centre and Moorfields Eye Hospital, this hotel is modern, clean and functional. Equipped with its ... More
 
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cafe Gallipoli Again
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
120 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Gem
... More
 
 
 
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Cafe Gallipoli Bazar
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
107 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Gem
... More
 
 
 
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Afghan Kitchen
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
35 Islington Green, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from Gem
Angel is full of exotic eateries, many of them ridiculously overpriced, and so Afghan Kitchen comes as a spice-infused gust of fresh air. 'Kitchen' is indeed ... More
 
 
 
 
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Dining near Gem

Near Gem
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ziloufs
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
270 Upper Street, N12UQ | 1 minute from Gem
Pan-Asian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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The Fish & Chip Shop
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
189 Upper Street, N1 | 1 minute from Gem
Since opening in June 2013, The Fish & Chip Shop in Islington has been giving diners an upmarket, quality fish 'n chippie. Owned by former CEO ... More
 
 
 
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The Dolls House Islington
London > Restaurants >
181 Upper Street, N1 | 1 minute from Gem
Quentin Blake style drawings and trompe l'oeil wallpapers drawn on with monochrome marker pen set the tone at The Dolls House, the second such venture from ... More
 
 
 
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Margo Price
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 19th January 2017 - 7pm
Gem, Upper Street, N1 | 2 minutes from Gem
Hailing from Nashville, the singer-songwriter performs Americana and blues....More
 
 
 
Today Only
Yasamaya Dair Muzikli: Genco Erkal
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Thursday 19th January 2017 - 7pm
Gem, Compton Terrace, N1 | 2 minutes from Gem
Genco Erkal's new musical play about Nazim Hikmet in Turkish....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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Mary Stuart
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd December 2016 to 21st January 2017
Gem, Almeida Street, N1 | 5 minutes from Gem
Following critical acclaimed productions of Uncle Vanya and Oresteia, associate director of the Almeida Theatre Robert Icke now presents an adaptation of Friedrich Schiller's Mary Stuart. ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Gem

Near Gem
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Islington Assembly Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Gem
Opened in 1930, Islington Assembly Hall, the headquarters of the Borough of Islington, was extensively refurbished in 2010 by Islington Council to become a live music ... More
 
 
 
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Hen & Chickens Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
109 St Paul's Road, N1 | 4 minutes from Gem
A wonderful night out on London's thriving fringe scene can be had at the Hen and Chickens Theatre, which sits above the cosy, candlelit pub that shares ... More
 
 
 
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Almeida Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Gem
Along with the Donmar Warehouse, the Almeida is the most critically praised theatre in Britain. After Jonathan Kent took over in 1990, it had 14 ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Gem

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Gem
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
39a Canonbury Square, N1 | 3 minutes from Gem
You'll find a spectacular collection of paintings and sculpture by 20th century Italian artists at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, with a core of ... More
 
 
 
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The Little Angel Theatre
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Gem
This innovative children's theatre provides a showcase for the art of puppetry. Founded by master puppeteer John Wilkes in the early 1960s, this small, unusual theatre ... More
 
 
 
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The Enchanted Christmas House
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
2-18 Britannia Row, N1 | 7 minutes from Gem
The immersive Enchanted Christmas House adventure for children aged between one and eight welcomes youngsters into a house of dressing up, biscuit decorating and theatre, ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Gem

The best shops and markets near Gem
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Gill Wing Cookshop
London > Shopping > Bath and Kitchen
190 Upper Street, N1 | 1 minute from Gem
The seed for the Gill Wing Cookshop was sewn in early 1980s when Tim and Gill Wing started out by making ceramics and selling their wares ... More
 
 
 
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Euphorium Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
202 Upper Street, N1 | 1 minute from Gem
This traditional bakery, drawing on British and Gallic roots, has made an indelible mark on the foodies of Islington. With nearly twenty types of bread - ... More
 
 
 
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Aria
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Barnsbury Hall, Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Gem
This design-orientated lifestyle store offers a wide range to choose from. From fashion, to homeware, to cosmetics, it's all here at Aria. Pick up a pastel-coloured ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Gem

Near Gem
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Jenius Social
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 14 minutes from Gem
Islington cafe-cum-deli Jenius Social isn't just a place to enjoy fine food and carefully sourced balsamic vinegar, artisan chocolates and cured meats. It's also a ... 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 | 22 minutes from Gem
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
B&H Kitchen
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 23 minutes from Gem
Featuring six catering stations, a demonstration bench and a communal dining table, B&H Kitchen , the cookery school from Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, guides Londoners ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Gem

Gem gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pancras Square Leisure
London > Leisure >
5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 18 minutes from Gem
Located in the heart of Kings Cross, Pancras Square Leisure centre offers a 25 metre swimming pool, smaller teaching pool, two exercise studios with over 25 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Skip Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Tapper Walk, King's Cross, London N1C | 19 minutes from Gem
A mobile allotment on the King's Cross development site, The Skip Garden puts construction workers' big bins to green use. Built on one of the largest ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Frame King's Cross
London > Leisure >
Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 19 minutes from Gem
With Frame founders Pip Black and Joan Murphy set out to create a fun approach to fitness. What started out as a Shoreditch ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Gem

The best pubs near London Gem.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Barnsbury Freehouse and Dining Room
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Gem
Islington gastropub on Liverpool Road, where chef John O’Riordan (ex head chef of critically acclaimed Samphire) heads up the kitchen. Informal dining in a relaxed ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Drapers Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Gem
Ben Maschler (son of Evening Standard food critic Fay) and Nick Gibson have taken over The Drapers Arms in Islington and improved on what was already ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Marquess Tavern
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
32 Canonbury Street, Islington, N1 | 6 minutes from Gem
The Marquess Tavern opened May 2006 and has subsequently won a number of awards including Time Out Gastropub of the Year the very year it opened. ... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Gem

Gem clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pisco Embassy
London > Nightlife > Bars
176 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Gem
The 12 cocktails on the menu at Pisco Embassy all offer a twist on classics like the pisco sour. Drinks are expertly served by head bartender ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hoxley & Porter
London > Nightlife > Bars
153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Gem
Let the train take you on an exotic night out without actually leaving Islington as you enter Hoxley & Porter, a bar and restaurant which has ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Colebrookes
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from Gem
If the Government want to encourage more of a European café culture, they should send someone down to Colebrookes to take a look. Colebrookes takes the ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Gem

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Gem.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Union Chapel
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 1 minute from Gem
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Little Angel Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Gem
A teeny, tiny and wonderful puppet theatre located in a hidden side road backing onto a green church yard ideal for spontaneous picnics with goodies from ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 10 minutes from Gem
Exhibitors love this venue and it's easy to see why. The Business Design Centre in Islington is in a great location just one mile from The ... More
 
 
 
 

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TBT
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th March 2017 

The Big Chill House 24 minutes walk from Gem

The resident DJ spins a mixture of 1980s and 1990s dance, Motown and rock'n'roll....More

Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes
Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes
Dance | Until 29th January 2017 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 1.37 miles from Gem

Dance master Matthew Bourne takes on Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's film and Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale to create new ...More

 
Mona
Concerts | On 19th January 2017 

The Lexington 1.4 miles from Gem

The five-piece outfit from Nashville led by Nick Brown perform indie rock....More

Stop Making Sense
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 19th January 2017 

The Lexington 1.4 miles from Gem

Guests and residents supplies glam, post punk, pop, indie and electronica....More

Springderella
Theatre | Until 20th January 2017 

Kings Place 1.49 miles from Gem

Amateur pantomime fundraising event....More

Stuart McCallum & Mike Walker: The Space Between
Concerts | On 19th January 2017 

Kings Place 1.49 miles from Gem

The two highly regard jazz guitarists, who met nearly 20 years ago when McCallum was Walker's student, play music from ...More

London Art Fair
London Art Fair
Exhibitions | Until 22nd January 2017 

Business Design Centre 1.75 miles from Gem

Now in its 29th year, the London Art Fair at the Business Design Centre shows no signs of losing its ...More

 
Mary Stuart
Mary Stuart
Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

Almeida Theatre 2.03 miles from Gem

Following critical acclaimed productions of Uncle Vanya and Oresteia, associate director of the Almeida Theatre Robert Icke now presents an ...More

 
A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings
A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings
Kids Events | Until 29th January 2017 

Little Angel Theatre 2.05 miles from Gem

Gabriel Garcia Marquez's magical tale is brought to life in a spellbinding collaboration between the Little Angel puppet theatre and ...More

 
Margo Price
Concerts | On 19th January 2017 

Islington Assembly Hall 2.2 miles from Gem

Hailing from Nashville, the singer-songwriter performs Americana and blues....More

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Lorne Restaurant
Dining 

Owned by sommelier Katie Exton (who has come here directly from The River Cafe) and chef Peter Hall, Lorne Restaurant aims to make fine wine more approachable....More

Radio Alice
Radio Alice
Dining 

Brothers Matteo and Salvatore Aloe have teamed up with Gails co-founder to create Radio Alice ...More

 
Bel-Air New Fetter Lane
Bel-Air New Fetter Lane
Dining 

Founder Andrew Bredon, who co-founded travel website Secret Escapes, brings a slice of Californian living ...More

 
MOCA London
Attractions 

The Museum of Contemporary Art, London, first opened in the Bellenden Renewal Area in South London in January 2004....More

Club Mexicana
Club Mexicana
Dining 

Club Mexicana makes great-tasting Mexican food that just happens to be vegan....More

 
The Petersham Hotel
The Petersham Hotel
Hotels 

Built in 1865, The Petersham Hotel stands high on Richmond Hill, overlooking the Thames....More

 
Hai Cenato
Hai Cenato
Dining 

Casual New York-Italian style Hai Cenato is the first Italian restaurant from Jason Atherton....More

 
Borough Plates
Borough Plates
Dining 

A two-month pop-up showcasing the wonderful ingredients you can get at Borough Market, Borough Plates ...More

 
Bedales at Leadenhall
Drinking 

A hidden wine bar and vault found beneath the cobblestone alleys of Leadenhall Market. ...More

Marian Goodman Gallery
Marian Goodman Gallery
Attractions 

Described by The Guardian as the "gallerist with the golden touch" Marian Goodman opened her ...More

 
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Robert De Niro's Covent Garden luxury boutique hotel, The Wellington Hotel, opens in 2019, brought ...More

 
London 2017: Theatre (January to June)
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Damian Lewis, Imelda Staunton and Griff Rhys Jones tread the boards in London's West End in 2017. Discover the hottest theatre tickets in town with our top ...More

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London Events 2017
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Imelda Staunton stars in two London stage shows in 2017, David Tennant and Damian Lewis ...More

 
 
 
 
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