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Macclesfield Road NCP
 
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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £73  33% 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 £84  34% 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 £60  39% 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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David Broza & Friends
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 27th April 2017 - 7pm
Gem, Compton Terrace, N1 | 2 minutes from Gem
The veteran singer-songwriter and guitarist performs songs from his career with the help of musicians he's worked with along the way. His music is diverse, reflecting ...More
 
 
 
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Fairport Convention
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 27th May 2017 - 7pm
Gem, Compton Terrace, N1 | 2 minutes from Gem
The veteran collective who originally formed in 1967 presents its classic folk-rock renditions with founding member Simon Nicol still at the helm on guitar and vocals....More
 
 
 
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Andrew Lawrence: The Hate Speech Tour
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Thursday 27th April 2017 - 8.30pm
Gem, 109 St Paul's Road, N1 | 4 minutes from Gem
An hour of what the comedian himself describes as morally repugnant, borderline criminal material in the very poorest taste. Others call it brave, true and angry. ...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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 18 minutes from Gem
Whether a beginner, thinking of making it your career or an experienced florist, the London Flower School can help you to improve. ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Leisure near Gem

Gem gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Newington Green
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Newington Green, N1 | 18 minutes from Gem
Marking the border between Islington and Hackney, Newington Green is an area in north London named after the small green ... More
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
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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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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Gem.
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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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David Broza & Friends
Concerts | On 27th April 2017 

Union Chapel 2 minutes walk from Gem

The veteran singer-songwriter and guitarist performs songs from his career with the help of musicians he's worked with along the ...More

Giacomo Balla: Designing the Future
Exhibitions | Until 25th June 2017 

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art 3 minutes walk from Gem

The Estorick Collection presents a major exhibition on Giacomo Balla this spring. One of the undisputed masters of modern Italian ...More

Permanent Collection
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art 3 minutes walk from Gem

Paintings by futurist and figurative artists including Giacomo Balla, Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carra, Gino Severini, Luigi Russolo and Ardengo Soffici, ...More

Andrew Lawrence: The Hate Speech Tour
Comedy | On 27th April 2017 

Hen & Chickens Theatre 4 minutes walk from Gem

An hour of what the comedian himself describes as morally repugnant, borderline criminal material in the very poorest taste. Others ...More

The Treatment
The Treatment
Theatre | Until 10th June 2017 

Almeida Theatre 5 minutes walk from Gem

Lyndsey Turner directs Aisling Loftus and Matthew Needham in Martin Crimp's The Treatment, a blistering contemporary satire about an enterprising ...More

 
Red Riding Hood And The Wolf
Theatre | Until 16th July 2017 

Little Angel Theatre 5 minutes walk from Gem

The story of Red Riding Hood, with a twist....More

Adam & Eve...And Steve
Theatre | Until 29th April 2017 

The King's Head 6 minutes walk from Gem

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2 Become 1
Theatre | Until 29th April 2017 

The King's Head 6 minutes walk from Gem

A comedy musical following four girls in the 90s as they embark on a night of speed dating, meeting Mr ...More

Angel Comedy RAW
Comedy | On 27th April 2017 

Angel Comedy Club 9 minutes walk from Gem

A mixed bill with experienced acts trying new material and some acts trying stand up for the first time....More

The Pogues Irish Whiskey Presents: A Shot At Discovery - The Final
Music | On 27th April 2017 

O2 Academy Islington 12 minutes walk from Gem

A contest for new and unsigned acts....More

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Dining 

Classic Mediterranean chic is brought to diners at Bella Italia Cardiff Old Brewery Quarter, blending superb choice with great affordability...More

Busaba Eathai Oxford Circus
Dining 

Busaba offers an exotic Thai fusion of the traditional and the contemporary...More

May The Fifteenth
Dining 

Winner of Time Out's Best New Local Restaurant 2012, May The Fifteenth evolved from The Abbeville Kitchen in Spring 2015...More

Afternoon Tea at the Crowne Plaza London Kensington
Dining 

Located in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea, close to the museum district, Hyde Park and Harrods, The Library at Crowne Plaza London Kensington offers stylish dining in ...More

Fox Fine Wine & Spirits
Dining 

Housed in an historic building on the corner of London Wall, Fox Fine Wine & Spirits ioffers a unique setting for fine wines, sharing and light bites...More

Drake & Morgan at King's Cross
Dining 

Showcasing 2 bars, an open kitchen and year-round outdoor space, Drake & Morgan at King's Cross offers all-day dining in a laidback, contemporary setting...More

Underbelly Festival
Underbelly Festival
Theatre | From 28th April 

Jubilee Gardens

This year, the Udderbelly Festival and London Wonderground merge together to form the Underbelly Festival....More

 
Margarita Rumble
Foodie Events | On 30th April 

The Yard

Make the most of the bank holiday weekend with the Margarita Rumble on Sunday....More

Nightfall
Nightfall
Theatre | From 28th April 

The Bridge Theatre

Laurie Sansom stars in Barney Norris' bruising drama set on a family farm outside Winchester, ...More

 
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Theatre | From 20th January 

The Bridge Theatre

Nicholas Hytner directs a promenade staging of Shakespeare's bloodthirsty tragedy in which Caesar returns to ...More

 
Young Marx
Young Marx
Theatre | From 18th October 

The Bridge Theatre

Nicholas Hytner directs the world premiere staging of Richard Bean and Clive Coleman's historical comedy ...More

 
Mildmay Festival Of Nature
Kids Events | From 6th May 

Newington Green

Community & Lifestyle, Family Event....More

Bold Tendencies
Bold Tendencies
Exhibitions | From 19th May 

Peckham Rye Multistory Car Park

The disused Peckham Rye Multi-Storey Car Park is put to good use over the summer ...More

 
VRX Europe 2017
VRX Europe 2017
Exhibitions | From 11th May 

Park Plaza Victoria Hotel

UK and Europe's most senior leadership enterprise VR/AR conference and expo, VRX Europe comes to ...More

 
Art Beats
Art Beats
Exhibitions | On 12th May 

Old Spitalfields Market

New one-day event Art Beats launches at Old Spitalfields Market this May. ...More

 
London Pizza Festival
London Pizza Festival
Foodie Events | On 28th May 

Borough Market

Launched to celebrate London's transformation into a pizza-mad metropolis, the London Pizza Festival returns this ...More

 
London Events 2017
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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