The Albion †

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10 Thornhill Road, Islington, Barnsbury, London N1 1HW
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-10.30pm | Garden closes 10pm
PRICES
Breakfast: Eggs Benedict £6, Full English £9.50

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The AlbionRenowned for its delicious whole roast suckling pig and delightful rear bear garden, The Albion has become something of an Islington institution. Located on a small road in the heart of residential Barnsbury, this warm and appealing gastropub has been blessed with an impressively faithful Georgian restoration which showcases the place's rickety floors, nostalgic wood-panelled walls and appealing mixture of varied chairs and tables. While The Albion is a previous winner of The Observer's gong for 'Best Sunday Lunch', the food splits opinion with some lauding its hearty nature and others flagging up small portions, smaller flavours and hefty costs. Food may be at the forefront of The Albion's present day ethos, but you don't have to eat to enjoy your time in what is a truly wonderful setting. The French windows in the restaurant area open onto over 450 square metres of wisteria-filled English country garden - one of the best beer gardens in the area - while the interior is quite something. It's also in a miraculously quiet spot, so if you catch it when it's not too busy, this is one of the most pleasant places in the area for a summer drink.

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Angel Tube Station
10 minutes walk
Highbury & Islington Tube Station
10 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Canonbury Overground Station
18 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Elia Mews Car Park
13 minutes walk
Skinner Street NCP
18 minutes walk

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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £85† 27% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The Albion
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 £91† 33% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 10 minutes from The Albion
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
Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £58† 35% off
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 18 minutes from The Albion
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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James Cochran N1
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Angel Central, 21 Parkfield Street, N1 | 7 minutes from The Albion
James Cochran spent five years at the renowned twice Michelin starred The Ledbury before setting up under his own name. This restaurant in Angel Central is ... More
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Wenlock & Essex
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
18-26 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 8 minutes from The Albion
British Cuisine... More
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Rotunda Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 12 minutes from The Albion
This canal side bar and restaurant is a pleasant place to stop off if you're wondering around the Kings Place development. Not exactly on the beaten ... More
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The Drapers Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Albion
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
The Barnsbury Freehouse and Dining Room
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Albion
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
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Viet Garden
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
207 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Albion
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London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 12th August to 30th September 2017
The Albion, Almeida Street, N1 | 5 minutes from The Albion
Ben Whishaw, who has appeared as Q in the Bond films, in London Spy and The Hour and who won a BAFTA for the BBC adaptation ...More
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London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 21st to 26th Aug 2017 - Various Times
The Albion, 115 Upper Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The Albion
Thom Sellwood's contemporary musical set against the London chemsex scene about a man who is trying to reconnect with the world....More
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London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 20th and 22nd to 26th Aug 2017 - Various Times
The Albion, 115 Upper Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The Albion
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Almeida Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Albion
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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The King's Head
London > Entertainment > Theatres
115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Albion
London's original pub theatre is located in the back room at the The King's Head. It was founded in 1970 by the pub's owner, Dan Crawford, ... More
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The Screen on the Green
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
83 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Albion
One of the most striking cinema facades in the city (especially at night when it's all illuminated in startling red and white), the ... More
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Albion
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The Little Angel Theatre
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Albion
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 | 9 minutes from The Albion
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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Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
39a Canonbury Square, N1 | 10 minutes from The Albion
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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Zoots
London > Shopping > Cleaning and Repairs
2 Haven Mews, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Albion
Zoots is a home-service dry cleaning outfit, who collect personal and household ironing, laundry and dry cleaning, delivering them back to your door as good as ... More
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Aria
London > Shopping > House and Garden
Barnsbury Hall, Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Albion
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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Twentytwentyone
London > Shopping > House and Garden
274 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Albion
This interior designer's delight opened in 1996, specialising in items that add a touch of city living chic to the home. Vintage and contemporary furniture and ... More
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London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 12 minutes from The Albion
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 | 15 minutes from The Albion
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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Jenius Social
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 16 minutes from The Albion
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
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London > Leisure >
Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 12 minutes from The Albion
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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Pancras Square Leisure
London > Leisure >
5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 12 minutes from The Albion
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
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Skip Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Tapper Walk, King's Cross, London N1C | 12 minutes from The Albion
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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The Drapers Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Albion
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
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The Barnsbury Freehouse and Dining Room
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Albion
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
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The Crown
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Albion
Modern British cuisine ... More
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The Albion clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Hoxley & Porter
London > Nightlife > Bars
153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Albion
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
Pisco Embassy
London > Nightlife > Bars
176 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Albion
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
Dirty Martini, Islington
London > Nightlife > Bars
74 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Albion
This chain of glamorous cocktail bars is a great spot for after work drinks and big nights out, with regular happy hours and drink deals. There ... More
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Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Albion
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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Little Angel Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Albion
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
Union Chapel
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 8 minutes from The Albion
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