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The Albion †

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10 Thornhill Road, Islington, Barnsbury, London N1 1HW
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Mon to Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-10.30pm | Garden closes 10pm
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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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Angel Tube Station
10 minutes walk
Highbury & Islington Tube Station
10 minutes walk
Railway Stations

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Canonbury Overground Station
18 minutes walk
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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 £88† 39% 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 £70† 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 £53† 32% 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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1251 by James Cochran
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
107 Upper Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The Albion
James Cochran leaves his EC3 restaurant in the City to set up 1251 , a modern British restaurant where he showcases his ... 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 wandering around the Kings Place development. Not exactly on the beaten ... More
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The Lighterman
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Granary Square, N1C | 13 minutes from The Albion
Occupying an enviable spot on Granary Square and with an alfresco terrace overlooking Regent's Canal, The Lighterman serves a modern British all-day menu in a modern ... More
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The Drapers Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Albion
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The Barnsbury Freehouse and Dining Room
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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 > Film Events †Dates: 23rd and 24th January 2020 at 7.30pm & 25th January 2020 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
The Albion, Almeida Street, N1 | 5 minutes from The Albion
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London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 22nd to 26th Jan 2020
The Albion, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Albion
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London > Events > Comedy †Dates: Saturday 25th January 2020 at 7.30pm and 9.30pm
The Albion, The Camden Head, 2 Camden Passage, N1 | 7 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 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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Aga Khan Centre
London > Education > Adult Education
10 Handyside Street, N1C | 13 minutes from The Albion
A place of education, knowledge, cultural exchange and insight into Muslim civilisations, the Aga Khan Centre brings meeting rooms, an exhibition space and ... 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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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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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 sustainable urban garden on the King's Cross development site, The Skip Garden puts construction workers' big bins to green use. Built on one of the ... More
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The Drapers Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Albion
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The Crown
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Albion
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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
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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
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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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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
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Union Chapel
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 8 minutes from The Albion
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Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 13 minutes from The Albion
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place offers conference organisers two auditoriums, two art galleries and a wide ... More

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