The Bengal Lancer  

 
 
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253-257 Kentish Town Road, NW5 2JT
 
 
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Weekdays: 12noon-3pm and 6pm-12midnight; Sat: 6pm-0.30am; Sun: 12noon-12midnight
 

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The Bengal LancerBengal Lancer restaurant in London's popular Kentish Town is a complete local gem and the favourite curry restaurant of many Londoners. The Indian menu is chockablock with your favourite subcontinental dishes, but it also offers intriguing specialties that are exclusive to the Bengal Lancer, like chicken chasnidargh made with a unique sauce. Many Indian restaurants claim to offer authentic cuisine, but in the case of the Bengal Lancer it is absolutely true and has been since 1985, as the freshest ingredients, creativity, long-nurtured skill are all apparent in each and every dish. The interior is a confection of deep scarlet and stylish black with leather banquettes, modern artworks and undressed tables for a smart casual look. The food, though, is worth crossing town for.

 

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Holiday Inn Camden Lock Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £58  38% off
30 Jamestown Road, NW1 | 12 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Housed in an exciting modernist 'white box' building, and with some of London's maddest and most entertaining shopping and nightlife on the doorstep, the Holiday Inn ... More
 
 
 
ibis London Euston St Pancras
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
3 Cardington Street, NW1 | 28 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Though this hotel is in one of the capital's busiest areas, a major public transport hub just outside the Congestion Charge Zone, its peaceful backstreet location ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Euston Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £74  30% off
17-18 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H | 30 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
The grand Victorian building that houses this hotel is surely one of the most impressive edifices in the Hilton chain. Located just a three-minute walk from ... More
 
 
 
 
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Gilgamesh
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London NW1 | 9 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Gilgamesh is a restaurant, bar, lounge and traditional tearoom all under one roof. And what a spectacular roof it is too - floating 40ft above the ... More
 
 
 
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Baba G's
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
726-727 Camden Market's North Yard, NW1 | 9 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Bringing their mouth-watering Indian food off the screen and onto London's restaurant scene, Baba G's - winners of BBC's My Million Pound Menu - ... More
 
 
 
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Masala Zone
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
25 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 | 13 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
The obvious point of comparison for this chain of trendy, inexpensive Indian restaurants is Wagamama's. Like that sainted chain, they offer authentic street food, quick service ... More
 
 
 
 
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E. Mono
London > Restaurants >
287 Kentish Town Road, NW5 | 1 minute from The Bengal Lancer
The old fashioned sign above this kebab shop reads 'E. Mono, For Value' and these doner wraps - both massive and good quality - certainly offer ... More
 
 
 
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Nando's
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
227-229 Kentish Town Road, NW5 | 1 minute from The Bengal Lancer
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The Lion and Unicorn
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
42-44 Gaisford Street, NW5 | 1 minute from The Bengal Lancer
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The Fratellis
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 13th October 2020 - 7pm
The Bengal Lancer, 9-17 Highgate Road, NW51JY | 5 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
The indie-rock trio from Glasgow play all the favourites from debut album Costello Music and the upcoming offering, In Your Own Sweet Time....More
 
 
 
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Heels Of Hell
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Wednesday 28th October 2020 - 7pm
The Bengal Lancer, 9-17 Highgate Road, NW51JY | 5 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Performances by the drag artists Landon Cider, Sharon Needles, Alaska Thunderfuck, Baga Chipz and Florida Man, with hosting by Victoria Secret and Mary Mac....More
 
 
 
Emily Atack: Has Left The Group
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Sunday 1st November 2020 - 7pm
The Bengal Lancer, 9-17 Highgate Road, NW51JY | 5 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Observations and anecdotes about the joy of cancelling plans and living completely without FOMO....More
 
 
 
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The Forum
London > Entertainment > Live Music
9-17 Highgate Road, NW51JY | 5 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Once a gorgeous art deco cinema, The Forum is now an essential mid-sized rock venue. It's got everything you want from the North London rock scene, ... More
 
 
 
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The Barfly Camden
London > Entertainment > Live Music
49 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 10 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Of the huge tally of pubs and clubs that line Camden's streets, Barfly stands out thanks to the predominant quality of the live acts, in spite ... More
 
 
 
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Proud Camden
London > Entertainment > Live Music
The Horse Hospital, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London NW1 | 10 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Not the easiest of places to find yet Camden Proud has quickly found a place in the hearts of many. This art gallery by day becomes ... More
 
 
 
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Painted Earth
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
Arch 65, The Catacombs, Stables Market, Camden, Camden Town, London NW1 | 10 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
As well as housing a renowned ceramic art gallery, Painted Earth offers kids a fantastic opportunity to test their own artistic talents. Supervised by friendly staff ... More
 
 
 
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176 Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
176 Prince of Wales Road, NW5 | 10 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
A welcome addition to the North London arts scene which, until 176 opened, was not overwhelmed with great galleries. This is the new home of the ... More
 
 
 
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Jewish Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 15 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
The Jewish Museum in Camden reopened on Wednesday 17th March 2010 following a £10 million transformation which brought the collections of the Jewish Museum and the ... More
 
 
 
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Dots
London > Shopping > Musician Supplies
132 St Pancras Way, Camden Town, NW1 | 6 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Just a couple of minutes from Camden Town tube station this harmonic haven is a convenient stop-off when faced with any dissonant difficulties. The staff are ... More
 
 
 
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Warren Evans Furniture
London > Shopping > House and Garden
158a Camden Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 9 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Handmade wooden beds, matresses and furniture that are a class above your average flat packed homeware. All the timber is ethically sourced and fairly traded, with ... More
 
 
 
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Escapade
London > Shopping > Hire Shops
45-46 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 9 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Excellent costume shop for buying and hiring all manner of outlandish gear. This place is highly recommended by our readers. The staff are friendly, it's fairly ... More
 
 
 
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Out of the Bloom
London > Education > Evening Classes
89/91 Bayham Street, Camden Town, London NW1 | 13 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Unique and innovative workshops teaching flower arranging and floristry with monthly, weekly or daily workshops. This is a really enjoyable art form that allows its students ... More
 
 
 
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Aga Khan Centre
London > Education > Adult Education
10 Handyside Street, N1C | 20 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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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Samsung KX Kings Cross
London > Education > Adult Education
Coal Drops Yard, N1C | 20 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
As well as being a high tech space where visitors can discover a range of free interactive experiences, Samsung KX ... More
 
 
 
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Parliament Hill
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Highgate Road, NW5 | 7 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Originally a point of defense for troops loyal to parliament during the English Civil War, Parliament Hill (previously known as Traitor's Hill) is now a favoured ... More
 
 
 
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Caroline Pick Yoga
London > Leisure > Fitness
131 Brecknock Road, N19 | 9 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Yoga from within from one of the UK's foremost practitioners. Caroline Pick uses yoga to exercise the body as an extension of the mind, and her ... More
 
 
 
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Triyoga Camden
London > Leisure >
57a Jamestown Road, NW1 | 12 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
In December 2014 Triyoga moved from Primrose Hill to Camden into a beautifully renovated Victorian warehouse which was originally a piano factory. ... More
 
 
 
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The Lion and Unicorn
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
42-44 Gaisford Street, NW5 | 1 minute from The Bengal Lancer
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Quinn's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
65 Kentish Town Road, NW1 | 7 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
At first glance you wouldn't put Quinn's down as an Irish pub - put the name aside and what you have is simply a great ... More
 
 
 
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The Pineapple
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
51 Leverton Street, NW5 | 7 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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St Pancras by Searcys Champagne Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
St Pancras International, Euston Road, NW1 | 4 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
At 90 metres, The Champagne Bar at St Pancras International is Europe's longest and presents a very glamourous way to start your journey to Paris before ... More
 
 
 
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The Lock Tavern
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
35 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 9 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
The Lock Tavern would be a great place to drop in and escape the tiresome, tie-dye-clad vendors of Camden's famous street market. Unfortunately that wouldn't do ... More
 
 
 
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Near & Far Camden
London > Nightlife > Bars
48 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 9 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
The third Near & Far from the group behind The Magic Roundabout and The Good Mixer is the biggest. This Camden ... More
 
 
 
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Roundhouse
London > Business > Venue Hire
Chalk Farm Road, NW1 | 11 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
Can accommodate up to 1800 people.... More
 
 
 
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Kings Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
90 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 | 25 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
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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British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 27 minutes from The Bengal Lancer
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
 
 
 
 

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Quentin Blake: From The Studio
Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2021 

House of Illustration 21 minutes walk from The Bengal Lancer

The first ever permanent exhibition space dedicated to the celebrated illustrator includes an up-to-date showcase of Blake's projects as they ...More

 
 
 
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