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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £84  37% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 4 minutes from Criterion
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  41% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 11 minutes from Criterion
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 £47  28% off
Central Street, EC1V | 14 minutes from Criterion
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
 
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 2.1 miles from Criterion
As you stare across the river at this bustling, stylish, multi-faceted venue, it’s hard to believe that this riverside warehouse was once a reprocessing plant for ... More
 
 
 
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Sotheby's
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
34-35 New Bond Street, Fitzrovia, London W1K | 2.6 miles from Criterion
Founded in 1774, Sotheby's is the world’s oldest art auction house. Sales today command record sums for items. Notable sales range from 'Danseuse au Repos' ... More
 
 
 
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Ella Doran
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Ground Floor Shop, 46 Cheshire Street, Shoreditch, London E26EH | 32 minutes from Criterion
From coasters and trays to mouse mats and mugs, Ella Doran has designs on everyday objects, intent on turning them from functional to funky. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Criterion
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Cass Art Islington
London > Shopping > Art and Design
66-67 Colebrooke Row, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Criterion
Art shop in Islington that also hosts drawing events. ... More
 
 
 
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Cass Art
London > Shopping > Art and Design
66-67 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Criterion
The flagship store of this art mini-chain stocks something for everyone from the eager beginnner to the consumate expert - water colours, oils, drawing and much ... More
 
 
 
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Jewel
London > Shopping > Jewellery
16 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Criterion
A showcase for two jewellery designers Lesley Vik Waddell and Kirt Holmes, this is a very pretty little shop and is filled with deliciously frivolous trinkets ... More
 
 
 
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Outlaws To In-Laws
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th to 23rd Sep 2017 - Various Times
Criterion, 115 Upper Street, N1 | 2 minutes from Criterion
Seven leading gay writers join forces to tell stories of homosexuality over seven decades with short works by Topher Campbell, Matt Harris, Jonathan Harvey, Jonathan Kemp, ...More
 
 
 
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The Elasticated Waste Band
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 21st September 2017 - 8pm-11.59pm
Criterion, 59 Upper Street, N1 | 4 minutes from Criterion
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Jaret Reddick
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 21st September 2017 - 7pm
Criterion, Upper Street, N1 | 6 minutes from Criterion
Punk-rock from the Bowling For Soup frontman, sharing songs and stories about the band as well as side projects from across his career....More
 
 
 
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The King's Head
London > Entertainment > Theatres
115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Criterion
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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Little Angel Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
14 Dagmar Passage, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Criterion
The Little Angel Theatre was founded by John Wright in 1961 in a derelict temperance hall in Islington. Every type of puppet is used, and themes, ... More
 
 
 
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The Screen on the Green
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
83 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Criterion
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 Criterion
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The Enchanted Christmas House
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
2-18 Britannia Row, N1 | 1 minute from Criterion
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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The Little Angel Theatre
London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Criterion
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 Islington Metal Works
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V | 8 minutes from Criterion
Built in the late 19th century, The Islington Metalworks is a building steeped in history. All three floors were initially used to stable the horses that ... More
 
 
 
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What are the best dining options near Criterion London?
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Giraffe
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
29-31 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Criterion
The family friendly Giraffe restaurants really appeal to their target audience: kids. But that doesn't mean adults won't enjoy their bright colours ... More
 
 
 
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Meat People
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
4-6 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Criterion
Modern European Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Wenlock & Essex
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
18-26 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Criterion
British Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Near Criterion
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London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 17 minutes from Criterion
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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B&H Kitchen
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 17 minutes from Criterion
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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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 17 minutes from Criterion
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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Criterion gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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London Fencing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 16 minutes from Criterion
Excellent fencing courses for beginners with highly trained coaches, good facilities and years of experience teaching this ancient, noble sport. Fencing is very good fun and ... More
 
 
 
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London Dance Academy
London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 17 minutes from Criterion
London Dance Academy is a dance studio in the middle of the City, five minutes' walk from Old Street and Barbican, which offers dance classes and ... More
 
 
 
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 17 minutes from Criterion
A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Criterion.
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The Old Queen's Head
London > Nightlife > Pubs
44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Criterion
A gorgeous antique interior, a delicious menu and some top DJs at weekends. The Old Queen's Head opened with a fantastic recipe for success in 2006 ... More
 
 
 
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Duke of Cambridge
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
30 St Peter's Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from Criterion
This pioneering organic pub has done a good job of going gastro without losing the atmosphere of a proper boozer. In part, this is due to ... More
 
 
 
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The Barnsbury Freehouse and Dining Room
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Criterion
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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Criterion clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Colebrookes
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Criterion
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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Dirty Martini, Islington
London > Nightlife > Bars
74 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Criterion
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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Hoxley & Porter
London > Nightlife > Bars
153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Criterion
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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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Criterion.
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Little Angel Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Criterion
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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Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Criterion
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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Union Chapel
London > Business > Venue Hire
The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 8 minutes from Criterion
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Zeraffa Giraffa
Theatre | Until 4th November 2017 

Little Angel Theatre 2 minutes walk from Criterion

An emotionally engaging tale that explores what it is like to be different adapted by Sabrina Mahfouz....More

Outlaws To In-Laws
Theatre | Until 23rd September 2017 

The King's Head 2 minutes walk from Criterion

Seven leading gay writers join forces to tell stories of homosexuality over seven decades with short works by Topher Campbell, ...More

Gypsy Queen
Theatre | Until 23rd September 2017 

The King's Head 2 minutes walk from Criterion

Hope Theatre Company's play tells the story of a bare-knuckle fighter and traveller, who falls for a fellow boxer, written ...More

Angel Comedy RAW
Comedy | On 21st September 2017 

Angel Comedy Club 3 minutes walk from Criterion

Stars and experienced acts trying new material and some acts trying stand up for the first time....More

Against
Against
Theatre | Until 30th September 2017 

Almeida Theatre 4 minutes walk from Criterion

Ben Whishaw, who has appeared as Q in the Bond films, in London Spy and The Hour and who won ...More

 
The Elasticated Waste Band
Concerts | On 21st September 2017 

Radicals and Victuallers 4 minutes walk from Criterion

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Jaret Reddick
Concerts | On 21st September 2017 

Islington Assembly Hall 6 minutes walk from Criterion

Punk-rock from the Bowling For Soup frontman, sharing songs and stories about the band as well as side projects from ...More

Arte Povera
Exhibitions | Until 17th December 2017 

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art 9 minutes walk from Criterion

Fifty years after the first Arte Povera show, this exhibition looks at how it has informed the work of several ...More

Permanent Collection
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art 9 minutes walk from Criterion

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

Talk Radio
Theatre | Until 23rd September 2017 

The Old Red Lion Theatre 10 minutes walk from Criterion

Thirty years after its inaugural production in New York, Eric Bogosian's Pulitzer Prize-nominated Talk Radio comes to the Old Red ...More

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Creative space and broadcast studios housed in a Brutalist building and home of London Fashion Week....More

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Sadler's Wells Theatre

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