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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  31% 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
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  40% 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 £63  38% 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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Julie Arkell
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
46 Linton Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Criterion
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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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Thom Foole's House Party
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Thursday 5th May 2016 - 7.30pm-10.30pm
The Old Queen's Head, 44 Essex Road, N1 | 1 minute from Criterion
Comedy, Stand-Up....More
 
 
 
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F*cking Men
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 3rd to 7th May 2016 - 7pm
The King's Head, 115 Upper Street, N1 | 2 minutes from Criterion
Mark Barford's contemporary adaptation of The 19th Century play La Ronde, set within the gay subculture of a big city....More
 
 
 
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H2NY
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 5th May 2016 - 7pm
O2 Academy Islington, N1 Centre, Parkfield Street, N1 | 7 minutes from Criterion
The rock four-piece performs in support of its debut album, Tremors....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 dinky Screen on ... 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
 
 
 
WW Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
46 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Criterion
The WW Gallery at 34-35 Hatton Garden EC1, which relocated here from Hackney in April 2012, continues the curatorial work of artists Debra Wilson and Chiara ... 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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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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William Tyndale School
London > Education >
Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Criterion
Islington primary school.... More
 
 
 
City Academy
London > Education > Arts and Drama
35 Britannia Row, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Criterion
City Academy is a performing arts schools which runs evening and weekend dancing, singing, acting and modelling classes with top professionals from theatre, film, television and ... More
 
 
 
Islington Student Support Section
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Islington Education Service, Laycock Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Criterion
Student support ... More
 
 
 
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Islington Green
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
N1 | 3 minutes from Criterion
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Esporta
London > Leisure > Fitness
Islington Green, 27 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Criterion
Fitness Club ... More
 
 
 
Islington Float Tank
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
239 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Criterion
Floatation Therapy ... 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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The London Art House
London > Business > Venue Hire
2-18 Britannia Row, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Criterion
... More
 
 
 
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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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Superman Was A Foundling
Exhibitions | Until 1st July 2016 

The Foundling Museum 17 minutes walk from Criterion

Award-winning writer Lemn Sissay MBE presents a visual exploration of the character who has come to play an important role ...More

Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr
Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr
Exhibitions | Until 31st July 2016 

Guildhall Art Gallery 18 minutes walk from Criterion

For two years acclaimed British photographer Martin Parr was the City of London's official photographer-in-residence. Between 2013 and 2015 ...More

 
Nina Nesbitt
Concerts | On 5th May 2016 

Scala 24 minutes walk from Criterion

The solo songstress performs pop music....More

Louisa Martin
Exhibitions | Until 29th May 2016 

Cubitt 25 minutes walk from Criterion

Following research in the fields of atypical perception, the neuroscience of embodiment, and autism, the London-based multidisciplinary artist stages an ...More

Cecilia Lisa Eliceche - Unison
Dance | Until 6th May 2016 

Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Theatre 1.37 miles from Criterion

The choreographer's work focuses on the simultaneous execution of the same movement by several people....More

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre Of Taiwan - Songs of the Wanderers
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre Of Taiwan - Songs of the Wanderers
Dance | Until 7th May 2016 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 1.37 miles from Criterion

More than three tonnes of rice falls to the floor in Cloud Gate Dance Theater of Taiwan's Songs of the ...More

 
Thomas Truax
Concerts | On 5th May 2016 

The Lexington 1.4 miles from Criterion

The imaginative and highly-original artist hailing from New York performs his own experimental brand of pop and rock....More

The Local Stigmatic
Theatre | Until 28th May 2016 

The Old Red Lion Theatre 1.49 miles from Criterion

Working class sociopaths play a cruel and manipulative game with an innocent man in Heathcote Williams' disturbing and darkly comical ...More

Impropera: A Night Of Improper Opera
Concerts | On 5th May 2016 

Kings Place 1.49 miles from Criterion

The company presents a contemporary opera, improvised on-the-spot and based on audience suggestions....More

 
 
 
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