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    Hilton London Islington Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  40% 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 £70  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 £55  36% 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
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    34-35 New Bond Street, Fitzrovia, London W1K | 2.6 miles from Criterion
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    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
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    66-67 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Criterion
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    Jewel
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    16 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Criterion
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    Marionette Music Video: Workshop (Ages 11-17)
    London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th Aug 2015 - 10.30am-3.30pm
    Little Angel Theatre, 14 Dagmar Passage, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Criterion
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    English National Ballet: Lest We Forget
    London > Events > Dance  Dates: 8th to 12th Sep 2015
    Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, City, London EC1R | 12 minutes from Criterion
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    Relentless Garage, 22 Highbury Corner, N5 | 12 minutes from Criterion
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    115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Criterion
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    Little Angel Theatre
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    14 Dagmar Passage, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from Criterion
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    83 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from Criterion
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    29-31 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from Criterion
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    London > Education > Professional Training
    161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 17 minutes from Criterion
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    106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 19 minutes from Criterion
    City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Education > Evening Classes
    Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 20 minutes from Criterion
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    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
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    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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    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 Old Queen's Head
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    74 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Criterion
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    London > Nightlife > Bars
    153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from Criterion
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    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
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