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The King's HeadLondon'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, and since then has established itself as one of the best places to see top quality, independent theatre. Some of Britain's biggest talents got their start here, including Kenneth Branagh, Hugh Grant and Imelda Staunton, and many return here to try out new and experimental work. Expect to find all kinds of shows performed, from musicals, classics, and stand-up comedy to world premieres from newcomers and established playwrights. Music, film and theatre posters cover the walls and while plays are performed in the small theatre at the back (previous incarnations include a boxing ring and a pool hall) there's also live music in the bar area out the front with free music almost every night (from around 9.30pm) from swing to rock 'n' roll, blues and jazz.

 

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The Crumple ZoneThe Crumple ZoneTaking place in a Staten Island apartment over the Christmas holiday season, Buddy Thomas's comedy gives a fly -on-the-wall perspective when four friends and a mystery visitor find themselves in just one apartment.2018-12-08T21:15:00+00002018-12-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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Buttons: A Cinderella StoryButtons: A Cinderella StoryCharles Court Opera turns one of the best loved fairy tales upside down and sprinkled it in a helping of mischief. John Savournin stars as the Dame.2018-12-08T15:00:00+00002019-01-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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Buttons: A Cinderella Story
The Boy Under The Christmas TreeThe Boy Under The Christmas TreeA bizarre and surreal Christmas comedy written by Taggart creator Glenn Chandler.2018-12-11T21:15:00+00002019-01-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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The Boy Under The Christmas Tree
DandelionDandelion2018-12-16T19:00:00+00002018-12-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Outlying IslandsOutlying IslandsAward-winning company Atticist returns to the King's Head Theatre with the first London revival of David Greig's drama about ornithologists on a remote island since its sold-out run at the Royal Court almost 20 years ago.2019-01-09T19:00:00+00002019-02-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  38% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
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 £73  26% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 10 minutes from The King's Head
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 £53  30% off
Central Street, EC1V | 15 minutes from The King's Head
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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Little Angel Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
14 Dagmar Passage, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The King's Head
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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Almeida Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The King's Head
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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Little Angel Studios
London > Entertainment > Theatres
1 Sebbon Street, N1 | 5 minutes from The King's Head
Just a few minutes walk from the Little Angel Theatre on Dagmar Passage, Little Angel Studios offer three studio spaces ... More
 
 
 
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The Screen on the Green
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
83 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The King's Head
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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Angel Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
The Camden Head, 2 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
Stand-up comedy every night of the week, with the programme ranging from new comedy talents to well-known TV stalwarts trying out new material. ... More
 
 
 
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Islington Assembly Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The King's Head
Opened in 1930, Islington Assembly Hall, the headquarters of the Borough of Islington, was extensively refurbished in 2010 by Islington Council to become a live music ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 7th and Saturday 8th December 2018 - 8pm
The King's Head, Upper Street, N1 | 5 minutes from The King's Head
The singer-songwriter, who rose to fame as the lead singer of Marillion, performs songs from his album Weltschmerz....More
 
 
 
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Jack Alexander
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 8th December 2018 - 6pm-10pm
The King's Head, N1 Centre, Parkfield Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The King's Head
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Pearl Jam UK: Pearl Jam Tribute
London > Events > Music  Dates: Saturday 8th December 2018 - 6pm
The King's Head, N1 Centre, Parkfield Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The King's Head
The band performs hit songs from the American rockers....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 The King's Head
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 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
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 Islington Metal Works
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V | 8 minutes from The King's Head
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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Cass Art
London > Shopping > Art and Design
66-67 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
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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Cass Art Islington
London > Shopping > Art and Design
66-67 Colebrooke Row, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
Art shop in Islington that also hosts drawing events. ... More
 
 
 
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Jewel
London > Shopping > Jewellery
16 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The King's Head
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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Cafe Gallipoli Bazar
London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
107 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | Same location as The King's Head
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Chinese Laundry
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
107 Upper Street, N1 | Same location as The King's Head
Chinese Laundry is a kitsch and casual dining room inspired by 80s Chinese family life and food. Designed to look like a Chinese home with decor ... More
 
 
 
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1251 by James Cochran
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
107 Upper Street, N1 | Same location as The King's Head
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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London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 15 minutes from The King's Head
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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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 17 minutes from The King's Head
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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Aga Khan Centre
London > Education > Adult Education
10 Handyside Street, N1C | 18 minutes from The King's Head
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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Frame King's Cross
London > Leisure >
Arthouse, 1 York Way, N1C | 17 minutes from The King's Head
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 Fencing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 17 minutes from The King's Head
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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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 17 minutes from The King's Head
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
London > Nightlife > Pubs
44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The King's Head
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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The Barnsbury Freehouse and Dining Room
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The King's Head
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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The Drapers Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The King's Head
Ben Maschler (son of Evening Standard food critic Fay) and Nick Gibson have taken over The Drapers Arms in Islington and improved on what was already ... More
 
 
 
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Simmons Angel
London > Nightlife > Bars
43 Essex Road, N1 | 2 minutes from The King's Head
Specialising in l ate night cocktails, long happy hours and disco dancing, Simmons bars have been popping up all over town ... More
 
 
 
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Colebrookes
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
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 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
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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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The King's Head.
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Little Angel Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The King's Head
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 | 4 minutes from The King's Head
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 The King's Head
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Wow! It's Night-time
Theatre | Until 27th January 2019 

Little Angel Theatre 2 minutes walk from The King's Head

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Angelo
Theatre | Until 30th December 2018 

Little Angel Theatre 2 minutes walk from The King's Head

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Almeida Theatre 2 minutes walk from The King's Head

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Comedy | On 14th December 2018 

Angel Comedy Club 3 minutes walk from The King's Head

Guest acts take to the stage for a night of comedy at this flagship night....More

Finding Santa
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Theatre | Until 24th December 2018 

Little Angel Studios 5 minutes walk from The King's Head

Written by children's author Sean Taylor, who also wrote Where the Bugaboo Lives, Finding Santa is a puppet adventure that ...More

 
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Concerts | On 14th December 2018 

Islington Assembly Hall 5 minutes walk from The King's Head

Progressive rock outfit formed in 1981 by guitarist Mike Holmes and keyboard player Martin Orford....More

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Concerts | On 14th December 2018 

O2 Academy Islington 6 minutes walk from The King's Head

The reformed, four-piece group from Leeds plays indie-pop and rock....More

Cara Dillon: Upon A Winter's Night
Concerts | On 14th December 2018 

Union Chapel 8 minutes walk from The King's Head

Seasonal folk-based material featuring Dillon and her band....More

A New Figurative Art 1920-1945: Works From The Giuseppe Iannaccone Collection
Exhibitions | Until 23rd December 2018 

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art 8 minutes walk from The King's Head

Iconic works put together by Giuseppe Iannaccone exploring the crucial phase of Italian art history little-known outside of its native ...More

Permanent Collection
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art 8 minutes walk from The King's Head

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

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The acclaimed Richard Alston Dance Company, entering its 25th year, makes the first of its final two visits to Sadler's Wells. The company presents two new works and ...More

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