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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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CandyCandyNico Pimpare directs Tim Fraser's comedy about a young man called Will, who has fallen hopelessly in love with his best friend Billy's drag alter ego.2020-01-19T19:00:00+00002020-01-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Jew...IshJew...IshUnleash The Llama presents Saul Boyer and Poppy Damon's pitch-black, romantic comedy about true love, politics and two millennia of inherited trauma.2020-01-19T16:45:00+00002020-01-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Falling In Love AgainFalling In Love AgainTama Matheson directs Ron Elisha's historical drama about an encounter between King Edward and Marlene Dietrich, and the latter's attempt to dissuade him from abdicating.2020-01-19T15:00:00+00002020-02-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Happily Ever PoofterHappily Ever PoofterPrince Henry, the only gay in the Kingdom Far Far Away, embarks on a quest to find true in Rich Watkins's Disney parody musical. Directed by Denholm Spurr and choreographed by Simone Murphy.2020-01-21T20:45:00+00002020-02-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Dancing By MyselfDancing By MyselfPhao May directs Ken Cumino's tragic comedy about the complexities of sisterhood and how communicating love can be irrevocably changed by grief.2020-01-26T19:00:00+00002020-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Dancing By Myself
Reservoir DugsReservoir DugsCat O' Nine Tales stages a Scottish reimagining of Quentin Tarantino's award-winning film, which follows four neds who becomes embroiled in a botched robbery.2020-02-02T19:00:00+00002020-02-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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The Six Wives Of Henry VIIIThe Six Wives Of Henry VIIICraig Edwards directs Howard Coggins and Stu McLoughlin in Living Spit's cross-dressing comedy of questionable Tudor history and musical merriment.2020-02-11T19:00:00+00002020-03-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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UndetectableUndetectableHunky dream boy Lex prepares to bed Bradley for the first time but both men face personal dilemmas between the sheets in Tom Wright's uplifting love story.2020-02-12T20:45:00+00002020-03-07T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Charles Court Opera: IolantheCharles Court Opera: IolantheDirector John Savournin marks 10 years of Charles Court Opera at the King's Head Theatre with Gilbert & Sullivan's satire of power and privilege, which juxtaposes events in Fairyland and the House of Peers.2020-03-12T19:00:00+00002020-04-11T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
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Elia Mews Car Park
 
9 minutes walk
 
Macclesfield Road NCP
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  28% 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 £70  29% 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
 
 
 
Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £53  34% off
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 18 minutes from The King's Head
Halfway between the City and the west End, the Bloomsbury area is an oasis of calm in the very heart of the capital. It's a lovely ... 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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The Bill Murray
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
39 Queens Head Street, N1 | 4 minutes from The King's Head
Six years after Angel Comedy first set up a comedy club above a pub in Islington's Camden Passage ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Saturday 18th January 2020 at 8.45pm & Sunday 19th January 2020 at 4.45pm
The King's Head, 115 Upper Street, N1 | Same location as The King's Head
Unleash The Llama presents Saul Boyer and Poppy Damon's pitch-black, romantic comedy about true love, politics and two millennia of inherited trauma....More
 
 
 
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Treif Comedy: Sex & Sexuality Edition
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Sunday 19th January 2020 - 4.30pm-5.30pm
The King's Head, 39 Queens Head Street, N1 | 4 minutes from The King's Head
Katie Price and Elie Kraft joke about sex and sexuality in relation to their Judaism....More
 
 
 
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Insomnium
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 19th January 2020 - 7pm
The King's Head, Upper Street, N1 | 5 minutes from The King's Head
The quartet from Finland performs its melodic death metal material....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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Angel Comedy RAW
Comedy | On 19th January 2020 

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

A night for first-timers and experienced acts to try out new material and receive supportive criticism from the audience....More

Treif Comedy: Sex & Sexuality Edition
Comedy | On 19th January 2020 

The Bill Murray 4 minutes walk from The King's Head

Katie Price and Elie Kraft joke about sex and sexuality in relation to their Judaism....More

Phoebe Walsh & Johnny White Really Really Present The Fleabag Files
Comedy | On 19th January 2020 

The Bill Murray 4 minutes walk from The King's Head

Witty gags and banter from the two stand-ups....More

Angel Comedy
Comedy | On 19th January 2020 

The Bill Murray 4 minutes walk from The King's Head

Guest acts take to the stage for a night of laughter....More

Insomnium
Concerts | On 19th January 2020 

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

The quartet from Finland performs its melodic death metal material....More

Sam Isaac
Concerts | On 19th January 2020 

The Lexington 11 minutes walk from The King's Head

The Malvern-based indie pop singer-songwriter celebrates the 10 year anniversary of Bears with a full band....More

Aquinas Trio
Concerts | On 19th January 2020 

Kings Place 17 minutes walk from The King's Head

The ensemble plays Haydn's Piano Trio In E Flat, Schumann's Piano Trio No 3 In G Minor, Payne's Piano Trio ...More

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