Attractions in Islington

 
The Geffrye Museum East London

The Geffrye Museum is one of London's best-loved museums. It shows the changing style of the English domestic interior in a series of period rooms from 1600 to the present day. W...

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Paradise Wildlife Park North London
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Come and visit Paradise Wildlife Park, the most interactive zoo in Britain. Based at Broxbourne in Hertfordshire, we are open all year round, every weekday and weekend! The brill...

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Japanese Gallery Islington

Established 1978 by Mr & Mrs Wertheim with our London branches (Islington & Kensington) and a third branch in Japan, the Japanese gallery has a worldwide base of regular visitors...

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The Business Design Centre Islington

The Business Design Centre is London's most stylish exhibition centre in the UK, playing host to over 80 exhibitions and 250 conferences every year. We are also the permanent home...

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Kings Place Kings Cross
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Kings Place is a hub for music, art, dialogue and food, housed in an award-winning building in Kings Cross, which also provides world class conferencing, events and office space....

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The Candid Arts Centre The Candid Arts Trust Islington

The Candid Arts Centre is located in two Victorian warehouses totalling 23,000sq ft, with 6,500sq ft of loft style exhibition space, 20 artists studios, film screening rooms,...

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Cubitt Gallery Islington

Cubitt is an artist-led organisation based in Islington, London. Founded by a group of artists in 1991, Cubitt consists of a non-profit Gallery, 32 artist studios and a locally-fo...

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Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art Islington
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Exhibitions. Family Workshops. Film, Performance & Talks. Internationally recognised for its forward-thinking and challenging exhibition programme, Parasol unit has introduced a...

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James Freeman Gallery Islington

James Freeman Gallery exhibits contemporary painting, photography and sculpture by young artists from Europe and Asia. Our exhibition schedule presents a combination of curated...

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Pangolin Gallery Kings Place Kings Cross
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Located in a purpose-built gallery near the main entrance to Kings Place, Pangolin London is affiliated with Europe's leading sculpture foundry based in Gloucestershire, Pangolin...

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Kings Place Gallery Kings Place Kings Cross
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Kings Place Gallery is part of Kings Place, a creative centre which opened in 2008, presenting music, painting and sculpture from around the world, with a waterside restaurant,...

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Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art Islington
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Internationally recognised for its forward-thinking and challenging exhibition programme, Parasol unit has introduced a host of international artists to London's public and has...

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Paradise Wildlife Park North London
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Interactive Zoo. Tropical Rainforest. National Speedway Museum. Tiger Treetops. Tumble Jungle Soft Play. Adventure Playgrounds... Come and visit Paradise Wildlife Park, the most...

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The Arsenal Museum Holloway Road
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The spectacular Arsenal museum at Emirates Stadium is situated in the Northern Triangle Building. Arsenal supporters can still expect their favourite exhibits, including Michael...

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V & A Museum of Childhood East London
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Exhibits. Interaction. Daily Activities. Arts & Crafts. Story Time... Welcoming over 400,000 visitors through its doors every year, the V&A Museum of Childhood in London's Bethna...

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Kentish Town City Farm North London

An urban farm just a stone's throw from Islington. The Kentish Town City Farm has been going strong for 40 years and has a varied program of seasonal events.

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Hackney City Farm East London

A lovely farm with cafe - well worth a trip from Islington. For over 20 years, Hackney City Farm has been giving the local community the opportunity to experience farming right...

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George Orwell's House Islington

George Orwell - one of the most influential writers of the 20th Century in the UK - lived much of his life in London in various homes including this house in Canonbury Square. He...

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Camden Passage Antiques Market Islington
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For the past 40 years this has been London's most thriving antiques village. World famous for its enormous range of shops, arcades, malls, and markets. Main market and trading...

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Union Chapel Highbury
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Union Chapel, just south of Highbury Corner in Compton Terrace, on the east side of Upper Street is one of Islington's most important buildings. The main Chapel is a Grade I liste...

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Willows Farm Village North London
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The perfect kids day out in Hertfordshire. Set in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, Willows Farm Village offers a wonderful family day out with a fun packed programme of...

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The Hampstead Observatory Hampstead Scientific Society North London

This is a small observatory which is one of the few, if not the only, observatory in London to provide for public viewing of the night sky. Normally open: mid Sept-mid April,...

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The Candid Arts Galleries The Candid Arts Trust Islington

The Candid Arts Galleries are located directly behind the Angel tube station, Islington, London and a short walk from the Business Design Centre. The ground floor and first floor...

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Barbican Centre Barbican

The Barbican is Europe's largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. It is also home to...

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Platform - arts venue for young people Hornsey Road Baths Holloway Road

Platform is Islington Council's stunning arts venue for young people. The former Hornsey Road Baths laundry has been transformed into a theatre, performance space, media suites, a...

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The Grant Museum of Zoology Rockefeller Building Central London

This is a fascinating museum for children and adults alike with around 67,000 specimens, covering the whole Animal Kingdom. Founded in 1828 as a teaching collection, the Museum is...

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The British Museum Central London

The British Museum has a busy Family Visits programme with exhibitions, workshops, activity trails and holiday activities. Visit the Families Desk in the Great Court to borrow...

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The Science Museum Central London

There is something for all ages at the Science museum and a handy search filter on the website that allows you to find the perfect gallery for your age group. There's the Garden...

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The Natural History Museum Central London
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The Natural History Museum offers a range of fun and engaging activities designed to appeal to all members of the family. With gallery trails, puppet shows, specimen handling and...

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Victoria and Albert Museum South Kensington Central London
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Find out about Family Art Fun! events - from free activities available every day to special workshops in the school holidays. With hundreds of hands-on exhibits, the V&A is a...

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Islington Tunnel Boat Trip Angel

The Islington Tunnel carries the Regent's Canal Arm of the Grand Union Canal for 960 yards (878 m) underneath the Angel area of Islington, in London. Islington Tunnel opened in...

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The Old Finsbury Town Hall Clerkenwell

The Old Finsbury Town Hall is a grade II* listed building and is registered with English Heritage as a building of great historical significance. This grand example of late 19th...

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The Museum of the Order of St John Clerkenwell

The Museum of the Order of St John tells a unique and fascinating story — the story of the Order of St John — from its origins in eleventh century Jerusalem, through to its role...

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Barbican Centre Barbican

A Grade II listed building, the Barbican Centre is the largest performing arts venue in Europe and one of London's best examples of Brutalist architecture. The idea to build the...

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St Pancras International Station Kings Cross

St Pancras train station was designed by William Barlow in 1863, with construction commencing in 1866. The famous Barlow train shed arch spans 240 feet and is over 100 feet high...

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Bluebell Woods near Islington Epping Forest & Claybury Woods North London

Bluebell season usually starts mid spring, and at this time of year there are some wonderful bluebell woods within arms reach of Islington. Head to Epping Forest and there are...

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Parkside Farm Pick Your Own Fruit & Veg North London

c40 minutes by car from central Islington. We grow nearly 20 different fruits and vegetables which are grown exclusively for Pick-Your-Own between June and October. We pride...

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Willows Farm Village North London
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The perfect kids day out in Hertfordshire. Set in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, Willows Farm Village offers a wonderful family day out with a fun packed programme of...

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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Further afield

Approx. 1hr by car. Home to more than 2,500 animals, many of which are endangered in the wild, the Zoo's impressive 600 acre (2.4 km2) site can be found on the Chiltern Hills,...

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Gillespie Park and Ecology Centre Finsbury Park

A 2.8 hectare nature reserve which is home to a wealth of wildlife, including 244 species of plants, 94 species of birds and 24 types of butterflies Ponds, woodland and meadow...

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Kew Gardens Further afield

Trains from Highbury & Islington go to Kew Gardens. Approx 40mins. Kew isn't just for gardeners! Children can be entertained all day long with family-friendly activities - explor...

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Battersea Park Children's Zoo Battersea Park Central London

A wonderful Children's zoo with furry, feathered and scaly friends. Children can also have fun and test their skills as they climb, balance, swing and build in our well equipped...

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Sea Life London Aquarium South Bank Central London

Located on the popular South bank of the River Thames, within the historic County Hall building, SEA LIFE London Aquarium is home to one of Europe's largest collections of global...

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WWT London Wetland Centre Barnes Further afield

London Wetland Centre brings the countryside to London and was recently voted the UK's Favourite Nature Reserve by the public in the Countryfile Magazine Awards 2012. Although...

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Odds Farm Park Further afield

A kid's farm for all ages! Just off Junction 2 of the M40. For a cool mixture of fun, play & education, Odds Farm is the ideal outing for families, schools, groups and birthday...

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Odds Farm Park Further afield

A kid's farm for all ages! Just off Junction 2 of the M40. For a cool mixture of fun, play & education, Odds Farm is the ideal outing for families, schools, groups and birthday...

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RichMix Shoreditch East London

Rich Mix is a charity and social enterprise that offers live music, film, dance, theatre, comedy, spoken word and a range of creative activities for people of all ages and all...

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Belmont Children’s Farm Mill Hill North London

Here at Belmont our main aim is to open the farm to members of the community of all ages and in as many ways as possible. We have over thirty different types of animals for our...

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Lee Valley Park Farms Essex East London

Lee Valley Park Farms in Waltham Abbey, Essex are just the best kind of fun when it comes to a great value family day out. Meet the farm animals and make friends with cuddly...

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Dickens World The Grand Tour Kent Further afield

Welcome to the Grand Tour, this interactive guided experience that will take you back in time. Our professional, performing arts, tour guides will take you on a journey of discov...

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Thorpe Park Surrey Further afield

The Nation's Thrill Capital! This year is more exciting than ever, THE SWARM has mutated so you can brave it backwards, plus there's an awesome new near-miss. Get even more...

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Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour Further afield

The wonderful special effects and amazing creatures have made this iconic series beloved to both young and old – and now, for the first time, the doors are open for everyone at...

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LEGOLAND Berkshire Further afield

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort is a theme park dedicated to children aged 3-12 years old. An inspirational land where the kids are the hero. It's a family attraction like no other -...

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Chessington World of Adventures Resort Surrey Further afield

Chessington is more than a great family day out, with so much to do it is perfect for a relaxing short break. Every Chessington Adventure includes: Family theme park - rides,...

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Gullivers Land Milton Keynes Further afield

Just off junction 14 on the M1. Direct trains to Milton Keynes run from Euston, London. Brave the waves on the pirates galleon, swing into a spin on the jousting castles and race...

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Rye-assic Adventure Park Hertfordshire Further afield

Rye-assic Park boasts over six activity zones catering for all year round entertainment!! Designed with the younger generation in mind (ages 1-11 yrs) & adopting a whole new...

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Go Ape Trent Park Further afield

An Adventure just 10 minutes walk from Cockfosters tube station (Piccadilly Line). Our adventure near London landed at Trent Park in 2012, nestled in acres of beautiful woodland...

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The Estorick Collection Islington
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The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art opened in London in 1998. Its new home - a Grade II listed Georgian building - was restored with support from the Heritage Lottery...

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The Estorick Collection Islington
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The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art opened in London in 1998. Its new home - a Grade II listed Georgian building - was restored with support from the Heritage Lottery...

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London Zoo Central London
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There are over 750 different species of animal at ZSL London Zoo. With so much to see and do, a visit to ZSL London Zoo is the perfect day out for people of all ages. 9 out of 10...

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Curious Duke Gallery Old Street

Curious Duke Gallery represent the rising surrealist and urban artists from the UK. Specialising in a variety of mediums from mixed media to sculpture. Curious Duke showcase our...

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Cubitt Gallery Angel

Cubitt is an artist-led organisation based in Islington, London. Founded by a group of artists in 1991, Cubitt consists of a non-profit Gallery, 32 artist studios and a locally-fo...

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Columbia Road Gallery Angel

Columbia Road Gallery is based in London's east end, in a courtyard just off Ezra Street, seconds away from the famous Sunday flower market. The gallery features stunning large...

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Cross Street Gallery Islington

A great local gallery filled with works by contemporary artists including Frank Auerbach, Peter Blake, Tracy Emin and Patrick Caulfield. Prints, etchings, Lithograph and much more...

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Lauderdale arts centre Lauderdale House Highgate

Built in 1582 and set in the beautiful Waterlow Park, Lauderdale House now runs primarily as an arts and education centre, welcoming over 65,000 visitors each year. Our varied...

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Islington Museum Islington

Islington Museum opened in May 2008 in a brand new space at 245 St John Street, under Finsbury Library. We offer a friendly and warm environment for everyone to enjoy and explore...

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Freightliners Farm Holloway Road

Come and enjoy a taste of country life in the city. Freightliners Farm, in the heart of Islington, provides an exciting opportunity for you to experience a real working farm in...

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Museum of the Order of St John Clerkenwell

The Museum of the Order of St John tells a unique and fascinating story — the story of the Order of St John — from its origins in 11th century Jerusalem, through to its role today...

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The Charles Dickens Museum Central London

The Museum will open from 12:30pm on every third Saturday of the month. Charles Dickens lived in this house and wrote Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby. Family Visits A visit...

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London Canal Museum Kings Cross
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Museum. Boat trips. Family activities. At the London Canal Museum you can see inside a narrowboat cabin, learn about the history of London's canals, about the cargoes carried,...

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The Jinnee: a new children's opera Angel

The Jinnee is a brand new and magical children's opera, based on the story of Aladdin and his lamp from the ancient One Thousand and One Nights. Come and participate in our famil...

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Museum of London Museum of London Barbican

Experience an unforgettable journey through the capital's turbulent past from prehistoric times to the present day. At both the Museum of London and the Museum of London Dockland...

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