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The Yard - What To Do

To Visit

Arsenal Football Club

Emirates Stadium, Ashburton Grove, N7. Tel: 020 7704 4040 View Website

Arsenal are one of the giants of European football and have achieved much success in domestic competitions over the last ten years. For admirers of the Gunners, you can always try to get your hands on some match tickets although this can be hard to do, especially for Premiership games. For those who are not so keen, Emirates Stadium serves as a fairly large target for egg throwing (Miloco will not be held responsible for any arrests due to client hooliganism!!).

O2 Academy Islington

N1 Centre, 16 Parkfield Street, N1 OPS. Tel: 020 7787 3131 View Website

A part of the O2 Academy group and in the heart of the trendy area of Angel, the venue is split into two stages; the main stage hosts high-profile and established artists, and the smaller stage puts on up-and-coming artists. If you have trouble finding it after a few beers in the bars of Angel (speaking from experience here!), just try to remember that it is actually in the shopping centre. Strange, we know!

Buffalo Bar

259 Upper Street, N1. Tel: 020 7359 6191 View Website

Situated on Highbury Corner underneath The Famous Cock Tavern, Buffalo Bar is one of the top London venues for new music. With some brilliant new music every night of the week, what makes this venue even better for Yard clients is that it is basically next door to the studio, perfect for after long tiring sessions, to go and have some beers and unwind. From Kings Cross, it is one stop North on the Victoria Line to Highbury and Islington. Buffalo Bar is right next to the station.

Union Chapel

The Vestry, Compton Avenue, N1 2XD. Tel: 020 7226 1686 View Website

Another live venue with a unique twist, the Union Chapel is both a fully functioning church as well as a venue for a wide variety of live music. Since Autumn 2006, Union Chapel has teamed up with learning disability charity MENCAP to put on a series of events raising money and awareness. Names as big as Noel Gallagher, Chris Martin, Lily Allen, Biffy Clyro, U2, KT Tunstall, James Morrison and Kasabian have performed there.

To Eat & Drink

The Compton Arms

4 Compton Avenue, London, N1 2XD (020) 7359 6883

The Compton Arms offers a traditional pub atmosphere with great food and quality ale. Its a small place that fills up very quickly. There is also a small beer garden to enjoy a pint in on a nice day.

The Hen and Chickens

109 St Paul's Road, London, N1 2NA (020) 7704 2001 View Website

A small but perfectly formed North London venue with a rich history of stand-up comedy. From upcoming theatre groups to the likes of Russell Brand and Jimmy Carr, acts at 'the Chicks' have proved as diverse as the list of speciality drinks. Enjoy the best of the fringe over your favourite tipple and embrace both the characters treading the boards and those propping up the bar.

The Duke of Cambridge

30 St Peter's Street, Islington, N1 (020) 7359 3066 View Website

Unlike many of the local pubs scattered in and around Islington, the Duke of Cambridge takes pride in its beer. This comes courtesy of the St Peter's Brewery, and is utterly sublime. Everything is organic here, and the food is a winner too.

Gallipoli Bazaar

102 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 (020) 7359 0630 View Website

Gallipoli Bazaar is a Turkish restaurant on Upper Street that knocks out some damned tasty food at great prices. Fresh and exotic dishes are the order of the day.


Camden Passage, London N1 (020) 7359 2888 View Website

One of Islington's best restaurants (if not the best), Fredericks serves up fantastic modern euro food, and the 200 plus bottle wine list is exceptional. It should be right at the top of your list!

Le Mercury

140a Upper Street, Islington, London N1 (020) 7354 4088 View Website

Le Mercury is a friendly and fairly romantic French restaurant on Upper Street. It's pretty popular, and can be pretty busy in the evenings. Still, a candlelit table for two should still ensure maximum brownie points!

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