Canal 125

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Canal 125
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Canal 125, London, June 2013.

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In the heart of Islington, Canal 125 is bar, restaurant and nightlife venue all in one. During the day, the canalside location makes it a great spot for a relaxing lunch or drink on one of the sun terraces, while at night the place starts to hop with a roster of music and events that include DJ sets and live acoustic showcases.


Venue name: Canal 125
Address: 125
Caledonian Road
N1 9RG
Transport: Rail/Tube: King's Cross St Pancras
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On the Regent's Canal in Islington/Kings Cross. Great party venue on 3 or 4 floors, a couple of which have outdoor balconies. The one i went to had platters of very tasty food. Staff were friendly.


Hmm not sure. I held my birthday drinks here and whilst it was nice that there was so much space, it did lack quite a bit of atmosphere for a Friday evening near King's Cross. I was also told that I couldn't have the 'nicer' part of the bar or the rooftop upstairs despite no one else occupying it. Lastly, I prepaid for drinks and the waitress tried overcharging me at the end of the evening. I may have had a few vinos but that's not acceptable. She offered me a shot as a way of apology but by that point I just wanted to leave. 
Otherwise, as I said, it is spacious, it's right beside regent's canal so is probably better suited to a Summer's day, and the manager who I spoke with in the lead up to the event was very helpful and responsive. 

Arnaud H
Staff Writer

A nice bar with a perfect location right on the canal. You can order a chilled IPA and sip it on a table in the backyard overlooking Regent's canal, catching the late afternoon sunlight as ducks go by smoothly... what else do you need?

I put 4 stars because the place is often hired for private parties and so it's quite a hit and miss to get in in the evenings. If only they could let a couple of people in on the side, that would be cool. A really nice place and friendly staff otherwise.