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The Islington

#1,065 of 1,339 Nightlife in London
Closed Now: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Two pints (no proper draught beer) and two large wines £25 Place is ok for gigs. Location is... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Better as a venue than a pub?

Decent pub venue but a slightly limited beer selection for my tastes - and the choice got more... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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1 Tolpuddle Street, London N1 0XT, England
+44 20 7684 1577
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Was a tad nervous about going here based on previous reviews but as my tickets were already purchased.... However, you can probably ignore the bad reviews . The service was more than acceptable....the place is a bit rough round the edges but the loos were...More

3  Thank And1cap
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 November 2014

this place has a great atmosphere but that seems to be a sham, the owner has a succession of staff that he never pays, he makes up lies and pressures staff to work for NO WAGES , so the when you visit this place, it's...More

10  Thank Karl T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decent pub venue but a slightly limited beer selection for my tastes - and the choice got more limited as the evening progressed when they ran out of the IPA. Still, the staff were nice and it was no bother. The venue room does the...More

Thank The_Gastro_Gnome
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last night I performed at “the islington” with my band / duo, really happy to see a live music venue in London ran so professionally, friendly and professional staff, sound system on point, in house sound engineer did a great job. Bar area is really...More

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

My friend and I attended the Hellogoodbye gig on 10/08/18 and it was a disasater. The friend I came to the gig with, received an email earlier on in the day, with the times and schedule of the evening. We arrived around 18:45, as it...More

1  Thank Emma F
Reviewed 21 August 2018

such a pity for the artists and staff that works there... I would think people who love music access a certain sensitivity in their life and way of being, but not in this case the owner is terribly rude and actually mean. a pity that...More

Thank Fiammetta V
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Like other reviewers our ticket stated "Doors open 6pm" so my wife and myself arrived at 5.30pm assuming the concert would start shortly after. The doors referred to the Pub opening time and when they opened at 6.15pm we were told that the music room...More

Thank Tony N
Reviewed 23 July 2018

A great place to meet friends and enjoy some fantastic bands. Prices for drinks were average and the staff were friendly and accommodating. I didn't expect to find such a gem inside..not to miss!

Thank VanessaC2845
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Travelled down to London for a podcast / gig that was being recorded at the Islington, doors were advertised as 6pm so we went to the venue for 5.30 expecting the event to start at 6, however this was the time the pub opened their...More

Thank sheslooking
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Came here to For The Hornets on a drizzly evening. It was a weird mix of music, the promotor had put no thought into, i.e. the first band was Bollywood, qa whole demographic of audience came, and went. Then a punk band, a whole different...More

Thank Li S
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We were looking forward to seeing a friend perform. The outside of the pub appeared quite contemporary but the inside is quite traditional. Through curtains and a door is the music venue. It’s very compact, the stage is nearly as big as the standing area....More

Thank Rhondajune
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Two pints (no proper draught beer) and two large wines £25 Place is ok for gigs. Location is 15-20min walk from Kings Cross, or one tube stop.

Thank Lysander222
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Response from Brian B | Reviewed this property |
They actually threatened ME with legal action if I didn't remove my Facebook comments on their page. We DID eventually get our money back, and I'm Still waiting on their lawyers letter 😂