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The Islington

1 Tolpuddle Street, London N1 0XT, England
+44 20 7684 1577
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Misleading and disappointing

Travelled down to London for a podcast / gig that was being recorded at the Islington, doors were... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
sheslooking
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
OK for a gig

Came here to For The Hornets on a drizzly evening. It was a weird mix of music, the promotor had... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
Li S
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Ely, United Kingdom
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 23:00
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1 Tolpuddle Street, London N1 0XT, England
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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

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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
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Reviewed 15 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

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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.

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

The staff at this venue are incredibly helpful and accommodating. Unfortunately, on the night of my visit, there were numerous occasions on which the owner verbally abused one staff member in particular. The rest of the staff were treated with a complete lack of respect...More

6  Thank bigladcool
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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
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Been here on more then one occasion and as a intimate venue it's really good and drink prices are average and bar stuff are really friendly

2  Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

This venue shows no respect at all to artists and audience coming to the gig. It is a real shame because it looks alright but It feels like there are trying to kill the live music scene. Very rude sound guy, absent promoters and very...More

1  Thank Agudo2014
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Since I am a fan of Alex Jayne (songwriter, look up her videos on youtube, she has an amazing voice), I came for a brief session. Not to be confused with the Islington Town house, this pub is located after "Sainsbury's" (turning on the left)....More

1  Thank Fabrizio O
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

Having read some of the other reviews on here I have to say I wasn't massively looking forward to visiting the venue. However, I couldn't have been more wrong - yes, it was busy (I think there was a staff xmas party on from some...More

Thank TheVore
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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 😂
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