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The Islington

#1,055 of 1,350 Nightlife in London
Closed Now: 15:00 - 23:00
Open today: 15:00 - 23:00
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Strange

It’s a strange place. Not bad at all as a music venue. Nice room to play in, good atmosphere. The... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
ElClinton
,
York
via mobile
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 28 October 2018
The_Gastro_Gnome
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

It’s a strange place. Not bad at all as a music venue. Nice room to play in, good atmosphere. The sound guy Jonas is great especially in contrast to a previous sound guy I’d had experience of at this venue who couldn’t have cared less....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

Great little venue, good stage size and separate bar area. Friendly service. Good for live music. I’d just forgotten how pricey London is £1.80 for a bag of crisps!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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!

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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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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