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3 out of 5 Based on 42 reviews


This music venue and lounge bar in Islington plays host to a mix of riotous rock 'n' roll upstairs, while offering some downbeat decadence and bluesy class downstairs. Expect music from the usual and not-so-usual suspects in a unique and quirky setting.

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96-98 Pentonville Road, St Pancras, London, N1 9JB

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The Lexington

96-98 Pentonville Road
St Pancras
N1 9JB
+44 (0)20 7837 5387
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3 out of 5 based on 42 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Lexington

5.0 out of 5 12 January 2014
by Anna M.

I went to go see Milow in 2009...I'm a little late with the review, what can I say....

Anyway...the live music area is great with a view from pretty much anywhere, aside from the cute...yet drunk and obnoxious guy standing next to me. We were in the back, by the bar. This is how much we could see from all the way back. Not bad.

4.0 out of 5 16 November 2013
by Katrina L.

Since moving into the local area 2 years ago, The Lexington quickly became 'my local'. The Lexington is a great place to catch up with friends on a Sunday afternoon or have a quiet drink after work, with the added benefit of hosting a diverse array of high quality musical acts performing in the upstairs room. The bar staff should be praised for their friendly, casual manner, that makes you...more

3.0 out of 5 2 June 2013
by Freya C.

I am consistently here on a late night... as there seem to be a lack of late licensed hang outs in Islington on weekday evenings it seems everyone slips down the party funnel and lands in the Lexington. But life could be worse.

Plenty of indie bands upstairs, if you arrive early enough you might not be charged entry to see them. Downstairs has a quite genuine non-pretentious vibe. Yes those...more

4.0 out of 5 9 December 2012
by Billy D.

We stayed a couple doors down in Islington, so we visited a couple times since this was our local bar. We didn't even go to a show. Just saw the bar. It's open until 2, thank god.

The downstairs main bar has got red velvet walls scattered with antlers and other random decorations. Feels.... unique for sure. Has a pretty young crowd. They have a good beer selection and also some special...more

4.0 out of 5 20 February 2010
by Laura N.

If Bourbon's your bag, this is your place. (You could also come here for a healthy sampling of local American Beers, as well. Blue Moon, whaaa?) But back to the Bourbon - 53 double takes to be accurate - wow. Just wow. 7 Bourbon cocktails. I'm not even yelping sense right now, that's how blinded by bourbon I was. Bourbonated, if you will.

Meh on most everything else. (Fried cornbread? Huh?)...more