Catch the latest new bands and DJs seven nights a week at The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch. Simian Mobile Disco, Hot Chip, Klaxons, Noisettes, Arctic Monkeys, Lily Allen, Foals, Kate Nash, Florence and the Machine, Amy Winehouse and Mumford and Sons have all played here. Best of all, entrance is often free!
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Old Blue Last
38 Great Eastern StreetThe CityLondonEC2A 3ES
- +44 (0)20 7739 7033
- Public transport:
- Old Street, Underground
Very quiet on a Sunday evening, unenthusiastic staff, £10 for 2 pints and an overpowering smell of bleach. Not a particularly welcoming feeling. Will have to try again another time I suppose.more
One of the better pubs to go to in London if you're looking for some good live music. The crowd can rub some people the wrong way - it's mostly young, "hip" kids in their 20s, which fits the fact that the bar is currently run by Vice Magazine - but if you can get over that, you'll find a reasonably priced bar with tons of free events to go to. Plus, since it's situated in Shoreditch, there's...more
It's only reading the other reviews that I've come to realise that The Old Blue Last is some kind of hipster institution in Shoreditch. To me, it's just the pub closest to my office that I got dragged to one night carrying a load of files after an incredibly stressful work week. I was too busy chatty to take much of it in/notice that apparently I must have looked wildly different to the other...more
It's taken me ages to work out how I ended up checking in at this place, and it just struck me - it's that random pub stuck in the middle of Shoreditch! Pubs and Shoreditch don't really go together. I mean, yes, there are a few around but a pub should be warm, cosy, and comfortable - words that are never used to describe the hipsters that inhabit this area of London town.
Still, the Old Blue...more
On a Friday night, this pub felt claustrophobic. Not necessarily for the obvious reasons, but I thought their use of space was kind of silly (internal bouncer taking up the space of two tables, tables laid out in the main room so that the traffic from the door has only one, invasive path that prevents getting to most of the bar, ect).
But the drinks were reasonably priced, and as someone...more