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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Venue Details & Map
Old Blue Last
38 Great Eastern StreetThe CityLondonEC2A 3ES
- +44 (0)20 7739 7033
- Public transport:
- Old Street, Underground
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
What use to be the centre of young hip things and new indie music has been swallowed up and spat out by Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen. It's terrifying and now you'll find a gang of suits and skirts taking up the space on the leather sofas staring at the gold-guilt bar.
What a piss poor show. They have keep all the cool kids with attitude that serve behind the bar but have changed the clientèle....more
HIPSTERS EASTERS ALERT!
Oui mais en fait, ET ALORS? après environ 8 soirées, c'est un sans faute:
- de l'alcool gratos: parce qu'on tombe souvent sur des soirées Vice open bar bière, ou y'a un questionnaire pour tester des bières, ou juste des tickets de consos offerts comme ca...
- des bons concerts gratos à l'étage: Salem, O Children, Adam Kesher, LCMDF parmi d'autres; et j'ai aussi...more
A pretty trendy, hip place in Shoreditch that my friends and I just stumbled upon while realising we'd missed the other place we originally came to Shoreditch to look for - and what a good find!
I was impressed that, for paying no cover whatsoever (usually free till 01:30), we went upstairs, got some cheap drinks, and heard probably one of the best non-famous live bands I've ever heard. All...more
Hoxton ground-zero over the years:
2006-2009: THE OLD BLUE LAST
It's almost like The Old Blue needs no introduction now that it's so famous / infamous. But here goes - it's an old corner pub on Great Eastern Street that pretends to be a traditional no frills boozer but is really owned and run by Vice Magazine. It fills up with all the...more