The Old Red Lion Theatre in Angel is one of London's best-loved pub theatres.
Their mission is to nurture and present the very best new and emerging theatrical talent - Kathy Burke, Abi Morgan and Katie Mitchell to name but a few.
In recent years, the Old Red Lion Theatre has transferred work to the West End and off-Broadway.
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Venue Details & Map
Old Red Lion Theatre
418 St John Street
- +44 (0)20 7837 7816
- Public transport:
- Angel, Underground
Cosy little Joint in Islington, an old timer I am told by my local friends. Friendly staff and good selection of drinks. As name implies they have a theatre attached and box office is inside the pub! Main entry is on St Johns St but can go thru the back door smiling area which opens to Goswell Road. 2 mins from Angel Tube.more
This place is welcoming and comfortable, and doesn't possess a lot of the pretentiousness and snobbery that I often find at bars in the area. Instead it doesn't try to hide what it is, a shabby pub that lacks good lighting with a fair amount of a seating and a theatre upstairs. This sort of atmosphere is exactly what I was looking for in a pub in London, it's laid back and welcoming, filled...more
Pretty much does what it says on the tin. I popped in with my husband to kill a bit of time while we waited for a friend to join us. The atmosphere is what you'd expect from a London pub - bit dark, cosy, smells like a pub - but with the added benefit of having more than enough tables and seating. It wasn't very crowded when we went in, but I think that's down to it being just after Christmas....more
This is a very nice olde style pub. The dominant red interior decor makes the place feel cosier, which is obviously a bonus. The divider to the right as you enter is particularly attractive, although ultimately pointless.
There is a theater upstairs if beer isn't entertaining enough for you. Or you can stick downstairs and play various games.
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If I could hug a bar I would hug The Old Red Lion*.. cos it feels just like home. And not in your crappy 'we bought the Guinness package from the brewery' fakery that other 'Irish' pubs do.
Instead of slapping up a few stout signs and ye olde pictures, they've created a very Irish warmth in a traditional English pub. It's not the fanciest place, in fact it's a bit shabby.. but that just...more