Old Red Lion Theatre


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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Old Red Lion Theatre

418 St John Street
+44 (0)20 7837 7816
Public transport:
Angel, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Old Red Lion Theatre

5.0 out of 5 27 June 2015
by Steph R.

Best oldest pub in London.


Real ales


Great selection of lager

Beer garden

What more could you ask formore

4.0 out of 5 18 December 2014
by Ranjith R.

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

4.0 out of 5 25 April 2014
by Jennifer R.

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

3.0 out of 5 2 January 2014
by Liz I.

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

4.0 out of 5 20 February 2013
by Chris F.

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.

Beers Sussex Best, Landlord and 1 less...more

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