The Islington


Independent bar and live music spot The Islington is - surprise, surprise - located in London's buzzing Islington, just five minutes' walk from Angel Underground Station. Over the years, the corner venue has seen a real range of performers come through its doors, from The Magic Numbers to Thurston Moore to Arcade Fire's Sarah Neufeld - and continues today to put on a regular stream of performances. The kitchen is open from lunch through to dinner, so make a night of it and enjoy a meal before the show.

Venue Details & Map

The Islington

1 Tolpuddle Street
N1 0XT
+44 (0)20 7684 1577
Public transport:
Angel, Underground

Yelp Reviews

6.00 out of 5
based on 5 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Islington

3.0 out of 5
29 January 2017
by Dave S.

Nice little pub with a stage for live music. Visited here as one a mate was playing there with his band. Good size playing area and wasn't ridiculously crowded (obviously varying depending n the band's popularity...) Service at the bar seemed a bit on the slow side though and the "coat check" situation was a bit clunky (leave your coat with us at the door, we'll put it in a locked room,... more

1.0 out of 5
08 November 2016
by P N.

This venue still owes us money for a gig in 2014. They've ignored our emails and blocked us on social media; we're taking them to court. Will update more

4.0 out of 5
15 March 2016
by Luca D.

Popular spot in Angel, occasionally live music is played and parts of the bar are used for quiz evenings and other events. more

4.0 out of 5
28 January 2013
by Freya C.

+ Music venue = great local gigs

+ Friendly staff


+ free samples of bar snacks in the street!

+ Boris bike docking station RIGHT OUTSIDE

+ breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner

+ decent pub food

+ tea, coffee & snacks

+ private rom for hire

+ end of my street...

awesome local stuff. more

3.0 out of 5
01 September 2013
by Lenka N.

This cute local pub is definitely on of those you can hide yourself in to do some work or meet a friend for a pint or two... Service fast&nice, selection of drinks traditional. Food I haven't tried but the plates passing me looked rather nice - long life to home made comfort food.

My experience in the late afternoon was sitting on traditional British leather sofa at this wooden renovated table... more

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