The Islington

1 Tolpuddle Street , London, N1 0XT

SquareMeal Review of The Islington

Bolstering Islington’s stock of music venues, the latest gig on a difficult site that has seen off numerous gaffs is proving to be a keeper. Enjoy a varied programme of cutting-edge tunesmiths such as cucumber cool Julian Velard, Sarah Neufeld (of Arcade Fire repute) and double Grammy-winning guitar legend Albert Lee – a forthcoming highlight to savour at this intimate live lounge. Stripped back and decorated in neutral tones, the room allows you to get up close to performers on a wee stage that also hosts stand-up comedians at free gigs. To drink, expect continental and Anglo-American beers from the likes of Harviestoun and Brooklyn (on tap), Einstöck, Kernel and Sierra Nevada – plus ciders, wines, cocktails. To eat, stay with the sharing boards. Given that The Islington is a metropolitan indie music bar, not Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, we were well enough served.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Angel Tube Station 261m

Kings Cross Thameslink Station 750m


Address: 1 Tolpuddle Street , London N1 0XT

Area: Islington Barnsbury

Opening times

Mon-Sun 11am-12M

Nearby Landmarks

Vue Cinema Islington 171m

Young Actors Theatre 220m


Telephone: 020 7684 1577


Cuisine: Bars

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