The Old Blue Last
The Old Blue Last has a raffish history and is proud of it. It was built in 1700 on the site of the first purpose-built theatre in Britain since the Roman era: James Burbage's The Theatre, subsequently dismantled and rebuilt across the river as the Globe, in the world's most spectacular attempt to avoid paying rent. The Last was named after a cobbler's tool, subsequently renamed The Old Blue Last and enduring through the Victorian era as a working-class pub, only to branch in the 20th century into being a brothel and one of the most notorious bars in Shoreditch. It was bought by Vice magazine in 2004 and they still own it, promising that 'literally no one has shot anyone here since we took over'.
The shenanigans are now limited to live music, of which they have a legendarily good booking record: Arctic Monkeys, Amy Winehouse, Florence + the Machine, The La's and many others have played here. It's not about great food, beer connoisseurship or child-friendliness (it's very much 18+): it's about atmosphere, which it has to spare, and dedication to live music.
The nearest Tube stations are Shoreditch High Street (Overground), Old Street (Northern) and Liverpool Street (Hammersmith & City/Central/Circle/Metropolitan).
- Provides: Free wi-fi
- Open since: 1876
Events at this venue
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This quartet from Liege, Belgium, performs self-penned hardcore punk material.
The European threesome performs its self-penned pop songs. Support from Tuska, Cold Fins and OBL.
Cristobal And The Sea
The London-based four-piece plays indie pop-rock with support from Malihini and Tuval.
This three-piece performs hip hop. Support from Black Josh.
DJ Toby Carvery Presents An All You Can Eat Bank Holiday Special
DJ Toby Carvery, DJ Filip O Fish, DJ Panicking Skywalker, DJ Linda Mcartney b2b DJ Tracey Barlow and @cal_mcr DJs present a special indie night.
Sun 30 Apr
Free / 020 7739 7033
Employed To Serve
Four-piece post-hardcore outfit from London. Support from We Never Learned To Live,
All-girls hard riffing garage rock quartet.
Garage-rock is the chosen genre for this four-piece from London who present their self-penned songs. Dolls and Mnnqns support.
The four-piece Brighton-based band plays its indie-rock originals. Supported by Pelicandy and Brazed Head.
Gang Of Youths
Indie-rock quintet from Australia featuring Max Dunn, Jung Kim, David Le'aupepe, Joji Malani and Donnie Borzestowski.
Five-piece playing music because, as they put it: 'We like music, so we play music.'
Leeds-based five-piece band plays lilting, psychedelica-tinged electronica.
Hip hop with a range of influences from this London-based rapper. Malakai The Plug and Skinny Malone support.
The Brightonian quartet brings its alternative rock originals to the stage. Donnie Willow supports.
The rap artist/producer plays hip hop with support from Joey Base, Jinx, Reepa and Dimez.
Anthemic rock from the Icelandic trio as they perform their album Otta in its entirety.
This foursome from Iceland, formed in 1995, performs its self-penned heavy metal material.
Fuzzed-up garage rock comes from this Birmingham-based band. Bo Gritz and Queen Zee & The Sasstones support.
The London-based threesome performs its punked-up,rock originals. Cajsa Siik and Millions support.
Victories At Sea
The three-piece Birmingham-based band performs contemporary rock originals. Supported by Leyendekker and Age.
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