The Islington

The Islington
1 Tolpuddle Street, London, N1 0XT
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Aaron Lee Tasjan

Rock, country and blues from the Nashville-based cosmic cowboy.

Mon 4 Sep

£13.75 / 0207 6841577

Christopher Paul Stelling & Band

Stelling is a troubadour in the truest sense. His songs find their roots in the storytelling methods of southern folk music. His meticulous finger plucking guitar playing couples well with his commanding vocal style as he weaves the two around stellar songwriting that encompasses subjects near and dear to early American…

Tue 19 Sep

£11 / 0207 6841577

Cry Monster Cry

Change is inevitable. It's the very essence of music. Times, tempos, rhythms, energies, moods, feelings. Music can present the exciting, the profound, the known and the new through these changes. Following on from the success of their debut album, Rhythm of Dawn, released to critical acclaim in 2015, Cry Monster Cry…

Sat 30 Sep

£8.80 / 0207 6841577

David Ford

The Man With The Golden Ear Productions in association with PK Tips & Hit Sheet presents 2 nights of David Ford "Love & Hat" - angst in his pants … With four critically-acclaimed studio albums and a live show defined by the British music press as unmissable, David Ford is essential listening for anyone who…

Wed 20 Sep

£11 / 0207 6841577

Thu 21 Sep

£11 / 0207 6841577

An Evening With Pamela Des Barres

Known mostly for her heady dalliances and friendships with classic rock's elite dandies in the 60s and 70s, Pamela Des Barres presciently kept copious diaries about those madcap revolutionary days and nights. She has written four books, I'm With the Band, Take Another Little Piece of My Heart, (autobiographies) Rock…

Sun 3 Sep

£5.50 / 0207 6841577

Furnace And The Fundamentals

Simply the best party band ever. From Mark Ronson to Michael Jackson, Queen to The Darkness, Beyonce to The Beatles thousands of fans across Australia have seen Furnace earn their reputation as bona fide party starters, including Falls Festival, St Kilda Festival, Spectrum Now Festival, NYE at Opera Bar and countless…

Sun 6 Aug

£5.50 / 0207 6841577

Tue 8 Aug

£5.50 / 0207 6841577

The Henhouse Prowlers

Award winning, hard-driving, Chicago bluegrass. Internationally touring 365 days a year!

Mon 21 Aug

£13.20 / 0207 6841577

An Intimate Evening With Chantel Mcgregor

Blackstar Promotions are pleased to present an up close and personal evening with Chantel McGregor. Chantel will be playing a full acoustic set but as an added bonus there will be a question and answer session hosted by TV presenter Steve Blacknell. Support from up and coming singer songwriter talent Paul Whitton…

Fri 15 Sep

£15.40 / 0207 6841577

An Intimate Evening With Fish

Blackstar Promotions present an up close and personal evening with East Lothian's own Big Friendly Giant, the one and only Derek Dick, better known as Fish. Fish will be in conversation with TV's Steve Blacknell and will be chatting about his musical history and fielding questions from you the audience. Tickets are…

Wed 6 Sep

£16.50 / 0207 6841577

An Intimate Evening With John Coghlan

Drumming legend and founder member of Status Quo joins Steve Blacknell on the couch for an evening of musical chat and reminiscences. Expect revelations about Quo's heyday and the reformation of The Frantic Four only a short while before Rick Parfitt's tragic death.

Thu 24 Aug

£16.50 / 0207 6841577

John R. Olson + Nate Young's Regression + Crazy Jim

Upset The Rhythm presents Wolf Eyes in solo mode featuring sets from JOHN R. OLSON NATE YOUNG'S REGRESSION CRAZY JIM Thursday 17 August The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle St, Angel, London, N1 0XT 7.30pm | £10.00 | JOHN R. OLSON aka Inzane Johnny of Wolf Eyes and American Tapes will be treating us to a solo slice from his…

Thu 17 Aug

£11 / 0207 6841577


PIKACYU-MAKOTO is an alliance between two figureheads of underground Japanese psych/pop, the musically promiscuous Kawabata Makoto (most famous for his leadership of the legendary Acid Mothers Temple), and Afrirampo's Pikacyu. Pikacyu's drums pummel, jitter, crash and stumble, but steadfastly refuse to groove. She layers…

Sat 12 Aug

£8.25 / 0207 6841577

The Rebel With The Plan And Velvet Morning

Post-punk/New Wavers described as 'Raincoats meets Fall meets Shirley Collins', THE PLAN from Southend launch their debut album Nervous Energy. Featuring twisted country from THE REBEL, aka B.R.WALLERS of Country Teasers/Male Nurse/The Devil fame, fresh off the plane following his US dates. Plus Southend's art-psych…

Fri 21 Jul

£5 / 0207 6841577

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Roddy Radiation And The Skabilly Rebels

After 32 years of treating audiences to his own Ska-Rockabilly brand of Radiation therapy, Roddy Byers is stepping away from the side of the stage as the Specials' lead guitarist and into the center spotlight as the frontman/guitarist of his newest and best musical endeavor, the SKABILLY REBELS! Roddy and his Skabilly…

Sat 7 Oct

£8.80 / 0207 6841577

Shannon Mcnally

It's hard to say why Shannon McNally isn't a bigger Americana star. She has released seven good to great great roots blues/rock/swamp/folk/country/whatever solo albums, toured tirelessly since her 2002 debut, possesses a distinctive, husky voice that's both powerful and subtle, worked with legends such as Dr. John (on…

Thu 19 Oct

£13.20 / 0207 6841577

Siobhan Wilson

Franco-Scottish folk singer-songwriter, known for her heartbreaking voice and devastating lyrics.

Sat 29 Jul

£8.80 / 0207 6841577


Translated as simple in Welsh, SYML is the creation of Brian Fennell, a Seattle-native and founding member of the band Barcelona. With a keen grasp on textural and emotive songwriting, Fennell combines bare piano, minimalist synth and string-scapes with ethereal vocals to take the listener on a journey through the…

Thu 28 Sep

£8.80 / 0207 6841577

Tami Neilsom

Canadian-born, New Zealand based singer-songwriter - as the above photo suggests, the real voice of the beehive - plays her debut UK show at THE ISLINGTON, TOLPUDDLE STREET, LONDON N1 on TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 12th 2017. Tickets are £11.50, availble from the usual ticket outlets. TAMI NEILSON has carved herself an awesome…

Tue 12 Sep

£11.50 / 0207 6841577

  • 20:00

Tami Neilson


Tue 12 Sep

£12.65 / 0207 6841577

The Wild Rye Presents 'written On My Bones'

You'll never guess what! We've recorded a new EP. It's our third. And it's our best yet. This is a chance to see us perform it live, followed by a Greatest Hits set! This is our first show for a year - and it's also our last London show for a long time, as we're heading off on band hiatus. So come and say hi/bye and enjoy…

Thu 20 Jul

£5 / 0207 6841577

Wildwood Kin

Acclaimed indie/Americana trio from Exeter, comprising two sisters, Beth and Emillie Key and their cousin Meghann Loney.

Wed 2 Aug

£8.80 / 0207 6841577

Will Samson

"Awash with Eno-esque ambience, and recorded late at night to cassette - the glitches and hiss adding to the dusky atmosphere, it's an unusually intimate collection, with tracks like Oceans Are Wilder so sparse as to barely be there - 8/10 - UNCUT (UK) "…running themes and riffs waft over songs so heartfelt, you dare…

Sun 19 Nov

£11 / 0207 6841577


It's been two years since Winterbourne released their debut EP, All But the Sun, an earthy, intimate shot of neo-folk that peaked at # 9 on the iTunes Album Charts. For two young guys from the NSW Central Coast, it was an auspicious introduction, but, not surprisingly, there's been a lot of hard work to do since then.

Wed 9 Aug

£7.70 / 0207 6841577

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18. L Goldman2 Aug 2015, 5:12pm5 stars The Islington Report

A really cool place to see a show.

Small little venue (around 100 cap) and the bar area gives off an unexpectedly friendly vibe.

The sound was amazing, the beer selection very good. Also the terrace outside the bar area has a nice number of tables and chairs.

Highly recommended.

17. Ellie Shandur11 Mar 2015, 7:31pm5 stars The Islington Report

The better touring bands that have visited London over the last few years have played The Islington. The bar has an amazing relaxed chic vibe, reminds me of a lower east side music bar. Get a drink in the separated front bar without paying into the show. It's s destination bar so you won't get any creepy locals hanging around.. and the toilets are spotless. We like.

16. Jody Edwards6 Dec 2014, 5:07am1 star The Islington Report

Over priced sweat box rude owner only cares about taking your money drinks prices are a joke!! The food is disgusting!!!

15. Andy Nunn28 Apr 2014, 1:07am Report

First time at this venue! I went to to watch minor alps who were amazing! But what a great venue! Great selection of drinks, top acoustics and a really good vibe! The support were also top draw! Thanks to the Islington for a top night!

14. Mario Nardi25 Mar 2014, 3:29am Report

Almost my local. If you are bored of what's going on in town, just pop by any day of the week and you'll find a fantastic atmosphere! All round!

13. Racheal Carpentier29 Nov 2013, 2:46pm5 stars The Islington Report

The Islington is a great place to drop in,listen to a great band and have a brilliant night in Angel. drinks were good and the sound system was great

12. Jesus Sam27 Nov 2013, 5:17pm5 stars The Islington Report

good times with my friend in this bar, we watched some great band and had a fun fun time. very good place to check out. The Islington is great

11. Kerry Serrill26 Nov 2013, 5:01pm5 stars The Islington Report

Definitely a hidden little gem! Went here for a quick birthday drink and ended up staying all night drinking and watching a gig there! Nice food and really fun staff, it was one of those random nights when you least expect it. Will be going back, fun times :)

10. Paula Paul26 Nov 2013, 11:38am5 stars The Islington Report

really enjoyed our time in London and The Islington is a great venue for live music. they get some really good bands, so it's great

9. Leroy Evans25 Nov 2013, 6:00pm5 stars The Islington Report

Well good! The Islington is really good for live music. we had a well good time. check it out. I like the Islington

8. Marcus Owens24 Nov 2013, 4:40pm5 stars The Islington Report

thanks for a great weekend! coming back to Angel and seeing live music again was a blast. Just what I needed. I am really pleased that the islington pub is still going strong and can't wait to come back again soon!

7. Ricky Henderson21 Nov 2013, 8:43pm5 stars The Islington Report

We found this place because it as one of the only places our favorite band was playing in London, so we didn't really have any hopes. What we found though was an awesome venue for live music and a great atmosphere. Loved it. Coming back in newyear

6. Barry Coleman13 Nov 2013, 11:56am5 stars The Islington Report

I am so excited to be coming back here. Looking to see Honeyhoney soon as they are one of my new favourite bands and I am so glad I am seeing them at The Islington. It's a great venue and has the London vibe that I miss now that I don't live here. I love coming back. Great

5. Jane Augeri30 Jun 2013, 12:54pm5 stars The Islington Report

LOVE LOVE LOVE this place! Perfect venue to upgrade your regular drink scene.

Candles light up the room in old fashioned candelabras and beautiful plush maroon curtains divides the back bar area from a private music area (I think I saw a private concert going on the last time I was there). Great beers spirits and cocktails and better than average whiskey collection.

It's romantic and sophisticated, yet casual and accommodating.

I will definitely be back soon and will continue to plan events here as well!!! Thank you for making our birthday night a great celebration!

4. Sue C20 May 2013, 3:15am5 stars The Islington Report

What a find! .. Tucked neatly away from Upper Street you will find one of the most friendliest bars you will ever encounter. Seems like a world away from the hustle and bustle of Islington.

Think a laid back "vibe" bar in Brooklyn.. a neighborhood bar where you can relax and have a craft beer or a coffee. Laze away the afternoon or the evening with your boy or girl. A great place for a first date, massive chesterfield sofas and beautiful attentive staff make the hours pass by lightning fast.

Islington's best kept secret ... for now.

3. sam addison17 Apr 2013, 3:54am5 stars The Islington Report

Such nice individual touches make this place a different night out than a trip to the pub.

The bohemian feel to the place with its velvet curtains, manor house armchairs and friendly staff all frame a fantastic music venue.

The music room is intimate and the acoustics are surprisingly good.

Does Brooklyn beer on draft also! And Goose in bottles.


2. SaraDonaldson18 Mar 2013, 6:35pm4 stars The Islington Report

1. Never charges entry.
2. Good looking crowd ;)
3. Good music.
4. Reasonably priced drinks.
5. Free coat check.
6. Large venue.
7. Huge dance floor.
9. More than one set of very clean bathrooms.
10. Craft beers on draft!

1. Elli12 Mar 2013, 1:49am5 stars The Islington Report

A hidden gem of sorts; bang in the centre of Angel whilst still managing to slip away from the hustle and bustle of the high street, The Islington manages to strike a perfect balance between homely comfort and chic. Music is the order of the day; a beautiful stage occupies a corner of the room without invading the place - you can get up close to the performers at the candlelit tables, or stand by the bar, or sit further back whilst enjoying the selection of food on offer. A fine range of wines, drafts and ciders are available at competitive prices. The music usually consists of a solo acoustic performer or stripped back band line ups, which means you can hear yourself think and still enjoy some quality entertainment. I've seen the place packed and you can hear a pin drop. The staff are friendly, attentive and willing to go the extra mile, so it ticks all of the boxes on service. All in all a fantastic place if you're looking for something central and a little different and special without having to spend the earth. Highly recommended.

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Average rating 4.5/5 from 16 reviews of The Islington.

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