The Islington

The Islington
1 Tolpuddle Street, London, N1 0XT

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Benjamin Folke Thomas

Swedish singer-songwriter and band.

Fri 3 Mar

Dream Themes All Ages Matinee Show

It's Dream Themes 100th Concert! And we are playing 2 sets. The first is in the afternoon (shorter than usual set) and is for the whole family.. There will also be a PUPPET SHOW! This event costs £5 for adults… And is free for kids. So bring as many as you can carry! (*note- there will also be an evening 18+ show.

Sat 11 Mar

Dream Themes Evening Show (18+)

It's Dream Themes 100th Concert! And we are playing 2 sets. This event is for our full length evening show! (*note- there will also be a shorter, afternoon, all ages show - plus a puppet show done by us. These 2 events will be ticketed seperately). This is for our full night time show and is adults only so expect some…

Sat 11 Mar


The vocalist and instrumentalist from the Faroe Islands performs her unique brand of experimental folktronica.

Fri 2 Jun

£12 / 0207 6841577

An Evening With Nasher

The Legend that is Brian "Nasher" Nash celebrates his birthday with a special intimate, extended show.. Even before joining Frankie Goes to Hollywood, guitarist Brian Nash was already causing a racket in his hometown of Liverpool, England. In 1977, Nash discovered punk rock, and he used his guitar to crank out…

Sat 20 May

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The Mansfield singer-songwriter performs her indie-folk songs.

Fri 24 Feb

Times to be confirmed / Phone for prices / 0207 6841577

Ian Prowse "fireworks" 25th Anniversary Tour

Ian Prowse & 6 piece band will play Pele's classic first album in full and then the best of the rest of Amsterdam/solo. Fireworks will also be remastered and re-released with a special souvenier booklet in February 2017.

Ida Nielsen & Her Band

IDA NIELSEN, former member of PRINCE's 3rd EYE GIRL, plays The Islington, London, for ONE NIGHT ONLY!!! This is going to be a Funky Night and tickets are LIMITED and are AVAILABLE on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVED basis!! Avoid disappointment and BOOK NOW!!!

Sun 5 Mar

£16.50 / 0207 6841577


This Bristolian quintet brings its melodic, contemporary, alternative rock to the stage.

Thu 23 Feb

£6.60 / 0207 6841577

Kristeen Young


Tue 28 Feb

£7.70 / 0207 6841577

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Mary Ocher

Upset The Rhythm presents MARY OCHER Thursday 5 April The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT 7.30pm | £6 | MARY OCHER was born Mariya Ocheretianskaya in Moscow in 1986, she moved to Israel with her family at age four, then to Berlin at 20. In 2011 she caught the attention of the inimitable King…

Wed 5 Apr

£6.60 / 0207 6841577

Milky Wimpshake + Robert Sotelo + The Plan

Upset The Rhythm presents… MILKY WIMPSHAKE '20th Anniversary Show!' ROBERT SOTELO THE PLAN Saturday 4 March The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT 7.30pm | £8 | MILKY WIMPSHAKE are a passionate punk band from Newcastle Upon Tyne. The band formed in the early 1990s…

Sat 4 Mar

Mo Kenney

The Canadian rock singer-songwriter performs songs from her album In My Dreams.

Wed 24 May

£10 / 0207 6841577

The Rehearsal Room Presents

Theatre, chat and live music – Broadcaster and writer Yasmeen Khan hosts 'The Rehearsal Room Presents', a salon style cosy and intimate way to see brand new writing from new and emerging voices alongside chat and performance from established talent. Two rehearsed readings of new short plays/extracts, plus a…

Mon 13 Mar


Very occasionally an artist comes along with music that compels the listener within seconds: potent hooks that draw you in, powerful choruses that create an immediate connection and melodies and lyrics that spin around your head fordays. Scarlet is one such singer-songwriter. Growing up with classic crooners like Dean…

Tue 28 Mar

£6.60 / 0207 6841577


'This isn't a heartbreak record. I'd say it's more of a heartache record… '. Robin Proper-Sheppard/Sophia As Robin has said, this isn't a heartbreak record. Or as he's also said, it's not a sad-sad record but fear not you lovers of Sophia's historically open and honest melancholia, it's still a sad record. Full of…

Thu 23 Mar

£13.20 / 0207 6841577

The Terrorsaurs

The Birmingham-based threesome plays a mixture of alternative rock mixed in with surf sounds and a twist of rock'n'roll. With support from The Spacewasters, AAA Tractors and Smokin'Dogs.

Sat 25 Mar

£5 / 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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