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

Carla Dal Forno & Gross Net

Upset The Rhythm presents CARLA DAL FORNO GROSS NET UTR DJs Saturday 4 February The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT 7.30pm | £6 | CARLA DAL FORNO is an Australian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, currently based in Berlin. She is a member of the…

Sat 4 Feb

Cian Nugent

With his third album, Night Fiction, the psychedelic folk-rocker reins in his extended guitar-based instrumentals in favour of more conventional songwriting.

Sat 11 Feb

£7.70 / 0207 6841577

The Clang Group

The Clang Group, a collective from London on Domino Records.. Members!! Clive Langer, Gregg Braden, John Wood, Malcolm Lunan and Andy Mackay.. Legendary producer and Deaf School founder member Clive Langer. Joined by Andy Mackay of Roxy Music and on occasions Suggs of Madness.

Thu 19 Jan

£8.80 / 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.


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

Thu 23 Feb

£6.60 / 0207 6841577

Israel Nash Gripka

Rocking roots music from this son of a preacherman who hails from upstate New York.

Wed 22 Feb

£12.50 / 0207 6841577

Jake Morrell

Landing somewhere in between Folk/Indie/Songwriter and Country music. Jake Morrell is a 24 year old songwriter from Kings Lynn, Norfolk. From a young age Jake has had a passionate love for the great outdoors, travelling around, meeting new people and discovering new places. He loves listening to stories told by others…

Thu 9 Feb

£5.50 / 0207 6841577

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Kristeen Young

Kristeen Young is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. Her touring band is known as KRISTEENYOUNG. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Young began playing piano as a teenager and later attended an art school. She has released seven studio albums. Young has also sung with several artists including David Bowie and…

Tue 7 Feb

£7.70 / 0207 6841577

Tue 14 Feb

£7.70 / 0207 6841577

Tue 21 Feb

£7.70 / 0207 6841577

The Mastersons

A Texas-raised but Brooklyn-based alt-country band, the Mastersons are built around the husband-and-wife team of Chris Masterson (guitar and vocals) and Eleanor Whitmore (violin and vocals). Both Masterson and Whitmore were seasoned touring and recording musicians (Whitmore with Regina Spektor, Bruce Robison, and Kelly…

Sun 5 Feb

£12.65 / 0207 6841577

Mo Kenney

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

Wed 24 May

£10 / 0207 6841577

Spinning Coin & Sacred Paws

Upset The Rhythm presents… SPINNING COIN SACRED PAWS Friday 17 February The Islington, 1 Tolpuddle Street, Angel, London, N1 0XT 7.30pm | £6 | SPINNING COIN are a fiercely independent rock group from Glasgow, something you could probably guess by listening to any of their songs.

Fri 17 Feb

Stand Up For Syria

It's the end of January and you're about done with winter right? So let's spare a thought and some money for our fellow humans in war torn Syria who'll no doubt be facing a harsh winter without basic comforts let alone merriment and joy. We have some of Britians finest comics on board to get you laughing all night! Throw…

Mon 30 Jan

The Zipheads + Snakerattlers + Jay Vee & The Cardinal Sins + White Ape

JAY VEE presents a night of ROCKABILLY, PUNK, GARAGE & ROCK'n'ROLL!! THE ZIPHEADS: Anyone who's anyone on the rockin' circuit these days will already dig St Albans' finest. Having spent the past few years gigging and touring solidly, this genre-mashing rock'n'roll trio recently blew our collective minds with roaring…

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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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