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

Beth Rowley

Fragrant new folky, bluesy chantoozie for your perusal.

Sat 10 Jun

£16.50 / 0207 6841577

Caravãna Sun

Caravãna Sun let loose like a band of juiced up gypsies…most powerful when they slow things down to let the trumpet take the spotlight" - The Music After releasing a string of singles and a breathtaking film clip for "Open Up" which was described by Rolling Stone as "soul-barring" Sydney four piece Caravãna Sun are now…

Sat 1 Jul

£11 / 0207 6841577

Deux Furieuses

Fresh from their memorable Roundhouse mainstage performance at Frank Turner's Lost Evenings, agit punk duo deux furieuses invite you to 'Silenced by the Roar' single launch. Last year's debut album Tracks of Wire produced by Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey) topped many best album lists and made Louder Than War's Top Ten Albums of…

Tue 13 Jun

£5.50 / 0207 6841577


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

Fri 2 Jun

£13.85 / 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 Barry Cryer And Ronnie Golden

Barry Cryer has written for pretty much every TV comedian since Max Miller and continues to entertain both on TV and on stage, Ronnie Golden was founder of The Fabulous Poodles and has since made his name as a stand up comedian and musician. Together they make up the finest comedy double act since Little and Wise.

Wed 5 Jul

£16.50 / 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

An Intimate Evening With John Otway

Presented by TVs Steve Blacknell. Come along for an evening of music and chat, stories behind the songs, tales of big bands, small bands and Wild Willy. There will be a chance for you to pose your questions to John and he will be signing copies of his fantastic new album Montserrat.

Wed 19 Jul

£13.20 / 0207 6841577

An Intimate Evening With Mike Score

We are delighted to present the first in a series of intimate evenings, Mike Score from A Flock of Seagulls will join us on the couch for an evening of music and chat at The Islington. This will be an opportunity to hear the stories behind the songs and many tales of 1980's excess. Presented by TV host Steve Blacknell…

Wed 31 May

£15.40 / 0207 6841577

Little Mammoths

Little Mammoths are a London-based Rock'n'Roll Bar Band formed in 2014, that continue charging down the vein of The Hold Steady, Drive-by Truckers and Wilco. Their debut album 'Phantom Dreams' was released on vinyl in the Spring of 2017, compromising a set of raucous songs about the goings-on at nightly lock-ins the…

Thu 29 Jun

£9.35 / 0207 6841577

Luke Friend

Born in Leeds 1996,Luke moved down to Devon at the age of 13 and loved music from an early age, He's now currently gigging & creating his own music and sharing it with everyone who listens, Love the way music brings people together.

Thu 1 Jun

£11 / 0207 6841577

Wed 14 Jun

£11 / 0207 6841577

My Darlin

The UK's King & Queen of Americana & Countrypolitan, Michael Weston King & Lou Dalgleish, tour the UK with their new album, "Still Testifying" - a musical shift to a more gospel, country soul, R&B, Stax-centic sound. Still room for plenty of heartache too in this full band show.

Wed 7 Jun

£16.50 / 0207 6841577

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My Darling Clementine

For what began life as a side project for Michael Weston King & Lou Dalgleish, a labour of love, a homage to the classic country duets, My Darling Clementine is now very much part of the country and Americana landscape, courtesy of 3 critically acclaimed albums, over 350 shows across Europe and N. America, and…

Wed 7 Jun

£18.15 / 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

Postpop Party With Zkeletonz, Lejon & Stereoheadz

Zkeletonz stand against all negativity. Everybody the same inside. No racism, sexism or prejudice. In 2017, find new music, art & video every month at WWW.ZKELETO.NZ Our debut music video 'Trouble' was broadcast & Spotify playlisted by Channel 4 Sunday Brunch on January 22nd 2017. We've also been Track of the…

Fri 9 Jun

£4.40 / 0207 6841577

Tami Neilson


Tue 12 Sep

£12.65 / 0207 6841577

Word In Your Ear Presents David Hepworth: Uncommon People

Uncommon People, the new book by our own David Hepworth, is sub-titled the rise and fall of the rock stars. I'm not one of those people who claim to be only in it for the music, he says. I've always been just as interested in the people. That's why we had rock stars. It was the combination of sound and personality that…

Tue 30 May

£13.20 / 0207 6841577

Zkeleton Party

Zkeletonz stand against all negativity. Everybody the same inside. No racism, sexism or prejudice. Our debut music video 'Trouble' was broadcast & Spotify playlisted by Channel 4 Sunday Brunch on January 22nd 2017. We've also been Track of the Week on Cardiff University Xpress Radio and described as "a guilty…

Fri 9 Jun

£4.40 / 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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