The Old Red Cow  

 
 
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71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A 9EJ
 
 
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Mon-Thu: 12noon-11pm; Fri-Sat: 12noon-12midnight; Sun: 12noon-10pm
 

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The Old Red CowOne of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, the old drinking inn has been sympathetically done up and retains much of its olde world charm plus a few 21st century mod cons including a free jukebox. Twinkling chandeliers and wooden floors give the place a shabby chic appeal and there's a resident pub pianist as well as regular live music, carefully tended ales, morning coffee, Sunday Roasts and Friday night frolics. A fantastic menu of locally sourced food is served but this is resolutely NOT a gastro pub, just a brilliant boozer with fine food, good music and friendly staff.

 

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Barbican Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Farringdon Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
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Hoxton Overground Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
 
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Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Cardinal House NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £205  33% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £125  34% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 6 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £70  35% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 7 minutes from The Old Red Cow
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
 
 
 
 
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Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 4 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | Same location as The Old Red Cow
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The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Situated in the heart of Clerkenwell, next door to St John and Smithfield Market, The Longroom specialises in craft beers, salt beef and gourmet sandwiches. Described ... More
 
 
 
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Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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The Old Red Cow, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 3 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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London Symphony Orchestra: Strauss And Mahler
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 17th December 2017 - 7pm
The Old Red Cow, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 15th & 16th and 18th to 22nd Dec 2017 - Various Times
The Old Red Cow, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 1 minute from The Old Red Cow
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150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Smithfield Market
London > Shopping > Markets
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 2 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Farm Collective
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Its location opposite Smithfield Market is a very appropriate spot for the Farm Collective to set up shop. Working with select farmers and small producers, this outlet ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Chimes Music Shop
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Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Dose Espresso
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69 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | Same location as The Old Red Cow
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Il Boteglio Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
60 Long Lane, Barbican, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | Same location as The Old Red Cow
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Kench & Bibesy
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
50-52 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | Same location as The Old Red Cow
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LSO St Luke's
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161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 9 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 9 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 10 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 3 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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My Chocolate Workshops
London > Leisure > Activities
Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N | 8 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Fabric
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House and techno across two rooms courtesy of Joseph Capriati, Jay Clarke and Flavio Folco....More

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Museum of London 3 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

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Museum of London 3 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

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Barbican Centre 5 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

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Exhibitions | Until 7th January 2018 

Barbican Centre 5 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

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Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Barbican Art Gallery 5 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

This September, the Barbican hosts the first large-scale exhibition in the UK on late American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat: Boom ...More

 
Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 7 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire ...More

St Paul's Christmas Carols & Services
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Seasonal | Until 28th December 2017 

St Paul's Cathedral 7 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

Few places are better for traditional Christmas services and carols than St Paul's, the spiritual home of Great Britain. To ...More

 
Carols at The Ned with Gareth Malone
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Concerts | Until 17th December 2017 

The Ned 10 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

On the first three Sundays of December, The Ned hosts an evening of carols with Gareth Malone. Guests will be ...More

 
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Coq d'Argent 11 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

A festive favourite, Lodge d'Argent is a traditional French chalet-inspired space on the skyscraper terrace of City restaurant ...More

 

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