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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The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £195  39% 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  30% 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 £88  38% 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
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115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Jerusalem Tavern
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55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 4 minutes from The Old Red Cow
It’s teeny-tiny and, no, there aren’t enough seats, but the Jerusalem Tavern still provides a cosy nook to devour a rare breed of delicious ales. London’s ... More
 
 
 
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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | Same location as The Old Red Cow
Following the huge success of the Cocktail Trading Company in Oxford Circus, launched in January 2015, the award winning team ... More
 
 
 
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Simmons Farringdon
London > Nightlife > Bars
105 Charterhouse Street, EC1M | 2 minutes from The Old Red Cow
The rapidly expanding Simmons Group has cracked the code when it comes to running a successful drinking spot with its bars (13 and counting) opening up ... More
 
 
 
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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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Toyin Ojih Odutola: A Countervailing Theory
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th March to 26th July 2020
The Old Red Cow, Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
The Barbican Centre presents the first-ever UK exhibition by Nigerian-American artist Toyin Ojih Odutola with a new site-specific installation created for The Curve. Encompassing the 90-metre ...More
 
 
 
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The Glass Menagerie
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th to 11th Jun 2020
The Old Red Cow, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
French stage and screen actress Isabelle Huppert stars in Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie, his masterpiece about loneliness, lost dreams and illusions, directed by Belgian theatre ...More
 
 
 
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Evita
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th June to 22nd August 2020
The Old Red Cow, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
After a sold out run at Regent's ParkOpen Air Theatre last year - when it became the theatre's highest grossing production ever - Tim Rice and ...More
 
 
 
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ... More
 
 
 
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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
In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance ... More
 
 
 
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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 1 minute from The Old Red Cow
St Bartholomew the Great is a historic church founded in 1123 and the oldest parish church in the City of London. Features include the pre-Reformation octagonal ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Experience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day when you visit the Museum of London, a modern ... More
 
 
 
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Cowcross Yards
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Cowcross Street, EC1M | 3 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Nestled between Cowcross Street, Britton Street and St John Street, and a stone's throw from Farringdon Station, Cowcross Yards was ... More
 
 
 
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Smithfield Market
London > Shopping > Markets
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 2 minutes from The Old Red Cow
For tenants of Smithfield Market getting up in the dark is the nothing out of the ordinary; with the market opening at 4am these hard ... More
 
 
 
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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
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Tucked away near the Barbican multi-arts centre and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Chimes Music is in illustrious company. Since opening in 1983 ... More
 
 
 
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Dose Espresso
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
69 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | Same location as The Old Red Cow
Using organic milk and responsibly sourced coffee supplied by the Square Mile Coffee Roasters, Dose offers a welcome pit stop if you're in the vicinity of ... More
 
 
 
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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
Kench & Bibesy is the Farringdon bar and restaurant by the team behind Evans & Peel Detective Agency with Michael Harrison leaving Chelsea to head up ... More
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 9 minutes from The Old Red Cow
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 9 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 10 minutes from The Old Red Cow
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from The Old Red Cow
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 3 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
 
 
 
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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
Immerse yourself in a world of chocolate with this mouth-watering workshop. You will discover how chocolate is processed from bean to bar. Sample a variety of ... More
 
 
 
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Butchers' Hall
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87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Haberdashers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Opened by the Queen in 2002 and designed by Sir Michael Hopkins and Partners Haberdashers' Hall was the first new livery hall in the Square Mile ... More
 
 
 
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The Rookery
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Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Toyin Ojih Odutola: A Countervailing Theory
Toyin Ojih Odutola: A Countervailing Theory
Exhibitions | Until 26th July 2020 

Barbican - Curve Gallery 5 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

The Barbican Centre presents the first-ever UK exhibition by Nigerian-American artist Toyin Ojih Odutola with a new site-specific installation created ...More

 
Lagerfeld: The Chanel Shows
Lagerfeld: The Chanel Shows
Exhibitions | Until 20th June 2020 

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square 12 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

Get a glimpse into the unseen world of the late Karl Lagerfeld and his work at one of the world's ...More

 
Langlands & Bell: Degrees of Truth
Langlands & Bell: Degrees of Truth
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2020 

Sir John Soane's Museum 15 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

A major new exhibition at Sir John Soane's Museum, Langlands & Bell: Degrees of Truth puts the spotlight on contemporary ...More

 
The Fancy Fork
The Fancy Fork
Foodie Events | Until 23rd July 2020 

Farmer J 16 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

As the afternoon rolls into evening Israeli chef Shuli Wimer joins Farmer J in Monument to give us The Fancy ...More

 
Zanele Muholi
Zanele Muholi
Exhibitions | Until 18th October 2020 

Tate Modern 16 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

This April, Tate Modern presents the UK's first major mid-career survey of South African visual activist Zanele Muholi. With a ...More

 
Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol
Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2020 

Tate Modern 16 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

Explore themes of faith, fame, immigration and mortality in the first major Andy Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern for close ...More

 
Dora Maurer
Dora Maurer
Exhibitions | Until 5th July 2020 

Tate Modern 16 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

The playful works of Dora Maurer come to Tate Modern this summer in what will be the first UK survey ...More

 
Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
Theatre | Until 30th August 2020 

The Hallmark Building 19 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

Jeff Wayne's epic 1978 musical version of War of the Worlds has been brought to life as an immersive VR ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 2nd May 2021 

Duchess Theatre 19 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 27th March 2021 

Fortune Theatre 19 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

One of the less well-known West End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses ...More

 

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