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 £175  27% 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
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  24% 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 £78  42% 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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London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | Same location as The Old Red Cow
One 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, ... More
 
 
 
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Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from The Old Red Cow
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
 
 
 
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Jerusalem Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
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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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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Lady Lucy: Portraits for Services, Gifts and Favours
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th May to 24th September 2017 - 10am-6pm
The Old Red Cow, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | 3 minutes from The Old Red Cow
A participatory art project, asking members of the public to offer a service, gift or favour to another museum visitor in return for a watercolour portrait ...More
 
 
 
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The Tempest
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 30th June to 18th August 2017 - Various Times
The Old Red Cow, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
This production is directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran and stars Simon Russell Beale as Prospero, the magician, taking vengeance on the men who wronged ...More
 
 
 
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Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 3rd June to 1st September 2017
The Old Red Cow, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
This June, the Barbican Centre presents Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction. The genre-defying exploration of art, design, film and literature takes over the ...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
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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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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Part of the Barbican Centre for arts and conferences the Curve Gallery, situated on the ground floor, has changing exhibitions of photography, art and design. ... 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
Italian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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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
London > Business > Venue Hire
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
London > Business > Venue Hire
Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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