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The Old Red Lion Theatre  

 
 
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418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4NJ
 
 
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The Old Red Lion TheatreOne of London's most famous fringe pub theatres, the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington was founded in 1979 by Charlie Hanson and is a welcome home to various new and experimental dramatic work. It provided a stage for Mischief Theatre's premier of the Olivier award-winning, The Play That Goes Wrong, before it transferred to Trafalgar Studios in 2013. Each year, it is home to the London Horror Festival, three weeks of horror in theatre and the performing arts, between October and the beginning of November. The place is also a popular pub for locals, especially students from the nearby City University.

 

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event > Seasonal > Halloween
PRICING  Various
DATES  8th October to 2nd November 2019
The London Horror Festival returns to London this October extending to two venues and three theatre spaces as the Pleasance Theatre joins the Old Red Lion Theatre. Between them they host over 30 productions of horror in the performing arts. The UK's biggest festival of horror is jam-packed with theatre, puppetry, cabaret, spoken word, body horror, ... More about this event
 
 

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Angel Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Farringdon Tube Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Elia Mews Car Park
 
4 minutes walk
 
Skinner Street NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £77  28% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Islington underwent a major refurbishment in 2014, transforming the rooms and suites into a stylish accommodation option. The newly ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  28% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 6 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
The Business Design Centre next door is the obvious attraction for many of the guests at this smart, efficient Hilton Hotel, but Islington's excellent restaurants and ... More
 
 
 
Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £58  25% off
Central Street, EC1V | 9 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Near to the City, and convenient for the The Barbican arts centre and Moorfields Eye Hospital, this hotel is modern, clean and functional. Equipped with its ... More
 
 
 
 
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Sadler's Wells Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national ... More
 
 
 
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The King's Head
London > Entertainment > Theatres
115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
London's original pub theatre is located in the back room at the The King's Head. It was founded in 1970 by the pub's owner, Dan Crawford, ... More
 
 
 
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Little Angel Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
14 Dagmar Passage, Islington, London N1 | 11 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
The Little Angel Theatre was founded by John Wright in 1961 in a derelict temperance hall in Islington. Every type of puppet is used, and themes, ... More
 
 
 
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The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience
London > Entertainment >
10-14 White Lion Street, Angel, N1 | 2 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Bringing the fantasies of many ... More
 
 
 
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Sadler's Wells
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Rosebery Avenue, Islington, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Modern contemporary dance and music performance space. Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national and ... More
 
 
 
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The Lexington
London > Entertainment > Live Music
96-98 Pentonville Road, Clerkenwell, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
The Lexington is both a music venue and an English pub that thinks it's an American speakeasy. While this may sound like trying to please all ... More
 
 
 
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London Horror Festival
London > Events > Seasonal  Dates: 8th October to 2nd November 2019
The Old Red Lion Theatre, 418 St John Street, Camden Town, London EC1V | Same location as The Old Red Lion Theatre
The London Horror Festival returns to London this October extending to two venues and three theatre spaces as the Pleasance Theatre joins the Old Red Lion ...More
 
 
 
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Wishbone Ash
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 17th October 2019 - 7pm
The Old Red Lion Theatre, N1 Centre, Parkfield Street, N1 | 4 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Music from the veteran rock group including the much-loved classics The King Will Come, Throw Down The Sword and Blowin' Free....More
 
 
 
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Angel Comedy RAW
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Thursday 17th October 2019 - 8pm-10pm
The Old Red Lion Theatre, The Camden Head, 2 Camden Passage, N1 | 6 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
A night for first-timers and experienced acts to try out new material and receive supportive criticism from the audience....More
 
 
 
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Angel Building
London > Attractions > Sights
407 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Launched in late 2010, the Angel Building in Islington transformed from an under-used early 1980s commercial block into an award-winning office space, reinvented by architects ... More
 
 
 
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The Islington Metal Works
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Built in the late 19th century, The Islington Metalworks is a building steeped in history. All three floors were initially used to stable the horses that ... More
 
 
 
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Exmouth Market
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 8 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
A rich hunting ground for restaurants and bars, Exmouth Market twinkles under the fairy lights that zig-zag overhead across the scenic pedestrianised street. Hip hang outs ... More
 
 
 
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Euphorium Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
26a Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
This traditional bakery, drawing on British and Gallic roots, has made an indelible mark on the foodies of Islington. With nearly twenty types of bread - ... More
 
 
 
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Fresh N Fine
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
18 Penton Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
This independent supermarket between Angel and Kings Cross sells good quality organic food, Bundaberg root beer and Fentiman's cola as well as all the basics. ... More
 
 
 
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Camden Passage
London > Shopping > Markets
Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Hidden down a cobble-stoned Angel backstreet a whimsical collection of odds and ends have been gathered together on a selection of market stalls (not to be ... More
 
 
 
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Hummingbird Bakery
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
The Angel Building, 405 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion Theatre
All-American cupcakes are the speciality here but you can also tuck into many other finger-licking sticky treats. Chocolate Devil's Food Cake, New York style cheesecake and ... More
 
 
 
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Naamyaa Cafe
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
The Angel Building, 405 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Opening in October 2012, Naamyaa is an all day modern Bangkok style cafe from Alan Yau, the man who brought us Wagamama, Hakkasan and the Michelin-starred ... More
 
 
 
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Tortilla
London > Restaurants > Mexican restaurants
13 Islington High Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion Theatre
... More
 
 
 
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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 8 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Featuring six catering stations, a demonstration bench and a communal dining table, B&H Kitchen , the cookery school from Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, guides Londoners ... More
 
 
 
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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 11 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
 
 
 
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London Flower School
London > Education > Professional Training
16-20 Wharfdale Road, N1 | 12 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Whether a beginner, thinking of making it your career or an experienced florist, the London Flower School can help you to improve. ... More
 
 
 
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 8 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ... More
 
 
 
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London Fencing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 11 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Excellent fencing courses for beginners with highly trained coaches, good facilities and years of experience teaching this ancient, noble sport. Fencing is very good fun and ... More
 
 
 
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London Dance Academy
London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 11 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
London Dance Academy is a dance studio in the middle of the City, five minutes' walk from Old Street and Barbican, which offers dance classes and ... More
 
 
 
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Duke of Cambridge
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
30 St Peter's Street, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
This pioneering organic pub has done a good job of going gastro without losing the atmosphere of a proper boozer. In part, this is due to ... More
 
 
 
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The Crown
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Modern British cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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The Peasant
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
240 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 8 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
The Peasant is really two different eateries under one roof. Downstairs is a crowded and cheerful gastropub, with a menu of substantial tapas and platters. Upstairs ... More
 
 
 
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Anam
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Retro-trendy, infectiously popular, and staunchly pioneering London's first Irish cocktail bar is a welcome addition to Islington's portfolio of drinking venues. A heady mix of curved ... More
 
 
 
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Dirty Martini, Islington
London > Nightlife > Bars
74 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
This chain of glamorous cocktail bars is a great spot for after work drinks and big nights out, with regular happy hours and drink deals. There ... More
 
 
 
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Colebrookes
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
If the Government want to encourage more of a European café culture, they should send someone down to Colebrookes to take a look. Colebrookes takes the ... More
 
 
 
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Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Exhibitors love this venue and it's easy to see why. The Business Design Centre in Islington is in a great location just one mile from The ... More
 
 
 
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Little Angel Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 11 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
A teeny, tiny and wonderful puppet theatre located in a hidden side road backing onto a green church yard ideal for spontaneous picnics with goodies from ... More
 
 
 
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London Symphony Orchestra St Luke's
London > Business > Venue Hire
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 13 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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Wishbone Ash
Concerts | On 17th October 2019 

O2 Academy Islington 4 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

Music from the veteran rock group including the much-loved classics The King Will Come, Throw Down The Sword and Blowin' ...More

Angel Comedy RAW
Comedy | On 17th October 2019 

Angel Comedy Club 6 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

A night for first-timers and experienced acts to try out new material and receive supportive criticism from the audience....More

Any Given Bank Holiday: Bottomless Aperol Spritz Brunch
Any Given Bank Holiday: Bottomless Aperol Spritz Brunch
Foodie Events | Until 26th December 2019 

The Piano Works 12 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

For bottomless brunch with a side of live music, head to The Piano Works. Both the West End and Farringdon ...More

 
Cub Sport
Concerts | On 17th October 2019 

Scala 12 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

The Brisbane-based band plays alternative pop originals....More

Kawala
Concerts | On 17th October 2019 

Islington Assembly Hall 14 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

Sunshiney indie-pop with world-music influences from the London duo of Daniel McCarthy and Jim Higson and their accompanying musicians....More

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Two Last Nights! Show Business in Georgian Britain
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

The Foundling Museum 16 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

The Foundling Museum teaches Londoners everything they need to know about 18th and 19th century theatre with its new exhibition, ...More

 
Bloomsbury Festival
Bloomsbury Festival
Exhibitions | Until 20th October 2019 

Various Venues, Bloomsbury 17 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

Expanding from five to ten days in 2019, the Bloomsbury Festival offers an eclectic programme of more than 200 artistic, ...More

 
Umberto Boccioni: Recreating the Lost Sculptures
Umberto Boccioni: Recreating the Lost Sculptures
Exhibitions | Until 22nd December 2019 

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art 17 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

The Estorick Collection provides the chance to witness the extraordinary sculptural talent of Futurist artist Umberto Boccioni in its new ...More

 
Into the Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art
Into the Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art
Exhibitions | Until 19th January 2020 

Barbican Art Gallery 18 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

Cabarets, cafes and clubs across the world, from London to New York, Paris to Mexico City, are brought together at ...More

 
Cion: Requiem Of Ravel's Bolero
Dance | Until 19th October 2019 

Barbican Centre 18 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion Theatre

Vuyani Dance Theatre presents Gregory Maqoma's rhythmic piece that embodies the character of Toloki from Zakes Mda's novel Ways of ...More

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