Ye Olde Axe  

 
 
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69 Hackney Road, E2 8ET
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Pub 12:00-23:00 daily, Club Fri & Sat 23:00-5:00
 

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One of Shoreditch's odder venues, Ye Olde Axe manages to combine being an ordinary East End boozer, a strip joint and a fashionable nightclub. It looks like a typical shabby old man's pub apart from the pole and the bored-looking women wandering around in their scanties. At eleven o'clock on Fridays and Saturdays, it undergoes a transformation: the strippers put their clothes on, and the place is flooded with trendy young things in hyper-fashionable vintage wear, dancing to the cutting edge of retro sounds, with Rock-a-Billy the current music of choice.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Old Street Tube Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
Liverpool Street Tube Station
 
17 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
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Car Parks

 
Leonard Street Car Park
 
8 minutes walk
 
Sclater Street Car Park
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £127  39% off
335-337 Old Street, EC1V | 4 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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