Ye Olde Axe  

 
 
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69 Hackney Road, E2 8ET
 
 
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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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Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
335-337 Old Street, EC1V | 4 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
Prison cells are VIP booths in the bar at the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch, a 128 room hotel in the Old Magistrates Court and Police Station, opposite ... More
 
 
 
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100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 5 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £38  24% off
275 Old Street, EC1V | 7 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
Modern and functional, you get what you pay for at this middle ranking hotel close to the City and the reasonable rates mean that it fills ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Royal Oak
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
73 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 5 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
You might just recognise this pub off the telly - it has featured in the Kray's film, sitcom Good Night Sweetheart and even Blue Peter. The ... More
 
 
 
 
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TT Liquor
London > Nightlife > Bars
17B Kingsland Road, E2 | 2 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
Three floors dedicated to cocktails and a specialist liquor store, TT Liquor in Shoredtich converts a 19th century police station (complete with historic jail cells, still ... More
 
 
 
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Sager + Wilde
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
193 Hackney Road, Hackney, London E2 | 3 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
A wine bar which began as a pop-up hosting wine nights in a former bank vault in Shoreditch, Sager + Wilde is run by husband and ... More
 
 
 
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Brewhouse & Kitchen Hoxton
London > Nightlife > Bars
397 Geffrye Street, E2 | 4 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
Underneath the arches of Hoxton Station, on the site where the Beagle used to be, Brewhouse & Kitchen is an ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 7th November 2020 to 23rd January 2021 - 12noon-6pm
Ye Olde Axe, 99 Hoxton Street, N1 | 4 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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Comedy Cafe
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
66-68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 5 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
Don't let the gaudy red and yellow paint that mutilates the exterior of this fantastic comedy club deter you from gracing its hallowed floors. It may ... More
 
 
 
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Hoxton Hall
London > Entertainment > Theatres
130 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 5 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
Built in 1863 as a saloon-style music hall, this Grade II listed multi-arts venue represents the absolute pinnacle of trendy Shoreditch. Hoxton Hall played host to ... More
 
 
 
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Colours
London > Entertainment > Live Music
2-4 Hoxton Square, N1 | 6 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
On the former site of Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, Mothership Group - the team behind much-loved London venues The Queen of Hoxton and ... More
 
 
 
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Limoncello
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
340-344 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London E8 | 2 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
This cutting edge contemporary art gallery is run by director Rebecca May Marston, a graduate of the RCA's curating course who first took on the Hoxton ... More
 
 
 
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Geffrye Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
136 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London E2 | 3 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
There aren't many museums that can have William Morris and Ikea under the same roof, but the Geffyre is one of them. The focus of this ... More
 
 
 
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Seamus Ryan Sunday Shoots
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7 Ezra Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 5 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
Like most things on and around Columbia Road, Seamus Ryan's studio is only open on Sundays. The rest of the time Seamus works on high end ... More
 
 
 
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Leila's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 Calvert Avenue, Shoreditch, London E2 | 4 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
Leila's on Arnold Circus is a legendary coffee spot where they serve Monmouth coffee in an eccentric cafe setting that feels like you're in your own ... More
 
 
 
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Angela Flanders
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
96 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 4 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
Established in 1985 Angela Flanders works with natural ingredients to create her perfumes and offers bespoke perfumes and consultation service for clients upon request. Her products ... More
 
 
 
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Boxpark
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Boxpark, Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 4 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
A quirky alternative to your standard high street store, the Boxpark is a temporary village of stores offering popular designer goods, scrumptious food and unconventional gifts. ... More
 
 
 
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Tay Do Cafe
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
65 Kingsland Road, E2 | 1 minute from Ye Olde Axe
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Viet Hoa
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74 Kingsland Road, E2 | 1 minute from Ye Olde Axe
Vietnamese cuisine. ... More
 
 
 
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Viet Grill
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58 Kingsland Road, E2 | 1 minute from Ye Olde Axe
Newly refurbished Viet Grill really stands out from the competition on aroad famous for Vietnamese food. An elegant new look incorporatinghand-crafted wooden furniture, subtle light fittings ... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 3 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 8 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 15 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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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Plonk Shoreditch
London > Leisure > Golf
177 Hoxton Street, N1 | 5 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
Created by a troop of film industry set designers, Plonk Crazy Golf has placed a series of seven ... More
 
 
 
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London Shuffle Club
London > Leisure >
4 Ebor Street, E1 | 7 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
After three years of pop ups in places like the Truman Brewery, the shuffleboard experts, the London Shuffle Club, have a permanent home in Shoreditch from ... More
 
 
 
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L!FE Shoreditch
London > Leisure >
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 11 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
Spread over three floors L!FE is a unique space within The Old Truman Brewery where yoga, food and music sit side-by-side. ... More
 
 
 
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Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 5 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
Site of the legendary Whirly Gig parties in the nineties, Shoreditch Town Hall lends itself well to any type of gathering. Re-opened in 2005, following a ... More
 
 
 
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The HAC Grounds
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City Road, City, London EC1Y | 13 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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Christ Church Spitalfields
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2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 13 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More
 
 
 
 

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Nalini Malani: Can You Hear Me'
Exhibitions | Until 1st May 2021 

Whitechapel Gallery 18 minutes walk from Ye Olde Axe

The Indian's artist's first UK commission is a multi-layered, immersive installation inspired by the violent death of a child in ...More

Kai Althoff Goes With Bernard Leach
Exhibitions | Until 10th January 2021 

Whitechapel Gallery 18 minutes walk from Ye Olde Axe

German artist Kai Althoff's first public show in London includes paintings, works on paper and ephemera presented across three galleries, ...More

Michael Clark: Cosmic Dancer
Exhibitions | Until 3rd January 2021 

Barbican Centre 20 minutes walk from Ye Olde Axe

Film, photography and material from across dancer and choreographer Michael Clark's career plus his collaborations across visual arts, music and ...More

Ling Tan: Playing Democracy
Exhibitions | Until 4th April 2021 

Barbican Centre 20 minutes walk from Ye Olde Axe

Artist Ling Tan explores social structures and collective responsibility in a multimedia installation comprising a giant two-player game of Pong....More

Nye Thompson; Insulae: Of The Island
Exhibitions | Until 4th April 2021 

Barbican Centre 20 minutes walk from Ye Olde Axe

A video installation of British coastal waters captured by drone, contemplating the impact of island geography on national identity in ...More

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Jean Dubuffet
Exhibitions | Until 17th January 2021 

Barbican Art Gallery 20 minutes walk from Ye Olde Axe

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Toyin Ojih Odutola: A Countervailing Theory
Exhibitions | Until 24th January 2021 

Barbican Centre 20 minutes walk from Ye Olde Axe

The first UK display of the Nigerian-American artist's work, comprising pastel and charcoal drawings that explore an imagined ancient myth, ...More

 
 
 
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