The Old Blue Last †

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38 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3ES
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The Old Blue LastThe Old Blue Last is a legendary pub and live music venue in Shoreditch, East London brought to you by the people at Vice - a magazine for hip young things with its HQ in NYC. "This is a venue known for endorsing modish bands of tomorrow" so says The Independent and music mag NME can't help but agree calling it the coolest pub in the world. The venue has two floors, the pub and the small upstairs room where the Arctic Monkeys and the like play intimate gigs before they become the stuff of legend. The pub hosts different nights which range from fun bouncy pop to punk parties, indie swag hipster nights to dirty drum and base as well as Vice magazine launch parties. The jukebox, supplied by Rough Trade, offers a great selection of albums leading The Times to label it the best in Britain. In the live room upstairs most nights are free and even the ticketed gigs rarely cost more than a fiver. When Vice first started here in 2004 the place was pretty grotty but it has benefited from a facelift in 2010 with those famously revolting toilets replaced, more floor space created and new sound systems put in. Still, that doesn't mean you'll avoid getting beer sloshed over you in the course of a lively night out at The Old Blue Last

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Old Street Tube Station
7 minutes walk
Liverpool Street Tube Station
10 minutes walk
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Hoxton Overground Station
12 minutes walk
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Great Eastern Street NCP
1 minutes walk
Leonard Street Car Park
2 minutes walk

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Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £112† 38% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Hip US hotel group Ace hotels arrived in Shoreditch in September 2013, expanding from their US sites to add a London outpost. The property has transformed ... More
Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £141† 23% off
335-337 Old Street, EC1V | 4 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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
Holiday Inn Express London-City
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel † from £60† 41% off
275 Old Street, EC1V | 4 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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 Mahogany Bar
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Wilton's Music Hall, Graces Alley, Off Ensign Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 21 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 24 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Housed in an intimately lit Victorian warehouse, The Piano Works is a non-stop live music venue where in-house musicians take centre ... More
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Drum Cafe
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 24 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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Village Underground
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Easily recognisable for its disused tube carriages elevated well above the ground, Village Underground is an evolving project in Shoreditch building an ... More
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Comedy Cafe
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
66-68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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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Shoreditch Electric Light Station
London > Entertainment >
Coronet Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Old Blue Last
As the name suggests, Shoreditch Electric Light Station began life as an electricity generating station. Now home of Circus Space, the building, which dates back to ... More
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London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Tuesday 19th March 2019 - 7.30pm
The Old Blue Last, 54 Holywell Lane, EC2A | 2 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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The Old Blue Last, 32-37 Cowper Street, EC2A | 5 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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The Old Blue Last, 32-37 Cowper Street, EC2A | 5 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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71a Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
71a Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
71a is a gallery and events space in East London hosting everything from film screenings to exhibitions and parties to panels.... More
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Rivington Place
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Rivington Place, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
The first newly built public art gallery in London since the Hayward Gallery opened in 1968, Rivington Place is a beautiful glass fronted building designed by ... More
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Iniva
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
8-9 Rivington Place, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Opened on 5th October 2007, this Rivington Place art gallery is a £8m public building dedicated to culturally diverse visual arts. It's a joint venture between ... More
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Kemistry Gallery
London > Shopping > Art and Design
43 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 minutes from The Old Blue Last
An independent Shoreditch gallery dedicated to exhibiting outstanding graphic design. Artists represented include James Joyce, a London-based artist and designer whose clients including Nike, Levi's, Wallpaper*, ... More
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Squint
London > Shopping > House and Garden
178 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 2 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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Sans Pere Shoreditch
London > Shopping > Gifts and Luxuries
84 Great Eastern Street, EC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
A homeware store and restaurant as well as an architectural studio and real estate agency, Sans Pere is a stylish ... More
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Red's True Barbecue
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
52-54 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from The Old Blue Last
Having created a fan base in Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham, Red's True Barbecue now brings its slow smoked meats to The Big Smoke. Opened in Shoreditch ... More
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Apostrophe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
42 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from The Old Blue Last
Apostrophe are a fast expanding chain of boulangerie / patisseries with a reputation for superb coffee which is their main stock in trade. Proprietor Amir Chen ... More
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Beard to Tail
London > Restaurants >
77 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from The Old Blue Last
You've heard of Nose to Tail (pioneered by Fergus Henderson at St John) but how about Beard to Tail? This restaurant, opening in September 2012 on ... More
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from The Old Blue Last
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 6 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 10 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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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London Shuffle Club
London > Leisure >
4 Ebor Street, E1 | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 8 minutes from The Old Blue Last
The third of these increasingly popular 1950s retro-America style bowling alleys opened in late 2008 to much critical acclaim. Located in the Old Truman Brewery on ... More
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L!FE Shoreditch
London > Leisure >
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 8 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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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The Crown and Shuttle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
226 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
After serving two queens and a king, surviving The Blitz and enjoying a period as a notorious strip club, The Crown and Shuttle sadly closed its ... More
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The Bricklayers Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
63 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
This bohemian boozer was an integral part of the Shoreditch explosion. Tucked away down a cobbled East End alley it was originally a mecca for local ... More
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The Fox
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
28-30 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Ideally located away from the chaos of the City and in the trendy and thriving Shoreditch area, The Fox is a stylish gastropub offering food and ... More
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The Hoxton Pony
London > Nightlife > Bars
104-108 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Cocktails are among the best in town at this 400-capacity bar and restaurant, which opened in Shoreditch in May 2008. The high calibre of the imaginatively-mixed ... More
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The Woods
London > Nightlife > Bars
54-56 Great Eastern Street, EC2A | 2 minutes from The Old Blue Last
100 capacity, free entry, late night bar in Shoreditch which brings together key cultural influencers to host a different night every ... More
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Cargo
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
83 Rivington Street, Kingsland Viaduct, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Cargo were pioneers of the multi-tasking MDF concept (that's Music-Dance-Food, not cheap fibreboard) and boast one of the most imaginative live music line-ups in the capital, ... More
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Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Road, City, London EC1Y | 7 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 9 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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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