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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Bengal LancersBengal LancersThe band plays alt rock.2018-02-01T20:00:00+00002018-02-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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BridgesBridgesThe four-piece outfit perform alt rock featuring euphoric drumbeats and poignant lyrics.2018-02-13T20:00:00+00002018-02-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Old Street Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Liverpool Street Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
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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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  39% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
66-68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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Coronet Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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71a Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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Rivington Place, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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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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London > Shopping > House and Garden
178 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 2 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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84 Great Eastern Street, EC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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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
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Beard to Tail
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77 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from The Old Blue Last
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4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from The Old Blue Last
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10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 6 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 10 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 8 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 8 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 13 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
226 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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The Bricklayers Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
63 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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The Fox
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
28-30 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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The Hoxton Pony
London > Nightlife > Bars
104-108 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 2 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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The Woods
London > Nightlife > Bars
54-56 Great Eastern Street, EC2A | 2 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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83 Rivington Street, Kingsland Viaduct, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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City Road, City, London EC1Y | 7 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 9 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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Wicked Mondays
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 24th September 2018 

Cargo 3 minutes walk from The Old Blue Last

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Foodie Events | Until 30th March 2018 

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XOYO 5 minutes walk from The Old Blue Last

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Seasonal | Until 28th February 2018 

Aviary 6 minutes walk from The Old Blue Last

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Re:Solutions Festival
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Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2018 

JuJu's Bar and Stage 8 minutes walk from The Old Blue Last

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Basquiat: Boom For Real
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Barbican Centre 13 minutes walk from The Old Blue Last

Over 100 paintings and drawings by American graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. The exhibition will focus on the artist's relationship to ...More

Basquiat: Boom for Real
Basquiat: Boom for Real
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Barbican Art Gallery 13 minutes walk from The Old Blue Last

This September, the Barbican hosts the first large-scale exhibition in the UK on late American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat: Boom ...More

 
The People's Forest: Gayle Chong Kwan
Exhibitions | Until 18th March 2018 

Barbican Centre 13 minutes walk from The Old Blue Last

A contemporary visual art project which explores the history, politics, and people of London's ancient woodland, Epping Forest....More

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Exhibitions | Until 29th June 2018 

Bank of England Museum 15 minutes walk from The Old Blue Last

Exhibits related to the lives and works of Charles Dickens, T.S. Eliot, Dr Johnson, Robert Browning and George Eliot to ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 15th April 2018 

Museum of London 16 minutes walk from The Old Blue Last

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