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 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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Boo SeekaBoo SeekaThe highly-original duo hailing from Sydney perform their experimental dream-tronic, hip-hop, electronica and psychedelic, soulful sounds.2016-05-25T20:00:00+01002016-05-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38  Great Eastern Street      EC2A 3ES
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Boo Seeka
SWMRSSWMRSThe Californian quartet brings its punk-rock originals to the UK's stages.2016-05-26T20:00:00+01002016-05-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38  Great Eastern Street      EC2A 3ES
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SWMRS
Vice House PartyVice House PartyLive music performances by John Grvy and Raindear, plus Noisey and Thump DJs on the decks.2016-05-27T20:00:00+01002016-05-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38  Great Eastern Street      EC2A 3ES
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Catholic ActionCatholic ActionFour-piece indie-pop outfit from Glasgow, featuring Chris McCrory, Jamie Dubber, Ryan Clark and Andrew Macpherson.2016-05-28T20:00:00+01002016-05-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38  Great Eastern Street      EC2A 3ES
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Sir WasSir WasThe artist from Sweden performs his electronica on the UK's stages.2016-06-01T20:00:00+01002016-06-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38  Great Eastern Street      EC2A 3ES
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Sir Was
The RuminatersThe RuminatersThe Sydney-based foursome bring their garage psychedelia melange to the shores of the UK. Support from Fans.2016-06-02T20:00:00+01002016-06-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38  Great Eastern Street      EC2A 3ES
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Free EventOn Soon
The Ruminaters
Every Time I DieEvery Time I DieMetalcore quintet hailing from Buffalo, New York. With support from Muck.2016-06-03T19:00:00+01002016-06-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38  Great Eastern Street      EC2A 3ES
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Every Time I Die
SolidsSolidsThe Montreal-based twosome performs alternative rock with a twist of grunge. With support from Birdskulls and Pet Cemetary.2016-06-06T20:00:00+01002016-06-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38  Great Eastern Street      EC2A 3ES
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On Soon
Solids
BlackholeBlackholeHardcore punk is the stock-in-trade of this Hemel Hempstead-based quintet. With support from Brawlers.2016-06-13T20:00:00+01002016-06-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38  Great Eastern Street      EC2A 3ES
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PreoccupationsPreoccupationsThe foursome from Canada, previously known as Viet Kong, performs its contemporary rock.2016-06-23T19:30:00+01002016-06-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Old Blue Last, 38  Great Eastern Street      EC2A 3ES
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Preoccupations
 

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Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  35% 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  34% 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 £56  42% 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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Zigfrid von Underbelly
London > Entertainment > Live Music
11 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Old Blue Last
The ever-popular Zigfrid combines a cool bar, outdoor drinking area and a club space in the basement. Owner Paul Daly based the club part on his ... More
 
 
 
Underbelly
London > Entertainment > Live Music
11 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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The Rocket Complex
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Kingsland Road, Hoxton, London E2 | 6 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Sizeable Shoreditch venue more given to live music than club nights. It's good, but boy does it get hot in there.... 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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Aubin Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
64-66 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 5 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Housed in the Aubin & Wills concept store, the Aubin Cinema is a intimate 47-seat theatre with velvet chairs and sofas, plumped up with Aubin & ... 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 24th May 2016 - 7.30pm-11pm
Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, EC2A | 2 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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Harry Pane, Dani Sylvia, Alex Francis
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 24th May 2016 - 8pm
The Bedroom Bar, 62 Rivington Street, EC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 24th May 2016 - 8pm-11pm
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square, N1 | 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
This quirky vintage furniture store in Shoreditch is the place to find one-off pieces of recovered furniture in brightly coloured vintage patchwork fabrics. This riot of ... More
 
 
 
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Beach in the East
London > Shopping >
Lower Ground G, 123 Clifton St, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
Fashion Creative Yasmin Sewell presents pop up shop Beach in the East in a disused Shoreditch swimming pool. Opened in late May, just in time for ... 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
 
 
 
Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
London District, 4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from The Old Blue Last
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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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Frame Shoreditch
London > Leisure > Fitness
29 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute from The Old Blue Last
At this Shoreditch dance, fitness and holistic studio getting fit doesn't feel like a chore. All classes at Frame are designed to be fun and with ... More
 
 
 
Teamworks Karting
London > Leisure > Activities
Upper Level, Bishopsgate Goods Yard, 33 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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Alexander Technique Centre
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Rivington Business Centre, 82 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Blue Last
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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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The Book Club
London > Business > Venue Hire
100-106 Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 1 minute 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
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
 
 
 
Cargo
London > Business > Venue Hire
83 Rivington St, Old Street, 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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We Are London
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A small display of commissioned photographs, in collaboration with press agency TNR, depicting the hustle and bustle of London crowds. ...More

Under London
Exhibitions | Until 3rd July 2016 

Museum of London 23 minutes walk from The Old Blue Last

Object-focused photographs taken by world-renowned landscape photographer, Simon Norfolk which capture ten objects found at archaeological digs across the capital ...More

Strange And Familiar: Britain As Revealed By International Photographers
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2016 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from The Old Blue Last

British artist Martin Parr curates a portrait of the social, cultural and political identity of the UK, told through the ...More

Designing For A Living City
Exhibitions | Until 16th October 2016 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from The Old Blue Last

Prints, photographs, original fittings, archival illustrations, leaflets, brochures and films tracing the controversial design of the residential development, looking at ...More

Promoting Yourself As A Musician: Workshop (14-25 Years)
Exhibitions | On 24th May 2016 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from The Old Blue Last

Gain practical tips from industry expert David Riley....More

Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers
Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2016 

Barbican Art Gallery 1.36 miles from The Old Blue Last

Celebrated British photographer Martin Parr curates this Barbican exhibition which looks at how ...More

 
Imran Qureshi: Where the Shadows are so Deep
Imran Qureshi: Where the Shadows are so Deep
Exhibitions | Until 10th July 2016 

Barbican - Curve Gallery 1.36 miles from The Old Blue Last

For his first major London commission award-winning Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi creates a new work for ...More

 
Towards The Mean: Sampling Britishness Today
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2016 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from The Old Blue Last

An interactive installation exploring ideas of identity and what it means to be British today....More

Connected
Exhibitions | Until 28th May 2016 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from The Old Blue Last

View a selection of etchings by artist, printmaker and which consider the human relationship with the built environment....More

Imran Qureshi: Where The Shadows Are So Deep
Exhibitions | Until 10th July 2016 

Barbican Centre 1.36 miles from The Old Blue Last

A sequence of exquisite miniature paintings that begin with a gentle theme, eventually becoming darker in tone by the award-winning ...More

 
 
 
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