The Old Red Cow  

 
 
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71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A 9EJ
 
 
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Mon-Thu: 12noon-11pm; Fri-Sat: 12noon-12midnight; Sun: 12noon-10pm
 

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The Old Red CowOne of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, the old drinking inn has been sympathetically done up and retains much of its olde world charm plus a few 21st century mod cons including a free jukebox. Twinkling chandeliers and wooden floors give the place a shabby chic appeal and there's a resident pub pianist as well as regular live music, carefully tended ales, morning coffee, Sunday Roasts and Friday night frolics. A fantastic menu of locally sourced food is served but this is resolutely NOT a gastro pub, just a brilliant boozer with fine food, good music and friendly staff.

 

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Barbican Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Farringdon Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
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Hoxton Overground Station
 
26 minutes walk
 
 
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Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
Cardinal House NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £205  24% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £125  28% off
St John's Square 86-88 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M | 6 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Found in the trendy neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, The Zetter Hotel provides stylish boutique accommodation within a converted Victorian warehouse. With 59 rooms, each individually designed and ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £70  36% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 7 minutes from The Old Red Cow
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
 
 
 
 
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71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | Same location as The Old Red Cow
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Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from The Old Red Cow
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
 
 
 
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Jerusalem Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 4 minutes from The Old Red Cow
It’s teeny-tiny and, no, there aren’t enough seats, but the Jerusalem Tavern still provides a cosy nook to devour a rare breed of delicious ales. London’s ... More
 
 
 
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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | Same location as The Old Red Cow
Following the huge success of the Cocktail Trading Company in Oxford Circus, launched in January 2015, the award winning team ... More
 
 
 
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The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Situated in the heart of Clerkenwell, next door to St John and Smithfield Market, The Longroom specialises in craft beers, salt beef and gourmet sandwiches. Described ... More
 
 
 
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Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Antony And Cleopatra
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 30th November 2017 to 20th January 2018 - Various Times
The Old Red Cow, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Iqbal Khan directs Antony Byrne and Josette Simon as the decadent lovers in Shakespeare's tale of love and politics in ancient times. This RSC production is ...More
 
 
 
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Betes De Foire: Petit Theatre De Gestes
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th to 20th Jan 2018 - Various Times
The Old Red Cow, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Elsa De Witte and Laurent Cabrol's intimate circus piece tinged with nostalgia, where artistry, puppetry and object theatre combine....More
 
 
 
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Julius Caesar
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th November 2017 to 20th January 2018 - Various Times
The Old Red Cow, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare's political thriller in which spin and betrayal unleash violent forces of resentment. With Andrew Woodall as Caesar and Alex Waldmann as Brutus. ...More
 
 
 
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 1 minute from The Old Red Cow
St Bartholomew the Great is a historic church founded in 1123 and the oldest parish church in the City of London. Features include the pre-Reformation octagonal ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Smithfield Market
London > Shopping > Markets
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 2 minutes from The Old Red Cow
For tenants of Smithfield Market getting up in the dark is the nothing out of the ordinary; with the market opening at 4am these hard ... More
 
 
 
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Farm Collective
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 2 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Its location opposite Smithfield Market is a very appropriate spot for the Farm Collective to set up shop. Working with select farmers and small producers, this outlet ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 6 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Tucked away near the Barbican multi-arts centre and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Chimes Music is in illustrious company. Since opening in 1983 ... More
 
 
 
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Dose Espresso
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
69 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | Same location as The Old Red Cow
Using organic milk and responsibly sourced coffee supplied by the Square Mile Coffee Roasters, Dose offers a welcome pit stop if you're in the vicinity of ... More
 
 
 
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Il Boteglio Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
60 Long Lane, Barbican, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | Same location as The Old Red Cow
Italian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Kench & Bibesy
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
50-52 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | Same location as The Old Red Cow
Kench & Bibesy is the Farringdon bar and restaurant by the team behind Evans & Peel Detective Agency with Michael Harrison leaving Chelsea to head up ... More
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 9 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 9 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 10 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from The Old Red Cow
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 3 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
 
 
 
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My Chocolate Workshops
London > Leisure > Activities
Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N | 8 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Butchers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Haberdashers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from The Old Red Cow
Opened by the Queen in 2002 and designed by Sir Michael Hopkins and Partners Haberdashers' Hall was the first new livery hall in the Square Mile ... More
 
 
 
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The Rookery
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Peter's Lane, Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 3 minutes from The Old Red Cow
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Pulse
Exhibitions | Until 15th April 2018 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

A digital installation by Tekja collecting and visualising live data about London from Twitter....More

(Un) Common Currency
Exhibitions | Until 21st January 2018 

Museum of London 3 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

Alternative examples of monies used in London over the years, from 17th century trade tokens to today's Brixton Pound....More

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

Barbican Art Gallery 5 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

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

 
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Theatre | Until 20th January 2018 

Barbican Centre 5 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

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Theatre | Until 23rd January 2018 

Barbican Centre 5 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

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Theatre | Until 20th January 2018 

Barbican Centre 5 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

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

Barbican Centre 5 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

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 28th January 2018 

Barbican Centre 5 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

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

Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 7 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

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Mike Walker: Recital Masterclass
Exhibitions | On 16th January 2018 

Milton Court, Guildhall School of Music & Drama 7 minutes walk from The Old Red Cow

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