The Old Red Lion Theatre  

 
 
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418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4NJ
 
 
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Mon-Thu, Sun: 12noon-12midnight; Fri-Sat: 12noon-1am
 

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The Old Red Lion TheatreOne of London's most famous fringe pub theatres, the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington was founded in 1979 by Charlie Hanson and is a welcome home to various new and experimental dramatic work. They run a 'Pay What You Can Thursdays' programme where, every Thursday, 20 tickets for are available on a first come first served basis, and you pay whatever you can manage. The place is also a popular pub for locals, especially students from the nearby City University. The Old Red Lion Theatre won the Dan Crawford Pub Theatre Award for 2006. For full listings go to www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk. Following the success of the original Red Lion the company set up sister pub the New Red Lion in Islington (a ten minute walk away at 271-273 City Road, EC1V 1LA) which opened in October 2010.

 

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Angel Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Farringdon Tube Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
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Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
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Car Parks

 
Elia Mews Car Park
 
4 minutes walk
 
Skinner Street NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £84  34% off
60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Islington underwent a major refurbishment in 2014, transforming the rooms and suites into a stylish accommodation option. The newly ... More
 
 
 
Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £84  37% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 7 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
The Business Design Centre next door is the obvious attraction for many of the guests at this smart, efficient Hilton Hotel, but Islington's excellent restaurants and ... More
 
 
 
Thistle City Barbican Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £58  27% off
Central Street, EC1V | 9 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Near to the City, and convenient for the The Barbican arts centre and Moorfields Eye Hospital, this hotel is modern, clean and functional. Equipped with its ... More
 
 
 
 
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115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 11 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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Rosebery Avenue, Islington, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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96-98 Pentonville Road, Clerkenwell, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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407 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 7 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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Hummingbird Bakery
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The Angel Building, 405 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion Theatre
All-American cupcakes are the speciality here but you can also tuck into many other finger-licking sticky treats. Chocolate Devil's Food Cake, New York style cheesecake and ... More
 
 
 
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The Angel Building, 405 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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370 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 8 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 11 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 11 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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240 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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3 Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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74 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 8 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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Business Design Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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Little Angel Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 11 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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Museum of the Order of St John
London > Business > Venue Hire
St. Johns Gate, 26 St. John's Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 13 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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