The Old Red Lion Theatre  

 
 
ADDRESS
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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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 £69  37% 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 £73  31% 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 £59  28% 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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418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | Same location as The Old Red Lion Theatre
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Rosebery Avenue, Islington, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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The Lexington
London > Entertainment > Live Music
96-98 Pentonville Road, Clerkenwell, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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Angel Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
The Camden Head, 2 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Stand-up comedy every night of the week, with the programme ranging from new comedy talents to well-known TV stalwarts trying out new material. ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Dance  Dates: 26th July to 21st August 2016
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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Club De Fromage
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: 16th April to 27th August 2016 - 10.30pm-3.30am
O2 Academy Islington, N1 Centre, Parkfield Street, N1 | 4 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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Angel Building
London > Attractions > Sights
407 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Launched in late 2010, the Angel Building in Islington transformed from an under-used early 1980s commercial block into an award-winning office space, reinvented by architects ... More
 
 
 
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The Islington Metal Works
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Built in the late 19th century, The Islington Metalworks is a building steeped in history. All three floors were initially used to stable the horses that ... More
 
 
 
Crafts Council
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
44A Pentonville Road, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
26a Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
This traditional bakery, drawing on British and Gallic roots, has made an indelible mark on the foodies of Islington. With nearly twenty types of bread - ... More
 
 
 
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Fresh N Fine
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
18 Penton Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
This independent supermarket between Angel and Kings Cross sells good quality organic food, Bundaberg root beer and Fentiman's cola as well as all the basics. ... More
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > Markets
Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
The Angel Building, 405 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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Naamyaa Cafe
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
The Angel Building, 405 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
370 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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London College of English
London > Education > English Language Courses
354 Goswell Road, Angel, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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Islington Connexions Careers Centre
London > Education > Career Services
The White Lion Building, White Lion Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Connexions is a countrywide information and advisory service for 13-19 year olds and people with special learning needs or disabilities under 25. They offer an array ... More
 
 
 
City University
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Northampton Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 6 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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British Waterski
London > Leisure > Extreme Sports
390 City Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 2 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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Yoga Therapy Centre
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90 Pentonville Road, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
43 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 7 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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The Old Queen's Head
London > Nightlife > Pubs
44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 8 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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The Three Kings
London > Nightlife > Pubs
7 Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 11 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Tucked away down a Clerkenwell backstreet next to the graveyard of St James Church, The Three Kings is popular with the locals and a real find for ... More
 
 
 
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7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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3-5 Islington High Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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Anam
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3 Chapel Market, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Retro-trendy, infectiously popular, and staunchly pioneering London's first Irish cocktail bar is a welcome addition to Islington's portfolio of drinking venues. A heady mix of curved ... More
 
 
 
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London > Business > Venue Hire
3 Torrens Street, Angel, Islington, London EC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 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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