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

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  23% 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  21% 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 £60  35% 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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Sadler's Wells Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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The King's Head
London > Entertainment > Theatres
115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 11 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
The Lexington is both a music venue and an English pub that thinks it's an American speakeasy. While this may sound like trying to please all ... More
 
 
 
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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: 15th to 26th February 2017
The Old Red Lion Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Wednesday 22nd February 2017 - 9pm-2am
The Old Red Lion Theatre, 96-98 Pentonville Road, N1 | 5 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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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
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London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 7 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
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London > Shopping > Supermarkets
18 Penton Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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London > Shopping > Markets
Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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Hummingbird Bakery
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 > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 8 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 11 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 13 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 8 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ... More
 
 
 
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London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 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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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
30 St Peter's Street, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
This pioneering organic pub has done a good job of going gastro without losing the atmosphere of a proper boozer. In part, this is due to ... More
 
 
 
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The Peasant
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
240 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
The Peasant is really two different eateries under one roof. Downstairs is a crowded and cheerful gastropub, with a menu of substantial tapas and platters. Upstairs ... More
 
 
 
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
116 Cloudesley Road, Islington, London N1 | 7 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Modern British cuisine ... More
 
 
 
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Anam
London > Nightlife > Bars
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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Dirty Martini, Islington
London > Nightlife > Bars
74 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
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Colebrookes
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 8 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
If the Government want to encourage more of a European café culture, they should send someone down to Colebrookes to take a look. Colebrookes takes the ... More
 
 
 
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Sadler's Wells
London > Business > Venue Hire
Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
Can accomodate for up to 2070 people.... More
 
 
 
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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
Exhibitors love this venue and it's easy to see why. The Business Design Centre in Islington is in a great location just one mile from The ... More
 
 
 
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Crypt on the Green
London > Business > Venue Hire
Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 11 minutes from The Old Red Lion Theatre
The Crypt on the Green, underneath St James Church in Clerkenwell, is on the site of the first nunnery to be built in London dating back ... More
 
 
 
 

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