Ye Olde Axe  

 
 
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69 Hackney Road, E2 8ET
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Pub 12:00-23:00 daily, Club Fri & Sat 23:00-5:00
 

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One of Shoreditch's odder venues, Ye Olde Axe manages to combine being an ordinary East End boozer, a strip joint and a fashionable nightclub. It looks like a typical shabby old man's pub apart from the pole and the bored-looking women wandering around in their scanties. At eleven o'clock on Fridays and Saturdays, it undergoes a transformation: the strippers put their clothes on, and the place is flooded with trendy young things in hyper-fashionable vintage wear, dancing to the cutting edge of retro sounds, with Rock-a-Billy the current music of choice.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Old Street Tube Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
Liverpool Street Tube Station
 
17 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
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Car Parks

 
Leonard Street Car Park
 
8 minutes walk
 
Sclater Street Car Park
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £127  27% off
335-337 Old Street, EC1V | 4 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  36% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 5 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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Holiday Inn Express London-City
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £48  21% off
275 Old Street, EC1V | 7 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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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The Royal Oak
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
73 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 5 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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TT Liquor
London > Nightlife > Bars
17B Kingsland Road, E2 | 2 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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Sager + Wilde
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
193 Hackney Road, Hackney, London E2 | 3 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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Bar Kick
London > Nightlife > Bars
127 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 4 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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Catherine Story: Shadow
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th November 2017 to 3rd February 2018 - 12noon-6pm
Ye Olde Axe, 99 Hoxton Street, N1 | 4 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
Story's first solo exhibition featuring works inspired by North African architecture and early cinema....More
 
 
 
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Arbonauts: Between The Dog And The Wolf
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th to 21st Jan 2018 - Various Times
Ye Olde Axe, 380 Old Street, EC1V | 5 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
Helen Galliano and Dimitri Launde's site-responsive performance where the audience crosses an unnerving threshold between hope and fear....More
 
 
 
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Mac Ayres
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 17th January 2018 - 7.30pm-11pm
Ye Olde Axe, 2-4 Hoxton Square, N1 | 6 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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Comedy Cafe
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
66-68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 5 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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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Hoxton Hall
London > Entertainment > Theatres
130 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 5 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
Built in 1863 as a saloon-style music hall, this Grade II listed multi-arts venue represents the absolute pinnacle of trendy Shoreditch. Hoxton Hall played host to ... More
 
 
 
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Sonos Studio London
London > Entertainment >
21 Club Row, E2 | 6 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
High-end audio brand Sonos opens the Sonos Studio London, their new permanent cultural space, in late 2015. Building on their space in LA, which has been ... More
 
 
 
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Limoncello
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
340-344 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London E8 | 2 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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Geffrye Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
136 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London E2 | 3 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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Seamus Ryan Sunday Shoots
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7 Ezra Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 5 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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Leila's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 Calvert Avenue, Shoreditch, London E2 | 4 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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Angela Flanders
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
96 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 4 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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Boxpark
London > Shopping >
Boxpark, Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 4 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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Tay Do Cafe
London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
65 Kingsland Road, E2 | 1 minute from Ye Olde Axe
Vietnamese cuisine. ... More
 
 
 
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74 Kingsland Road, E2 | 1 minute from Ye Olde Axe
Vietnamese cuisine. ... More
 
 
 
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Viet Grill
London > Restaurants >
58 Kingsland Road, E2 | 1 minute from Ye Olde Axe
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 3 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 8 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 15 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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L!FE Shoreditch
London > Leisure >
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 11 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 11 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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London Fencing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 17 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 5 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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The HAC Grounds
London > Business > Venue Hire
City Road, City, London EC1Y | 13 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 13 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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Catherine Story: Shadow
Exhibitions | Until 3rd February 2018 

Peer 4 minutes walk from Ye Olde Axe

Story's first solo exhibition featuring works inspired by North African architecture and early cinema....More

Arbonauts: Between The Dog And The Wolf
Theatre | Until 21st January 2018 

Shoreditch Town Hall 5 minutes walk from Ye Olde Axe

Helen Galliano and Dimitri Launde's site-responsive performance where the audience crosses an unnerving threshold between hope and fear....More

Fried Sugar
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th March 2018 

Cargo 5 minutes walk from Ye Olde Axe

The finest resident DJs spin hip hop and R&B each week....More

Mac Ayres
Concerts | On 17th January 2018 

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 6 minutes walk from Ye Olde Axe

The New York native, who recently released his debut Drive Slow EP, blends elements of soul, R&B, jazz, and hip-hop....More

JawDance
Exhibitions | On 17th January 2018 

Rich Mix Centre 7 minutes walk from Ye Olde Axe

Literary & Education, Poetry....More

The Yonce Experience
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 17th January 2018 

XOYO 9 minutes walk from Ye Olde Axe

Classic R&B,disco, funk, pop, soul and house night is provided by the selectors Martin2smoove and Andy P....More

Kick Out The Jams
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 17th January 2018 

The Queen Of Hoxton 10 minutes walk from Ye Olde Axe

Embark on a musical journey as DJs explore their vast physical and digital collections. Expect disco, soul, funk and reggae....More

The Queen of Hoxton Winter Rooftop: The Moroccan Medina
The Queen of Hoxton Winter Rooftop: The Moroccan Medina
Foodie Events | Until 30th March 2018 

The Queen Of Hoxton 10 minutes walk from Ye Olde Axe

The Queen of Hoxton presents another seasonal rooftop pop-up this autumn, this time taking inspiration from Morocco for its theme. ...More

 
Re:Solutions Festival
Re:Solutions Festival
Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2018 

JuJu's Bar and Stage 12 minutes walk from Ye Olde Axe

The month-long Re:Solutions Festival invites wellness warriors to celebrate their love of health and wellbeing. Taking place at Juju's Bar ...More

 
Igloos at Aviary
Igloos at Aviary
Seasonal | Until 28th February 2018 

Aviary 13 minutes walk from Ye Olde Axe

A high-altitude winter terrace pop-up, 10 floors above the City, Scandi styleigloos appear on the Aviary terrace, promising a rooftop ...More

 

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