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  34% off
335-337 Old Street, EC1V | 4 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £56  23% off
275 Old Street, EC1V | 7 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
73 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 5 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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London > Nightlife > Bars
17B Kingsland Road, E2 | 2 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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193 Hackney Road, Hackney, London E2 | 3 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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127 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 4 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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Throwback Thursdays
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 27th July 2017 - 7pm-1am
Ye Olde Axe, 83 Rivington Street, Kingsland Viaduct, EC2A | 5 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
Resident DJ Daniel Pozzebon spins old-school hip hop and R&B all night long....More
 
 
 
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Jessie Reyez
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 25th July 2017 - 8pm-11pm
Ye Olde Axe, 2-4 Hoxton Square, N1 | 6 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
R&B and soul from the singer-songwriter from Toronto....More
 
 
 
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Night Call
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Friday 28th July 2017 - 8pm-2am
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
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Hoxton Hall
London > Entertainment > Theatres
130 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 5 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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Sonos Studio London
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21 Club Row, E2 | 6 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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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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7 Ezra Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 5 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 Calvert Avenue, Shoreditch, London E2 | 4 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
96 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 4 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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London > Shopping >
Boxpark, Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 4 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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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
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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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London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 17 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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City Road, City, London EC1Y | 13 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 13 minutes from Ye Olde Axe
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SKNT
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th July 2017 

Cargo 5 minutes walk from Ye Olde Axe

Resident DJs spin a variety of party jams including forgotten favourites and modern bangers....More

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Concerts | On 25th July 2017 

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

R&B and soul from the singer-songwriter from Toronto....More

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The By Artist Gallery
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2017 

Rich Mix Centre 7 minutes walk from Ye Olde Axe

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Freedom Fest
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Rich Mix Centre 7 minutes walk from Ye Olde Axe

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Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2017 

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Syrian artist Sulafa Hijazi's series of animated images is a response to our ever-increasing relationship with new media....More

James Vincent McMorrow
Concerts | Until 26th July 2017 

Village Underground 8 minutes walk from Ye Olde Axe

The Irish singer-songwriter performs songs from his first three albums....More

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Exhibitions | Until 3rd September 2017 

The Book Club 8 minutes walk from Ye Olde Axe

Paintings, paper collage and a large-scale mural exploring a fascination with glitches and patterns, reflecting a lifelong obsession with the ...More

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Music | On 25th July 2017 

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Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 31st October 2017 

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