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The Islington

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1 Tolpuddle Street, London N1 0XT, England
+44 20 7684 1577
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Beth Rowley gig

Was a tad nervous about going here based on previous reviews but as my tickets were already... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Great gig venue

Been here on more then one occasion and as a intimate venue it's really good and drink prices are... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Mark C
London, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible40%
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1 Tolpuddle Street, London N1 0XT, England
+44 20 7684 1577
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Was a tad nervous about going here based on previous reviews but as my tickets were already purchased.... However, you can probably ignore the bad reviews . The service was more than acceptable....the place is a bit rough round the edges but the loos were...More

Thank And1cap
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Been here on more then one occasion and as a intimate venue it's really good and drink prices are average and bar stuff are really friendly

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This venue shows no respect at all to artists and audience coming to the gig. It is a real shame because it looks alright but It feels like there are trying to kill the live music scene. Very rude sound guy, absent promoters and very...More

Thank Agudo2014
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Since I am a fan of Alex Jayne (songwriter, look up her videos on youtube, she has an amazing voice), I came for a brief session. Not to be confused with the Islington Town house, this pub is located after "Sainsbury's" (turning on the left)....More

Thank Fabrizio O
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Having read some of the other reviews on here I have to say I wasn't massively looking forward to visiting the venue. However, I couldn't have been more wrong - yes, it was busy (I think there was a staff xmas party on from some...More

Thank TheVore
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Should've checked trip advisor before going. It's all true! Manager was very weird, hostile and creepy, and drink prices were through the roof, even for Islington. Went for a friend's gig and the sound quality was terrible, too.

5  Thank babs212016
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Not the first time I have been here, really good music venue only downside is lighting is not that great, drinks are reasonably priced and I look forward to going again soon.

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Friends – anyone thinking about going to a gig at The Islington (Tolpuddle Street) should bear my experience in mind. The people who run this establishment are nothing more than robbing thieving lying gits! They are despicable liars. Expecting a big crowd at the Pugwash...More

5  Thank Brian B
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This place is a bit of a dive to say the least - came for a gig and ended up leaving to a pub down the road because there was no where to sit and it looked a bit scruffy - there was a cocktail...More

2  Thank Loria-Rae
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Was hear for a ticketed music gig and found the Islington to be clean, well organised and with very friendly staff. The room for the gig was perfect. I'd recommend this as a small music venue. My only complaint was that there was no Scotch...More

Thank kennyaberdeen
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16 November 2016|
Response from Brian B | Reviewed this property |
They actually threatened ME with legal action if I didn't remove my Facebook comments on their page. We DID eventually get our money back, and I'm Still waiting on their lawyers letter 😂