Paradise Row Places: The Old Blue Last

Located in the heart of Shoreditch and owned by the incredible Vice magazine, The Old Blue Last is a great place for a lively night out. It is also one of the few places that hold free live music performances by underground UK artists.

 Raise your spirits with a night out of Gins, Rums, Lager and Ales.

Raise your spirits with a night out of Gins, Rums, Lager and Ales.

 In the heart of Shoreditch, located on the corner of Great Eastern street and Curtain road.

In the heart of Shoreditch, located on the corner of Great Eastern street and Curtain road.

The atmosphere here builds throughout the night. Early evenings are a low-key affair with light chatter and quiet background music. As the night continues, more punters arrive creating an exciting buzz in the air. A live room with a bar is up on the second floor and it wouldn’t be surprising to find a packed out room when artists perform.

 A traditional east London boozer with a 21st century twist.

A traditional east London boozer with a 21st century twist.

The interior follows traditional pub design with a few modern twists, such as animated texidermy adorning the walls and neon signs. The main bar is pushed back in the corner and offers the usual set of bar drinks including premium lagers and craft ales. In the far corner off the main floor, a dimly lit lounge room and a glowing photo booth create an alluring atmosphere.

 A glimpse of the very rarely empty bar.

A glimpse of the very rarely empty bar.

 Head upstairs for a livelier affair.

Head upstairs for a livelier affair.

Performances at The Old Blue Last vary on a diverse spectrum of genres including rock, house, alternative R&B and urban music. Some of the biggest names have entered through the doors from the likes of Tory Lanez, Arctic Monkeys, Charli XCX, Lily Allen, Hot Chip and Simian Mobile Disco and Diplo, to name a few. Leaving a promising platform for new talent to excel.

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Whether its a relaxing pint, a catch up with friends or a night out up in the Live room, The Old Blue Last caters for all making it one of East London's key nightlife destinations. Check out The Old Blue Last online for upcoming gigs and more.

 

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38 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch EC2A 3ES

 Talented local street artists have added their mark just around the corner. Art by Mr Cenz

Talented local street artists have added their mark just around the corner. Art by Mr Cenz

Produced by Aoife Morgan and Rashidah Beatson