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Live Music Venues in Islington, Greater London*

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  • Hope and Anchor often have a few good bands. The venue always sounds great too. Just a shame Bugbear Bookings charge so much for entry most nights as it kind of kills the atmosphere. Union Chapel is a must go music venue. Free entry often times.
  • Hope and Anchor usually has live music. It's kinda dingy, but it has this incredible atmosphere about it.
  • Filthy MacNasty's, 68 Amwell Street, EC1 1UU
  • Colebrooke's Wine bar - playing jazz, blues; funk, house
  • Can't remember the name right now, but it's next door to the Vue (cinema), in the N1 shopping centre, never been so don't know it's door policy.
  • Hope & Anchor Pub, Corner of Upper Street and Park Street. Buffalo Bar, Basement of the Cock Tavern, outside Highbury & Islington tube station. The Garage, Holloway Road, close to Highbury & Islington Tube
  • the islington academy @ the angel is tres kl, occasionally has good music
  • The Purple Turtle is actually in Camden ..
  • Purple Turtle, great music! friendly people, stand up comedy, open mic nights just a good laugh
  • the marquee
  • the garage in highbury and islington. the new marquee club [co-owned by dave stewart] - conceived as an "industrial moulin rouge". the embassey bar in essex road - they play records don't they, on a sunday night.
  • street corner at the market
  • Hope & Anchor, Upper Street. harage, Highbruy Corner
  • Open mic night upstairs in Moriarty's on Liverpool Road on Wednesday evening.
  • Garage II at Highbury Corner
  • The Garage, Union Chapel, The Scala - major venues listed free at but check out the local listings in the Highbury & Islington Express, the Islington Gazette and Time Out

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Last updated: 2010-06-03

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