the best live music venues in london: shacklewell arms
Number 13: Shacklewell Arms
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71 Shacklewell Lane, London, E8 2EB
The Shacklewell Arms occupies the position in fashionable hearts that was held by the Old Blue Last in the past – with the balance of asymmetrical haircut power having moved to Dalston, it was inevitable this quirkily decorated gaff would steal its thunder.
In 2011 the venue hosted a triumphant secret gig by The Horrors to launch their great-leap-forward album ‘Skying’, and this year it has already seen a residency from next big things Toy.