The Lexington

Music, Music venues Pentonville
  • 4 out of 5 stars
(12user reviews)
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If you're after a mixture of underground sounds and a lounge space where you can actually hear what your mates are saying, you can't do much better than 'The Lex'. With an unashamedly American retro feel running through the decor (wooden floor, plump Chesterfield sofas and mismatched chairs, swagged red curtains) and the bar, which boasts a selection of over 40 whiskies and numerous US bottled specialty beers, it's a good place to both hear live music of an alternative variety (upstairs) and hang out (street level) until late. Further diversity is offered by regular club nights, a weekly pub quiz (conducted by Rough Trade), swing dance classes and a rock 'n' roll bingo night.

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Venue name: The Lexington
Address: 96-98
Pentonville Rd
N1 9JB
Opening hours: Mon-Wed, Sun noon-2am; Thur noon-3am; Fri-Sat noon-4am
Transport: Tube: Angel
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  • Wednesday June 28 2017
  • Pop and rock Wednesday June 28 2017 - Thursday July 27 2017
  • Rock and indie Thursday June 29 2017
  • Rock and indie Thursday June 29 2017 - Friday June 30 2017
  • Rock and indie Friday June 30 2017
  • Rock and indie Friday June 30 2017 - Saturday July 29 2017
  • House, disco and techno Saturday July 1 2017 - Sunday July 16 2017
  • Folk, country and blues Sunday July 2 2017
  • Rock and indie Wednesday July 5 2017
  • Funk, soul and disco Wednesday July 12 2017
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Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

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Unfortunately stuck between Angel and Kings Cross, it's not a bar that would catch your eye along a bus route. However the whisky on offer was a delightful surprise, along with decent beer, and happy diners. Can't ask for more from a music venue for some pre-gig drinks.

Marcus H

One of the best live rooms in London! Possibly the best at this capacity, nice an intimate with great sight lines, sound and a sick pub downstairs


The selection of U.S. whiskey is excellent, as is the tiny space upstairs for seeing a band. Don't go: if you're allergic to hipsters or Americans. Do go: if you like dimly lit pubs and sweaty music venues. 


It's a place I keep coming back to for one reason or other,that's because this place is a little hub of cool. Known for it's gigs,some gems have performed here...I most recently went to see Luke Haines here,which was an absolute treat. Cool pub with a good atmosphere. Worth checking out their club nights,which are always a good giggle. The food is really lovely,with some really good eats on the menu. A pub with a sense of humor and cares about it's customers.

NakedPRGirl Claire

I've been here a few times and the vibe is always fun, relaxed and defined by an atmosphere which supports live music. This time was a Sunday and it was much quieter but still had a band playing in the corner and a steady stream of people going upstairs to where more live bands play. The roasts (I was pleased to discover) were served up with either a free Mimosa cocktail or Bloody Mary (lovely). I ordered a roast beef and my friend had chicken why we're both gorgeous. Lots of different and beautiful vegetables and lovely meat. Was £16 and would go back!

Stefan S

Lexington has a good range of craft and American beers on tap. American beers reflect its eclectic American decor - it's like a saloon with gun racks on the wall, velvet drapes and chandeliers. The venue also hosts popular pub quizzes and hosts a range of live music gigs, mostly indie rock.

Jenni D

Just a 5 minute walk from Angel Tube, you'll find this pub/music venue hybrid... and it's awesome. The Lexington pulls in some great bands in the intimate venue upstairs. It's slightly reminiscent of student union bars, but in the best possible way. On Friday and Saturday nights they play fun Northern Soul music downstairs in the bar where it gets more rammed than a tin of sardines.

Roman Tagoe

Really good range of gigs here. The pub quiz on a Monday is a toughie but a fun night out.