The Hope & Anchor
207 Upper St, London N1 1RL, UK
Everybody who was anybody passed through these doors in the 'Seventies and 'Eighties: The Clash, The Cure, The Jam, The Police, Dire Straits, The Specials, The Stranglers, The Damned, Dr Feelgood, X-Ray Specs, Eurythmics, Elvis Costello and Madness to name just a few! U2 (famously in front of 8 people) and Joy Division, both had their debut London shows here!
Today, the Hope and Anchor has undergone a top to bottom refurbishment.
There is a brand new PA system, enlarged stage and stage lighting rig.
The stage is now back in its original, rightful and best position as it was back in the 'Seventies!
The Hope and Anchor is superbly located on the incredibly bustling Upper Street in Islington with unmatched transport links for London and beyond.