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Events are our pride and joy - our personable, friendly and experienced approach to private and promoted parties has seen hundreds of successful events take place under our roof.

Birthdays, welcome homes, club nights, live music promotions, product & brand launches, fashion shows, film locations, showcases, screenings, or just an old fashioned knees-up - we can handle a lot! We have secure storage with separate entrance if required; internal and external catering can be provided and our beautiful venue is licensed until 1/3 a.m.

We're always looking for new ideas - get in touch with yours!


  • Wifi
  • dry or wet hire available
  • In-house sound engineer
  • Licensed Bar
  • Soundsystem & DJ tech
  • Upcycled Bar

 Food And Drink

  • External catering allowed
  • External alcohol allowed
  • Corkage Charge
  • Space for catering equipment
  • Catering equipment
  • Kosher Catering


  • Licensed until 1am
  • Licence extension available
  • TENs Available
  • Wedding licence


  • 150 Standing


  • Art Exhibitions
  • Pop-Ups
  • Promoters
  • Ticketed events
  • Amplified Events
  • Own Music/ DJ Equipment
  • 21st Birthday Parties
  • Weddings
  • Events with Alcohol


  • 700ft2 (65m2)
  • Ceiling height 4m (13ft)
  • Storage Space
  • 186 Hackney road
  • E2 7QL
  • Hoxton/Shoreditch/Columbia Road
  • E2 7QL

More about  Folklore

Folklore is a superb live music venue and bar in the heart of Hoxton - 186 Hackney Rd. is an incredible corner spot with Shoreditch just 10mins walk, Hoxton overground less than 5 and bustling Columbia Rd. and Brick Lane a few paces away.

Gorgeous raw brick walls, rustic up-cycled bar and candle-lit interior will have you instantly in love with the front bar, with a secret 100 capacity live music space in the back to keep guests dancing til late. 186 will make your event go with a bang! - Contact us today for a magical viewing and see what all the fuss is about...

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