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Posted on Tuesday 5th November 2019 at 17:30

London is home to many amazing venues. That goes without saying – the UK’s capital is often saturated with some of the biggest names in music when they come to England as part of their world tour.

Amongst the 100-or-so venues there are hidden gems away from the beaten track. One of those is Oslo, which is situated adjacent to Hackney Central station.

Originally built by North London Railway Company in 1870, the two storey building was later used as a ticket office during World War II. Although the station was closed in the 1970s, Oslo opened its doors in January 2014 and has since been the hub of all things trendy in East London.

Its wide range of craft beers and ciders (Aspall Cider, Beavertown Neck Oil, Oslo Lager, Brewdog, and of course the venue staple Red Stripe cans to name just a handful) brilliantly complement the extensive menus developed by the fantastic in-house chefs. Small plates, burgers and even Sunday roasts are available in the purpose-developed restaurant while the 375 capacity ‘gig-room’ is situated upstairs.

Across the past five years, Oslo has hosted artists that have since gone on to become household names such as Years & Years (5/3/14), Lizzo (July 2014 and June 2016) and Dua Lipa (2/2/16).

The shows are intimate and a perfect steppingstone before performers go onto play bigger London venues such as Shepherds Bush Empire, Brixton Academy and the O2 Arena.

Upcoming shows at Oslo include Tones and I, Petrol Girls, Torres and over 50 more incredible international artists.

Full listings can be found here.

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