The Old School Yard


The Old School Yard is a bar that recognises the working Londoner's yearning for simpler times. They've turned the clock back, or more accurately, have set it to stay at 3.10pm constantly, so that the bar is suspended in a state of perpetual childhood elation created by the bell that rings for home time. It calls itself a bar and playground, and this sums up the perfect balance between the childlike innocence of the nintendo games and the adult love of cold hard liquor that you can find here. It's like you've just been released from math class and instead of a glass of milk and homework waiting for you, there's cocktails and karaoke.

The cocktails are made by bartenders that you could learn a thing or two from; their skills are top-of-the-class, with bottles being thrown about behind the bar like a fast game of rounders. The menu itself is pretty fabulous; like a secret cartoon book scrawled in by a mischevious older sibling. Watch out for the Lynchberg Float in the biology section. It comes with a wise warning though; it might leave you addicted and craving more. The food at The Old School Yard is also a massive blast from the past with its tasty pizzas, burgers and party platters; perfect for hungry stomachs after a difficult PE lesson or a hard day at the office. So pack up your pencil case, grab your backpack and remember the good old days at this brilliant retro bar. 


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For those with a competitive streak or those who just want a bit of retro fun there’s a Nintendo 64 machine with Mario Kart which can be used by any of our guests free of charge! There is also a Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles arcade games machine, Pinball machine and table football (foosball). 






Offer Availability
Happy Hour
2 Cocktails for £10 or 2 Becks Beer for £5 (service charge applies)
Tuesday 17:30 – 19:00
Wednesday 17:30 – 19:00
Thursday 17:30 – 19:00
Friday 17:30 – 19:00
Saturday 17:30 – 19:00


  • London - Themed Christmas, London - Private Hire
  • Taking Bookings
  • Dance floor
  • No Door Charge
  • Casual


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 14:00 0:30
Tuesday 17:30 23:00
Wednesday 17:30 23:00
Thursday 17:30 0:00
Friday 17:30 0:30
Saturday 17:30 0:30
Sunday 13:00 20:00



The Old School Yard, 111, Long Lane, SE1 4PH


London Bridge

Nearest Station

Borough (Tube)


  • Cuisine

    This venue serves Pizza food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Pick from the Old School Yard's 'totally awaesome' flashback snacks; try one of the aptly Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pizzas; the Donatella beats off the competition with its garlic infused olive oil, while Raphael packs a punch with its spicy chorizo and peppers. With prices starting at £11.50, you'd have to be a dunce not to buy yourself a slice.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Karaoke Room 0 0 - £400(for 6hrs)/£150(for 2hrs) £500(for 6hrs)/£200(for 2hrs)
Basement inc. Karaoke Rooms Basement Space 0 0 - £750 £1.1K
Venue Venue Hire 0 0 - £2.5K £6K

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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The Old School Yard London - Cocktail Bar Review

The Old School Yard is a retro cocktail bar just a short walking distance from Southwark Station that salutes the fun and good times of the old skool. The Venue It is very clear that The Old School Yard take their theme very seriously. The exterior and venue name’s typography features brightred…

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