The Old School Yard

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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. 


Hire your own room for your special Karaoke session! 



No Door Charge
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
London Bridge
Over 18
Wheelchair Access


Day Open Close Notes
- - Private Hire Only
17:30 00:00
17:30 00:00
17:30 00:00
17:30 00:30
17:30 00:30
- - Private Hire Only


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

Central London

Nearest station:
Borough (Tube)
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Drink Prices Price
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £3.50
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £3.50
Cocktail £4.90
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £5.90
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £4.50
Bottle of House Wine £11.50
Bottle of Champagne £32.00
Jaeger Bomb £4.50

This venue serves Bar Snacks 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.

Our Review

The Old School Yard London - Cocktail Bar Review

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...

Read our full The Old School Yard London - Cocktail Bar Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Karaoke Room Approx 15 Approx 30 £400(for 6hrs)/£150(for 2hrs) £500(for 6hrs)/£200(for 2hrs)
Basement inc. Karaoke Rooms Basement Space Approx 30 Approx 60 £750 £1.1K
Venue Venue Hire Approx 80 Approx 170 £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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Always a great night out. Ive been here for a couple of drinks with friends as well as birthday parties and leaving do's. Had my own leaving do here last month and they were very accomodating in booking us a table and ensuring everything was ok. It doesnt stay open very late and if you are looking to get Happy Hour drinks I would suggest getting there in plenty of time as the bar does get very busy.
02 Jan 2015 by beccap
1 person people found this helpful

I went here for my birthday a week ago (we were a party of about 20) and we had a fab time. Great cocktails, yummy pizza and fantastic music!!!! They even had a ninja turtles video game in the back which was a hit a crowd pleaser! Only downside is that it closes too early at 1230am (it is a pub after all). Would recommend if you are looking for an easy going venue (no queuing/entry fee/guest list nonsense) with great music. Casual (but not scruffy) dress code in case you need that info (I don't recall seeing it on the site).
15 Jun 2014 by Cookie
1 person people found this helpful

I had so much fun here. Great cheesy tunes and the happy hours were ridiculous!
22 May 2013 by jermaine_c
2 person people found this helpful

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