A new venue in a former pub has overcome warnings and will be allowed to serve alcohol and host live music late into the evening.

Islington Council has granted Filo at 81 Holloway Road a premises licence that allows it to sell drink and play recorded music from 10am to 11pm from Sundays to Thursdays and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, with live performances ending at 11pm.

The council’s licensing sub-committee granted Jessona Investments' application on January 30 - albeit with earlier closing times - despite objections from some living nearby.

One opponent wrote to the licensing officers to “strongly” oppose the application, saying that late night operating hours do not fit the “peaceful” area with cafes, restaurants and shops who “respect” residents.

“The inevitable noise generated from customers leaving the venue, amplified live and recorded music, and disposal of glass bottles will threaten the sleep and calmness of nearby residents in their homes,” the letter warned.

Another objector pointed out that the venue is located within the Holloway Road Cumulative Impact Area, with “several” licensed premises in close proximity.

Others raised concerns over the late hours originally applied for, including for the supply of alcohol and recorded music until midnight during the week and until 2am on weekends.

In the end, the council allowed licensable activities only until midnight.

Police and the council’s noise service withdrew their representations on the application after additional conditions were agreed upon.

The conditions include that the licence holder must collect street litter, close the outside area by 10.30pm every night. They must also have at least one authorised security staff member at the premises from 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and make sure noise, vibration and odours do not cause a “nuisance” to neighbours.

After approval from the police, alcohol sales will be required to start slightly later than usual during large scale events with more than 10,000 attendees at the nearby Emirates Stadium.

Licensable activities will be extended from the end of permitted hours on New Year’s Eve to the start of permitted hours on New Year’s Day

There were several extra conditions, including that the licence holder needs to ensure no internal combustion engine vehicles are used for deliveries from the premises