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Kings Head

115 Upper Street
N1 1QN
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Opening times: Mon–Wed 11:00-23:00; Thu–Sat 11:00-24:00; Sun 11:00-22:30
Regular beers: Young's London Original, Young's London Special

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

The internationally renowned Kings Head Theatre Pub (as it was - see below) was founded in 1970 by the late great impresario Dan Crawford and was carried on by his wife, Stephanie. Run by one family for 41 years it remains a well loved local acquired by Young's in 2014. There has been a Kings Head on this site since the 1500s, but the current Grade II listed building dates from 1860.

It features Victorian decor covered with framed photos of well known actors who have graced the stage over the 41 years of the theater's presence, roaring fires in the winter, tables and chairs outside in the summer with a view of the leafy gardens of St. Mary's Church.


July 2023 - Islington King's Head pub theatre closes after 53 years - The August 13 closure comes ahead of the previously announced move into a purpose-built theatre in Islington Square. James Seabright, Chair of Trustees said: "Next month we bid a bittersweet farewell to London’s original pub theatre at 115 Upper Street, as work continues at the new King’s Head Theatre next door at Islington Square. Thanks to -