King Charles I55-57 Northdown Street
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Listed as an Asset of Community Value in August 2021. Islington Council agreed the building is used to "further the social wellbeing and social interests of the local community".
Summer 2015 - subject to a community buyout of the 20 year lease of the pub with shareholders comprised of a collection of local residents and people with a strong connection with this pub.
Small, cosy wood-panelled single room pub in a Georgian building, with knick-knacks including African masks. A back-street local serving workers and residents, it is just far enough from King's Cross to avoid mass tourism. Firmly established in the London music scene with blues, folk and indi music.
A feature of the place is that there is frequently ac hoc jamming sessions and customers may bring in their own food which can be ordered at the bar. Completely free of tie with four rotating ales, both locally and as far away as the Cotswolds. Outside seating is partly covered.