The Kings Head Theatre


The King's Head serves Indian and English dishes and can cater for private parties for up to 300 people upon request. There is also a theatre located on the premises.

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115 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1QN

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The Kings Head Theatre

115 Upper Street
N1 1QN
+44 (0)20 7226 0364
Public transport:
Essex Road, National Railway


4 out of 5 based on 40 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Kings Head Theatre

4.0 out of 5 27 July 2014
by Meike B.

Disclaimer first: I am yet to make it to one of the plays at the theatre itself.

The King's Head is a favourite though for meeting friends for a relaxed catch up after work. Mind you, the experience can be rather varied - ranging from near-deserted to crammed to the rafters with large groups. Sometimes the crowds clear once the play starts, sometimes they grow to an appreciative audience...more

2.0 out of 5 12 July 2013
by Carrie B.

Visited earlier this week for the first time to see a performance of "Our Town," which was wonderful - but the theatre is apparently completely unaffiliated with the bar. So the only thing I will say about that is: small performance space, comfortable seats, I'm a fan.

As for the bar itself, I was surprised by how expensive it was. Around 8 quid for a pint and a half seems extortionate, but...more

4.0 out of 5 3 February 2013
by Erin H.

It's a shame that I lived in Islington for so many years before seeing a play at King's Head. Or, trying to follow through with my resolution to be more optimistic, I'll say it's never too late to make up for lost time. And that's what I'm trying to do. I've seen two shows in the past few months and will undoubtably go back for more. Both were solidly entertaining, well acted, and just...more

4.0 out of 5 8 November 2011
by Elizabeth H.

Alright, here's the thing - King's Head is without a doubt my favorite pub in Islington, but I'm not going to give it 5 stars. This is the most fun, most open, most hip and welcoming, most non-douche bag pub on Upper St. (in my humble opinion). Drinks are reasonably priced, the bands (of which they first audition and then pay) are ALWAYS wonderful, and the bartenders are super nice and totally...more

4.0 out of 5 15 November 2008
by Corinna H.

Five minutes walk from Angel tube station, the King's Head is a pub/theatre, and an ideal place to drink and enjoy a performance. Well recognised for a wide mix of classic and contemporary theatre it's famous for attracting an absorbing crowd to the admirable performances.

We called to book tickets for a Wednesday evening, but we were told just to come along (I'd always ring to check though...more