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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Venue Details & Map
The Kings Head Theatre
115 Upper Street
- +44 (0)20 7226 0364
- Public transport:
- Essex Road, National Railway
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
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
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
Okay... I'm not sure exactly how long I was in the King's Head. I feel like it's the kind of place where once you're in the door, time just changes. It picks up the tempo of the band and the pulse of the wall-to-wall crowd and just exists separately from what's happening outside the door.
Needless to say, it was a bit crowded for my taste, but the music was good and loud, and I can see how it...more
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