King William IV


One of London's oldest gay pubs, the King William IV in Hampstead has been a gay hangout since the 1930s. There's a good mixture of clientele, many of whom pop in for a few drinks after a walk on nearby Hampstead Heath. You'll often find a long queue outside for the adjacent crepe stall (also highly recommended!).

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Venue Details & Map

King William IV

77 Hampstead High Street
Belsize Park
+44 (0)20 7435 5747
Public transport:
Hampstead, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


3 out of 5 based on 11 reviews

Top 5 reviews of King William IV

1.0 out of 5 22 April 2012
by David T.

Terrible pub, run down, unfriendly, beer garden is a dump, food is over priced and awful. Beer and wine selection is poor. There are many better pubs in Hampstead. Avoid!!more

2.0 out of 5 9 March 2012
by HampsteadLife

We don't frequent here often even though it's one of the few old pubs left in Hampstead. Why? Well we've only eaten here once and the food wasn't very good. And inside the music is dsimal, it's like they're playing Capital or Magic or some other crap. Stuff like the Saturdays or some other top 40 crap get a better music choice on please and we'll be back more often. they also have fireplaces...more

4.0 out of 5 16 May 2011
by Karen L.

This was where I discovered the Pimm's Cup. Yes, I know it's a prissy summery drink for the Wimbledon crowd, but I am a huge fan of the special swizzle stick and the fruit on the bottom.

KWIV was one of the first pubs I visited in London - it was one of the earlier stops on my fresher's pub crawl with my hall and its weekly pub quizzes hosted by a drag queen and Thursday £3 cocktails quickly...more

4.0 out of 5 16 February 2011
by Thomas A.

A solid 4 star local gay bar that doesn't have any kind of sceney hangups, the King William is a beacon of rainbows and mulled wine halfway to the top of that glute-burning Hampstead hill.

I love a gay bar with a sense of normality, perfect for after work drinks or

meeting up with friends in the North...

They have what I would consider to be one of the best mulled wines I've had over the...more

3.0 out of 5 23 December 2008
by Saskia P.

This is the main pub on Hampstead High Street, it's quite big, a few different rooms and a pretty big beer garden round the side. I've only been in here once during the day and it was really quiet. It's a good place to come in for a drink - break from shopping, chill out after a walk on the heath or whatever else has been happening on the heath.

This is a gay pub principally but I understand...more

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