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 StreetBelsize ParkLondonNW3 1RE
- +44 (0)20 7435 5747
- Public transport:
- Hampstead, Underground
I visit this pub occasionally and enjoy a cup of coffee in the gorgeous garden with a cigarette. This used to be a gay pick-up joint. It takes me back to 1991 when I was 16. It was the first gay pub I ever visited and I was quite a regular like something out of the ABBA song "Does your mother know that you're out? You look young to be searching for that kind of fun". It's a shame the only...more
This pub is much to blame for my many hangovers, welcomes and send offs, uncontrollable laughter fits and even a date or two..
It is hard to remember the food as clearly as I would like for my usual reviews on Yelp due to the drinking that follows the meals.... so I will focus on the drinks and bar snacks.
Their chunky chips are those thick cut sort, potatoe-y and good for lining of the...more
Worst pub I've been to. The employees were rude and dismissive. I ordered nachos and wasn't expecting anything amazing. After eating a little less than half I discovered the chips weren't tortilla or corn chips but cool ranch Doritos. Nachos aren't healthy meal by any means however I try my best to stay away from processed food and unnecessary preservatives like (cool ranch Doritos). Was...more
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
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