About 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
77 Hampstead High StreetBelsize ParkLondonNW3 1RE
- +44 (0)20 7435 5747
- Public transport:
- Hampstead, Underground
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
This is an all-round decent pub. It isn't going to make any waves in my book, but they certainly get the job done and I would never sniff at meeting for a drink here.
As the earlier reviews mention, there are plenty of different areas to sit, whether it is in a group or in a twosome, and the pub has a great spacious feel. There is also an enclosed beer garden that is great to lounge in on a...more
I went in here for a pub lunch with a group of about 8 friends in the summer. All we wanted was a good meal before going for a walk on the common. Sadly, we made the mistake of choosing this place.
There were two problems - firstly the staff were rude, and secondly they forgot my order - this latter problem was made worse by the fact it had taken over an hour for the food to come and it...more
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