The Old Queen's Head


The Old Queen's Head is a traditional pub with a friendly atmosphere. A key venue on the live music scene, it also hosts a range of quiz nights, DJs and comedy acts. In residence in the kitchen are burger specialists Pyschic Burger.

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The Old Queen's Head

44 Essex Road
N1 8LN
+44 (0)20 7354 9993
Public transport:
Essex Road, National Railway
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 58 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Old Queen's Head

3.0 out of 5 16 February 2015
by Hannah S.

Hmmm so perhaps earlier in the night for a place to meet before heading elsewhere but as a music venue unfortunately I have to say the olds queens head did not meet expectation. Cash only bar, crowded, pushy and very very hot! Went to a disco/house night and it was just too busy to enjoy the music. Being pushed, bumped and spilt on does not appeal - I would not pay for the lack of pleasure again.more

4.0 out of 5 21 November 2014
by Althrycon H.

Made sure to check out this bar after driving passed it since it appeared to be a great place to have a drink or two. Surely enough, the pub was packed with locals and tourist alike. Turned out it was karaoke night which explains why people were pretty rowdy as we walked inside the establishment.

Not wanting to take part in the ruckus, we grabbed a pint of brew and went straight to a garden...more

4.0 out of 5 27 July 2014
by Meike B.

Just the right balance between busy and relaxed, great crowd of people, lovely ambience, the perfect pub really.

I've been here a few times just for drinks, but also to see a couple of gigs in the bar upstairs.

For the most recent one a gig on a busy Friday night the tickets stated "doors open at 8" which seems to translate into no entry to pub without ticket, a stamp on the wrist and a 3...more

3.0 out of 5 28 September 2013
by Leah M.

Great place to go for after work drinks, the Old Queens Head is usually pretty busy by 6.30pm on a Thursday and Friday.

Friendly atmosphere with seating outside and an upstairs area that opens a little later, it's worth a visit - even if only to take a gander at the rather interesting decor that graces the walls.more

4.0 out of 5 30 March 2013
by Goetz B.

A few weeks ago I went to the Old Queens Head in Islington for a gig. I decided to go there early to have something for dinner.

When I arrived, the pub was quite full - this seems to be a popular place among the locals. But I was lucky enough to find a place at a table. For the food, I ordered the sliders and fries. While the fries were good, but not extraordinary, the sliders were excellent....more

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