The Black Heart


Hidden in a Camden back alley, this bar is hard to find, but once there, your heart will change from black to red with joy. The interiror is tricked out in Mexican Day-of-The-Dead decor and the bar has one of the best beer selections not only in Camden but the whole of London! There's also live music, indie, rock and retro DJs and fresh pizza bar snacks.

Venue Details & Map

The Black Heart

3 Greenland Place
+44 (0)20 7428 9730
Public transport:
Camden Town, Underground

Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 31 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Black Heart

5.0 out of 5 20 April 2016
by T K.

All the pics do it justice - it's dark, cavernous and gritty. Rock is the order of the day, and it's well complimented with a delicious selection of crafty brews and even the odd decent whiskey (they had my fave from Ireland - Green Spot - deeeelish). To quote Arnie, I'll be back...more

5.0 out of 5 12 February 2016
by Hannah B.

I *love* the Black Heart. I think it's my favourite pub in London. It's nicely hidden away in the alley, with barely even a sign out front. Perfect for keeping the tourists away! It's dark and cosy and no TV screens. The music is amazing, the art and decor is really interesting. I love it.

There's always an epic choice of beer available and whilst the specials aren't cheap, they are worth it...more

4.0 out of 5 22 December 2015
by Daniel F.

Popped in for a gig and it was very Camden but had a bit of new-ness about it that didn't make it too authentic, but more hipster. But maybe it is trying to be mix of both which is fine by me to be honest.

Gig was good out back. Very much like the Camden gig bars which are small and intimate.more

5.0 out of 5 6 November 2015
by Kate J.

My favourite bar in Camden. Great pre-gig spot. Drinks to please everyone and good level of music. No danger of them playing bad pop. Good crowd. If you're there for a gig upstairs, wear layers - it gets ridiculously hot.more

3.0 out of 5 28 March 2013
by Alex S.

The Black Heart is one of those London "dive bars" that is trying a little too hard to be grungy or rock and roll.

Everything here is intense. The name is intense. The location, down a back alley with a giant black heart hanging above the door, is intense. The music on the speakers is intense. The insane over-the-top intense poster and pictures that line the walls of skulls and neon crosses...more

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