The Victoria, located just off Dalston Lane, has been a vital part of London’s live-music landscape for decades, offering an unassuming space for music lovers to congregate. The venue is now owned by the JaguarShoes collective and, as such, is brimming with a global drinks list and a resident burger-smith by the name of Psychic Burger.
If you're in the mood to spot the “next big thing”, and grab a quality burger while you’re at it, the Victoria is a great choice.
Venue Details & Map
435 Queensbridge RoadLondonE8 3AS
- +44 (0)20 7684 0944
- Public transport:
- Dalston Kingland, National Railway
Top 5 reviews of The Victoria
This is just the worst pub I've ever been to. The atmosphere is grotty and uninviting, but the worst thing has to be the bar staff. Slow, rude and incompetent, you'll be lucky if you ever get served at all. But here's the kicker, not 3 days after we'd been to this hell-hole, all of our party caught colds. It's no co-incident that they were washing their plastic pint cups by hand all night, and... more
A seriously cool pub.
As in, they take being "cool" in perhaps the cool epicenter of London very seriously. This is Hackney after all, I expect nothing less than professional level coolness.
And I have to say, all the effort has paid off. I love that despite a recent refurb, they've left the overall vintage 70s aesthetic with a few key modern-day upgrades where it counts - food and beer... more
Part of the Jaguar Shoes empire this place unfortunately doesn't seem to be conjouring up the atmosphere of its parent (NB - I was last in that place a decade or so ago so it too may have gone downhill).
In fairness it's a proper old bar and not an ex-sports shoe store but whilst the moody lighting has been achieved well not much else is going on - staff & punters all had that look of feeling... more
I hear that this used to be a very shady pub but certainly not so any more. It's quite bare and basic with some tables that would look more at home in a cafeteria than a drinking establishment.
Just the one real ale here, but also a couple of interesting Hackney Keg beers.
I'd say it was certainly worth a visit and I would like to drop by again and see what Psychic Burgers taste like! If... more
If your looking for somewhere to let down your hair, have a dance and enjoy an affordable drink then this is the place. If you want an up market venue, with groomed bar staff, go else where.
Anyone who hires a venue without physically checking it out dosent really have the right to complain!
I live in Camden and drink in the west end. This is what i based my comparison on. The people at our... more