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Kings Head
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Address: 115, Upper St, London, N1 1QN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 5231) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Angel (0.5 miles), Highbury and Islington (0.6 miles), Canonbury (0.9 miles)

Nearest train stations Essex Road (0.4 miles), Highbury & Islington (0.6 miles), Caledonian Road & Barnsbury (0.6 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.2/10 (rated by 43 users)
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A theatre is attached to this pub and as a result even for Upper St, artistic liberal types are almost omnipresent. However the pub generates a good atmosphere without becoming noisy. The fittings are somewhat chic, a Victorian till stands on the bar, and red velvet predominate accompanied by a cosy open fire. The staff have always been an agreeable bunch on my visits, perfectly happy to chat with customers. The beer selection is impressive with a good selection of ales and continentals, although the quality is nothing above average.

Probably the vest pub on Upper St.
QueensParker - 7 Oct 2013 02:20
An unusual pub that forms "front of house" for a theatre. Some lovely old features which are accentuated by the many pictures of theatrical nature on the walls. Definitely worth a visit if you like "proper" pubs with character.
tarkatherotter - 27 May 2013 23:13
Long a favourite pub in my London days, the part way understandable decision to cut down on the number of places to sit has wreaked minor havoc on this place's character. Theatre pubs benefit from a varied clientele and it's still a good pit stop + a pint of Youngs slid down well, but the competition on and around Upper Street is better these days and so it no longer stands out.Must try harder.
BoehmBawerk - 4 May 2013 08:09
The current incarnation of The King's Head Theatre and Bar reminds me of what is used to be like back in my days when I lived in Islington before 2008. The pub had its unique atmosphere, until the new management closed the theatre for pub visitors, cancelled all the live music, introduced dull DJs and got rid off all the exceptionally fast and always friendly bar stuff. Well done King's Head you're getting your soul back!
johnbrown73 - 7 Jul 2012 16:45
It may have 'character', a good choice of beer and be a welcome retreat in a sea of anoydne chain pubs, but this place is rank. Toilet cubicles with long-broken locks, no soap and no toilet paper (and no signs that any had been provided that day) is unacceptable, particularly when you're raking in money from a capacity crowd (paying 25 each plus booking fee) at the in-pub theatre.
ChickenRonnie - 14 Dec 2011 09:13

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