The Old Queen's Head


A lovely and lively neighbourhood boozer in the heart of Islington that dates back to the 17th Century. They host a wild weekly pub quiz on Tuesdays and throw massive parties every Friday and Saturday night. In between all of this they have comedy, live music and are home to Angel's most buzzing and beautiful bars. For parties they can host any occasion, drinks bookings in the heart of the pub, private rooms, and karaoke. 

Their kitchen is open seven days a week with Lucky Chip serving up London's best burgers, bottomless brunch on Saturdays and a killer roast on Sundays. Brunch is served from 12pm - 4pm every Saturday, take your pick of unlimited refills of prosecco, mimosa’s or Bloody Mary’s and enter your Saturday the right way - breaking (sourdough) bread, sharing brunch and getting lightly lit with your nearest and dearest. The Sunday Social tops off the favourite Sunday business of roasts, Bloody Marys and board games with excellent live folk and bluegrass music. 


What's on

The Pub Quiz
After a Hiatus, The Old Queens Head's Pub Quiz is BACK. (In a slightly more socially distanced manner).  Now the boozers are back, your Tuesday…

Tuesday 18th May 2021 and 27 other Tuesdays

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Pour It Up
Join us every Saturday for a night soundtracked by HipHop & R&B’s most iconic artists into the wee hours. London’s trendiest tastemakers…

Saturday 26th June 2021 and 25 other Saturdays

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The Old Queens Turn Up
Welcome to The Old Queen’s Turn Up. A proper party held at your favourite London boozer, every Friday night. Set across 2 floors of chandelier…

Friday 2nd July 2021 and 21 other Fridays

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Pour It Up
Every Saturday night, our 18th century boozer transforms into London's finest hip-hop & RNB spot; where our resident DJs go in with thefreshest…

Saturday 3rd July 2021 and 25 other Saturdays

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Offer Availability
All cocktails are £5 every Wednesday!


  • London - Christmas Lunch, London - Christmas Dinner, London - Drinks and Finger Food
  • Dance floor
  • £5 after 9pm Friday / £6 after 8pm Saturday
  • Casual
  • Over 18


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 12:00 0:00
Tuesday 12:00 0:00
Wednesday 12:00 0:00
Thursday 12:00 1:00
Friday 12:00 2:00
Saturday 12:00 2:00
Sunday 12:00 0:00



The Old Queen's Head, 44, Essex Road, Angel, N1 8LN



Nearest Station

Angel (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Pub Food, Burgers and Roast Dinner food.

  • A word from the chef:

    The Old Queens Head kitchen is currently being bossed by burger extraordinaires Lucky Chip. They've been bringing seriously incredible burgers to east London since 2006 and are now taking over Islington with their Kevin Bacon and El Chappo as well as monthly guest stars! You have seriously been missing out if you haven't got your hands on one yet.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Clubooom Private Room 70 150 - £1.5k - £4k NA
Playroom Private Room 0 0 - £500 - £700 £700 - £1000
Host anything from 20 to 70 of your nearest and dearest in our stunning playroom – equipped with karaoke, vintage foosball table, arcade games and a fridge we can stock up with booze. Your guests will benefit from free entry, we have a fantastic party food menu and there’s a server on hand to ensure the drinks don’t stop flowing all night. 

Karaoke Private Room 0 15 - - -

Our karaoke room boasts a private and intimate setting with a capacity of 15 people. you’ll have your own personal host at your beck and call for food and drinks. Our vast selection of hits, old and new, will please the most diverse of music tastes. Fill in the booking form below for more information.

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

Customer Reviews (29)

Our Review

The Old Queen's Head - London Pub and Quiz Review

The Old Queen's Head - London Pub and Quiz Review

When drinking in London, you can get caught in a bit of a dilemma: go to a cool place but risk both the bar staff and clientele laughing at your shoes, or go to a friendly cheap-and-cheerful pub but risk someone fighting you for your shoes. Luckily, some places manage to combine the best of both worlds…

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