The Old Queen's Head

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Unlike your typical London pub, everyday is a fresh opportunity to throw the best party ever at The Old Queen's Head in Angel. They've got the party set-up perfected down there; with live music or DJ sets every evening til the early hours and plush sofas and low tables to mingle amongst, the early evenings always have a lively buzz of pre-party excitement. This place gives most London clubs a run for their money on the amount of reckless shapes being thrown on the d-floor.

The crowd are a bunch of trendy partiers, with an up-for-anything attitude, especially if that "anything" involves good music and affordable drinks in a friendly London pub. With many famous faces having graced their stage, including the talented Bombay Bicycle Club, Foals and even Ms Dynamite for a powerful performance, this is the place to scope out new talent as well as get up close and personal with other hedonistic youngsters.

While other public houses offer a quiet pub quiz, The Old Queen's Head see Sunday as the last chance to let loose before the week begins; The Sunday Social tops off the favourite Sunday business of roasts, Bloody Marys and boardgames with excellent live music. The Old Queens Head have been serving burgers by Lucky Chip since April and my god they are something else. While their cocktail selection is impressive for a pub, if you fancy something different you only have to ask and the bartender will provide. Now that's service!

Private Karaoke Room (Capacity 15):

Available on Sundays & Mondays for FREE!

Between Tuesdays & Thursdays, the room is available to hire for just £20 per hour.

Rent the room out on Fridays & Saturdays for £150, which gets you 2 hours and two complimentary bottles of bubbly included!


What's on

To see all upcoming events view the full event calendar.

Thom Foole's House Party

Thom Foole's House Party

Various dates

From the team behind Musical Bingo, Last Man Standing & Gospeloke comes the soon to be phenomena... THOM FOOLE'S...

Laugh Out London In Angel - Reginald D Hunter

Laugh Out London In Angel - Reginald D Hunter

Tuesday 8 November 2016

Laugh Out London returns to the Old Queen's Head with a stellar bill of amazing comedians, including one of America’s...

Laugh Out London In Angel - Pappy's

Laugh Out London In Angel - Pappy's

Tuesday 22 November 2016

Laugh Out London returns to The Old Queen's Head in Islington for another excellent bill headlined by the incredible...


£5 after 8pm Friday // £5 after 8pm Saturday
Happily Affordable ££
Over 18
Wheelchair Access


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

North London

Nearest station:
Angel (Tube)
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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £4.00
Pint of Real Ale £4.00
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.00
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £4.70
Cocktail £8.00
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £6.90
Bottle of House Wine £20.50
Bottle of Champagne £45.00

This venue serves American and Pub Food food.

A word from the chef:
The Old Queens Head kitchen is currently being bossed by burger extraordinaire and his team 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 Chapo as well as monthly guest stars! You have seriously been missing out if you haven't got your hands on one yet.

Our Review

The Old Queen's Head Islington - London Pub Review

The Old Queen's Head Islington - London Pub Review

Despite counting a cluster of North London’s leading drinking dens among its close neighbours, there’s something about The Old Queen’s Head that helps it differ from the rest. Offering a careful balance between familiar local,...

Read our full The Old Queen's Head Islington - London Pub Review review

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Victorian Room Private Room 50 140 £3k £5k
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Amazing place to chill and relax with your mates. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun and chilled night out. The prices weren't too bad and the staff were nice aswell.
18 Sep 2016 by az

This is one of my favourite places in London, the staff are friendly and the room upstairs is perfect for comedy nights. It's not the cheapest place ever, but it's certainly not that expensive and I look forward to returning soon.
08 Sep 2016 by alexinthattherelondon

Went here for a chilled out Sunday , it was perfect the Sunday roast was sexy the lamb was so juicy it was prefect the venue was very cute . Drink was affordable . The karaoke room ....... Fun time we had the cheesy day thank you
27 Aug 2016 by X02511

I simply love the traditional but still contemporary design of this space! Staff very welcoming and good beers! Great both for a quiet beer in the afternoon, both for a late night out!
14 Jun 2016 by Francesca

Their No Scrubs night is my favourite night in London, I've been a few times and it never disappoints! What makes this place so great is that it's unpretentious, chilled and just about good music and a good time. All the staff are friendly (never have a problem with the bouncers being rude or short with me). This place attracts people who are not showy or arrogant and it's just such a nice vibe. The DJ kills it with the music too!
28 Apr 2016 by Kira
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Attended the Prince versus Bowie night as an Easter weekend treat. Had the best time! Vibrant, trendy, great people, atmosphere and tunes. This is my new favourite place to party. Danced my little socks off!
28 Mar 2016 by Sadie

Really good night - make sure you get there at a decent time to avoid the queues outside! Upstairs tends to get really packed up but they put on some great nights!
16 Mar 2016 by jamiethekyle

Went here for a birthday Sunday lunch a few weeks ago and was not disappointed. I was able to reserve a table for 20 people with no hassle and though I though the downstairs interior looked dark from the pictures, in person it was great. On the day, the staff were fantastic. Everyone enjoyed there food which was full of flavor (especially the chicken) . Aside my party noting that the portions were too big (but all eaten so not a negative at all lol), and the only complaint was that and that the lamb was a little under cooked and so a bit chewy That aside, it was fantastic and I would recommend this place. Plus they let me bring in my own birthday cupcakes.
27 Jun 2015 by babigirljay
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Visited on a Saturday night, lucky enough to have reserved an area. It's a mix of casual and dressy so whatever you want goes. The decor reflects the same with rustic wooden features and fancy lights and leather sofas. Good music and lots of events throughout the year.
31 Mar 2015 by kulj33t

Had an AMAZING time here on Monday, had the Karaoke room booked for a friends Birthday and this was the best way to beat the Moody Monday Blues. The staff were incredibly helpful and attentive when explaining how the room worked and making sure we were looked after. There was also a comedy night going on at the same time, and the downstairs bar area was pretty busy for a Monday. Love this all rounder venue and the music nights always look worth going too, couldn't agree more with Dan91 below- 'favourite place to hit the floor in Islington'
18 Feb 2015 by lucyserena1

Always hear of really awseome events going down at the OQH and finally got to drink in that buzzing atmosphere for myself a few weeks back. My new favourite place to hit the dance floor in Islington
08 Jan 2015 by dan91

Great selection of Karaoke and free private room on a Sunday- what more could one ask? Roast was decent too. Good atmosphere. Went here for a birthday and it was good to have food and entertainment in one place.
13 May 2014 by lillylou91

Fantastic venue. Great dance floor upstairs and chilling area downstairs. Great way to end the night
23 Dec 2013 by bazil28

What an amazing pub with lovely and understanding staff! Understanding in the sense they let us sing (well butcher) several songs in their fantastic karaoke room for 6 hours, for free on Sunday! I seriously recommend karaoke at the Old Queens Head! It's got all the classics like Spandau Ballet (and even Arthur Brown!!) and some modern stuff too like Beyonce and erm wow Soulja Boy... This place is an absolute gem with its cute vintage decor and friendly staff, I plan to come here for my 21st, Hen Night and maybe even my funeral hahaha~
08 Jul 2013 by mieo

Found my new favourite place in Angel! Who knew?! Its like a cool DJ bar in a pub! It was pretty busy and packed (downside) but it was so much fun! Non pretentious dance all night place! Forget going to the pub for a quiet one :)

13 Feb 2013 by whisky_missed

Really good live music, indeed. Lovely crowd, nice staff! Amazing vibe!

18 Jan 2012 by flyingbars_

The old queens head has a really nice vibe and all the customers and staff are lovely. Only downside is you have to queue to get in on weekends and they occasionally seem reluctant to make cocktails.

09 Nov 2011 by ahughes20

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