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 3+ month Hiatus, the Old Queens Head's Pub Quiz is back! (all be it in a slightly more socially distanced manner).  Now the pubs are…

Every Tuesday

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The Peep Show Pub Quiz
There's no way this wasn't a good idea!” - We return once again with undoubtedly one of our most popular quiz subjects, where we invite you…

Wednesday 2nd and Tuesday 8th December 2020

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WAP: Cardi B Brunch
This December, we’re going all out with a WAP: Cardi B Brunch Party. We’ll be celebrating one of the biggest tracks of 2020 as well as the…

Saturday 5th and Saturday 19th December 2020

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The Football Quiz
As the premier league returns, the finest football quiz in the capital is also back at The Old Queen’s Head. Whether you consider yourself…

Wednesday 9th December and Thursday 14th January 2021

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The Ultimate Friends Quiz
Could we BE anymore excited!? For our next themed quiz, we’re going to be giving it up for the greatest sitcom ever made, ’Friends’. Do…

Wed, 16th Dec 2020 @ 19:00 - 22:00

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All The Jingle Ladies:
We couldn’t resist… On Friday 19th December we’ll be throwing a festive celebration of the QUEENS of R&B with a Xmas twist... Allthe…

Fri, 18th Dec 2020 @ 18:30 - 22:00

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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

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