The Old Queen's Head


A lively and lovely 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. If you're a group of 25 or more you can book our their private playroom; it's kitted out with a karaoke system, football table, arcdae games and a giant twister board. 

Their kitchen is open seven days a week with Lucky Chip serving up London's best burgers and a killer roast on Sundays. The Sunday Social tops off the favourite Sunday business of roasts, Bloody Marys and board games with excellent live folk and bluegrass music.

On Wednesday's every cocktail on their menu is £5!

They can take party bookings for groups of 15 people or more and always save half of their tables for walk ins too.

Private Karaoke Room (Capacity 15):

Available on Sundays & Mondays for FREE for groups of 10 people or more!

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

Rent the room out on Fridays & Saturdays for just £150, which gets you 2 hours to sing your hearts out! 

Room service is included for the duration of your stay and you can order Lucky Chip until 10pm also. 

What's on

Karaoke at Queens
WEDNESDAY 22nd MAY! The best karaoke night in London is back!  Expect loads more FREE SHOTS, BIG PRIZES and of course, the infamous WHEEL OF…

Wednesday 22nd May 2019

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Childish Gambino Party
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Sat, 25th May 2019 @ 20:00 - 2:00

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Electric Swing Circus
The Electric Swing Circus is a 6-piece fusion of saucy '20s swing and stomping electro beat, with an explosive sound that reverberates back through…

Wed, 29th May 2019 @ 19:00 - 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
  • Wheelchair Access
  • £5 after 8pm Friday // £5 after 8pm Saturday
  • None


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)

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  • 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
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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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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