Best Pubs in North London

North London is always buzzing, as its vast collection of pubs prove. From quirky Camden haunts to bold and beautiful boozers in Angel, Homerton hideaways providing the finest in vegan dining to live shows in Kensal Green, this area is never one to disappoint. Expect unbeatable atmospheres, hearty pub grub, cocktails and creative craft brews as you explore our guide to the best pubs in North London.

Last updated on 15th January 2020




Self-describes as, 'a proper pub, doing proper pub things', this Whitehouse haunt is all you could want from a North London boozer. Swing by The Griffin for a quintessential pub experience complete with regular entertainment, meal deals and one glorious beer garden.

Owl and Hitchhiker

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Inspired by two of North London's most famous authors, The Owl and Hitchhiker prides itself on creativity and quirkiness. From the wall murals to futuristic contraptions lining the bar, the Islington boozer offers a unique experience while chowing down on a menu of booze and burgers. 

Nestled in the heart of Hornsey ids a beloved boozer that oozes old school charm. Serving up a menu of delicious British eats with a plethora of craft ales behind the bar, and against a backdrop of cosy furnishings, there's no wonder why it's one of North London's top spots. 

A bustling gastropub with a little bit of a punk twist, The Joker is a unique spot for grabbing beers and a watching live music. Stop by the beloved Angel pub and you'll find burgers by the dozen, a varied programme of performances and regular patrons sipping beer till dawn. 

The Camden Eye

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Located on Kentish Town Road, this unique boozer offers some of the best music nights in North London. Fronting ska, reggae, vintage rockabilly and electronica events, this is more than just a place to sink a few pints - though it is very good for that too.

Located just a stone's throw from the station and the O2 Kentish Forum, The Oxford Tavern is a North London boozer that oozes old school charm. Pair that with their impressive collection of craft beer from local, regional and international producers, and you see why it's a local fave. 

They're London's first 100% vegan pub with an old-school neighbourhood feel that's hard to come by. Head over to The Spread Eagle in Homerton and you'll get to sip on vegan brews while chomping on Club Mexicana's enticing food offerings.