The Racketeer is a top Kings Cross haunt putting a modern twist on the idea of the classic London pub. Shrugging off the aesthetic of a classic beer-laced boozer, it instead opts for a slick cocktail-focused menu with bold interiors to match.
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.
The Stag in Hampstead offers a beautiful beer garden for summer nights with private heated Cabanas for when the temperatures drop. Should you choose to stop by, expect an ample menu of 24 beers on tap, with plenty more in the fridge, alongside a menu of seasonal pub food.
A laid-back Irish boozer in Islington, Homeboy blends modern industrial chic interiors with a soundtrack of RnB, innovative cocktails and simple yet effective pub grub. The result? A top neighbourhood pub that's certainly one of North London's finest.
Nestled in Camden Town, and just a short stroll from Regents Park, Spread Eagle is a neighbourhood nook offering colourful and homely interiors. One inside, you can chow down on a menu of classic British pub grub at one of the frequent dinner and drink events.
From the minds of Disappearing Dining Club, The Dartmouth Arms is a sleek, contemporary pub that champions exquisite eating, mouthwatering wines and hi-fi sounds. Stop by and sip on craft brews, spirits and cocktails while taking part in the regular pub quiz or listing to vinyl-only DJ sets.
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.
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.
Paradise By Way of Kensal Green is one of North London's best pubs for its quirky vibe and eclectic selection of regular events. Furthermore, the kitchen prides itself on creating bottomless brunches, sumptuous Sunday roasts and delicious dinner offerings to boot.
Housed in the heart of Kentish Town, The Bull & Gate is a diverse combination of spaces, bringing together gastro dining, decadent drinking and a Mad Hatters tea party aesthetic all into one grand space. If you're looking for a pub with extra charm, this is a great option.
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.
A mainstay in Primrose Hill, The Princess of Wales has earned its reputation by providing top-notch gastro dining, an excellent menu of booze and a laid-back vibe that's hard to beat. Tie that together with their regular event calendar and you'll see why it's a guaranteed winner.
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.
Looking for a North London pub with a little extra entertainment, The Old Queen's Head is a firm choice. This Islington boozer offers bodacious brunches, crazy karaoke sessions and old school arcade games, topped off with killer dinners, stacked burgers and kooky cocktails aplenty.
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.