Formerly The Edward Lear, this pub has undergone a complete transformation to become The Owl and Hitchhiker. Inspired by two of the area's most famous residents, the pub's name comes from Edward Lear (writer of the Owl and Pussycat) and Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy).
The opposing themes of both writers will be seen in the incredible decor of the pub, from wall murals, carved owls, and futuristic contraptions. The Hitchhiker's Guide's motto 'don't panic' has been carved and is hung from the mezzanine level. The Islington boozer provides a hearty menu of burgers, salads and bar snacks, along with several delicious vegan options.
Drinks will be craft beer and real ale heavy, with plenty of local London breweries on tap. Upstairs, there will be a secret cocktail bar serving quirky mixes and over the weekends, there will be a hot line-up of DJs and live bands.
£5 - £50
- Pub , Party Bar
- After work drinks , Chatting and Drinking , Chilling with mates
- North London
- Happily Affordable ££
- Taking Bookings
Special opening hours
|Sunday 25th December 2022||-||-|
Owl and Hitchhiker, 471 Holloway Road, N7 6LE
|Function Room||Private Room||50||110||-||-||£2500|
Our first-floor beautiful private room with adjoining parlour is perfect for the intimate wedding reception. Exposed wood floors and tiled floors, dark walls, large sash windows, wooden furniture, gold fixtures, soft yellow warm lighting, and two fireplaces – it’s the perfect romantic setting.
Proudly perched in the middle of Holloway Road, North London is the most aesthetically pleasing, one-of-a-kind pub you will ever come across.
A storybook pub mashing up two styles from locally born authors, no two weddings will ever be the same. Douglas Adams’s sci-fi The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is met with fantastical poet Edward Lear’s Owl & The Pussycat. Thus creating a backdrop for photos and pockets of rooms with different energies.
The bar is fully stocked with locally brewed beers from near and far, wines from the world (even vegan ones too), and an array of distilled spirits hand-selected for your beverages and cocktails.