The Canonbury


The Canonbury Tavern has been a public house since the early 1700's and boasts a rich and varied history. Having one of the best pub garden spaces in the city, it has long been a destination for pub-goers and diners taking advantage of our urban oasis.

In 1846 The Canonbury Tavern was demolished and rebuilt on the same land. In the early 20th century the top floor was removed following a fire and never replaced. This is why the wonderful staircase leads to nowhere.

In 2009, after several years of closure, the pub was close to being turned into residential accommodation before Lord Northampton decided that the building should remain a pub, as it has done for almost 300 years.

A fun pub fact - George Orwell, who lived in Canonbury Square, wrote part of 1984 whilst sitting under the tree in the garden in the 1940's. Come and see if you are similarly inspired!



What's on


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Disabled Toilets
  • None
  • Garden


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 11:00 23:00
Tuesday 11:00 23:00
Wednesday 11:00 23:00
Thursday 11:00 23:00
Friday 11:00 23:30
Saturday 11:00 23:30
Sunday 11:00 22:30



The Canonbury, 21, Canonbury Place, N1 2NS


North London

Nearest Station

Canonbury (Rail)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves British, Pub Food, Roast Dinner, Small Plates, Vegetarian Friendly and Vegan Friendly food.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Blue room Private Room 30 70 - - -

Hosting a private event can seem daunting so we make it as seamless and as easy as possible. Whether you are looking for a private room for in intimate dinner or a space suitable for a grand birthday of 150 guests, we can cater for both.

Our beautiful restaurant and classic “Blue Room” are both available for private hire for your celebration.


  • Blue Room- up to 30 for a seated meal / 70 standing reception


With menus for both seated and standing events we can cater any event. If you would like to host your event at The Canonbury Tavern please get in touch with us so that we can work alongside you to create the day of your dreams. For more information or to arrange a viewing, please get in touch with us today.

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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