The King's Head

 
 
ADDRESS
115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1QN
 
 
TELEPHONE
 
TWITTER
 

Nearby

 
 

The King's HeadLondon's original pub theatre is located in the back room at the The King's Head. It was founded in 1970 by the pub's owner, Dan Crawford, and since then has established itself as one of the best places to see top quality, independent theatre. Some of Britain's biggest talents got their start here, including Kenneth Branagh, Hugh Grant and Imelda Staunton, and many return here to try out new and experimental work. Expect to find all kinds of shows performed, from musicals, classics, and stand-up comedy to world premieres from newcomers and established playwrights. Music, film and theatre posters cover the walls and while plays are performed in the small theatre at the back (previous incarnations include a boxing ring and a pool hall) there's also live music in the bar area out the front with free music almost every night (from around 9.30pm) from swing to rock 'n' roll, blues and jazz.

 

The King's Head events

 
The Man Who Had All The LuckThe Man Who Had All The LuckPaul Lichtenstern directs Arthur Miller's rarely performed first-produced play in which a man begins to question his good fortune as those around him suffer from life's pitfalls and setbacks. Starring Jonathan Kemp.2015-09-02T19:00:00+01002015-09-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
Category: event
Now On
The Man Who Had All The Luck
Nobody's BusinessNobody's BusinessSylvia Freedman's comedy about Sybil, a much-married caretaker of a business centre who is full of ideas for escaping from her situation.2015-09-30T19:00:00+01002015-10-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
Category: event
On Soon
Nobody's Business
5 Guys Chillin5 Guys ChillinEm-Lou Productions present a graphic, gripping, funny and frank verbatim drama exposing the gay Chill-Out scene. Taken from over 50 hours of interviews from guys found through Grindr and other social media, this is an important look at the relatively new scene that social media apps have been fundamental in creating.2015-10-04T15:00:00+01002015-10-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The King's Head, 115  Upper Street      N1 1QN
Category: event
 
5 Guys Chillin
 

The King's Head images

The King's Head   

   
The King's Head

The King's Head  

LondonTown.com - The King's Head Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Angel Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Canonbury Overground Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Elia Mews Car Park
 
9 minutes walk
 
Macclesfield Road NCP
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring The King's Head on LondonTown.com

 
London West End Theatres

From all singing, all dancing musicals and glitzy productions to satirical comedies and renowned dramas, London's West End Theatres boast a year-round world-class programme of...

 
 
October in London 2013

A long awaited exhibition on former Bauhaus teacher Paul Klee takes place at Tate Modern this October and the Frieze Art Fair draws the world's...

 
 
Theatres With Air Conditioning

Hot summer nights needn't mean sticking to your seats at the theatre. We provide a list of London's theatres with air conditioning to keep...

 
 
Places to watch Holland

The Dutch have always felt at home in London – primarily due to their excellent command of English, their love of beer and their...

 
 
What to do in London throughout 2015

Discover what's on in London 2015 with our comprehensive guide to the best events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London 2015 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
THE BEST

Hotels near The King's Head

Near The King's Head
FIND YOUR PERFECT LONDON HOTEL
Check in
--
  • Check out
    --
  • Booking multiple rooms?

    Visit our group bookings page or call 020 7437 4370 for assistance

    Room 1

    2 Adults
  • ADULTS (12+)
    -
    2
    +
    CHILDREN (2 - 12 Years)
    -
    0
    +
    INFANTS (0 - 2 Years)
    -
    0
    +
    Okay
    Maximum 4 to a room.
    + Add another room
    Hilton London Islington Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  38% off
    53 Upper Street, N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
    The Business Design Centre next door is the obvious attraction for many of the guests at this smart, efficient Hilton Hotel, but Islington's excellent restaurants and ... More
     
     
     
    DoubleTree by Hilton London - Islington
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £70  22% off
    60 Pentonville Road, N1 | 10 minutes from The King's Head
    The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Islington underwent a major refurbishment in 2014, transforming the rooms and suites into a stylish accommodation option. The newly ... More
     
     
     
    Thistle City Barbican Hotel
    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £55  22% off
    Central Street, EC1V | 15 minutes from The King's Head
    Near to the City, and convenient for the The Barbican arts centre and Moorfields Eye Hospital, this hotel is modern, clean and functional. Equipped with its ... More
     
     
     
     
    THE BEST

    Alternative Theatres nearest The King's Head

    Nearest to The King's Head
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Little Angel Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    14 Dagmar Passage, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The King's Head
    The Little Angel Theatre was founded by John Wright in 1961 in a derelict temperance hall in Islington. Every type of puppet is used, and themes, ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Almeida Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Almeida Street, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The King's Head
    Along with the Donmar Warehouse, the Almeida is the most critically praised theatre in Britain. After Jonathan Kent took over in 1990, it had 14 ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The Old Red Lion Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 9 minutes from The King's Head
    One of London's most famous fringe pub theatres, the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington was founded in 1979 by Charlie Hanson and is a welcome ... More
     
     
     
    THE BEST

    Entertainment near The King's Head

    Near The King's Head
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The Screen on the Green
    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    83 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The King's Head
    One of the most striking cinema facades in the city (especially at night when it's all illuminated in startling red and white), the dinky Screen on ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Angel Comedy Club
    London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
    The Camden Head, 2 Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
    Stand-up comedy every night of the week, with the programme ranging from new comedy talents to well-known TV stalwarts trying out new material. ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Islington Assembly Hall
    London > Entertainment > Live Music
    Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 5 minutes from The King's Head
    Opened in 1930, Islington Assembly Hall, the headquarters of the Borough of Islington, was extensively refurbished in 2010 by Islington Council to become a live music ... More
     
     
     
    THE BEST

    Events near The King's Head

    Near The King's Head
    Today Only
    Aero Flynn
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 2nd September 2015 - 7.30pm
    The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, N1 | 11 minutes from The King's Head
    Five-piece indie rock outfit from Minneapolis led by Josh Scott....More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    English National Ballet: Lest We Forget
    London > Events > Dance  Dates: 8th to 12th Sep 2015
    Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, City, London EC1R | 12 minutes from The King's Head
    Following a successful first showing at the Barbican in spring last year, the English National Ballet's "clever mix of experiment and accessibility" (The Guardian), Lest We ...More
     
     
     
    Today Only
    Lucy Leave Upstairs At The Garage
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 2nd September 2015 - 7.30pm-10.30pm
    Relentless Garage, 22 Highbury Corner, N5 | 12 minutes from The King's Head
    ...More
     
     
     
    THE BEST

    Sights and Attractions near The King's Head

    The best museums, galleries, attractions near The King's Head
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The Little Angel Theatre
    London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
    14 Dagmar Passage, Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The King's Head
    This innovative children's theatre provides a showcase for the art of puppetry. Founded by master puppeteer John Wilkes in the early 1960s, this small, unusual theatre ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The Islington Metal Works
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V | 8 minutes from The King's Head
    Built in the late 19th century, The Islington Metalworks is a building steeped in history. All three floors were initially used to stable the horses that ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    39a Canonbury Square, N1 | 8 minutes from The King's Head
    You'll find a spectacular collection of paintings and sculpture by 20th century Italian artists at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, with a core of ... More
     
     
     
    THE BEST

    Shopping near The King's Head

    The best shops and markets near The King's Head
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Cass Art
    London > Shopping > Art and Design
    66-67 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
    The flagship store of this art mini-chain stocks something for everyone from the eager beginnner to the consumate expert - water colours, oils, drawing and much ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Cass Art Islington
    London > Shopping > Art and Design
    66-67 Colebrooke Row, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
    Art shop in Islington that also hosts drawing events. ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Loop
    London > Shopping > Specialists
    15 Camden Passage, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The King's Head
    'Loop' is a gorgeous shop to do with all things knit. A huge selection of exquisite yarns from around the world as well as haberdashery, vintage ... More
     
     
     
    THE BEST

    Restaurants near The King's Head

    What are the best dining options near The King's Head London?
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Cafe Gallipoli Bazar
    London > Restaurants > Middle Eastern restaurants
    107 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | Same location as The King's Head
    ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Nando's
    London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
    324 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The King's Head
    Portuguese cuisine. ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Le Sacre-Coeur
    London > Restaurants > Brasseries
    18 Theberton Street, Islington, London N1 | 1 minute from The King's Head
    Bistro ... More
     
     
     
    THE BEST

    Education near The King's Head

    Near The King's Head
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, Holborn, London N1C | 19 minutes from The King's Head
    One of the premier arts colleges in the world, St Martins accepts only a few talented students each year, and is very well regarded in the ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    LSO St Luke's
    London > Education > Professional Training
    161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 19 minutes from The King's Head
    This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Jenius Social
    London > Education > Cookery Courses
    Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 20 minutes from The King's Head
    Islington cafe-cum-deli Jenius Social isn't just a place to enjoy fine food and carefully sourced balsamic vinegar, artisan chocolates and cured meats. It's also a ... More
     
     
     
    THE BEST

    Leisure near The King's Head

    The King's Head gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    London Fencing Club
    London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
    Norman Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 17 minutes from The King's Head
    Excellent fencing courses for beginners with highly trained coaches, good facilities and years of experience teaching this ancient, noble sport. Fencing is very good fun and ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Spa Fields Park
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 17 minutes from The King's Head
    A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Pancras Square Leisure
    London > Leisure >
    5 Pancras Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 18 minutes from The King's Head
    Located in the heart of Kings Cross, Pancras Square Leisure centre offers a 25 metre swimming pool, smaller teaching pool, two exercise studios with over 25 ... More
     
     
     
    THE BEST

    Pubs near The King's Head

    The best pubs near London The King's Head.
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The Old Queen's Head
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    44 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The King's Head
    A gorgeous antique interior, a delicious menu and some top DJs at weekends. The Old Queen's Head opened with a fantastic recipe for success in 2006 ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The Barnsbury Freehouse and Dining Room
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    209-211 Liverpool Road, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The King's Head
    Islington gastropub on Liverpool Road, where chef John O’Riordan (ex head chef of critically acclaimed Samphire) heads up the kitchen. Informal dining in a relaxed ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The Drapers Arms
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    44 Barnsbury Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from The King's Head
    Ben Maschler (son of Evening Standard food critic Fay) and Nick Gibson have taken over The Drapers Arms in Islington and improved on what was already ... More
     
     
     
    THE BEST

    Nightlife near The King's Head

    The King's Head clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Colebrookes
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
    If the Government want to encourage more of a European café culture, they should send someone down to Colebrookes to take a look. Colebrookes takes the ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Dirty Martini, Islington
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    74 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
    This chain of glamorous cocktail bars is a great spot for after work drinks and big nights out, with regular happy hours and drink deals. There ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Hoxley & Porter
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    153 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 3 minutes from The King's Head
    Let the train take you on an exotic night out without actually leaving Islington as you enter Hoxley & Porter, a bar and restaurant which has ... More
     
     
     
    THE BEST

    Meeting venue hire near The King's Head

    Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The King's Head.
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Little Angel Theatre
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 minutes from The King's Head
    A teeny, tiny and wonderful puppet theatre located in a hidden side road backing onto a green church yard ideal for spontaneous picnics with goodies from ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Business Design Centre
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 4 minutes from The King's Head
    Exhibitors love this venue and it's easy to see why. The Business Design Centre in Islington is in a great location just one mile from The ... More
     
     
     
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Union Chapel
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 8 minutes from The King's Head
    ... More
     
     
     
     

    Also in Upper Street

    Our recommendations in the same street as The King's Head

     
    No.
    Title
    Category
     
     
    98-100
     
     
    186
    Brora
     
     
     
    235
    Lush
     
     
     
    59
    O'Neils
     
     

    Alternate names and popular misspellings for The King's Head

    The King's Head, The Kings Head
     
     

    Hotels Near

    The King's Head

     
     
    Near The King's Head All London hotels
    Check-in:
    Check-out:
    Number of rooms:
    Room 1:

    What's On Today

    Near The King's Head

     
     
     
    The Man Who Had All The Luck
    Theatre | Until 26th September 2015 

    The King's Head

    Paul Lichtenstern directs Arthur Miller's rarely performed first-produced play in which a man begins to question his good fortune as ...More

    Los Angelitos Tango Classes and Party
    Sporting Events | Until 16th December 2015 

    Unity Unitarian Church 3 minutes walk from The King's Head

    Weekly Tango evening in Angel: join our weekly tango classes and dance until midnight every Wednesday, in a beautiful hall!...More

    Fausto Pirandello
    Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015 

    Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art 8 minutes walk from The King's Head

    Paintings by the artist....More

    The Win Bin
    Theatre | Until 26th September 2015 

    The Old Red Lion Theatre 9 minutes walk from The King's Head

    ...More

    We Just Keep Going
    Theatre | Until 19th September 2015 

    Hen & Chickens Theatre 11 minutes walk from The King's Head

    ...More

    Aero Flynn
    Concerts | On 2nd September 2015 

    The Lexington 11 minutes walk from The King's Head

    Five-piece indie rock outfit from Minneapolis led by Josh Scott....More

    Lucy Leave Upstairs At The Garage
    Concerts | On 2nd September 2015 

    Relentless Garage 12 minutes walk from The King's Head

    ...More

    The Garage Unplugged
    Concerts | Until 30th September 2015 

    Relentless Garage 12 minutes walk from The King's Head

    Emerging singer-songwriters showcase....More

    Ladybird by Design
    Ladybird by Design
    Exhibitions | Until 27th September 2015 

    House of Illustration 18 minutes walk from The King's Head

    Over 120 original illustrations from classic Ladybird titles go on display in celebration of 100 years of Ladybird Books in ...More

     
    The Railway Children
    The Railway Children
    Theatre | Until 3rd January 2016 

    King's Cross Railway Station 19 minutes walk from The King's Head

    Mike Kenny's Olivier Award-winning adaptation of The Railway Children, staged at Waterloo three years ago, is now arriving at King's ...More

     
     
     
     
    SALE
    Hotels near The King's Head

    From cheap budget hotels to luxury 5 star suites see our special offers for The King's Head hotels, including Thistle City Barbican Hotel from 79% off.

     
     
    Call now: hotel deals 0207 420 4960