Old Queen's Head

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Islington

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  • Address:

    44
    Old Queen's Head Essex Road
    Islington
    London
    N1 8LN

  • Venue phone:

    020 7354 9993

  • Venue website:

    www.theoldqueenshead.com

  • Transport:

    Tube: Angel/Highbury & Islington; Rail: Essex Road

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Austentatious – An Improvised Novel

Improv comedy

  • Critics' choice

Improv gets a bad rap in this country, but anyone who dismisses the genre clearly hasn't seen Austentatious. This highly impressive troupe perform a completely improvised Jane Austen novel, complete with period dress and cello accompaniment, with marvellous...

Austentatious – An Improvised Novel
  1. Mon Feb 9 – Mon Jul 13
  2. Old Queen's Head
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Laugh Out London – Angel

Stand-up

One of our favourite little clubs in London, this ace Angel gig consistently has superb line-ups of alt-comedy talent. Check the dates below for the latest line-ups.

Laugh Out London – Angel

Ms Dynamite

Clubs, Hip hop

  • Critics' choice

Fiery rapper Ms Dy-na-mi-tee – a Mercury Prize winner from back in the day – shows off her sharp-tongued skills with a mix of hip hop and a dash of grime attitude.

Ms Dynamite
  1. Fri Feb 6 – Sat Feb 7
  2. Old Queen's Head
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RBMA Presents Gilles Peterson

Jazz and experimental, World, Disco, Clubs, House music, Techno music

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Global beats maestro and all-round ace selector Gilles Peterson brings his ocean-deep record bag to a popular Islington party pub in order to play a special 'bag full of 7s set'. In other words, he'll be playing only 7-inch vinyl – a treat indeed from...

RBMA Presents Gilles Peterson
  1. Sun Feb 1 – Mon Feb 2
  2. Old Queen's Head
  3. £1
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Sunday Love

Disco, Clubs, House music, Techno music

  • Critics' choice

Grasp the end of the weekeend by the collar and wrestle it onto the dancefloor at this new series of super-cheap Sunday night parties. Held at Islington party boozer The Old Queen's Head, the series features great DJs (including Marshall Jefferson, Daniel...

Sunday Love
  1. Sun Feb 1 – Mon Apr 6
  2. Old Queen's Head
  3. £1
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Trembling Bells/Mike Heron

World, Blues, roots and country, Folk

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Mixing up British folk of the ’60s with post-rock, Trembling Bells is the atmospheric, sometimes psychedelic and frequently blistering project of drummer Alex Neilson. He fronts the band from the rear of the stage while guitarist Lavinia Blackwall takes...

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JR

When there for my birthday party for some Karaoke which was great fun. Communication in the lead up to the party was great, on the night, not so much. We got there and were told that the call button for drinks wasn't working so they would come up and see us every 15 mins or so--which was more like 45 mins (and we were there for 2 hrs). My very pregnant friend ordered a diet coke and it never came so I had to ask the barman on the 2nd floor for it (he was great, thank you), the aircon wasn't working so it go really hot and stuffy in there. I was told there was an issue with paying for drinks, but this wasn't brought to my attention until after. All in all it was ok, but really hope they sort things out!

Ella

We celebrated my partner's birthday in the Old Queens Head pub in Angel and it was a great fun! The organization of the event was perfect and drinks/food were served when requested. The atmosphere was excellent and all my friend had a great night out. We started the night downstarirs and went upstairs to the party around 9.30pm. It felt that the DJ playing upstairs was warming up and starting playing really good stuff at around 10.30. Will defenitly recommend The Old Queens Head for a great night out!

Lauren M

The Old Queens Head is an amazing pub in islington! Saw Dj derek there a few fridays ago and it was awesome, it was busy but u didnt have to wait an age at the bar, Dj derek didnt dissapoint either! They pull in some pretty big names from what ive seen, will definintely be coming back, gutted i missed man like me a few weeks back though!. Check it out peeps!

Holly J

Me and all my friends had an amazing time when we came here last week. Great DJ and the floor was surprisingly packed for a pub. Amazing cocktails for pretty good prices and a wide range of them at that. I've been to the legendary pub quiz before as well and it certainly didn't disappoint.

Katerina

I have just spent an amazing Friday night here. We had an area booked in the upstairs bar followed by a session in the Karaoke room. I didn't know that The Queens had a karaoke room, but it's hilarious. You get free entry to the pub and there is plenty of fancy dress to get involved with. Top night out - and we are going to try the quiz here soon too. I have heard big things on the grape vine - so looking forward to checking it out.

alex

Ordinary pub benefiting from decent location, Major problem - this place runs a scam advertising entry on Saturday until 4am and then closes at 2am - bar actually accepts drinks rounds 30 secs before DJ's summons (ours was £70 in total, hence my fury). Girl front of house basically lies bluntly. Bar manager protested innocence, bar staff hurled abuse. The door staff were oddly apologetic, which betrays the truth... In summary, go anywhere but here. A pity what with the location.