King & Queen

Bars and pubs Fitzrovia
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Look around this traditional boozer, displaying heraldic shields, royals through the ages in playing-card form, and pictures of the England touring cricket team to Australia in 1978-79, and you’d be hard pushed to guess that this was where Bob Dylan made one of his first London appearances.

It still has a monthly folk night but most come to this dark, expansive saloon for the range of beers, which includes St Austell Tribute, Sharp’s Doom Bar, Adnam’s and San Miguel. Whiskies – Macallan 10, Laphroaig and Glenmorangie all by the optic – are another speciality. Sport broadcasts from a TV on the back wall – it’s not a bad place to watch the Saturday results unfold in peace and quiet.

Food includes scampi and chips, and steak-and-kidney pudding, and sales are rung up on an old copper cash register.


Venue name: King & Queen
Address: 1 Foley Street
Opening hours: Open 11am-11pm Mon-Fri; noon-11pm Sat; 7-10.30pm Sun. Food served noon-2.30pm Mon-Fri
Transport: Tube: Goodge Street tube
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Great pub with regular music and warm atmosphere. Folk music upstairs though you might miss it if you don't spot the well hidden door!

This pub is homophobic! My wife and I had a little kiss at the bar and were stopped by the landlord and told 'Not in my pub!' To which we finished our drinks promptly and left. However an excellent drink selection!