The only pub in Britain to bear the name ‘Island Queen’, this unique London watering hole was named after the American side-wheeler steamboat that cruised along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers during the 1800s.
With traditional wood-panelled interior, soaring ceilings, tropical foliage and hand-painted mirrors, The Island Queen gives a nostalgic nod to a bye-gone era whilst remaining a true British local at heart. Boasting an open fire for those chillier months and a function room for hire, this Islington pub really is one of a kind.
Nestled amongst Georgian terraces close to Regent’s Canal and Saddlers Wells, The Island Queen maintains a sense of gin palace grandeur and attracts a clientele as diverse as its décor. Tucked away on Islington’s leafy streets and yet just a stone’s throw from Angel tube station and transport links to the rest of the capital, it’s the ideal spot to kick back, relax and watch the world go by.