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Haunted olde-worlde pub in historic Hampstead
Perhaps London's oldest gay pub, the King William IV (aka KW4) remains the gay 'hot spot' of once arty/literary and still beautiful Hampstead — a north London village which is very much worth visiting in its own right, especially as part of a London Walks tour. The pub features an outdoor beer garden and serves food from an extensive English menu, but one of its more appealing aspects is its proximity to Hampstead Heath [see entry], which has been a gay cruising ground since the 19th century. Doors close at midnight at weekends, with most leaving by about 12.30am.

Tags: Neighborhood Bar, Pub/Tavern

77 Hampstead High St, Hampstead
London, England NW3 1RE

(207) 435-5747
Mon to Thu 11am—11pm; Fri to Sun 11am—midnight


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  • December 10, 2015

  • djllewe was here
    "Nice pub just moved to the area tried it on a sunday day time will be interesting to see what it's like on a Friday and Saturday "

    December 7, 2014

  • eurokeith was here
    "Twee biertjes alstublieft! (We're drinking Amstel...) — with Matt"

    April 16, 2014 via foursquare

  •   one of the oldest
    freshlyroasted ·

    January 27, 2013

    One of the oldest established gay bars in London - from the 1960s at least - now seems to welcome str8 people as much as a gay clientele. Good beers, not such good food.
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