Lulu Le Vay, May 2018
If you hadn’t heard, there’s a big wedding happening this weekend. So, for those of us who didn’t get an invite, head to one of these Royal boozers instead.
Prince of Peckham – the reggae royal wedding
This beloved Peckham pub is putting out all the stops South London style to toast the happy couple. From 12-6pm they will serving up not only jerk chicken burgers and waffles, but some proper reggae tunes, too.
Queen of Hoxton – Royal rooftop wedding party
A staple go-to joint in Shoreditch, the QoH has enough going on under and on the roof to make Harry and Megan green with envy (well, not quite…). On this special day they are having a royal rooftop wedding party from 1pm-7pm. Drag King Elvis will be the host, mass weddings taking place all day, plus music by the Disco Shed DJs. Tickets in advance.
The King’s Arms
Soho’s finest gay pub with a particular penchant for hairy, stocky men who like a pint. Bear is the order of the day, coming in a variety of themes events such as ‘Bearaoke’ and DJ nights ‘Bears, Beers and Beats’. We’re not sure what they have planned for the wedding, but rest assured it will involve lots of queens and tiaras.
Princess of Shoreditch
We love this gem of a pub hidden in a quiet spot in-between Old Street and Liverpool Street. The best thing about this gaff is the grub, as it’s half pub/half restaurant. It may cost a little more shillings than the usual pub grub, but it’s worth every extra penny. Push the boat out to toast the happy couple with a glass of Chablis and a seafood pie, or a pint of Guinness with a Scotch egg and a charcuterie plate.
Stokey is an pain to get to, but it’s an ever-growing happening spot if you can make the effort. This Victorian Freehouse prides itself on sourcing the best craft beers in London, with a rather impressive menu of Welsh rarebit on sourdough and Irish mussels through to pea and bean risotto and lamb pappardelle. Bright and buzzing – a perfect location to escape the blanket wedding coverage on TV.
The Royal Oak
In the heart of East End’s iconic Columbia Road sits the infamous Royal Oak. For those new to the area, this pub has history with some of the Capital’s most hedonistic night owls who used to stay up all night and hit the Bloody Mary’s as soon as the pub opened. Oh, if the walls could talk… Who knows, Harry was probably one of them…
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