PubSci has had many homes over the years: the Brixton Ritzy, Hackney Picturehouse, Clapham Picture house, Prince William Henry, and the Albert Arms, but our longest-standing venue is the upstairs room at the Old King’s Head close to London Bridge station (link opens in Google maps). The room is open from 6:30 and talks start at 7.
The Old King’s Head
King’s Head Yard
45-49 Borough High Street
London SE1 1NA
How to find us
Just up from the more famous George Inn, the historic Old King’s Head (OKH) is in a cobbled yard off Borough High Street, directly oppositte Borough Market. You enter the yard via a grand archway with the OKH sign above, and Giuseppe’s Italian restaurant on the corner.
From London Bridge Northern line, take the exit for Borough High Street (east side) and turn left . King’s Head Yard is 50m on your left.
Eating, Drinking, Accessibility
The OKH has a fully stocked bar (including 4 draught ales for those who like real ale with their real science) and serves traditional pub grub. They also have a happy hour between 5pm and 7pm, with reduced prices on beers and wines.
The landlord keeps the kitchen open for us on Wednesdays, but make sure to order at the bar before 7pm. The kitchen will bring your food into the event room. Arrive early to grab a table!
It’s a lively and friendlly pub which often shows football in the main bar. We use the upstairs funtion room, accessed via the door that also leads to the toilets. The stairs will be on your left, and there’ll be a sign for PubSci.
Regrettably, the function room is not wheelchair accessible. I tried very hard to find one that was accessible and affordable but sadly drew a blank. All the PubSci regulars would be happy to assist anybody with mobility issues to get up the stairs and to fetch drinks.
The function room has its own toilet.
If you have any questions, either call the bar on 020 7407 1550 or email PubSci (londonpubsci [at] gmail.com) and we’ll do what we can to help.