The Elephant's Head is a friendly and welcoming, authentic Victorian London Pub that dates back to 1832; once part of the famous Camden Town Brewery who brewed 'Elephant Ale' in the 1800's.
Situated in the heart of Camden Town right next to the world famous MTV music station, we are seconds walk away from Camden Town underground station; thousands of people from around the world visit us each year and experience our magical atmosphere.
We have always had a real community spirit in the pub with a lot of Camden locals choosing us as a place to eat, drink, relax and have fun. Our international visitors are welcomed with open arms and everyone has a great time together; enjoying the atmosphere, music and good beer until late seven nights a week.
On your way to the famous Camden Market, come in for a full English breakfast in the morning or come to rest your tired feet on the way back and enjoy our lunch menu from 12-6pm. If you decide to stay for our legendary music, light bites are available Mon- Fri until 10pm.
If you're looking for a night of great music we have everything you need for a good time, with a wide selection of drinks and a diverse weekly musical lineup. With our in house DJ's spinning classic vinyl every night of the week until late, you can hear all your favorites from blues, Ska, Rockabilly, Psychobilly, Motown, Reggae, Garage, Punk, Rock, Metal, RnB and Northern Soul.
However, on Wednesdays the stage is yours! Our ever-popular Open Mic sessions welcome London's latest, up and coming musical talent. This is a great night and is not to be missed, so get down for 7:30pm to enjoy the music or even take part!
Like our official Elephant's Head Facebook page to win one of our official Elephant's Head t-shirts in our weekly prize draw and to keep up to date with our upcoming events.
Come down to The Elephants Head Camden and draw your best Elephant on a beermat. The drawings will be displayed in the bar and once a month we will choose the best artist to receive a free Elephants Head t-shirt!
Save The Elephants, buy a t-shirt! 20% of all proceeds will go to savetheelephants.org.
Our t-shirts have been me popular with locals and visitors alike many customers and members of our team have found fun and interesting ways to personalise their t-shirt.
Here are some examples to demonstrate the possible ways in which you can personalise your new Elephants Head T-Shirt!
Order your t-shirt online or Purchase at the bar!
Our official Elephant's Head standard issue. A classic cut tee emblazoned with the crest of our Elephant Ale.
You will find the Elephants Head seconds walk away from Camden Town underground station. We are easily accessible as we are on the main road between the station and the stables markets.
Camden Lock is seconds walk away from the Elephants Head and dating back to 1818 the last remaining twin lock on the whole canal is not a sight to be missed! Take a trip by boat to explore all the extraordinary sights along the banks of the canal.
Camden Lock Market is a well-known feature of Camden Town, right next to Camden Lock and only one a minute walk away from the Elephants Head. Situated on the Regents Canal, you will find stalls selling new, hand-crafted and vintage clothing, books, jewelry and much more. With a wide variety of indoor and outdoor stalls selling the finest objects, you will find plenty of beautiful things here.
The famous Stables Market is a two minute walk from the Elephants Head and originally stables for the horses of the Pickford's distribution company during the 1700's. Now you will find a bazaar of market stalls selling the most varied selection of goods. As chain stores are not permitted to trade here you can guarantee to find something quirky and original. This is a market that you could spend an entire day inside, with its maze of walkways and stalls set back into the railway arches it is like a treasure trove of wonder.
Inverness Street Market historically sold fresh produce and foodstuffs, this market has brought itself into the 21st century and you will now find modern fashions and a selection of gifts for the tourist.
Regents Park is a seven minute walk from the Elephants Head along the famous Regents Canal. 410 Acres of open parkland with a wide range of facilities including gardens, a lake, a boating area, sports pitches, children's playgrounds and even a zoo! The land here has been owned by the monarchy since the Middle Ages and in 1811 John Nash on behalf of king George IV transformed it in to the park you will see today.
London Zoo (also known as Regents Zoo) is the world's oldest scientific zoo and is only a ten Minute walk from the Elephants Head. Opened in 1828 the zoo houses a collection of 806 different species of animal and almost 20,000 individual animals making it one of the largest collections in the United Kingdom. This is a very family friendly zoo and is a must see attraction for any visitor.
Primrose Hill is a ten minute walk from the Elephants Head. With a height of 256 feet at the top, here you can gaze over Central London; beautiful day or night! The hill is attached to the northern side of Regents park and is next to London Zoo. The residential area is one of the most exclusive and expensive in London and is home to many prominent residents Including one of Irelands famous poets W.B. Yeat's.
The Roundhouse is a six minute walk from the Elephants Head. The building dates back to 1847 but was opened as a performing arts venue in 1964 and since then has been the choice venue for many big names in music. From The Doors to Bob Dylan, this place has seen it all. They even host the BBC Electric Proms and many i tunes festivals! With gigs on almost every night the Elephants Head welcomes the concert goers before and after the gigs with great music and great beer late into the night seven days a week..
The 'Holiday Inn' Camden Lock is a minutes walk from the Elephants Head and it is in an excellent location right on Camden Lock. If you're staying at the Holiday Inn and you fancy a bite to eat, you can come to our pub for breakfast, lunch and dinner or even dance the night away with our excellent DJ's spinning vintage Vinyl until late in the night then a short skip home and you're in bed. Perfect!
At the Elephants Head Stormy Monday Blues Tuesday Lets Rock this joint Psychobilly 60's Garage Punk Rockabilly - Nea Swing. Wednesday London's best open Mic session
Phone 0207 485 3130 for more detail
I am a sound engineer and have toured with bands such as The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Oases & The Stone Roses.
I have travelled the world many times and have had the pleasure of hanging out in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Bangkok & Berlin, a few of the vibrant cities I've gotten to know quite well over the years.
One of the problems when touring is finding a good watering hole where the people are friendly the beer is smooth the food tasty the music vintage & varied & where the staff are all well trained, professional, honest & have no problem making you feel at home.
One such place is The Elephants Head in Camden Town where my self and my friends hang out anytime we'er back in London.
The Elephant has it all, I have been in and out of the place since the 80's & over the years I've had a pint with the Pogues, had a laugh with the Madness boys & stumbled out with the Snow Patrol lads.
The Elephant is one of the best pubs in the world & I've spent many a good night drinking within it's secure walls indulging in it's unique brand of colourful, care free & friendly "craic" (crack).
Maybe I'll bump into you some time at the bar!
Take care & safe travels.
Cheers.- Robbie McGrath.