King's Arms

King's Arms

Part of our Best Pubs in London microsite. See if we've included your local.

Oh the happy memories we've accumulated in this place over the years. Lurking away from the main roads, half-way down the film-set terrace of Roupell Street, the King's Arms might lazily be declared a 'hidden gem'. Judging by the crowds who find the place every evening, there's nothing very 'hidden' about it. Turn up of an afternoon, however, and you'll find the perfect corner pub for a quiet pint.

The front space is split into public and saloon bars — terms that don't mean very much these days — either of which offers a pleasant and traditional drinking environment. The famous back room is a very different proposition — a spacious hall bathed in photons from the skylights (take the Street View tour). It's sold inexpensive Thai food for as long as we can remember, and very good it is, too.

There's a strong, strong emphasis on real ale, with nine on draught (be sure to walk round the full horseshoe of the bar to find them all) and plenty of interesting bottles.

On Twitter as @TheKingsArmsSE1. On Facebook. On Instagram. Quiz night is Sunday.

Address: 25 Roupell Street London SE1 8TB

Phone: 020 7207 0784


Monday: 11am-11pm

Tuesday: 11am-11pm

Wednesday: 11am-11pm

Thursday: 11am-11pm

Friday: 11am-11pm

Saturday: 11am-11pm

Sunday: noon-10.30pm

Back to all Pubs Back to Waterloo and Lambeth