The famous Three Kings is London’s premier sports bar. Situated on North End Road Fulham they show a wide variety of sports from rugby to hockey, from darts to horse-racing. Opening hours are:
Sunday to Wednesday open 12pm until 12am
Thursday to Saturday 12pm until 1am
Food is served until 10pm
The Three Kings pub is tucked into a bend in Clerkenwell. According to The Guardian the Three Kings manages to be both a perfect locals’ pub and a real find for visitors. The location has a sooty, Dickensian atmosphere, tempered by the proximity of St. James church, opposite, behind which is a large green churchyard-cum-park. In summer The Three Kings comes alive; the front windows open, and (mostly) youngish crowd spills out over to the church’s steps, along its railings, and into the park.
The interior of the pub shouldn’t be missed either – among the eclectic decorative accoutrements is a plaster rhinoceros’s head and an Egyptian pharaoh’s cat sculpture, all collected by landlord, Deke Eichler and his family. Deke’s father, John, was landlord of legendary Islington music pub The Hope and Anchor in its 1970s heyday, and took on The Kings in 1987. Nowadays, the governor has kept a musical steer in the pub with a corking jukebox, regular folk nights as well as poetry readings and other beatnik-flavoured events.
Here you can also get a true taste of the city by meeting locals. A vivid mix of after-work carousers and creative industry types from the local hives, which diminishes at about 9pm, leaving a hardcore of eccentric locals and destination drinkers from across London.