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Lock Tavern

(formerly Railway)

35 Chalk Farm Road
Camden Town

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - Midnight
TuesdayNoon - Midnight
WednesdayNoon - Midnight
ThursdayNoon - Midnight
FridayNoon - 1.00 am
SaturdayNoon - 1.00 am
SundayNoon - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Thu noon - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm
Fri noon - 4pm, 5pm - 10pm
Sat & Sun noon - 4pm, 5pm - 9pm


East London Pub Co

About the Pub

East London Pub Co has taken on Camden live music venue The Lock Tavern for its fourth site. The company said the pub in Chalk Farm Road would have “a full schedule of live music and DJs on a weekly basis”. It will invest more than £500,000 into the restoration of the venue, which will take place over six months and aim to “[preserve] the original atmosphere, much-loved aesthetics and traditional interiors”. It will also introduce a new bar, roof terrace and rear garden. Bradley Lomas, who leads the company with Patrick Frawley, told the Evening Standard: “The Lock Tavern has a fantastic history and we are looking forward to breathing new life into this Camden institution and honouring its musical heritage. The pub has been around for decades and host to some of the UK’s best up-and-coming and established talent, which is why we want to ensure music remains at the heart of this venue.” The pub will close briefly on Wednesday, 29 August and reopen two days later. East London Pub Co, which was founded in 2014, also operates the Ten Bells and The Gun, both in Spitalfields, and Edgeley Road in Clapham.

There is a consistency in this pub not being particularly close to the Lock as it wasn't particularly close to the railway, its previous name! It is opposite the Stables market and has two drinking areas, one on the ground floor, where a long bar stretches along the right-hand wall, and one on the roof overlooking the road. Attracts in the main the 21-35 age group with some pre-clubbers at nights and an assortment of tourists attracted by the local tattooists and piercing establishments in Stables market. Food is served lunchtimes and evenings with Sunday roasts. Roughly midway between Camden Town and Chalk Farm tubes, not far from the Roundhouse.

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  • Garden Garden
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Board Games.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

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Lock Tavern

35 Chalk Farm Road
Camden Town

Sat Nav Reference

51.542763, -0.14778


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

TfL: 24, 31, 168

Closest Station (1000m)

Kentish Town

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (450m)

Chalk Farm

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Lock Tavern - London

Lock Tavern

35 Chalk Farm Road
Camden Town

Pub Features

  • No Real Ale
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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