Queen Was Here

The Greyhound Kensington Pub

Pub in Kensington in a building from 1899, rebuilt in 1979. The pub belongs to the Greene King chain.
In the first years of Queen’s activity (until 1974), the musicians met in a pub with the friends. When Roger Taylor and Freddie Mercury have stale at Kensington Market, they came here for lunch.Next to the pub is Maria Assumpta Teacher Training College, where the future wives of Brian May’s and John Deacon’s  were learning.Queen musicians came to the pub on Saturdays or after a concerts.Freddie played snooker.Perhaps here Roger and Freddie paid tribute to Jimi Hendrix on the day he died.

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photo by daga 2016


  • address: 1 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 5EP
  • GPS 51.500758 N 0.189332 W
  • access tube station High Street Kensington
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