Prince of Wales, City Road
Once a very quiet local a few years back, time and tide have meant the Prince of Wales now has a steady flow of custom. So while the upmarket Charles Lamb around the corner now often at maximum, standing room only capacity, over here you can find a handful of old-school locals, along with a smattering of more trendy people for whom the Upper Street strip doesn't cut it anymore. For a relatively small pub, the two room set up doesn't seem cramped at all and the decor is traditional enough to give the place some character. Quieter at the start of the week than at the end, it's still usually fairly easy to get a seat and you could do a lot worse than to pop in here for a couple.
1 A Sudeley Street, City Road, London, N1 8HP
020 7837 6173
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How to find the Prince of Wales pub
Turn left out of the tube then left again down City Road. Take the 2nd left up Colebroke Row then 2nd right into Vincent terrace. The pub is on the right about 300 metres down.