Nag's Head, London

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Nag's Head
Nags Head pub Holloway Road 2005.jpg
The Nags Head pub on Holloway Road, from which the area takes its name
Nag's Head is located in Greater London
Nag's Head
Nag's Head
Location within Greater London
OS grid referenceTQ305859
• Charing Cross3.5 mi (5.6 km) S
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLONDON
Postcode districtN7
Dialling code020
London Assembly
List of places
51°33′25″N 0°07′01″W / 51.557°N 0.117°W / 51.557; -0.117Coordinates: 51°33′25″N 0°07′01″W / 51.557°N 0.117°W / 51.557; -0.117

Nag's Head is a locality within the Holloway area of the London Borough of Islington.


The area is named after the Nag's Head public house. The pub, also previously called the Mustang Diner and O'Neills, closed in 2004; the original early Victorian building is in use today as a gambling establishment.


Nag's Head Town Centre, a shopping arcade between Morrisons and Selby's, is governed by the Nag's Head Town Centre Management Group.[1]


The name refers to the junction of Holloway Road (the A1) with Seven Sisters Road, where the Nag's Head pub stood, and also to the surrounding area, particularly the stretch of Holloway Road between the former pub and its junction with Camden Road.


The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London.[2] The shopping and entertainment area includes the Nag's Head Market (behind Holloway Road on the northwest corner of Hertslet Road) and the Nag's Head Shopping Centre.[3] It hosts a James Selby department store.

In 1975, McDonalds chose Nags Head to open their second restaurant in the UK, (the first being in Woolwich) situated at the former Burtons Mensware store in Seven Sisters Road.


  1. ^ "Nag's Head Town Centre". Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  2. ^ Mayor of London (February 2008). "London Plan (Consolidated with Alterations since 2004)" (PDF). Greater London Authority.
  3. ^ "The Nags Head Belgravia". Retrieved 6 January 2018.