William IV

+44 (0)2089 695955

A smart, friendly pub with rooms in north west London. The food is good, the welcome charming, and Notting Hill is close


15 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

On the Harrow Road, opposite Kensal Green cemetery – a peaceful place to wander (or you can book a tour) – is this historic inn all freshly refurbished. Airy and light with a nautical theme giving a nod to its namesake William IV – sailor king and friend of Nelson – all are welcomed to this friendly neighbourhood pub.

The modern British food is a draw: there are popular Sunday roasts, a huge outdoor fireplace for barbecues and hog roasts and breakfast if you’re staying in one of the upstairs bedrooms. Sip Dorothy’s Gin and have a spot of lunch in the garden out the back.

Nearby, there are heaps of places to eat and drink if you don’t fancy dining in. Portobello Market and Notting Hill are a 15-minute stroll and it’s only a five-minute walk to Kensal Green tube for the Bakerloo line.

William IV - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Settling into the plush leather sofas with the paper and a coffee
  • Strolling to Notting Hill for a wander round the shops
  • Getting a 15% discount on the food downstairs
William IV - Gallery

You should know

  • There's no guest parking
  • Breakfast is continental only
  • No dogs in the bedrooms


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 11am
Saturday Brunch from 11am. Sunday Roast from midday to 6pm


Nightly price
from £80
1 Twin
From £80
3 Quadruples
From £120
11 Doubles
From £80



Enjoy pub classics in a pub that is filled with ambiance and heritage. Sip on a house G&T in Dorothy's Gin Garden whilst you smell the gardens herbs. Then slowly ascend up to your room before exploring the country's capital the next day.

Sarah, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Kensal Green has an arty, bohemian vibe with delis, wellness centres and quirky boutiques. You can also walk to many restaurants, cafés and gastropubs. For green spaces, as well as the cemetery, Queens Park is a popular leafy park just a mile away.

Local points of interest from Jean Marin Bolot

  • This historic pub was named after William IV, AKA the sailor king who reigned from 1830 to 1837. He served in the Navy so you will find nautical decorations in the pub and hotel. Local historians suggest there was a pub on this site even before that time.
  • As a completely independent business, we are proud to feature small producers on our wine list and local suppliers on our menu. We are always bringing exciting new dishes and drinks as the season dictates.
  • Named after William's lover, Dorothy’s Gin Garden is where you can enjoy al fresco dining and the occasional BBQ. You’ll find our gin selection displayed in our beautiful French armoire with some surprising gins alongside London classics.
  • Notting Hill’s bustling street market erupts every Saturday outside your bedroom window. Nibble ethnic food, buy organic flowers or ridiculous clothes, watch the cool people.
  • One of the biggest cemeteries of London is just opposite the. Pub. Opened in 1833 and comprises 72 acres of grounds, including two conservation areas, adjoining a canal. The cemetery is home to many species of bird and other wildlife. It is worth a visit!
  • The team at the William IV would be delighted to help you in making the most of your stay in London and be sure you will be welcome as a visiting friend.


Jean Marin Bolot

Jean worked for a holiday company specialising in stays in Paris and London for many years. He bought the pub in 2018 and set about refurbishing the whole place. He's very much involved and you may meet him, or be looked after by one of his friendly, professional team.