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This pub reopened on 10th December 2010 as the Star of Kings.
Oasthouse - 15 Dec 2010 02:16
Is this opening before Christmas ????
flyingnun - 8 Nov 2009 18:15
It has now shut but is returning as The Cross Kings.
Not sure when that comes into play.
RaddyRovers - 19 Oct 2006 10:28
Ripped my mates knee-ligaments during a play-fight in here once. Messy. The place brings back memories of some wasted Sunday afternoons of my youth when all-day drinking and work on Monday was a viable option.

This place is like a spit and sawdust version of the Walkabout.... yes, its really is that rough.

It even has a dentists chair.... very uncooth!!!! ;-)
anonymous - 4 Apr 2006 11:48
Legendary (among backpackers) Kings Cross boozer

I believe closure is imminent so enjoy it while you can!

I think it has let itself go a bit in recent years as most Australians seem to go to the Walkie in Shepherds Bush or the Red Back Tavern at the weekends

Pub-wise nothing special - standard range of beers at 3 a pint, small dancefloor, ok bouncers, Antipodean and rock tunes and a 3 entry charge on Sundays
anonymous - 13 Feb 2006 16:23
The reason that the Backpacker looks closed is that Mon-Thurs it is! Sundays are the big day for the Aussie/Kiwi crowd, and Friday and Saturday nights are being turned into gig and club nights.
backpacker - 20 May 2005 14:51
Looks very closed now whenever I walk past it...
sifr - 9 May 2005 14:24
Popular amongst Aussie backpackers (hence the name), especially after 'The Church' at Kentish Town Forum on Sunday afternoon. Only open Fri-Sun, have heard rumours it is about to close.
dan_does_pubs - 11 Apr 2005 19:45

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