English Pub in Angel Islington

Serving the taste of Louisiana creole & cajun cuisine

Plaquemine Lock is an English pub set on the Regents Canal in Angel, Islington. We serve Cajun and Creole food, cooked to a very high standard in a very relaxed atmosphere.

At the turn of the twentieth century Jacob Hortenstein came to Plaquemine to build a Lock, which was to enable heavy cargoes of Louisiana timber (from the Schwing Lumber & Shingle Corporation), moss (Schwing Moss co), and later sugar cane and oil, to transfer safely from the Bayou onto the mighty Mississipi. Carrie B Schwing opened Plaquemine Lock in 1909, swooshing a champagne bottle against the lockhouse as the family steamer (also called Carrie B Schwing) passed through the lock gates.

Carrie B Schwing & Jacob Hortenstein’s great-grandson (Jacob Kenedy) opened Plaquemine Lock in London on the Regents Canal. It is a pub serving great beer, strong cocktails and wine for those inclined.

Upcoming Live Music at Plaquemine Lock

"Londons best live jazz venue"

 Condé Nast Traveller 


We are very lucky to have some of London’s best jazz musicians playing regularly at Plaquemine Lock.

You can catch live music Monday - Saturday 8-10pm, at our Saturday jazz brunch 12:30-4pm as well as the first Sunday every month 7:30-10pm!
Scroll down for the full upcoming line-up.

You can also view POSSO RULES HERE

Book a table

It’s simple and quick to book a table simply select your date, number of guest and time, then choose the best option for you.

Outside tables are only licensed until 8:30pm with last bookings at 7pm. We are a cashless venue. Booking in advance is highly recommended.

For parties over 8 people please email: manager@plaqlock.com


We bring Louisiana to London with jazzed-up Cajun & Creole food

We're a colorful pub with a New Orleans influence, Cajun and Creole cuisine, draft beer and live jazz/blues 6 days a week!

We serve mostly British beers, Louisiana cocktails and world-class wines to ensure the good times always roll…

Please note that we are a card only venue and do not accept cash.


Happy Customers

"Top notch food"

"Friendly, accommodating people. Fabulous live jazz. Loved it."

David Wren


"I’ll be back for sure"

"Really lovely Regent canal side pub with a Louisiana vibe situated near Angel Station. The live music was really good and the food was fantastic."

Alexander Kemp


"Incredible food, ambience and music would highly recommend!"

"They have live music from 8-10pm on Monday to Saturdays which really lifted the mood. I would definitely recommend booking in advance to ensure you get a seat!"

Hammad Farooq