Queen of the South Pub

Nestled in the vibrant heart of Tulse Hill, the Queen of the South Pub stands as a testament to community spirit, cultural celebration, and the indomitable vision of its founder, Clement Ogbonnaya. Let’s delve into the captivating story behind this establishment, its connection to the renowned Prince of Peckham, and the exciting events that unfold within its walls.

Meet the Visionary: Clement Ogbonnaya

Clement Ogbonnaya, affectionately known as “Clem,” is no stranger to the pulse of South London. Born in Nigeria and arriving in the UK at the tender age of six, Clem’s journey has been one of resilience, determination, and unwavering commitment to creating spaces where everyone feels welcome. His childhood experiences of alienation upon arrival at Heathrow Airport fueled his desire to foster inclusivity and warmth within the community.

Before venturing into the pub scene, Clem cut his teeth as a music venue promoter across London. His love for culture, music, and good vibes laid the foundation for what would become the Prince of Peckham, a pub that defied convention. Clem’s ethos was clear: he wanted a place that felt like home, where patrons could share laughter, stories, and a pint. And so, in 2017, the Prince of Peckham was born—a corner pub that quickly became an iconic gathering spot.

The Prince and the Queen: A Dynamic Duo

The Prince of Peckham and the Queen of the South are like spirited siblings, each with its unique character but bound by a shared purpose. While the former has become synonymous with lively parties, soulful music, and mouthwatering jerk cuisine, the latter extends the legacy. In July 2022, Clem acquired the Queen of the South in Tulse Hill, marking the birth of his new pub group, aptly named The Village People.

!Prince of Peckham

The Prince of Peckham paved the way, winning accolades such as Pub of the Year at the Be Inclusive Hospitality Awards. Its success was rooted in Clem’s commitment to authenticity—creating a space where everyone, regardless of background, could feel at ease. Now, the Queen of the South continues this legacy, paying homage to the women who shaped Clem’s life.

Events and Collaborations: Where Magic Happens

At the Queen of the South, the calendar brims with exciting events that celebrate culture, music, and community. Here’s a glimpse:

  1. Mixtape Fridays: The decks come alive as DJs spin soulful tunes, blending genres and eras. It’s a night where nostalgia dances with the present.
  2. Culture Saturdays: From live performances to spoken word poetry, Saturdays at the Queen are a celebration of artistic expression. Expect vibrant energy and creative synergy.
  3. Bottomless Brunch: Saturdays transform into a feast for the senses. Sip on mimosas, savor Caribbean-inspired dishes, and revel in good company.
  4. R&B Thursdays: Smooth beats, sultry vocals, and a cozy ambiance—Thursdays are all about rhythm and soul.
  5. Collaborations: The Queen collaborates with local artists, designers, and musicians. Whether it’s a clothing launch or an art exhibition, the space thrives on creative partnerships.

As the sun sets over Tulse Hill, the Queen of the South Pub becomes a canvas for stories, laughter, and shared experiences. Clem’s dream of a welcoming haven lives on, and the community gathers, knowing they belong.

So, next time you’re in Tulse Hill, step into the Queen’s embrace. Raise a glass, sway to the music, and become part of a legacy that celebrates culture, diversity, and the magic of shared moments.

Note: The Queen of the South Pub is more than a place—it’s a feeling. 🌟



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