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The Red Lion

St. James's
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Address: 2 Duke of York Street | Mayfair, London SW1Y 6JP, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7321 0782
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:00

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Great old style London pub

Love this pub, very London spilling out on to the street. London Pride was very popular with my group. For a busy pub there were plenty of staff who were quick and friendly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this pub, very London spilling out on to the street. London Pride was very popular with my group. For a busy pub there were plenty of staff who were quick and friendly. Always a good choice.

Thank juliemurphy12016
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for an authentic London pub experience, this is it. Simply put, this place is charming. My wife and I spent a couple of hours on a Saturday relaxing and enjoying a couple of pints, which were reasonably priced. And the fact that it's close to Piccadilly Circus and Jermyn St. for shopping is another plus.

Thank mwp2930
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the first time we were there (my husband & I), I wrote that we were very dissapointed about the cleaniless and the attitude of the lady working there who thought it was under her niveu to get a cloth and give our table a wipe, well low and behold! We were met with a smile and clean table, and stayed... More 

Thank lynnet136
London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Coincidentally I found myself here twice last week. The pub had been recommended previously but my one other effort to go here was thwarted by the vast numbers of people inside. You couldn't get in the place. Indeed that is the one down side - the place is tiny and drinkers regularly spill outside onto the pavement. But dont be... More 

Thank Rhod J
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1,120 reviews
313 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Its got something this bar Small snug and cozy I felt comfortable immediately It is definitely a superior drinking establishment

Thank davethedrill
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

A lovely Fuller's pub just a hundred yards or so from Piccadilly and all those busy shoppers .. With its dark wood bars and panelling, it's a such a lovely sight , woodworking at its best .. With a good selection of real ales available what more could one want ..

Thank James K
Chabanais, France
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63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Wonderful decor and a good pint and a half of Guiness. You don't need to be too tall to go downstairs to the loo! Very quiet before the lunchtime rush? Enjoyed

Thank Craig M
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Had the lamb pie served with chips,cabbage and a jug of gravy,excellent,will try the chicken and black pudding pie next visit,good beer as well and good service,will be back.

Thank Stephen Roy T
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Stunningly beautiful pub dating back to 1800's. Opening times vary - we had to pop back a couple of times to catch it open. Well worth a visit - real old gem

Thank jwinter123
Los Angeles, California
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618 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Maybe it's the glasswork inside, maybe it's the crowds on the sidewalk in the early evening, maybe it's the friendly staff or the stools and counter at the very back of this small pub but whatever it is the place has an amazing vibe and atmosphere to it. In the heart of St James off of Jermyn Street it is... More 

Thank bccrab

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St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
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