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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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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Craig M
Chabanais, France
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Chabanais, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Popped into The Red Lion as we were recommended it. And it didn't disappoint us.its small and quaint with a good range of drinks we had a light lunch which was delicious and lively and hot, staff were lovely well worth a visit

Thank Paulinemontemar
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

After a busy shopping afternoon on Jermyn Street, The Red Lion is a must!! One of London's finest drinking holes. Surrounded by the original Victorian architecture and beautifully etched glass. A reminder of ye olde London. The service was pleasant, with an acceptable choice of ale on tap.

Thank MonaLisaCroydon
Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Raise The Roof Quartet from Plymouth visited this small but really friendly pub last night. The atmosphere was lovely and we very much enjoyed the drinks!

Thank Kirstie649
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

This is a delightful Victorian pub with original etched glass windows and panels throughout. It’s just 2 minutes’ walk from the Criterion theatre which I was visiting later in the afternoon. The bar is very cosy with limited seating, but ample bar stools to perch on which meant I was able to eat in comfort. Despite its diminutive size, the... More 

Thank Neil D
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

I have a small wheelchair and Celia arranged a table for 4 near the entrance. There is a small step in and I was informed before the visit that there was no disabled toilet. Our group thoroughly enjoyed the beer (London Pride) and red wine. We had a tasty lunch and all the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Thank... More 

Thank Roger T
Burbank, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

LOVE the culture here in London!! After work, people get together at the pub and drink!! :D People gather around outside the pub, holding a beer and chatting with friends. No need a table or chair... just need the drink!! Many pubs here are decorated with fresh flowers outside. Kind of unique, so when I pass any place with fresh... More 

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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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