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Red Lion

2 Duke of York Street
St James's

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Opening Times

Monday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Sunday11.30 am - 6.00 pm

Meal Times

11.30 - 4 Mon - Fri
11.30 - 5 Sat
No Service Sun

About the Pub

Reopening on or after 17 May 2021 subject to Covid constraints.

A gem absolutely not to be missed by fans of Victorian pubs, described by a former editor of the Architectural Review as "a perfect example of a small Victorian Gin Palace at its best". Licensed in 1788 and rebuilt in 1871-2 by architect WH Rawlings, it has kept its original engraved glass, outstanding etched and cut decorative mirrors and polished mahogany. Around the island bar, it seems hard to believe that the pub was once divided into four smaller rooms. Grade II listed and in CAMRA's National Inventory of historic pub interiors. As well as the full menu, pies and sausage rolls are available for lunch and afternoon snacks and there are generally no TV or other distractions. Fuller's Master Cellarman accreditation.

For gentlemen who feel the need for a haircut before passing through the doors of this Palace, the famous Trumper's is right next door!

Sunday opening is a recent experiment.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Fuller's ESB
  • Fuller's London Pride
  • Fuller's Oliver's Island
  • Gales Seafarers Ale

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Fuller's --seasonal--

One from Fuller's and one from elsewhere.

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme


  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Nationally Important Historic Interior

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Smoking Smoking Area


  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Freeview - rugby and cricket (and sometimes football) - no sound.

  • WiFi Wifi


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Red Lion

2 Duke of York Street
St James's

Sat Nav Reference

51.508344, -0.136379


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  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (100m)


Nearby Station (950m)

London Charing Cross

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (250m)

Piccadilly Circus

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