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The Red Lion

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Address: 2 Duke of York Street | Mayfair, London SW1Y 6JP, England
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+44 20 7321 0782
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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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Beautiful Pub

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
lynnet136
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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.

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 ..

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Thank James K
Chabanais, France
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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

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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 

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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

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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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