Golden Lion, St James's
Open Today: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

About our pub

The Golden Lion, built in 1762, still feels like the pub where you are most likely to be getting home by horse drawn carriage, as did Napoleon II, Lillie Langtry and Oscar Wilde. That is preferable to spending the night with our barmaid ghost who was murdered ...

Opening Hours

12:00pm - 6:00pm
12:00pm - 11:00pm
12:00pm - 11:00pm
12:00pm - 11:00pm
12:00pm - 11:30pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm

Serving Hours

12:00pm - 5:00pm
12:00pm - 9:00pm
12:00pm - 9:00pm
12:00pm - 9:00pm
12:00pm - 9:00pm
12:00pm - 9:00pm
12:00pm - 8:00pm


Top-notch amenities to make sure you have a great time. Here’s what you can expect when you visit The Golden Lion:

  • Beer Garden
  • Coaches Accepted
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly

What makes us special

Find out what makes us special at The Golden Lion and come and join us!

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Sunday Roast

Celebrate the end of the week by trying one of our roasts. Pick from 28-day aged sirloin of beef, roasted half chicken or nut roast wellington.

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Our Beers

Try our fantastic premium beers: Level Head Session IPA or Flint Eye Dry Hopped Lager. Beers centuries in the making.

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Classic cocktails

Introducing our new cocktails, including the refreshing Blackberry Tom Collins.

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A pub for paws

We're proud to be a dog friendly pub - bring your four-legged friend along, we would love to see them!

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Let us host you

From meetings to birthday parties, we have function rooms available for hire - no matter the occasion.

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Golden Lion, London

Only a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, The Golden Lion was most recently rebuilt in 1900. However our history dates all the way back to the 16th century,. Our venue boasts stained glass windows and a dark wood interior, along with an upstairs ‘theatre bar’ which features memorabilia from the former St James's Theatre, which stood next door between 1835 and 1957. Book today.

We welcome dogs with open arms

We’re a family-friendly and dog-friendly environment that’s easily accessible by tube. The Golden Lion is located within easy reach of St James’s Park and a host of well-known attractions, including Spencer House and the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Memorial. Find out for yourself why the Golden Lion is popular with locals and tourists alike when you visit.

Delicious food and drink for any occasion

Boasting a delicious range of classic dishes alongside an extensive drinks menu, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, whether you’re planning a hearty lunch during a day’s sightseeing, or just having a relaxing drink after work. We’re proud to say our menu is packed with Great British pub food classics, including irresistible dishes like our hand-battered cod and chips, sausages and mash and pan seared steaks.

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Gift Cards

Give the gift of a cold pint on a hot day, a family catch up, the perfect place to watch the winning goal, and even more, with the Greene King gift card.

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