The Red Lion Crown Passage

23 Crown Passage , London, SW1Y 6PP

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Hidden down a doppelgänger for Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley, this timber-fronted, lead-windowed ancient boasts an early example of pub branding. Its heraldic crest (the eponymous ‘red lion’) was one of many ordered by James I to signify to his illiterate subjects that they were about to enter a government-approved tavern whose ale would not leave them ailing. No chance of that today, with well-kept Adnams from Suffolk or Cornish Tribute on tap. Fine Scotch is also on offer, along with wines & a range of fresh-cut, deep-fill sandwiches, which are available for the modern equivalent of a groat or two. Popular with our future king’s courtiers & Mondeo man alike, this is a timely reminder of how friendly neighbourhood public houses used to be.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Green Park Tube Station 316m

Piccadilly Circus Tube Station 650m


Address: 23 Crown Passage , London SW1Y 6PP

Area: Whitehall Buckingham Palace

Opening times

Mon-Sat 11am-11pm (Sat 11.30am- )

Nearby Landmarks

St. James's Palace 101m

Clarence House 110m


Telephone: 020 7930 4141

Cuisine: Pubs

Private Dining: 60

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