The Lion

Lounge bar with regular music, film and comedy nights

Featured in: Eating (Restaurants & Pubs), Drinking, Events & Nightlife

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General information

The Lion
2 Britannia Street

Tel: 020 7278 4252


Directions from outside the front of King's Cross and St Pancras stations:

Turn left into Euston Road and pass in front of King's Cross station. Cross York Way (to outside McDonald's) then continue straight on along Pentonville Road for about 200 metres. Cross Pentonville Road at the pedestrian lights to reach King's Cross Road. The Lion is about 180 metres along King's Cross Road on the right, on the corner of Britannia Street.

It used to be called the King's Cross Social Club and now it's The Lion. The decor has been changed too but it's still more lounge bar than pub, with some quirky features and comfortable seating. It's open every day except Sunday and hosts a range of DJ nights, live music, film and stand-up comedy events. Food consists of tapas, dips and meat/cheese platters. There's also a cocktail menu and more space upstairs.

Opening times:

Mon - Wed: 4pm - 11pm
Thu 4pm - 12 midnight
Fri - Sat: 4pm - 2am

Outdoor area: None


Typical food: Tapas
Food price: ££

Price guide (typical main course):
£: Under £5, ££: £5 - £10, £££: £10 - £15, ££££: Over £15

Events & Nightlife

Type of event: DJs, live music, comedy and film (see Events & Nightlife to find events here)

Additional information

  • Available for hire
  • Real ale

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