Golden Lion, St. James
Whilst its interior may not quite match its exuberant exterior, this one's worth a pop should you find yourself idle in St. James's with no Club membership to fall back on. The Nicholson's chain pride themselves on their traditional food and drink selection, though the local office clientele keep this one from being too much of a touristy 'ye olde pubbe'. It does get pretty crowded straight after work, but quietens down as the commuters wend their weary ways home and the place relaxes somewhat. There's also an upstairs room with a balcony where, if it's not packed with smokers, you can get a unique bird's eye perspective on the local life.
20 Jun 2008
I used to go there a lot last year when the charming Geordie manager was in charge. Currently the staff wear scruffy, the redhead she-manager is not very friendly not to say rough and the prices go up so often you may think they're actually selling oil. Food still good but again too expensive even for St. James
25 King Street, St. James, London, SW1Y 6QY
020 7925 0007
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How to find the Golden Lion pub
Exit Green Park tube on to Piccadilly, and turn and walk past The Ritz Hotel before turning down St. James St. Then take the third street on your left on to King St. the pub is on your right hand side.