The Lion, Hampton Wick
Just as Notting Hill is the epicentre of gastropub London, there's a corner of South West London that's a last bastion of Independent Freehouses. Just like the Canbury Arms of Kingston and the Red Lion of Isleworth, Teddington's The Lion is a back-street local, sauntering along at its own pace. Fuelled by real ale, traditional food and live music, this is the sort of warm and welcoming place that's more at home in suburbia than in the middle of town. You'll probably have to make an effort to track this one down, but as long as you're not after a full on gastro experience or expensive cocktails this solid establishment will deliver the goods.
27 Wick Road, Hampton Wick, London, TW11 9DN
020 8977 3199
How to get there
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How to find the The Lion pub
From Hampton Wick BR: exit the station and turn right. Cross the road and head up Upper Teddington Road. Keep walking for another 5 minutes or so before turning left down Wick Road. Keep walking and you'll see the pub on your left.