Red Lion

Red Lion

This pub was editorially chosen for inclusion by Londonist.

What at first appears to be London's tiniest pub is nothing of the sort. Head for the stairs and you'll soon find that this is a vertical boozer, spread out over three floors. Each is decorated like a set from a 1970s sitcom, with grubby wallpaper, homemade furniture and brown curtains. If you carry on all the way to the top, you'll also find a diminutive roof terrace. The only bar is in the ground-floor room, however, so watch out for puddles of beer on the staircase. Speaking of the bar, ale fans will be disappointed to find just one, crappy draught beer. This is a place for lager and cider drinkers, though a small cocktail list might also be troubled. There's no kitchen, but the pub will order in take-outs from nearby pedlars of superior junk food Red Dog. The other feature of note on this floor is the hilarious gents toilet, whose urinals are in full view from the corridor and whose one cubicle has no lock or door handle. Be very sure to wash your hands. Glamorous this place ain't, but it does have a certain charm and character.

On Twitter as @redhoxton.

Last updated April 2015.

Sitting room chic.
Sitting room chic.
This man clearly does not know what he's doing.
This man clearly does not know what he's doing.

Address: 41 Hoxton Square London

Phone: 020 77297920



Monday: noon-11pm

Tuesday: noon-11pm

Wednesday: noon-11pm

Thursday: noon-11pm

Friday: noon-11pm

Saturday: noon-11pm

Sunday: noon-10.30pm

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