The White Lion

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The White Lion in Covent Garden London is a short stroll from Covent Garden Tube. Step inside to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.


Average main course £12.00 per diner
Average food spend £25.00 per diner

Venue Details & Map

The White Lion

24 James Street
+44 (0)20 7240 1064
Public transport:
Covent Garden, Underground

Yelp Reviews

7.00 out of 5
based on 21 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The White Lion

4.0 out of 5
12 January 2017
by Sally M.

Because of its Covent Garden location, you'd imagine this would be filled with tourists and poor food to match. However, quite to the contrary. Mostly locals enjoying high quality pub food at fair prices.

It's a charming old building with a narrow staircase leading to the upstairs dining area so you don't feel the madness of the busy foot traffic outside. The food is always delicious and I... more

4.0 out of 5
27 June 2015
by James H.

Excellent pub just a few minutes from the Covent Garden tube station. Excellent traditional Ale selection, very friendly staff, and a great after work atmosphere.

The Ales are rotated regularly and there's a good eight or so on tap. The staff are very knowledgable if you're not sure which to go for, and very helpfully, they place a small sample of rack ale in a mustard jar in front of the... more

4.0 out of 5
11 October 2017
by Lee M.

Good food, Good Beer. Buddy got a meat pie and said it was terrific. more

4.0 out of 5
04 April 2017
by Nat B.

WE often go to the White Lion, because it's one of three pubs withing a few minute's walk of the flat we often rent in Floral St., and very handy to Covent Garden. We always enjoy the place, and after climbing the stairs to the restaurant, we enjoy a pleasant room with very nice staff, good pub grub of the better but not-quite-gourmet variety - in other words good value for your money. And a... more

4.0 out of 5
05 December 2017
by Tanya P.

SOOOO good!! We stumbled onto this place famished, but not wanting to compromise on finding a great British meal in London. We found the upstairs dining area and decided to stay despite the cramped room. One of the best decisions I've made. The service was friendly and efficient. The pie I ordered - the steak and mushroom.... I will dream about it. My friend ordered the lamb and potato pie, it... more

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