The Old Red Lion  

 
 
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72 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V 6LS
 
 
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Weekdays: 12noon-12midnight; Sat: 5pm-12midnight; Sun: closed
 

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Holborn Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Chancery Lane Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Farringdon Rail
 
11 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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Bloomsbury Square Car Park
 
4 minutes walk
 
Drury Lane NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Rosewood London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £345  39% off
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion
Located in High Holborn, Rosewood London is the most luxurious hotel in the area and is nearby to the capital's main business district and a number ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £108  37% off
61 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion
Lincoln's Inn Fields is the 4th Club Quarters hotel in London. The hotel is an ideal accommodation choice for business and leisure travellers with close links ... More
 
 
 
Grange Holborn Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £89  29% off
50-60 Southampton Row, WC1B | 5 minutes from The Old Red Lion
The Grange Holborn is positioned right where the West End meets the City, giving guests the perfect opportunity to explore all aspects of London throughout the ... More
 
 
 
 
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Cittie of Yorke
London > Nightlife > Pubs
22 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 4 minutes from The Old Red Lion
Although the site of the Cittie of Yorke has been home to a public house since the 15th century, it has been housed in many different ... More
 
 
 
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The Princess Louise
London > Nightlife > Pubs
208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 4 minutes from The Old Red Lion
The flagship London pub of Yorkshire's oldest brewery, Samuel Smith, the Princess Louise has been carefully restored to her original Victorian layout complete with snugs, removed ... More
 
 
 
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes from The Old Red Lion
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
 
 
 
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Scarfes Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
252 High Holborn, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 2 minutes from The Old Red Lion
Named after the cartoonist Gerald Scarfe (whose characterful illustrations will adorn the bar's walls), Scarfes Bar is a shining beacon in the otherwise lacking High Holborn ... More
 
 
 
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The Perseverance
London > Nightlife > Bars
63 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from The Old Red Lion
Formerly run by Billy Drew (who has opened The Chippy in Soho), The Perseverance in Lamb's Conduit Street re-opened in April 2007 under new management. It's ... More
 
 
 
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The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from The Old Red Lion
During The Savoy's �220million refit the American Bar was barely touched, ensuring it stayed true to its traditional, sleek design that is synonymous with the iconic ... More
 
 
 
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The Gardeners
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 18th June 2019 - 7.30pm
The Old Red Lion, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, WC1R | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion
Composed by Robert Hugill, with libretto by Joanna Wyld, this enduring modern opera sees tensions rise between three generations of the same family who look after ...More
 
 
 
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Bejewelled: Badges, Brotherhood And Identity
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 20th September 2018 to 24th August 2019 - 10am-5pm
The Old Red Lion, Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, WC2B | 5 minutes from The Old Red Lion
Exhibitions & Art, Design....More
 
 
 
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School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th October 2016 to 5th January 2020
The Old Red Lion, Drury Lane, WC2B | 6 minutes from The Old Red Lion
Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock star Dewey Finn - in the ...More
 
 
 
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Peacock Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from The Old Red Lion
This theatre is a major force on the national and international dance scene, with an innovative programme from Sadler's Wells that is keeping London's finger ... More
 
 
 
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New London Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes from The Old Red Lion
Although this site has been an entertainment venue since at least the mid-19th century, the New London Theatre only opened its doors in 1973, making it ... More
 
 
 
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Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes from The Old Red Lion
This new Covent Garden alternative to the West End tourist traps has welcomed the likes of filthy San Franciscan Scott Capurro and TV favourite Andi Osho. ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Old Red Lion

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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 2 minutes from The Old Red Lion
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
 
 
 
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Conway Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1R | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion
Conway Hall is a landmark of London's independent intellectual, political and cultural life. Completed in 1929 at a cost of about £45,000, the name was chosen ... More
 
 
 
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The College
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
12-42 Southampton Row, Holborn, London WC1B | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion
Formerly home to Central Saint Martins and the Cochrane Theatre before the famous fashion college moved to a new home in King's Cross in 2011, The ... More
 
 
 
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London Silver Vaults
London > Shopping > Gifts and Luxuries
Chancery House 53-64 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from The Old Red Lion
This is a collection of thirty shops containing the largest display of silver under one roof in the world. Also included are high class jewellery and ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Curiosity Shop
London > Shopping > Shoes
13 Portsmouth Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes from The Old Red Lion
16th century shop and literary landmark. With its precarious overhanging upper storey, uneven floorboards, sloping roof and wooden beams, this 16th century building warrants its title as ... More
 
 
 
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Simon Carter Bloomsbury
London > Shopping > Menswear
36A Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 4 minutes from The Old Red Lion
Founded by a businessman of the same name in the 1980s, Simon Carter is a menswear retailer known especially for their accessories such as cufflinks, ... More
 
 
 
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Mirror Room
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion
Described as "the social hub of Rosewood London", the Mirror Room is one of two restaurants in the new hotel and is the fine dining option ... More
 
 
 
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Holborn Dining Room
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion
The launch of the luxury Rosewood London on High Holborn was one of the new hotel highlights of 2013, and from February 2014 the hotel's in-house ... More
 
 
 
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The Bountiful Cow
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
51 Eagle Street, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1R | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion
... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Old Red Lion

Near The Old Red Lion
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from The Old Red Lion
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 5 minutes from The Old Red Lion
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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Sense Spa at Rosewood London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion
Launched in November 2013, the Sense Spa at Rosewood London is a sanctuary within central London. With Rosewood being an award-winning signature spa brand, visitors can ... More
 
 
 
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Lincoln's Inn Fields
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Holborn, Holborn, London WC2A | 1 minute from The Old Red Lion
The largest public square in London, Lincoln's Inn Fields has a rich and varied history. In 1683 it was the site of the public beheading of ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
31 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion
Inspired by the skills and techniques of the Ottoman Empire's barbers, Ted's Grooming Room provides a sanctuary for men seeking the perfect shave. With ... More
 
 
 
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 2 minutes from The Old Red Lion
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn
London > Business > Venue Hire
Treasury Office, Holborn, London WC2A | 3 minutes from The Old Red Lion
... More
 
 
 
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Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 South Square, Gray's Inn, Holborn, London WC1R | 4 minutes from The Old Red Lion
... More
 
 
 
 

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The Gardeners
Concerts | On 18th June 2019 

Conway Hall 3 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion

Composed by Robert Hugill, with libretto by Joanna Wyld, this enduring modern opera sees tensions rise between three generations of ...More

Bejewelled: Badges, Brotherhood And Identity
Exhibitions | Until 24th August 2019 

Library & Museum Of Freemasonry 5 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion

Exhibitions & Art, Design....More

Bunga Bunga Summertime Spectacular
Bunga Bunga Summertime Spectacular
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 31st August 2019 

Bunga Bunga Covent Garden 6 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion

Save money on a holiday this summer and embrace the staycation with the help of the Bunga Bunga Summertime Spectacular. ...More

 
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Theatre | Until 21st December 2019 

Aldwych Theatre 7 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion

Phyllida Lloyd, director of Mamma Mia!, helms a life-affirming musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, written ...More

 
Albukhary Foundation Gallery Of The Islamic World
Exhibitions | Until 18th October 2019 

British Museum 8 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion

Works revealing the British Museum's outstanding collections in engaging new ways, underscoring the global connections of this vast region of ...More

Rembrandt: Thinking On Paper
Rembrandt: Thinking On Paper
Exhibitions | Until 4th August 2019 

British Museum 8 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion

To mark 350 years since Rembrandt's death, the British Museum presents Rembrandt: Thinking on Paper. The museum holds one of ...More

 
Manga
Manga
Exhibitions | Until 26th August 2019 

British Museum 8 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion

A recreation of the oldest surviving manga bookshop in Tokyo comes to the British Museum as it stages the largest ...More

 
Edvard Munch: love and angst
Edvard Munch: love and angst
Exhibitions | Until 21st July 2019 

British Museum 8 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion

Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, famous for his haunting depictions of raw human emotion - think of Munch and you'll soon ...More

 
Symbolist Prints
Exhibitions | Until 18th July 2019 

British Museum 8 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion

Prints from the era of Symbolism in the 1800s with works by artists such as Rodolphe Bresdin, Gustave Moreau, Albert ...More

Reimagining Captain Cook Pacific Perspectives
Exhibitions | Until 4th August 2019 

British Museum 8 minutes walk from The Old Red Lion

This exhibition explores the perspectives of the Pacific Islanders to Cook's voyages and displays the work of contemporary Pacific artists, ...More

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The British Academy Summer Showcase
The British Academy Summer Showcase
Exhibitions | From 21st June 

The British Academy

Aimed at those with curious minds, the British ...More

 
Chelsea Summer Fete
Chelsea Summer Fete
Seasonal | On 22nd June 

Duke of York Square

Billed as 'the ultimate garden party', Chelsea Summer Fete brings music, sport, games and shopping ...More

 
Gigi's Hoxton
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Drinking 

Taking over the former site of Zigfrid von Underbelly, Gigi's Hoxton is an all-day restaurant, ...More

 
The Lillie Langtry
The Lillie Langtry
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One of the great untouched jewels of west London and a well known pub in ...More

 
The Duke of Sussex
The Duke of Sussex
Drinking 

Part of Hippo Inns, The Duke of Sussex overlooking Waterloo Millennium has one of the ...More

 
Holly Stars' Big Pride Cabaret
Holly Stars' Big Pride Cabaret
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 5th July 

Madame Tussauds

Gear up for the London Pride Parade with ...More

 
e&o Chelsea
e&o Chelsea
Dining 

On the Kings Road corner where Eight Over Eight used to be, an extensive refurb ...More

 
Ross Noble: Humournoid
Ross Noble: Humournoid
Comedy | On 3rd May 

London Palladium

Known for his improvisational comedy and random musings, Ross Noble returns to London with his ...More

 
Applebee's Fish Pop Up
Applebee's Fish Pop Up
Dining 

Borough Market restaurant Applebee's Fish hosts a pop up on the Southbank for a four-month ...More

 
Wimbledon at Brown Hart Gardens
Wimbledon at Brown Hart Gardens
Sporting Events | From 1st July 

Brown Hart Gardens

The elevated terrace of Brown Hart Gardens, hidden ...More

 
Mary Sibande: I Came Apart at the Seams
Mary Sibande: I Came Apart at the Seams
Exhibitions | From 3rd October 

Somerset House

Somerset House puts the focus on contemporary artist ...More

 
24/7
24/7
Exhibitions | From 31st October 

Somerset House

Every 12 minutes. That is the amount of time, on average, people in the UK ...More

 
Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh
Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh
Exhibitions | From 2nd November 

Saatchi Gallery

More than 150 original artefacts from Tutankhamun's tomb ...More

 
Twirlywoos Live
Theatre | From 3rd August 

Underbelly Festival

A show for young audiences....More

RIBA
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The home of the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, 66 Portland Place houses free exhibitions, a library, bookshop, cafe and bar....More

The Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark Matter
The Art of Innovation: From Enlightenment to Dark Matter
Exhibitions | From 25th September 

Science Museum

Created in partnership with BBC Radio 4, The ...More

 
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Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

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