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The Red Lion – Sam Smiths Quest Round 25

The Red Lion – Sam Smiths Quest Round 25

The quest to drink in every Sam Smiths pub in London got back on track last week when I popped into the Red Lion on Kingly Street in Soho for a couple of pints of stout. It had been over 3 months since my last visit to a Sam Smiths boozer…

Having walked past this Red Lion numerous times – there are loads of Red Lion Pubs in London – I should have guessed that it was probably a Sam Smiths pub. From the outside this Soho boozer screams old school traditional pub: the dark brown oak façade is a comforting site.

Inside is much of the same, lots of dark brown oak paneling, wooden floor, and wooden tables and chairs. Down stairs there are two rooms and two separate bars. There is also a fairly large first floor lounge area, with it’s own bar area.


Red Lion


During my late afternoon visit there were 16 people enjoying a drink or two in the downstairs areas, and the upstairs lounge area was deserted. I actually preferred the lounge, it must have had something to do with my grannies old carpet on the floor and the cosy fire. I can imagine the Red Lion gets a lot busier when the nearby offices and shops close.

I enjoyed my visit to the Red Lion, a real old school boozer and at £2.40 for a very good pint of stout you won’t hear me complaining…


Located a stones throw from Carnaby Street and a 5 minute walk from Regent Street, the Red Lion on Kingly Street is a welcome old fashioned break from the hustle and bustle! If you are in need of a pint and are in the area you could do a lot worse than popping into this Sam Smiths watering hole to quench your thirst!

Red Lion
14 Kingly Street
London W1B 5PP

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