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Blue Lion

133 Grays Inn Road
Kings Cross

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 11.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - 1.00 am

Meal Times

Mon - Fri noon - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm
Sat & Sun No Service



About the Pub

On a visit in mid-Jan 2022 just the one cask beer - a reflection of the lack of footfall and trade in this area at present. It was mind a fine drop of Hophead.

Following its sale by Greene King, this is now an independently run free-of-tie house. Expect to see a changing range of cask beers as a result. In November 2018 the range included beers from Three Sods, Twickenham, Hammerton and Watney (brewed at Sambrook's).

The former central bar has service just to the left side, the other side being given over to seating booths, a feature repeated around the pub. A mixture of high tables and comfy chairs and sofas enable good use of space. The front of the bar is illuminated by large picture windows, while at the back, overlooking a pool table, are leaded windows with coloured infill. Interesting fireplaces have been retained in the new layout. Entry is available off Brownlow Mews at the rear, which also provides for smokers, but only on Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 14:30 and 17:30 to 20:30.

There has been a Blue Lion on Gray's Inn Road since 1627, although its original location was across the road, next to St Andrew's burial ground. The pub moved to its current location in 1824 and was completely rebuilt in 1936. An article from The St Pancras Chronicle in March 1972 describes how the current building was nearly demolished to make way for a new office complex.

Regular cask ales

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Dark Star Hophead

Source: National

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden

    Pavement tables.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Weekends available for private hire.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Pool, board games.

  • Smoking Smoking Area

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Blue Lion

133 Grays Inn Road
Kings Cross

Sat Nav Reference

51.524, -0.1158


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

17, 45, 46

Nearby Station (900m)


Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (600m)

Russell Square

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Blue Lion

133 Grays Inn Road
Kings Cross

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Function Room
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Smoking Area
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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