The Old Red Lion Theatre Pub

London, EC1V 4NJ
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About This Pub

418 St John Street Angel,

Old Red Lion boasts a friendly environment, with an eclectic mix of a sporty crowd, foremost football. Sunderland and Norwich fans in particular are very welcome (our owner is a big Canary!). We're a family pub and it shows. Old Red LIon's setting is very relaxed and we have a famous fringe theatre upstairs; reflecting a diverse mix of patrons. Our staff will always do whatever they can to accommodate the customers so just ask and we'll be happy to help. Old Red Lion traces its roots back to 1415. According to modern accounts of the history of the Old Red Lion the business is said to have been founded in 1415. We have identified several sources and the claim goes back over a period of many years. According to one source writing in 1937 the Old Red Lion is thought to be the oldest public-house in London ‘with the possible exception of Whitehead’s in Bishopsgate and the Tabard.’ It also states that the "White Hart" in Drury Lane and the "Hoops and Grapes" in Aldgate also stake a claim. Further historical details can be found at:

Upcoming Fixtures

  • ALL
  • MON 22
  • TUE 23
  • WED 24
  • THU 25
  • FRI 26

Opening Hours

Mon 12:00 - 00:00
Tue 12:00 - 00:00
Wed 12:00 - 00:00
Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri 12:00 - 1:00
Sat 12:00 - 1:00
Sun 12:00 - 23:00


6 Screens • 6
Serves Food
Outdoor TV
Animals Friendly
Family Friendly
Projector Screen

Favourite Sports

American Football Australian Rules Baseball Boxing Combat Sports Cricket Golf Motor Sports Rugby League Rugby Union Snooker Football Tennis

4 Reviews

Sport Friendly
Tom G.
Tom G. • 11/29/2014

Lovely ambience, great tequila, beautiful bar staff

Nuno C.
Nuno C. • 03/12/2014

Really low volume and only in the projector section where you have to stand. Asked to turn volume on for other tvs but wouldnt do it. Everyone is there to drink not watch sports. Had to move to other pub at half time.

Ruth D.
Ruth D. • 02/01/2014

Good pub

Pete S.
Pete S. • 11/28/2013

Cracking pub that shows loads of sport. Very friendly staff and their comedy commentary events are a decent laugh.

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