The Lion & Unicorn


The Lion and Unicorn is a friendly, traditional corner pub, hidden away off the busy Kentish Town High Road. A fantastic selection of wines from around the world and spirits, are accompanied on the bar with chilled lagers, hand-crafted cocktails and real ale. The kitchen delivers delicious seasonal dishes, an ever changing specials board and THE finest roast in North London. A newly re-furbished back garden, covered and heated provides the perfect hideaway in the autumn and winter months as in one of London's best kept secret gardens (just don't tell anyone else!). 

Phil, Eddie and the team look forward to welcoming you to your second home. 

What's on

New Years Comedy Evening
Join us as we cheers in the New Year with champagne and cackles, gin and giggles and beer and belly laughs, our comedy night is back!  After…

Fri, 31st Dec 2021 @ 18:30 - 1:00

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  • London - Private Hire, London - Drinks and Finger Food, London - Christmas Lunch
  • Taking Bookings
  • No Door Charge
  • None


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 11:00 23:00
Tuesday 11:00 23:00
Wednesday 11:00 23:00
Thursday 11:00 23:00
Friday 11:00 23:00
Saturday 11:00 23:00
Sunday 12:00 23:00



The Lion & Unicorn, 42-44, Gaisford Street, NW5 2ED



Nearest Station

Kentish Town (Tube)


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Pub Food, British, Roast Dinner and Brunch food.

  • A word from the chef:

    Food is a big part of what we do – it’s where we started and where we’ll always be. Our kitchen delivers the kind of tucker you’d wish your mother had made. Old English faves rescued from their graves and brought to life with a twist or two. ‘Modern’, ‘Contemporary’, ‘Eclectic’ … these are just terms. What our pubs bring to the table is fabulous food, constructed with care and packed with flavor.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
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Outdoor Space 0 0 - - -

IT’S CHRISTMAS! Can you tell we’re excited? We’ve got a number of bookable spaces perfect for any festive celebrations. With fantastic service, mulled wine receptions, delicious three-course feasts and plenty of Christmas tunes, we’re the perfect place to celebrate. Get in touch now to reserve your spot before it’s too late!

Please note that our current booking policy is a maximum of six guests, whereas tables inside apply to one household and one support bubble. Multiple households booking, will be accommodated outside, where the Rule of 6 still applies.

Should you wish to book private hire for later in the year, please get in touch with the team to find out more.

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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