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!). 

The Six Nations are back and the Lion and Unicorn are showing the remainder of the games live! Book your table to ensure the best seats in the house. Ahead of your visit, download the Young's On Tap app to order food and drink to your table, so you won't miss a minute of the action! Scrum on down...

Ho Ho Ho - Merry Christmas. Looking for the perfect spot for a Christmas party with friends or colleagues or to celebrate Christmas Day with your nearest and dearest? With a fantastic team delivering a mouth-watering selection of festive dishes, hot alcoholic drinks and all-round Christmassy atmosphere, the Lion and Unicorn is the perfect place to celebrate. Get in touch with the team today to book!

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


Offer Availability
Free round of Guinness on us!
Enjoy a free round of Guinness when you book and eat to watch the game for 4 or more.


  • London - Private Hire, London - Drinks and Finger Food, London - Christmas Lunch
  • Taking Bookings
  • No Door Charge
  • None
  • 18


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

Special opening hours

Day Open Close Notes
Friday 25th December 2020 12:00 21:00



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:

    Menus do change as all food is cooked from fresh. So do call for the latest menu or today's specials, Sunday roasts, bar snacks, BBQ menu and oh so much more. This Christmas enjoy a delicious seasonal feast seared wood pigeon for starters, roast turkey with all the trimmings and home-made Christmas pudding.

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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