London, St James.
Start from St. James station, visiting St. James's Park and a selection of small but perfectly formed pubs, but mostly closed on Sundays. Click the pictures for more views.

Red Lion St James
Start
at the Red lion pub. Exit St James tube station onto Broadway and cross to Queen Anne's Gate opposite, past the Old Star. Keep walking in the same direction to cross Birdcage Walk and enter St James's park. Cross the bridge with Buckingham Palace to your left and also the London Eye on your right. Walk up the slight slope in the same direction and cross the Mall into Marlborough Road. If you are here by 11am you may see a band heading for the changing of the guard ceremony. At the end of the road cross Pall Mall into an archway in Quebec House - Crown Passage. You will see the Red Lion on your left. 23 Crown Passage SW1Y 6PP. Open all day from 11am, (11:30 Fri) closed Sunday. It's like a village locals pub.
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From the Red Lion, turn left up Crown Passage to reach King Street. Turn right to find the Golden Lion on your right.

The Golden Lion

Golden Lion St James

25 King Street SW1Y 6QY
A traditional pub open all day from 11am, Saturdays 12-6, closed Sundays. A good range of ales, free wifi. Click the picture for the gallery and to comment.

http://gkpubs.co.uk/pubs-in-london/golden-lion-pub/

Turn right and continue along King Street to reach St James's Square. Turn left and follow round the square to enter Duke of York street. You will find another Red Lion towards the top of the street on your left.


Red Lion

Red Lion Duke of York Street

2 Duke of York Street SW1Y 6JP
Open all day from 11:30  Sunday noon-8pm. A traditional Fullers pub with beautiful mirrors lining the walls. Food served, free wifi.
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http://redlionmayfair.co.uk/

Turn left out of the Red Lion and follow Jermyn Street to the end and crossing St James's Street, continue to the end, turn right and then left past the Ritz and then cross the road into Berkeley Street. You will eventually enter Berkeley Square. Keep to the right pavement walk to the top, past Bruton Street to enter the calm and peaceful Bruton Place. You will find the Guinea on your left.


The Guinea

The Guinea pub, St James, London

The Guinea.
30 Bruton Place W1J 6NL  Open all day from 11:30, closed Sunday.
A good range of ales and food served (pricey), Free wifi. There is also a restaurant at the rear of the pub, quite expensive where you can inspect the meat before you eat.
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http://www.theguinea.co.uk/

Turn left out of the Guinea and then turn right at the end of the street. You will see the Coach and Horses across the street.

Coach and Horses St James

The Coach and Horses
5 Bruton Street W1J 6PT

Open all day from 11am, Sat noon-6, closed Sunday. Nice and quiet after the lunchtime rush of the Guinea. Big menu from snack to mains with more seating upstairs. Free wifi. Click the picture for the gallery and to comment.

http://www.taylor-walker.co.uk/pub/coach-and-horses-mayfair/s5155/

Turn left out of the pub if you wish to return to Green Park tube station near the Ritz.




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