Welcome to

The Black Lion


Great food & drinks in the place with “personality”

The Black Lion is a beautiful period building based in Kilburn, North West London. We combine a bar and restaurant downstairs with stunning features and Grade II listed interior with 14 guesthouse rooms above.

The bar is friendly and popular and directly opposite London’s famous Kiln Theatre. The bar also serves a range of premium dishes.


Whatever you fancy, we have it all!

Book the table and enjoy our Signature Valentines Day Cocktails and traditional English cuisine!

Ohhhhh it’s on Friday, the 14th of February!

A must see – when visit London

Perfectly placed for your visit to London, we are very close to both Kilburn Tube Station and Brondesbury Stations. We are also well served by local buses that run from our door step to Marble Arch, Paddington & Victoria.

The night bus from Central London also passes our guesthouse door, making travelling around London when staying with us very easy and your stay more enjoyable.

For food, for drinks, for stay

As a district of London, Kilburn makes for a great stay. It is home to several iconic buildings, and steeped in history dating back to the Roman Times. It is a bustling small town in its own right as being so accessible to central London. There is so much to see and do.

If you are just looking for a retreat for an hour over lunch with friends and colleagues, a romantic meal in outstanding surroundings or indeed you are in the party mood and fancy a drink to get your night started then head to the Black Lion Guesthouse for all this and much, much more.

Guest Reviews

  • The ideal spot for any occasion, The Black Lion serves dinner seven nights a week, and serves lunch Monday through Friday, when the room is awash in sunlight.

    Athens Square
  • The menu, organized by category, and complemented with corresponding savory sauces, guides diners to steakhouse bliss. Definitely the best choice!

    Steakhouse Bliss
  • A charmingly original restaurant in a neighborhood starved for good fare. The Black Lion cuisine with drop-dead delicious ingredients making every entree an experience.

    Farm House

One of London’s Historic Pubs

Directly opposite the Kiln Theatre the Black Lion bar is a comfortable, popular and aesthetically appealing pub. The Black Lion was rebuilt after the great Fire of London. There has always been a pub on this site since the 6th Century. The original pub was thought to have been the haunt of the infamous Dick Turpin on his jaunts to London. After enjoying a few jolly ales he would ride off to rob on the aptly named Shoot Up Hill.

Quiz Night: every Wednesday 8-10pm – CASH PRIZE

Wednesday Night Quiz at 8PM (run by Speedquizzing)

Hosted in our cosy restaurant and organised by the awesome team of Question One.For only £1.50 entree fee per player, you get the chance to win first price or the weekly roll over jackpot ! Why not give it a try ?

Book Your Table

If you’ve been to one of our restaurants, you’ve seen – and tasted – what keeps our customers coming back for more. Perfect materials and freshly baked food. Stop in today and check us out!

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