Wetherspoons: New London pub The Lion and The Unicorn opening soon, says Tim Martin

JD Wetherspoon's The Lion and The Unicorn is coming to London this summer.
An etched window JD Wetherspoon logo. An etched window JD Wetherspoon logo.
An etched window JD Wetherspoon logo.

A new JD Wetherspoon is set to open in central London this year.

In November, LondonWorld reported that The Lion and The Unicorn was coming to Waterloo.

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The company has now confirmed that the pub will open at The Sidings in the summer after a £2.5 million development.

The name derives from that of a pavilion at the Festival of Britain, which was held near the site of the pub in 1951.

Wetherspoon chairman and founder Tim Martin said: “ We are looking forward to opening our new pub.

“We are confident it will appeal to a wide range of people and be a great asset to the station itself.”

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Opening on the upper ground floor of The Sidings development, a repurposing of the former Eurostar Terminal by LCR Property, will create 120 full and part-time jobs. LCR’s asset management director, Sian Evans, said: “ The Sidings at Waterloo is set to become one of London’s leading leisure and entertainment destinations.

“The new Wetherspoon pub will provide another great reason for people to visit.”