Wetherspoons: London Waterloo station to get new pub - The Lion and The Unicorn at The Sidings

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JD Wetherspoon's new The Lion and The Unicorn pub could be opening by London Waterloo station.

JD Wetherspoon has plans to open a new pub next to a major central London railway station.

The company has submitted an application for a licence for The Lion and the Unicorn at London Waterloo.

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The Wetherspoon pub will occupy units 3,4,5 & 6 on the upper ground of the shopping and leisure complex The Sidings, which is next to the station.

The Sidings, in the former Eurostar terminal, already boasts the "world's biggest Brewdog".

JD Wetherspoon's application for The Lion and The Unicorn states: "The premises will operate as a traditional JD Wetherspoon public house with no music or similar entertainment and with provision of a full food menu from 11.30am to 11pm every day and a breakfast menu from opening to noon.

"The premises is single floor with all customer, staff and ancillary services on ground level. Access and egress to the premises will be from within The Sidings development.

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"There is no provision for outdoor consumption of food and drink. There will be no specific area for smokers at the premises and any customer wishing to smoke will need to leave The Sidings to do so."

"The location of the premises adjacent to a major railway and tube hub to which there is direct access from The Sidings will assist in the dispersal of customers away from the premises at close."

The application notes that there are residential flats in the area of The Sidings development and says "consideration has been given to the specific location of the premises".

"The self-contained nature of the premises and the measures set out in the operating schedule will ensure the promotion of the licensing objectives," it says.

The licensing application will now be considered by Lambeth Council.

JD Wetherspoon has been approached for comment.

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