THE STORY OF The Old White Lion

Dating back to the late 17th century, The Old White Lion is steeped in history, having formerly been a coaching inn at the tollgate, which according to legend was favoured by highwaymen between robberies, including the infamous Dick Turpin. Enduringly popular with local residents and workers alike, this convivial pub remains a cornerstone of community life in East Finchley.

Just a few doors down from East Finchley tube station, The White Lion is ideally located for relaxation and refreshment after a walk around one of the area’s green spaces or a trip to nearby Alexandra Park and Palace.

The pub’s beautifully-kept beer garden, surrounded by cherry tree woods, makes a visit all the more appealing during the summer months – offering barbecue facilities, ample comfy seating, sheltered tables and patio heating for those days when the weather is a little more Britain than Bahamas…

At The Old White Lion we provide the perfect backdrop for any social gathering, offering a superb selection of tempting party packages and delicious buffet menus to suit all occasions – we’ll be happy to cater to your party’s needs so please contact us to discuss your requirements.