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Egyptian cotton sheets, minibar, desk, free WiFi
Egyptian cotton sheets, minibar, desk, free WiFi
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The Lion & Key Hotel

3 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
  • Room service

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationQueen Elizabeth Olympic Park17 min walk
    Popular LocationWestfield Stratford City4 min drive
    Popular LocationLondon Stadium6 min drive
    AirportLondon (STN-Stansted)42 min drive

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About this area


The Lion & Key Hotel is located in London's Stratford neighborhood. O2 Arena and The British Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and ZSL London Zoo. London Eye and Science Museum are not to be missed.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - 17 min walk
  • Westfield Stratford City - 4 min drive
  • London Stadium - 6 min drive
  • Victoria Park - 8 min drive
  • Finsbury Park - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • London Leyton Midland Road Station - 8 min walk
  • Leyton Underground Station - 12 min walk
  • Stansted Airport (STN) - 43 min drive


  • Dim Sum Cafe — 4 min walk
  • Deeney's — 5 min walk
  • Five Lads — 6 min walk
  • Leyton Technical — 9 min walk
  • Costa Coffee — 15 min walk

About this property

The Lion & Key Hotel

3-star London hotel in Stratford, near Westfield Stratford City
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and a TV in a common area are onsite. All 55 rooms offer free WiFi, minibars, and flat-screen TVs with DVD players. Other amenities available to guests include room service, Egyptian cotton sheets, and coffee makers.
The Lion & Key Hotel offers 55 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and minibars. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries.

This London hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Limited onsite parking

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–1:00 PM: GBP 2.50-15 for adults and GBP 2-13 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • DVD player


  • Elevator

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Italian
  • Romanian
  • Spanish


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Renovated entire property - January 2016
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Egyptian cotton sheets


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • DVD player

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar


  • Desk
  • Phone

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The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.



Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Breakage deposit: GBP 50.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 2.50 and GBP 15 for adults, GBP 2 and GBP 13 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

Property is also known as

Lion Key Hotel
Lion Key London
Lion Key Hotel London
The Lion & Key Hotel Hotel
The Lion & Key Hotel London England
The Lion & Key Hotel London
The Lion & Key Hotel Hotel London

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 357 out of 630 reviews
5 - Excellent 57%
Rating 4 - Good. 220 out of 630 reviews
4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 35 out of 630 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 12 out of 630 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 6 out of 630 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
It was great. I’ve stayed before. However one thing I’ll say the last time we stayed our room the fridge was on, there was a kettle & all those little extra touches in the room. This time the fridge was off (luckily this time we didn’t need to use it). It’s just a ‘for future reference’. The receptionist was very nice to myself & my partner. She even went the extra mile to take photos of us. Loved it. Would definitely stay there again. Great place, has a bar & a nice seating area outside / inside. Great shops and restaurants nearby too which is very convenient. Very clean rooms and bathroom. 10/10.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Visiting Family
This was our third stay at the Lion and Key, everything is always extremely clean. We did miss the tea and coffee making facilities, these had been removed due to COVID-19, would have been nice to have a morning brew delivered to the room. We did have breakfast on both mornings of our stay and very tasty it was too. However when I booked the hotel with it offered 10% of food and drink ordered, but the staff in the bar didn’t know anything about it. We enjoyed our stay,and hopefully will be back soon.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
great hotel,
so , this review is a 50/50. the hotel has some great points and a couple of not so. firstly the good . the hotel is very modern, the staff very helpful and polite, and the rooms are spotless. we only had drinks in the bar, and the cleanliness cannot be faulted the staff cleaned every table as soon as some one left . although we never ate , the restaurant seemed very busy so cannot be bad .
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020