Book Haunted Inns and Hotels in Westminster

Golden Lion

St. James's, Greater London, Westminster

There has been a pub on this site for over three centuries. Over 200 years ago, a woman beat and kicked the proprietor to death. There have been accounts that the victim is still in residence as a pub ghost, with , one may hear, shouting. There have been infrequent reports that she has manifested in a torn, low cut dress. They feature memorabilia from the nearby St. James Theatre that ran from 1835 to 1957. On occasion, two invisible men, said to be actors from that previous theatre, , reporters have heard, arguing about a missing book in one of the bars. It has a popular pub name, after the arms of Henry 1 and the dukes of Northumberland.