The Lion & Key Hotel

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Egyptian cotton sheets, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Egyptian cotton sheets, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Lion & Key Hotel

VIP Access

The Lion & Key Hotel

3.0 star property

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
475-477 High Road Leyton, London, England, E10 5EL

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWestfield Stratford City4 min drive
  • Popular LocationExcel Exhibition Centre10 min drive
  • Popular LocationFinsbury Park13 min drive
  • AirportLondon (STN-Stansted)45 min drive

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About this area


The Lion & Key Hotel is located in Stratford, a neighbourhood in London. O2 Arena and The British Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include London Eye and HMS Belfast. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Sea Life London Aquarium are not to be missed.

What's nearby

  • Westfield Stratford City - 4 min drive
  • Excel Exhibition Centre - 10 min drive
  • Finsbury Park - 13 min drive
  • O2 Arena - 21 min drive
  • Tower of London - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Stratford International (DLR) Station - 4 min drive
  • London Leyton Midland Road Station - 8 min walk
  • London (STN-Stansted) - 45 min drive


  • Sahara Grilll - 3 min walk
  • Dim Sum Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Deeney's - 5 min walk
  • Five Lads - 6 min walk
  • Leyton Technical - 9 min walk

About this property

The Lion & Key Hotel

3-star London hotel in Stratford, near Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/cafe. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff and a TV in a common area are on-site.
The Lion & Key Hotel offers 55 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries.

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

Languages spoken

Arabic, English, Italian, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish

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 sanitiser 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 public transport

  • On-site parking available only on request
  • Limited on-site parking

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee 9:00 AM–noon on weekdays and 9:00 AM–1:00 PM on weekends: GBP 8-16 for adults and GBP 8-16 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • DVD player


  • Lift

Guest services

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


  • If you have any 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
  • Bed sheets
  • Egyptian cotton sheets


  • Free toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • DVD player

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Desk
  • Phone

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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.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

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 the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 8 and GBP 16 for adults, and GBP 8 and GBP 16 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 on-site 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

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 379 out of 670 reviews
5 - Excellent 57%
Rating 4 - Good. 230 out of 670 reviews
4 - Good 34%
Rating 3 - Okay. 39 out of 670 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 15 out of 670 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 7 out of 670 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Extremely clean, the staff are excellent, the food is above and beyond.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We loved the hotel the staff were fantastic thank you 😊
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property was clean and inviting. I felt safe with its security and the restaurant and bar was lovely attached, I was able to work and drink coffee all day with a lovely friendly team around. Parking was very important to me and reserving my space in advance was perfect, and why I booked!
Stayed 1 night in May 2022

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service
The property is dated but relatively clean. The staff are friendly but no VIP Access benefits at all. I forgot to ask as hustle for their “on site parking” but off the street on the other side in the neighborhood. Disappointed
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Back view of hotel not pleasant out of hotel room & noisy at night
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very clean hotel with outstanding service from all staff. The restaurant food was amazing from breakfast to dinner, with a vibrant atmosphere. Definitely recommend a stay or just dining at the restaurant.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Highly recommended
Great place to stay, staff friendly, room spacious, clean and comfy bed. I would definitely stay here again. Only negative in my opinion was breakfast wasn’t served until 0900 so was able to experience this.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
All the staff were extremely helpful and friendly
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2022

2/5 Poor

Business traveller
Liked: Property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Room comfort
Room heating controls / noise
Lovely hotel for a 3* but issues with heating controls in the bedroom resulted in a very bad night. On arrival I had to request reception to turn the heating on in the room as the room control panel does not allow you to alter the settings. The heating was on for a short while then I had to request for it to be put on again. During the night the heating was inconsistent and ended up being too hot. Rang reception at 3:30am to just turn it off. To add to this with the room facing the main road, noise of traffic through the night didn't help at all. Needless to say it didn't leave me in the best of moods for the next day.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Good value, reasonably close to tube.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2022