Lion & Key, Leyton
25 May 2009

Leyton pub offers investor a sporting chance

Within close proximity to the London 2012 Olympic Park and Leyton Orient football stadium mean that the Lion and Key offers speculators the sporting chance of good return on their investment.

The east London pub, on the market for £700,000, is only around a mile from the Olympic Park and is in an area where Olympic athletes will be training in the run-up to the Games. Leyton is also the site of the London VeloPark, which will feature a 6,000-seat indoor velodrome and a 6,000-seat outdoor BMX race track.

“The Lion and Key is a substantial property that is within easy reach of central London, close to Leyton station and, crucially, near the hub of the 2012 Olympics. It is currently a pub and separate 250-capacity night club but it has great potential for redevelopment, planning consents permitting,” says James Grimes of licensed leisure specialists AG&G.

Leyton is home to New Spitalfields fruit and vegetable market, which relocated from central London in 1991. Famous sons include Harry Beck, creator of the London Underground map, writer and broadcaster Frank Muir and Premiership footballer Curtis Davies. Legendary rock and roller Joe Brown is one of the many musicians who have graced the Lion and Key’s stage.

For further information, contact James Grimes on 020 7836 7826, e-mail or

AG&G are chartered surveyors specialising in the licensed leisure industry, with the skill and experience needed to value, assess or promote a property not simply as bricks and mortar but as a business. If it involves the price of a licensed premises, its profitability, rental value, investment prospects or value in a dispute, AG&G can help.

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