Many of you who have seen the Lion and Key pub will be taken aback by its architecture. It is a locally listed building. The good news is that having spoken to the Councils Planning department, the facade is to be retained.
The pub is regarded to be the oldest in Leyton and was possibly present in 1300, although the first documentary evidence is a possible record of 1579. It closed in 2009.
The picture at the top is the current Lion and Key building. The one to the right is the current building being built around the end of the 18 hundreds.