The South Bank Lion was originally red in colour, due to it being located outside the Red Lion Brewery, which was demolished to make way for the Royal Festival Hall. When the station was made rebuilt in the 1960s, the Lion was moved to its current home on the south side of Westminster Bridge, near County Hall.
The French Naturalist writer Emile Zola referred to the Coade Stone lion, designed by W.F. Woodington, as "my lion."
- 1966 - The stone lion statue was moved to its present location.