The London Lions are a British professional basketball team based in London, England. The Lions compete in the British Basketball League, the top tier championship of British Basketball. Three time Championship runners-up, the Lions are two time BBL Cup champions. The team was founded in 1977 as the Hemel Hempstead Lakers, and have been based in Hemel Hempstead, Watford and Milton Keynes. Since 2013, the team have played home games at the Copper Box Arena in Stratford, East London.