Gordon Ramsay’s London Pub Seized by Squatters Threatening Legal Action if Evicted

A group of “professional squatters” have taken over a London pub owned by chef Gordan Ramsay and are threatening legal action against anyone who tries to kick them out, according to a report.

Ramsay’s York and Albany hotel and gastropub, which is for sale for $16.1 million, was broken into and squatters boarded it up, locked the door with kitchen utensils and glued the locks. 

Photographs show the squatters holed up in the trendy pub, one of whom can be seen barefoot and laying across on a black leather sofa.

The squatters also put up a “legal warning” sign on the front door defending their takeover and said they would take legal action against their eviction.

“Take notice that we occupy this property and at all times there is at least one person in occupation,” the notice reads, according to The Sun.

“Any entry or attempt to enter into these premises without our permission is therefore a criminal offense as any one of us who is in physical possession is opposed to such entry without our permission, if you attempt to enter by violence or by threatening violence, we will prosecute you,” it continues.

“That if you want to get us out you will have to issue a claim for possession in the County Court or in the High Court,” the notice, which was signed by “the occupiers,” reads.