St Giles Church
Built in what used to be countryside between the City of London and Westminster, St Giles-in-the-Fields isn’t much to look at but its...
Frequented by loyal locals who come for pints and spicy fry-ups, the Cross Keys is Covent Garden’s tourist-free local pub. Eccentric...
With no reservations, queues can get impressive outside Kanada-ya, where tonkutsu (pork bone broth) ramen draws in fans for its three...
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Freud Bar information
Make this the first stop on your crawl because there’s no way you’ll make it down (or up) the stairs (not much more than a ladder) after a few drinks. It’s a small basement bar/gallery with works from up-and-coming artists on the walls, with plans to convert the ground floor space by 2016. The decor and locals are suitably scruffy, and the cocktail list (40-plus) is extensive.