Nightlife

Top Choice Bar in West London

Troubadour

On a comparable spiritual plane to Paris' Shakespeare and Company bookshop, this eccentric, time-warped and convivial boho bar-cafe has been serenading drinkers since 1954. (Deep breath) Adele, Paolo Nutini, Ed Shee…
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Windsor Castle

A classic tavern on the brow of Campden Hill Rd, this place has history, nooks and charm on tap. It’s worth the search for its historic compartmentalised interior, roaring fire (in winter), delightful beer garden (i…
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Dove

Severely inundated by the epic floodwaters of 1928, this gem of a 17th-century Fuller's pub revels in historic charm and superb Thames views. Scottish poet James Thompson was reputedly inspired to write the lyrics o…
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Earl of Lonsdale

A perfect bolthole for those traipsing Portobello Rd and named after the bon vivant founder of the AA (Automobile Association, not Alcoholics Anonymous), the Earl is peaceful during the day, with both old biddies an…
Bar in West London

Paradise by Way of Kensal Green

With its statues, religious paintings, gaunt oil portraits, panelling and dense drapes, the wildly eclectic, eccentric, boho and gothic Kensal Green bar-club is an excellent choice for offbeat charm and downright pa…
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Scarsdale Tavern

This Fuller's pub quietly located along Edwardes Sq is a lovely place for a pint of ale or some very satisfying food. There's a constant bevy of garrulous drinkers out the front in warmer weather, who never want to …
Pub in West London

Warrington

Built in 1857, this former high-end brothel is an ornate, art-nouveau feast of a pub, with mosaic floors, pillared portico and heaps of style. The huge saloon bar, dominated by a marble-topped hemispherical counter …
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Kings Head & Courtyard

Carefully choreographed randomness is the order of the day in this sizeable Fulham establishment, which has a large indoor drinking and seating space (look out for the doors stuck to the ceiling) and a positively en…
Bar in West London

Brew Dog

Craft beer – from its brewery in Scotland as well as guest beers from far and wide – is the name of the game at specialists Brew Dog, with over 40 on tap, including the heady punch of Coffee and Cigarettes (12.1%) o…
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Old Ship W6

Decorated with sculls, oars and nautical prints, the Old Ship and its shiny, buttoned leather sofas would hardly merit a diversion but for its terrific waterside perch, which guarantees superb al fresco Thames views…