Top choice bar in West London

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 Sheeran, Joni Mitchell and (deeper breath) Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan have performed here, and there’s still live music (folk, blues) and a large, pleasant garden open in summer.

You’ll be spoiled for choice with the wine list – Troubadour runs a wine club and has a wine shop (strong showing of Argentinian wines) next door. The live music is from 7pm (between five and seven nights a week), but don't expect table reservations.