Top choice Bar

in Notting Hill & 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. Adele, Ed Sheeran, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan have performed here, and there’s still live music (largely jazz and folk) most nights downstairs. A wide-ranging wine list, Sunday roasts and a pleasant rear garden complete the picture.

In the cafe, live jazz is the order of the day at 8.30pm on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings, as well as at brunchtime on Saturday and Sunday.