Pub in West London

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 with a carved mahogany base and a vast stained-glass window by Tiffany, is a fabulous place to sample a range of four real ales.

Other alluring details include the imposing marble fireplace, eye-catching ceiling and magnificent porch. It has outside seating for al fresco drinking and five bedrooms (four-poster beds, roll-top baths) for overnight stays.