This pub was editorially chosen for inclusion by Londonist.
One of the many excellent pubs tucked away in the Knightsbridge side streets — you might smell it before you see it, thanks to the copious array of hanging baskets. This one's a Shepherd Neame house, meaning familiar beers and food. It pulls in a fine clientele, for all that. We once spotted Tom Jones in here ("it's not unusual," quipped a friend), and the pub also claims Priscilla Presley and Robert Mitchum among its more famous clientele. Like all the pubs in this area, it can get rather busy in the evening, but is a sleepy joy during a weekday afternoon. It might not have as much eccentric charm as its near neighbour The Nag's Head, but you'll find more space here, including a pleasant little conservatory out back. The sleepy repose might be disturbed soon; we hear that the northern end of Kinnerton Street is to be torn down for a posh new development.
Last updated April 2015.