Traditional comforts of the public house – Sunday roasts, furniture to sink into, board games, and especially an open fire – make them the ideal refuge for a wintery afternoon in London.
Anglesea Arms, South Kensington
A few doors down from Dickens’ old digs, the Anglesea Arms is charmingly Dickensian in itself, with its wood-panelled walls, vintage clocks, and creaky furniture. Grab a table – by the fire, if possible – and tuck into winter warmers like baked Camembert, chicken pie, and sticky toffee pudding.
The Andover Arms, Hammersmith
Andover Arms’ villagey feel does a lot to endear itself to the area’s visitors. Look closer and once you’ve found the hearty food, a friendly pub dog called Albi, and a log fire, it makes the welcome even warmer.