The Albert

Bars and pubs St James's Park
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The Albert

Opening early for cheap breakfasts, the Albert is anything but blind to tourist business; note, especially, the customised tankards for £15.95. Still, any Londoner should feel at home amid the frosted glass and beautifully carved wood of this ornate Victorian landmark.

Set between Parliament and New Scotland Yard, it plays up to its history: portraits of past PMs line the staircase up to the carvery, and photos of sundry leaders and royals dot the back area around the fireplace.

The spacious main bar specialises in familiar but well-kept British ales, among them London Pride and Greene King’s IPA. Standard wines are also provided: bunches of grapes form the motif on the original light fitting. The solid main dishes won’t win any awards; puddings come straight from Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management.

Venue name: The Albert
Address: 52 Victoria Street
Opening hours: Open 9am-11pm Mon-Sat; 9am-10.30pm Sun. Food served 9am-10pm daily
Transport: Tube: St James's Park/Victoria
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A pub with a beautiful exterior, buzzy in the evenings. The best part is the peculiar repeating pattern on the windows, which looks remarkably like a liquid spurting out of a particular anatomical feature.