Down a deeply poetic London backstreet, you'll no doubt notice the landlord's name printed in bold on the canopy of this traditional Belgravia boozer – he's a chap who makes his presence felt inside, too. Mobiles are banned; the walls are cluttered with everything from cartoons to baseball reports, garden tools to vintage penny-slots. Bliss.
If there's a nip in the air, there's only one place to go: London's pubs were made for chilly nights and warming pints. Lounge around on roughed-up sofas and bask in the glow of a burning fire at these cosy London pubs, which have offered a welcoming home-away-from-home to generations of punters. Whether you want to get warmed-up after a brisk walk through Hampstead Heath or you feel like getting all aglow while in Soho, these are pubs to warm your cockles and lift your spirits.
From creakingly old inns with nooks for hiding away from the London fog to modern pubs that know how to turn on the warming charm, find somewhere in the capital to get seriously cosy over autumnal ales and mulled wine.
RECOMMENDED: London pubs with open fires.