In recent years this Vauxhall institution has had a facelift to rival Sharon Osbourne’s. Out went the licence permitting sexual activity on the premises; in came trendy decor inspired by New York’s Meatpacking District. Eagle’s large horseshoe bar still attracts many an older, burlier gay gent, but the overall ambience now feels slick and sexy rather than, well, slightly sleazy. On Sunday nights, the dancefloor welcomes a younger and more fashion-conscious crowd for the glorious Horse Meat Disco, one of London’s very best club nights. It also has a lovely private beer garden with barbecues in the summer.