Most of the joints around the British Museum hawk British stereotypes to tourists, but this locals’ secret is tacked onto the back of Aperture Photographic, a small shop specializing in lenses and SLR cameras; the walls are decorated with shots taken by local artists. Food is on-the-go simple (soups and sandwiches) but the management is thoughtful—there are lots of coffee-table books on art and Britain to read, and you’re encouraged to use its free Wi-Fi and outlets for further planning.