The Covent Garden/Leicester Square location is unbeatable, and the ornate exterior and interior is unmistakably Victorian—ostentatious, just-how-drunk-was-the-designer Victorian, to be precise. Thrill to the Grecian urns in the brilliant-cut glass, the pressed-copper tables, and the nymphs entwined in the bronze lamps. Long a haunt of the city’s theatrical community, it’s now a suitable pit stop for any West End exploration. If you want food, try the “pie and a pint” including mashed potatoes, seasonal veggies, gravy, and beer, for £9.50—although it does burgers and fish and chips, too.