The Windsor Castle

114 Campden Hill Road Kensington London W8 7AR

This 19th-century pub is one of the few in London to retain its original Victorian interior, complete with partitions to keep the classes (and sexes) safely separated. Today it's a more chilled-out affair, with chunky wooden furniture, an open fire and candles lending it a relaxed, traditional feel more akin to a country pub than a London boozer. There's even a beer garden out the back – a rare thing indeed this close to the capital's centre – which has heated dining tables, shady spots beneath the old plane tree and an outdoor bar. Good quality pub food is served daily, but it's the Sunday roasts that keep the locals coming back, with great Yorkshire puddings and proper gravy. Drinks include all the pub staples, with a particular focus on real ales, which are well-kept and regularly updated.

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