With the reported closure of at least 1 pub a week in London, it is particularly heartwarming to visit a successfully run neighbourhood pub, in the form of The Belrose in the upscale Belsize Park.
If it wasn't for the fact The Lord Palmerston is in Tufnell Park, tourist would be flocking to visit this welcoming, traditional British pub as an example of the "London experience"
There are gastropubs and then there are gastropubs in Regents Park. There is a certain sense of serenity when you stroll from St Johns Wood station to Drunch. The streets are spotlessly clean, the locals are so incredibly civil
Gastropubs can be very hit and miss at times with menus promising plenty but delivering very little; however, at Duke of Clarence, their revamped menu is a box office hit with the locals with a menu filled with well-sourced British seasonal ingredients
Sophistication and pubs/bars are not generally comfortable bedfellows, but an excellent example of how this could work is in evidence at The Alfred Tennyson in Belgravia.