9. The Horse & Groom, Groom Place
The Horse & Groom in Belgravia is nestled into the corner of Groom Place, which like most mews has little automobile traffic. Groom Place retains the architectural scale of an original mews with narrow low-rise buildings and paving stones. Originally called Chapel Place Mews, the street was renamed Groom Place in the 1930s, perhaps in tribute to the pub which has been on the street since the 1800s.
The Horse & Groom is affiliated with Shepherd Neame brewery, serving Spitfire and other ales on draught. It also offers wine and a food menu.
Groom Place residences
The Horse & Groom, 7 Groom Place, London SW1. Tube: Hyde Park Corner. (Closed weekends)