7. The Nags Head, Kinnerton Street

For those who want to do a mews pub crawl, the Nags Head is just a few doors down from the Wilton Arms. It’s a small place with lots of interior flair, but if there are no seats available inside, one can engage in the popular London practice of enjoying a drink outside in front of the pub.

Pub owners are called “publicans,” and the Nag’s Head publican is Kevin Moran, whose name is on the awning above the entrance. He has a no cell phone rule inside the pub in keeping with the chill setting he wants to maintain for his patrons.  In a very upscale area, the Nag’s Head is very unpretentious.

The Nags Head, 53 Kinnerton Street, London, SW1. Tube: Knightsbridge