YE OLDE CHESHIRE CHEESE LONDON
Hidden down an unassuming alleyway off Fleet Street, Ye Olde Cheshire has a gloomy charm befitting of London, and literary connections aplenty: Wodehouse, Twain and Dickens were all regulars, the latter alluding to the pub in A Tale of Two Cities. Rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1666, the boozer’s dusty nooks, vaulted cellar and open fires make it a fine place to hide from the English winter. Order a pint of bitter and mind the sign erected in less enlightened times: “Gentlemen only served in this bar”.
145 Fleet Street, London EC4A; 020 7353 6170