tarted up with lovely new-agey slub greens and creams, baskets of plants in the windows and little jars of lilies on the tables. That's what it looks like from the outside. The drawback is that it serves as a watering hole for all the hardware salesmen from the aforementioned shops, who hog the bar shouting about their female colleagues' physical appearance and showing each other their mobile phones. Shame.
The Old Crown, 33 New Oxford St WC2
Tomorrow: The Piccadilly, Great Windmill St W1