Pub theatres, or theatre-pubs, depending on the type of person you are, often have a fish-nor-fowl quality because the mums of fringe actors don't always necessarily look at home in the snug. They can also, of course, turn into complete riots if you get a gang of luvvies and their pals getting blasted post-performance. The Latchmere has a not-very-gay thespian bar upstairs so purusers of culture don't have to be tainted by talk of football and the inhabitants of the huge downstairs can have a good laugh at their expense as they go up.

The Latchmere, 503 Battersea Park Rd SW11 (071-223 3549).

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Tomorrow: The Holly Bush, Hampstead NW3.