If you have to go somewhere in Notting Hill

but can't stand the phrase, 'Well, I'm working for this film company at the moment,' respite can be had south of the Gate. The Windsor Castle is also a good place to take Americans since its little rooms and settles are far quainter than breweries would generally have us think we can handle. The garden, accessible from a side road, is a real jewel: large and filled with - shock - trees. You can also buy nice brown beer here and, along with large plates of savoury provender, some excellent chips to soak it up with.

The Windsor Castle, 114 Campden Hill Road W8 (071-727 8291)

Tomorrow: 5th Floor, Harvey Nichols SW1

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