The Grafton of Kentish Town is an award-winning pub – not just any award, the British Pub of the Year award – that folk in this part of London hold very dear to their hearts. It’s a charming and very traditional pub on the corner of Prince of Wales Road that has its regulars, of course, but also couldn’t be more welcoming to newbies looking a new place to call their local. The food is wholesome and fresh – think British pub classics as well as gourmet burgers and plenty more besides – and the beer is always spot on. Head to Kentish Town West train station and The Grafton is a short walk from there. Reservations are essential.