The Cross Keys
There’s a reason that The Cross Keys is so often the trusted pin drop on the group WhatsApp when meeting in central. The Covent Garden pub is easily walked past, or equally identified, by its foliage-covered exterior and the happy mass of people drinking outside. Step in and you’ll find a maroon-toned, carpeted, and knickknack-filled boozer of the most quintessentially British variety. After work you’ll be lucky to squeeze through to the bar but, time it well or rely on lady luck and you can pitch up for a few of the cosiest pints you can get in the West End.
photo credit: Aleksandra Boruch