The Coach, an independent pub and garden that serves European food, was established in 1790, and has been the heart of Clerkenwell for generations. Recently restored, the pub features leather banquettes, an oak-panelled bar and artwork throughout, with a menu from chef-restaurateur Henry Harris.
A perfect place to take refuge from the rain or respite after rambling on nearby Hampstead Heath. There are plenty of nooks to tuck yourself away and enjoy a conversation or a book. Better yet, if you are luck you can nestle up to the fire in the bar or the coffee room.