Egerton House Hotel is home to the perfect drinking den. Ruled over by octogenarian master martini maker Antonio – a royal flirt. Happy to regale stories of his Soho clubbing days you’ll be pushed to get the gist through that thick accent of it but will enjoy the encounter nevertheless. If you play your cards right you get cheez on toast and a top up to tip you over the edge.
www.egertonhousehotel.com, 17-19 Egerton Terrace, London SW3 2BX. South Ken Tube.