Back in the 1930s when beer was 6d a pint, George Orwell, Dylan Thomas and other assorted bohemians drank in the panelled room that makes up the main bar. These days, the beer has gone up in price and the pub always seems oddly, and pleasantly, quiet (except for just after work, towards the weekend). It's a very traditional-looking pub, with a large section of stained glass completing the picture, and it makes no attempt to pretend otherwise. The local workers who go there don't seem to mind, either. There are a couple of real ales and a lunchtime menu on offer. If you have a soft spot for atmospheric old boozers, give it a try.
25 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1DG
020 7580 1585
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How to find the Wheatsheaf pub
From Tottenham Court Road tube turn west up Oxford Street towards Oxford Circus. Rathbone place is second left and the pub is on the right just before the road joins Rathbone Street.