When it comes to London’s oldest pubs they always seem to have had some claim to a famous figure from the past. Half of the time that figure seems to be Charles Dickens – a man who clearly liked his porter. When the great writer worked on nearby Catherine Street, he was a regular at The Lamb and Flag – so much so that they should probably have received a Blue Plaque.
So be like Dickens, trace his steps from Catherine Street to the Lamb & Flag before ordering the old fashioned Porter. Remember though, this is a pub in the heart of London’s tourist trap so make sure your expectations aren’t too great. Boom-tish!