Ah, pints and pies. There are some moments in life where you don’t need anything else. If ever one of those moments crops up, and you’re in Fitzrovia, then head on over to the Newman Arms. It’s an unassuming pub full of locals that use it for its real ale and toasties – no frills, no shouting, just a classic old London boozer dating from 1730 where George Orwell and Michael Powell have enjoyed a good old pint. Head upstairs to the pie room and things can only improve, with homemade fresh pies from the family-run kitchen, baked that day with seasonal, independently-sourced ingredients. If that’s not enough to leave you utterly contented, then a treacle pudding with lashings of custard will keep you happy for the whole week. It’s a pub to go to if you want to sit back with a smile on your face after a long day, and it does the job marvellously.