A decidedly lovely corner pub in the back streets of Angel, the 170-year-old Charles Lamb is a dainty delight in cream and pastel green. Named after the Georgian writer who lived locally, there are few finer pubs in which to curl up in the corner, on a quiet afternoon, and dip into a classic novel. The Charles Lamb offers an ever-changing range of ales, but also boasts an admirable wine list.

The Charles Lamb