It is where the locals know, and everyone else stumbles upon if you’re lucky. It’s character and originality draws you in for a coffee or tea or a drink, and a chat with a friend.
The kitsch items aren’t tacky, or even out of place with the old signs and advertising reminiscing of times past. With a couple of cats warming a corner or a chair and the din of conversation and coffee making filling up the background, the afternoon slipped away through our finger tips.
There are a few places in London that seem timeless, and where a good afternoon can be enjoyed with good company and conversation while watching the world pass by the window.