Historical version 3 of Kings Arms, W1W 7QL
A perfectly good, traditional pub in an area of Fitzrovia dominated by soulless environments (such as the Slug & Lettuce opposite).
It's been retouched a bit since the smoking ban, to good effect. It still gets crowded after work on many evenings, and when it does it can be very hard to get past the bar.
There's a separate seating area to the rear of the pub (near the Wells Street end), which has a bit more space, and offers some large leather chairs for relaxing in. It can be reserved for parties.
There are four handpumps for ale, one of them not apparently in use. On a September 2008 visit, they had Jenning's Cumberland Ale, Young's ordinary and Black Sheep Bitter (£3.10/pint). They also have standard lagers, including Staropramen. A good range of snacks are available.