On the Harrow Road, opposite Kensal Green cemetery – a peaceful place to wander (or you can book a tour) – is this historic inn all freshly refurbished. Airy and light with a nautical theme giving a nod to its namesake William IV – sailor king and friend of Nelson – all are welcomed to this friendly neighbourhood pub.
The modern British food is a draw: there are popular Sunday roasts, a huge outdoor fireplace for barbecues and hog roasts and breakfast if you’re staying in one of the upstairs bedrooms. Sip Dorothy’s Gin and have a spot of lunch in the garden out the back.
Nearby, there are heaps of places to eat and drink if you don’t fancy dining in. Portobello Market and Notting Hill are a 15-minute stroll and it’s only a five-minute walk to Kensal Green tube for the Bakerloo line.