If you are in Hammersmith and feel the need to relax by the river, The Dove is a great place to try. The terrace overlooking the river is a favourite spot for local drinkers, and there is even a conservatory-style section in the dining rooms so you can enjoy the beautiful views even if the weather is ugly. If that wasn’t enough to tempt you, this 18th-century pub has also played host to various famous Londoners. According to legend, James Thompson wrote the words to Rule, Britannia here, and William Morris is said to have ordered an ale or three at this establishment. History, a good view and great beer.