Nestled in the heart of Mayfair just off historic Berkeley Sq, The Only Running Footman is a pub that recalls the days when aristocrats’ carriages were preceded by manservants on foot, whose duties included carrying lights after dusk and paying toll-keepers. The Georgian aristocrats of Mayfair employed a large number of these men, who used to meet at a tavern known as the Running Horse in Charles Street, now The Only Running Footman.

The full name is actually ‘I Am The Only Running Footman’ and has been the venue for many a historic London pub crawl, treasure hunt, mystery tour and even a novel by American detective fiction writer Martha Grimes.