Buried beneath a floral cascade, the Churchill Arms pub in Kensington, London is an ivy-draped hideaway. The outside is bustling with beautiful, blinding color palettes within pops of flowers hanging on every ledge. However, the inside is a contradiction of sorts. It is rammed full of curiosities and memorabilia; all manner of objects hang from the ceiling, including copper vessels, hat boxes and an astonishing amount of chamber pots. Every inch of shelf and wall space is crammed with intriguing items, including a lovely butterfly collection. Take a step into the old garage at the rear, and you will find a scrumptious Thai restaurant tucked in the corner. This motley crew of antiques represents a key element of British culture: a miscellaneous community. The pub is a staple of English pride. A gathering post for cricket viewings and general social interactions. All central cultural influences find a common thread in pubs: cuisine, political forums, a stage for rising musicians and even a catwalk of sorts. Everyone from the polished and poised, the flowers, to the rustic and calloused, the chamber pots, can find a home in the Churchill Arms. It, just like British culture, is not uniform, but a pleasant surprise of multifarious inspirations.