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The anonymous proprietor of Spitalfields Life visits Simpsons Chop House, which has been more or less in continuous business in London since 1757.

Let them tell you tales of the old days when the chops were grilled on an ancient contraption which set the chimney on fire with such regularity that patrons would simply take up their lunch plates and copies of the Financial Times, and step out into the courtyard until the fire brigade appeared.

Simpsons is exactly the sort of place I’ll visit if/when I ever visit London.

November 19, 2019 in History | Permalink


What will you have to drink when you visit there?

Posted by: Paul Lamb at Nov 21, 2019 4:10:30 AM

I’m not sure. Would a gin and tonic be too cliched?

Posted by: Pete at Nov 24, 2019 9:20:38 AM

Probably not after the third or fourth one.

Posted by: Paul Lamb at Nov 25, 2019 4:11:08 AM