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nytraveler Dec 23rd, 2014 02:27 PM

Didn't realize that Simpsons still existed. Went there on my first trip to London more than 35 years ago - and it was a dinosaur then. What a hoot!

janisj Dec 23rd, 2014 03:14 PM

nyt: Simpson's opened more than 175 years ago -- your 35 year history w/ it is a drop in the bucket. It will out live all of us.

DenverKyle Dec 23rd, 2014 04:32 PM

From the new responses here, I am leaning towards Rules. Thanks everyone, and to all a Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays!

janisj Dec 23rd, 2014 05:00 PM

DenverKyle: Arrive early and have a drink in the upstairs bar.

NeoPatrick Dec 24th, 2014 04:54 AM

When you go to Rules, look around. Maybe Sherlock Holmes is over at Simpson's, but I'm pretty sure you'll spot Henry Higgins and Col. Pickering at Rules (while Eliza is home practicing her vowels).

And while Simpson's may be very old, Rule's claims to be the oldesst restaurant in London, starting perhaps in 1798, but certainly operating for over 200 years now.

janisj Dec 24th, 2014 05:30 AM

I know Rules is older, I was just commenting re nyt's talking about Simpson's being a old fashioned when she ate there 35 years ago.

TDudette Dec 24th, 2014 05:33 AM

Please report back, DenverKyle.

NeoPatrick Dec 24th, 2014 05:48 AM

I know, janisj, I wasn't taking exception to that!

DenverKyle Dec 24th, 2014 06:51 AM

Will do, going in April.

ira Dec 24th, 2014 08:01 AM

>we do realize that he was a fictional character, right?

WE? Who's we?

One need only look at the numerous volumes of the scholarly studies of the life and times of The Master to know that the semi-documentary accounts written by John H. Watson, MD and published through the efforts of the literary agent A.C. Doyle are true.

There is more evidence that Holmes existed than there is for Moses and/or Christ.


ira Dec 24th, 2014 08:04 AM


Happy Holidays,


NeoPatrick Dec 24th, 2014 08:41 AM

ira, of course he was based on a real person, but that doesn't mean that when Sherlock talks about a dinner at Simpson's, it's exactly as the friend of Doyle reported it. It's still fictional writing.

PatrickLondon Dec 25th, 2014 01:35 AM

There really should be a smiley for "tongue in cheek" .

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