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Favorite London spot for roast beef and Yorkshire pudding?

Old Dec 23rd, 2014, 02:27 PM
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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!
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Old Dec 23rd, 2014, 03:14 PM
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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.
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Old Dec 23rd, 2014, 04:32 PM
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From the new responses here, I am leaning towards Rules. Thanks everyone, and to all a Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays!
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Old Dec 23rd, 2014, 05:00 PM
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DenverKyle: Arrive early and have a drink in the upstairs bar.
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Old Dec 24th, 2014, 04:54 AM
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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.
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Old Dec 24th, 2014, 05:30 AM
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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.
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Old Dec 24th, 2014, 05:33 AM
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Please report back, DenverKyle.
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Old Dec 24th, 2014, 05:48 AM
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I know, janisj, I wasn't taking exception to that!
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Old Dec 24th, 2014, 06:51 AM
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Will do, going in April.
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Old Dec 24th, 2014, 08:01 AM
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>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.

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Old Dec 24th, 2014, 08:04 AM
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PS

Happy Holidays,

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Old Dec 24th, 2014, 08:41 AM
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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.
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Old Dec 25th, 2014, 01:35 AM
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There really should be a smiley for "tongue in cheek" .
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