1) SIMPSON'S TAVERN! This is an historic tavern, located in Ball Court was founded by Thomas Simpson in 1757. It has a reputation of being a great place to go to get a feel for a true pub (also known as a chophouse). It's located at 38 Cornhill EC3V 9DR. Unfortunately it was closed (as most places are after 5 p.m. in London). This was in business during the time of author Charles Dickens, who is said to be influenced by Simpson's Tavern in his first novel "The Pickwick Papers."
|Simpson's Tavern in Ball Court|
THE GHOST OF SIMPSON'S RESTAURANT - Richard told us that many people have encountered a gray-haired waiter, who nicely took their order. Once he took an order he would never return and no food would ever be served. People are now on guard for a gray-haired waiter, because there isn't a living one employed in the tavern today.
|The Cornhill Neighborhood. Credit: UK Travel|
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