We went to Simpson's-in-the-Strand for luncheon a week or so ago and learnt that this iconic wood panelled London beef eatery with a stunning ceiling is closing...but only for a few weeks for complete refurbishment. No one could say what was to be done design wise but that it will be very different. A challenge for an Urban Sketcher; USs like to record reality and that includes change. Simpson's kindly let me in towards the end of the luncheon sitting so along I went, sat at a corner table whilst remaining diners completed their chewing and conversation. A couple of hours before the evening sitting let me start 3 for onward work at home.