In the heart of Covent Garden lies Rules, a history packed eatery established in 1798 by Thomas Rule. Boasting its Englishness, the restaurant, which has survived world wars and the test of time, is professed to be the oldest restaurant in the capital. This quintessentially British establishment is renowned for serving a vast array of game sourced from its estate in the High Pennines, “England’s last wilderness”. The contentious matter of where a pub ends and a restaurant begins, sparks the debate of whether this old English site, having been graced with the presence of Charles Dickens, H.G. Wells and Charlie Chaplin, is in fact the oldest restaurant in town.