All public house, restaurants, bars etc closed for the forseeable future on 20th March 2020, but this is a history site. But how about the landlords give their tenants a break, no business, then please charge them no rent.
A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in St Benet Fink parish, City of London.
The address of the Hercules Tavern is at 3 Hercules court by the 1851 census, with a Chop House at 1 Hercules court which is almost certainly Betseys Chophouse. The 1848 directory entry calls it 1 Hercules passage, Old Broad street.
Residents at this address.
1848/James Hales, Betseys chop house, 1 Hercules Passage, Old Broad
Street/../../Post Office Directory
1 Hercules court - Betseys Chophouse :
1851/Elizabeth Hales/Chop House Keeper, Widow/36/Mile End, Middlesex/Census
1851/Ann Sweet/Barmaid/29/Chancery Lane/Census
1851/Sarah Ward/Domestic Servant/23/Tottenham, Middlesex/Census
1851/Jane Boyd/Domestic Servant/15/Spitalfields/Census