it didn't look like a queue--they were just milling around. but you're probably right.
The milling around, I think, seems to be around various pubs...and I don't know if it's really milling around, but instead standing outside with their drinks in order to soak in the beautiful day (it's been way too nice in London for me), as well as to smoke.
That said, those tiny brown shrimp were just great tossed with shredded cabbage as a first course last night, Delicious peas in their pods accompanied our first glasses of wine. And pickled mackerel with potatoes was super too.
Roast Middlewhite, Megrim sole, and violet artichokes braised with peas rounded out our meal pretty damn nicely. Eccles cake, too.
Just a fine time, with excellent service from the friendly, knowledgeable staff.