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The Half Moon was a very common name, and there is a dispute as to this particular one's location.
In his book "Taverns and Tokens of Pepys' London" (published in 1976) George Berry identifies it as being the Half Moon in Cheapside, on the north side next to Gutter Lane. That Half Moon burned down in the Great Fire of 1666, but was soon rebuilt, and a lot of the City Guilds held their ceremonial dinners there. A century later John Wilkes, the radical politician and harasser of the Government, was a regular visitor. The Half Moon receives a special mention in his diary for 29 May 1771 - can anyone provide a link?