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London is great

Post by crystalball » Fri Sep 28, 2007 22:08

London can be really lovely, you racists. For example, the East Finchley tube station is all beautiful and art deco and makes me happy.
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Post by stolenwine » Sat Sep 29, 2007 01:55

regents canal up the road from here is also really nice. it's lovely to walk up the canal on a nice summer day.

london is also waaaaay more fun than toronto.
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Post by Anonymous » Sat Sep 29, 2007 17:18

I like the really rough old bits of london that haven't changed much since the war

I can't name any but I know them when I see them, they're usually directly behind all the nice bits

a lot of the markets have some of that vibe going on (maaan)

places that should have name's like 'snot passage' and 'cutthroat's alley'
and 'strangled newborn way'

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Post by stolenwine » Sat Sep 29, 2007 18:11

heee..there's shoot-up-hill which always made me chuckle every time my bus went by it.

there's also a street called tolpuddle street which sounds incredibly cute and twee. it's like somewhere jemima puddleduck would live.

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Post by stolenwine » Sat Sep 29, 2007 18:40

you guys, is there anywhere around islington that i can get cheesey fries? chimes posted about them on that other place, and i'm craving them SO BAD now.
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Re: London is great

Post by Woodbine » Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:19

crystalball wrote:London can be really lovely, you racists. For example, the East Finchley tube station is all beautiful and art deco and makes me happy.
There's a really nice pub next to East Finchley tube too, which is another thing it's got going for it.
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Post by stolenwine » Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:38

gloombutton wrote:hey, are you all coming to the dover castle on wednesday to meet yubo?

we can tell her why London is great.
i'll be there! i hope it doesn't rain. i don't want to go get my lunch because it's pissing down. gah!

(london is great though, despite the rain)

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Post by crystalball » Mon Oct 01, 2007 13:51

Do you know what time you'll be there, gloompops? I might have to text you to find out what stage the celebrations are at as I've got a complicated day on Wednesday.

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Post by stolenwine » Mon Oct 01, 2007 13:57

yeah, what time is it all kicking off? i think sally said half-five? i'll probably get there 6ish. if i don't get lost on the way (although i'm assuming i WILL get lost)
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Post by roobee » Mon Oct 01, 2007 14:36

Hello London.

Does anyone know if thiswill be any good? I think the previews were last week. I'm down in London mid-October and was thinking about getting tickets, but the word 'cabaret' always makes me feel a bit queasy.

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Post by Sally » Mon Oct 01, 2007 16:34

stolenwine wrote:yeah, what time is it all kicking off? i think sally said half-five? i'll probably get there 6ish. if i don't get lost on the way (although i'm assuming i WILL get lost)
Yep I'll be there at about 5.30 as I'm coming straight from a thrilling Health & Safety at work course in central London.

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Post by strengthofstrings » Tue Oct 02, 2007 13:52

gloombutton wrote:there's a hill, a hill near where i live. i want to take a picture of it and show you because it looks exactly like exactly like the one in close encounters of the third kind because it's flat at the top and i only walk past it at sunrise or sunset and no one's ever there and it looks well magnificent and pretty damn scary. it is a nice bit of london.
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Post by Miss 9 » Thu Oct 04, 2007 09:35

I ate lunch on the steps of St. Paul's the other day, just like that crazy old bird lady in Mary Poppins. London is the best.
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Post by Anonymous » Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:53

I'd quite like a day out in london soon to take in: the diana memorial in harrods; the london dungeons; lunch at that falafel place off piccadilly circus and a visit to the new rough trade megamart

is anyone else up for this?

it's quite a spread of locations but london ain't that big really, despite what the cockerneys tell you

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Post by Paquito » Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:58

Andy - I'm in ThatLondon next week (Thu 11th to Mon 15th) except when I'm in ThatNottingham (Fri 12th) and ThatBrighton (Sat 13th) but would be delighted to share a falafel and browse Rough Trade with you if you're around.
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Post by Colin » Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:17

Youse, by which I mean Andy and Chris, have made me want to go to London now. I'm hoping to take the week of Mon 15th October off work, and it would be nice to go down for a couple of days and trawl the shops/do tourist stuff/go to some nice eateries. If it happens I'll post something in here, would be nice to meet some London types for a drink if any were free and willing.

Edit - ooh! Just seen that Butcher Boy are playing on Sat 13th and HDIF is on on the 20th. Very tempting.
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Post by gloom button » Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:25

trickster wrote:Hello London.

Does anyone know if thiswill be any good? I think the previews were last week. I'm down in London mid-October and was thinking about getting tickets, but the word 'cabaret' always makes me feel a bit queasy.
Oh, that looks like it might be interesting. I haven't any idea what it's like, it's a pity it's kind of expensive.. Let me know if you hear any confirmed reports about it..
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Post by Anonymous » Thu Oct 04, 2007 13:56

chris, colin

I feel very bad as I won't be going anywhere for at least a month due to having no money :oops:

but I would recommend the falafel place if I can remember what it's called- they also do some magnificent cheesecake

have fun and report back

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Post by Miss 9 » Thu Oct 04, 2007 15:24

If that Diana thing in Harrod's is what I think it is, then it's HILARIOUS.
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Post by Anonymous » Thu Oct 04, 2007 15:41

the biggest shame is it's not animatronic

miss 9, if you're in london, you have to go

especially while the inquest is on... y'know, for that extra frisson

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