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Postby wintergreen » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:14 am

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Gussie Fink-Nottle wrote:Wow I forgot how intolerable Camden markets are; had to walk around with some tourist friends of my wife for hours yesterday and I just wanted to abandon the venture after about half an hour. The only thing they bought were a couple of knockoff sweatshirts from a shop on the way back to the overground right at the end as well so it felt like a total waste of time. Current top snide goods right now look to be either Gucci or Hermes belts, Michael Kors bags and a new contender: Fjällräven Kånkens.


I really like the deepest part of the Camden markets, like when you're down by the bookshop and the guy selling old memorabilia, but yeah the walk down to them is intolerable. I've mentioned Camden as a great spot to go as a tourist but only pointing the way, I avoid that area. Though there's a really good vegetarian restaurant just across the road!


we went to camden market for lunch as soon as we arrived in london on a wednesday afternoon and it felt like the best idea i ever had. the food stalls were great. the indonesian in particular.
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Postby murderhorn » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:12 am

Camden is somehow my dad's favourite place in London, he thinks he is getting a good deal on these off-brand brimmed hats that don't have any prices on them cuz he buys two for £5 less than the first price he gets quoted. it's real weird cuz he's such a square and complained once about how dumpy the canal path south of the market was cuz you can see people selling weed and stuff, somehow he doesn't make the connection between that trade and the market full of fake weed lollipops and bongs.
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Postby all day breakfast » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:13 am

worth walking ten minutes up the road from the market and going to e.mono instead
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Postby strange potion » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:47 am

gustavo wrote:The queue is long but moves fast, I'd budget for 30 mins. I've had a few good nights at the Angelic near Angel station.


Thank you for this. I went at around 5 pm and managed to walk right in without queuing. The line of people was wrapped around the building by the time I came out though. Really glad I went, I have a feeling I'm probably going to like the exhibition more than the film itself though (not seen it yet).
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Postby Geoff » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:51 am

strange potion wrote:
gustavo wrote:The queue is long but moves fast, I'd budget for 30 mins. I've had a few good nights at the Angelic near Angel station.


Thank you for this. I went at around 5 pm and managed to walk right in without queuing. The line of people was wrapped around the building by the time I came out though. Really glad I went, I have a feeling I'm probably going to like the exhibition more than the film itself though (not seen it yet).


my wife helped design the exhibition! Pretty cool huh!
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Postby strange potion » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:53 am

I just read your comment in the Wes Anderson thread after I posted that, very well done Geoff's wife!
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Postby Geoff » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:02 am

I'm very proud of her!
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Postby HotFingersClub » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:03 am

There are still tickets left for Simon McBurney's The Encounter at the Barbican. It's unbelievably good. Incredible what he can do with the setup. It's kind of pricey but I got a restricted view ticket and my view wasn't restricted at all
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Postby HotFingersClub » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:04 am

I also saw Kero Kero Bonito play in Peckham and that was good too although I think I was the oldest one there by about ten years
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Postby HotFingersClub » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:04 am

How about this weather huh?
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Postby Geoff » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:09 am

I went on holiday the wrong time!
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Postby dmitry » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:49 am

man. i miss london! i miss... battersea park!
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Postby murderhorn » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:20 pm

HotFingersClub wrote:I also saw Kero Kero Bonito play in Peckham and that was good too although I think I was the oldest one there by about ten years


Well I wish I'd known about this
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Postby walt whitman » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:44 pm

hi londoners

im revisiting your fine city in june, let me know of any good shit going down
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Postby HotFingersClub » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:59 am

murderhorn wrote:
HotFingersClub wrote:I also saw Kero Kero Bonito play in Peckham and that was good too although I think I was the oldest one there by about ten years


Well I wish I'd known about this


I won't lie to you, Murderhorn, it was pretty good. It sold out in a few minutes but there were still fewer than 100 people in a room that could have fit twice that. They did a cool version of Trampoline at the end with death metal vocals, but the full-band setup is not ideal just yet. It was hard to hear Sarah for a lot of it. A lot of the crispness was lost

Might be worth following them on Songkick - that's how I found out about it. It's the only way I get tickets to anything decent in this overcrowded hellhole
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Postby HotFingersClub » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:04 am

And on the subject of hot tips, I went to this last year and it was really good & incredible value: https://argcomfest.com/

Basically you pay like £40 for a weekend pass (or less for a day pass) and you get access to 48 full-length Edinburgh previews from a great selection of stand ups.

Depending on the weather it can be uncool to spend a whole July weekend in the basement of Shoreditch Town Hall, but last year it was raining most of the time and I felt very pleased with my decision.
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Postby murderhorn » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:51 am

DEBTFORD
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Postby murderhorn » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:51 am

anyone buy OPN tickets yet? 7/7 at Barbican
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Postby murderhorn » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:02 am

was waiting for a haircut in Camden on my lunch and Frank Auerbach came in to say hey to the barbers :!:
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Postby strange potion » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:31 am

murderhorn wrote:DEBTFORD


Looks like the second class lounge on the goddamn titanic :evil:
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Postby Kenny » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:49 am

I was wavering on getting OPN tickets. I went through a phase of really liking his early stuff but I haven't really liked much since
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Postby strange potion » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:18 am

Same, really liked everything he produced up to and including Replica but lost interest after that
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Postby joe bitch tv » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:13 pm

im the opposite ! like it all but replica onwards a lot more. got 2nd from front row seats cant wait tbh
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Postby object » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:01 pm

Anyone have an allotment?
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Postby mattstan » Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:40 pm

I saw him a couple years ago at Heaven, it was decent.
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Postby mattstan » Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:06 pm

Is there anyplace to go with a laptop after like 6 on a weekend evening, all the coffee shops close around then, I feel like it’s a lot less supported in the culture here than it is in the US
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Postby HotFingersClub » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:37 pm

Barbican's good for that, or places like the Southbank Centre
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Postby HotFingersClub » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:40 pm

I always thought it must be pretty easy to use hotels for that kind of thing. Like they all have bars and restaurants which stay open all hours but are rarely frequented. Generally I think hotels have a lot of facilities which we mainly deny ourselves out of fear, but really needn't e.g. I love strolling into the St Pancras Hotel when I'm in Kings Cross and using their fancy bathrooms
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Postby mattstan » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:43 pm

Hotels are a good call.

I’ve ended up at the hotel bar on Hackney Rd when I’m out walking the kids and want a pint, mainly because it’s so low-key, and I’m super self-conscious about being yet another East London gentrifying professional waltzing into a pub with a buggy.... but also because there’s an automatic sliding door and no step to navigate. :oops:
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Postby mattstan » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:45 pm

Barbican’s a good suggestion too.
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