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    Places: List of places 2

    by littlebush Updated Apr 11, 2014

    -Green man, Berwick st just off Oxford st, biggish old ish pub but nothing special but reasonably cheap drinks n food. 15 quid for nachos and two peronis off of a familiar looking chain type menu
    - the old explorer, just off Oxford st, typical chainy type put but plenty of space n decent music, a good place to meet people to catch up
    - sugar loaf, wood green, big pub but very rough. No one in there on a Thursday night apart from a drunk couple who had a fight I had to break up
    -Electricity Showrooms - Shortditch (just off old street) - been here a couple of times, nice big bar area thats packed upstairs, and a little quieter spot with tables out the back and then downstairs open till late a dancefloor bar/club kinda place
    - the eagle, just up from old street, nice pub with great garden area and nice looking menu
    - old queens head, angel, great pub with a live music stage upstairs ( big session on bank hol may day weskend). Great atmosphere.
    - barrio north- opposite queens head in angel, Mexican bar with £4.50 a cocktail before 8.
    - euston tap, euston station-proper ale bar with about 15 ales. Small bar downstairs with a small area upstairs. A small garden and a small area out the front. Its small! But got character. Great for ale drinkers. Reasonably priced for location.
    -blue eyed maid, borough high street; stopped here for a pint before going ministry. Its rowdy young and packed with cheesy music. Open till 3
    - doggetts pub on southbank right on the river. Nice place if can get a river view its got about 3 levels and a garden, located next to blackfriers bridge.
    - the blackfrier-right by blackfriers station this unusual looking building is a nice enough pub. Sitting area outside. Roast dinner inside is ok but not amazing.
    -ministry of sound club-great legendary club witg several rooms, open till 8am.
    -lucas arms pub on grays inn road-an ok pub fairly quiet up near kings cross with sport on tv and plenty of space
    - camden head, camden-2 floor pub open til 3am with dj on both floors although not much to dance downstairs
    -brewdog, camden-cool place with its owned brewed beers ranging up to 18%!
    -The Woodman, Highgate - classy pub right by the tube. Its decked out very nice with a huge area outside, part under cover with nice decking. Posh toilets and decent food are the order of the day. Its quite pricey though (£4.40 a guiness - June2013)
    -Queens, crouch end-kinda gastro pub with restaurant area but also plenty of drinking areas around a central bar area, also with a large courtyard outdoor area.
    -Maynard arms, crouch end-large pub with small seating out the front but also large area in an outdoor courtyard.
    -Marquiss of Cornwallis, russell square, nice pub with wooden floor and large window making it bright. Great selection of lagers and ales.
    -sheephaven bay pub, mornington crescent. Big pub with small courtyard and large sub section at back. Met here for a big cs latin night. Pub is ok, relaxed, no doorman. Staff ok. Good warm up pub.
    -the old bank of England on fleet st-stunningly old high ceiling building (assuming it used to be the bank!), good for a pint but crappy chain food served within 3mins
    -captain kidd, wapping. Expensive drinks in this sam smiths but fab location in quiet wapping located right on the river
    -the town of Ramsgate, wapping-old mans pub by the river claims to be oldest on the river
    -the white swan, wapping-roudy karaoke pub, local fun bit rough
    -The Angelic, near Angel just off a side street parallel with upperr st - nice pub,a bit foody with good skinny chips! The toilets are amazing, with blackadder sketch playing in the background. decent for a catch up with some mates.
    -The Well and Bucket on Bethnal Green Road, lovely high ceiling pub with crumbling walls, and interesting old pictures on the wall, with a small back courtyard, stopped here for a saturday afternoon pint, a good pub with character
    -The White Hart pub, next to Aldgate East station, nothing special, narrow bar, miserable staff, just somewhere to go if in the area and waiting for the jack the ripper tour (or after) as i was
    -The Ten Bells, spittalfields-famous for being where the prostitutes killed by Jack the Ripper drank. It's quite small with a square bar and no real character and nothing special about it apart from being old.
    - The Baring Hall hotel, Grove Park - stopped here after doing part of the Circle ring London walk. It had just opened after a 2 year closure. It was a lovely pub with friendly staff, real character and a log fire
    - The Old Red Lion, kennington, lovely old traditional pub with nooks and crannies and a good garden. Folk music every third Thursday. A real gem.
    - The Railway, streatham common, right by the station this is a nice modern pub doing food n a relaxed atmosphere, located at the end of the capital ring stage 4 walk
    -Electric Social, Brixton, nice bar with outdoor seating at the front, big open space and some large tables and confa sofas inside with two bars. Quiet on a thursday night but good meeting place
    -Dogstar, Brixton, great pub, or is it a bar, nice seating arrangement wth low tables and seats, large standing area and large bar. Good atmopshere and funky music. Great venue.
    -The George, Borough high st, very old pub with a great seating area outside, good for an afternoon pint after fighting the crowds at the market
    -The Prospect of Whitby, Wapping, very old and very big pub on the river. A little pricey but tons of character and for summer a nice little yard by the river
    -The Dickens Inn, st Katherine's dock, great spot by the boats this 3 level pub (2 levels restaurant) is very big and attractive from the outside. It lacks an atmosphere though, worth a pint in the day, no more
    -Jeruslaem Tervern, Farringdon - small very old real ale venue with an array of ales. Nice oldy feel with wooden flooring and old tables and chairs
    -The Fox and Anchor, Clerkenwell - old pub, long and narrow with nooks and crannies out the back. Very pricey but vast selection of beers, ciders and wines. A good find.
    -Coach and Horse, Leyton - just round the corner from the football stadium, pretty average boring, rough looking pub
    - The Leyton Technical - a few mins walk from the footy ground, this place is a cool pub, apparently recently opened. Its got animal skins on the wall, and a interesting array of lampshades, pretty busy and a good vibe.
    - The Roebuck, Richmond-great views out the window of the Thames, a nice pub inside more orientated for food which is expensive and poor. Took a 45min wait for a Sunday roast that felt like it had been in the microwave for 45min, at £14,poor value
    -The Marquess of Anglesey, between covent garden n holborn, nice pub for drink with friends, popped in here to warm up after a night of photography. Nothing special just quite cozy n not too rammed
    - King Charles 1st, Kings cross just off Caledonian road, hidden away this tiny old pub is a nice little quiet spot, perfect to get away from kings cross crowds
    -The Duke of Hamilton, Hampstead-old mans pub, very quiet on a Thursday. Small garden out the back and terrace out the front, probably good on a sunny weekend
    -The Flask, Hampstead, a deceivingly large pub with a saloon and lounge bar and a large eating area out the back, nice atmosphere and awesome chunky chips
    -The Telegraph, Putney Heath-the location makes this place feel like a country pub. It's a foody pub more than a beer pub, and it has a big garden which must be great in summer
    - The Fox Inn-Hanwell, nice pub on the capital ring walk tucked in by some houses in middle of nowhere. Nice garden and food was reasonable (chicken n stuffing baguette was ok)
    -Shakespeare's head, Holborn, well known massive wether spoons that has a bit more character than most spoons
    -The Grapes, Limehouse, located right on the river in a nice part of town this pub is very old with wooden interior and wonky floors upstairs. It's fairly small but does have a terrace. The menu is standard pub fodder but the lamb and rosemary pie was awesome
    -The Gun, Canary Wharf, great pub right on the river with a terrace with awesome views of the dome. In winter it has log fires and a cozy atmosphere. It looks a bit foody too with what looks like great grub.
    -The Narrow, Limehouse-right on the river with a lovely terrace and conservatory with comfy sofas. Let down strangely only serving 2/3 pint glasses at a ridiculous cost and a kitchen that doesn't stay open all day Sunday
    - The O bar, Soho-been around in Soho for donkeys. Ludicrously priced small bar with cocktails n bottled beer. Trying to be trendy but nothing special
    - Gordon's wine bar, Charring Cross-just down a side st between Embankment and Charring Cross this is a funky quirky wine bar built into what seems like a cave under the road. Nice ambience, a little bit humid and with a massive seating area outside
    - De Hems Dutch pub, just off Shaftesbury avenue, decent dutch pub often packed
    -The Rose, Vauxhall-pre club pub, decent enough but nothing special. Small round bar in the middle and seating area scattered around
    -The Preston, Preston Road, Wembley-nice big pub with a harvester type feel, with a big menu. Friendly Irish landlord and can recommend the mushroom flatbread
    -Mabel's tavern, Euston- ale cozy pub just off the Euston road
    -Founders Arms-bank side just along from the Tate right on the river. Full of after work workers with a nice large terrace on the river with heaters in winter
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    Opera Bar: Nostalgic Pub in Central London

    by spidermiss Updated Mar 4, 2014
    Opera Bar, London
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    I'm not into the lagers and beers but the bar server recommended the Samuel Smith's Pure Brewed Organic Lager. I had the the lager with lime and thoroughly enjoyed it. I love to see organic lagers on sale and it was 2.50 gbp (February 2014) for half a pint.

    The Opera Bar is an upstairs pub though smaller and more quieter/laid back than its sister pub downstairs, The Chandos. I love the cosy feel to the Opera Room with its wooden decor and panels and the leather sofas and cushioned window benches, where I sat to have my lager, and I thought the lager was reasonably priced for Central London. On a future visit I would like to order a pub meal there and its one of a very few pubs where I can able to go on my own and feel comfortable and relaxed.

    Dress Code: Smart casual.

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    The Society of London's Half Price Ticket Booth: Snap up these theatre bargains!

    by spidermiss Updated Feb 27, 2014

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    Tkts, Leicester Square, London
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    When I buy day tickets on the day, I usually go to this Tickets Booth at Leicester Square first thing. There are two boards at the booth, one showing what shows are available that day and another tells how much tickets cost (usually face value of the discounted ticket and service charge, usually 3gbp per ticket). Please don't be put off by the queue when you arrive as they go down fast and everyone is served promptly.

    My friends and I have purchased discounted tickets for 'Les Miserables', 'Pygmalion', 'Love Never Dies' and Henrik Ibsen's 'Ghosts' at the booth.

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  • Penthouse: Nightlife in London

    by Prisle Updated Feb 18, 2014
    Penthouse

    On the weekend we were in London. its was a funny time there. In the evening we went out. We were in the Penthouse in London. This club has three floors - on the first floor was Hip Hop music, on the second pop music and in the third was the VIP area. We were only on the second floor. The drinks were very expensive.

    Dress Code: The people I think only the woman are very crazy, like a disco queen here clothes were very glittering. They made very crazy moves, it was very funny to look around here.

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  • Go hard or go home: People all over the world

    by Thomas1995 Written Feb 18, 2014

    The Rumba was a very friendly nightclub. There are people from all over the world. The Djs sounds great music and the barmaid are very sexy. You will learn people from all over the world. we were there for 4 hours an we met people from Germany, Poland, England, Sweden, Russia and a lot more.

    Dress Code: You don't were a cap.

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    Wembley Arena: Wembley Arena

    by Pomocub Written Feb 6, 2014

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    Wembley Arena is a concert Arena in London. Until the 02 Arena was built Wembley was considered the best place to perform. You can watch music, comedy and sports acts. Tickets can be purchased on the official arena website but you can also buy tickets for performances off www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.livenation.co.uk

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    The Underworld, Camden: Great Rock Venue

    by vichatherly Updated Dec 14, 2013
    The Graveltones, Camden Underground
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    This is a great up close and personal rock venue. If you like your gigs intimate, sweaty and loud then this is the place for you.

    My last visit was in November 2013 to see the Dead Daisies, ably supported by the Graveltones and Leogun.

    The Daisies were really loud, and in a way that spoilt their set. The Graveltones were excellent as usual and Leogun, a new band for me, were great, so much so that I bought their album at the merchandise stall, and was lucky enough to get their lead single to scribble a signature on it.

    As the place is small, the tickets can be in short supply, but if you get in quick or maybe don't mind who you see then this is a top rock spot. It's great that it got a great pub, the Worlds End, above it, to help wet you pre-gig whistle.

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    Guanabara.: Brazilian time.

    by Pod Written Nov 28, 2013
    Guanabara. London.
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    Apart from monday and tuesday there is an entry fee after 8 or 9pm. The live acts are good and a DJ every night. food, snacks and cocktails a plenty. They even do dance lessons.

    Dress Code: Look smart. NO SPORTSWEAR, NO HATS, NO FLIP FLOPS.

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    Belgo. Kingsway.: Loads of beer. A Bierodrome.

    by Pod Updated Nov 28, 2013
    Belgo, Kingsway. London.
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    I think this is the bar/restaurant with the most different types of beer. Maybe. The Porterhouse is compertition. Visit http://www.belgo-restaurants.co.uk/beers to have a look-see at there beers. A very popular place so if your eating you might want to book in advance.
    Free wi-fi so you can take pics and stick em on facebook and others. When is VT going to bring out a phone app?

    Dress Code: No dress code as such but you have to respect others who have to sit in the chair next. (no dirty work clothes)

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    Royal Albert Hall: Royal Albert Hall

    by spidermiss Updated Nov 13, 2013

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    Royal Albert Hall, South Kensington, London
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    When I booked to see Phantom 25 at The Royal Albert Hall in October 2011 I wanted to do a tour of the venue.

    I participated in the tour where we were taken to the Grand Tier Boxes where we could see out to the stage, the Royal Retiring Room, the Elgar Room (former Central School of Speech and Drama). It was interesting to learn about the history of the Royal Albert Hall including it's construction. Many stars have come and gone!

    After the tour, I had lunch at Cafe Consort which was very nice.

    Unfortunately, photography isn't allowed inside the Royal Albert Hall so there are just photos from outside!

    In October 2011, I went to see the "The Phantom of the Opera" (The 25th Anniversary celebration of the show) there and this is probably one of my theatrical highlights of my life. We had great seats in the stalls (very expensive but worth every penny!) and got a great view of the stage. Please see my travelogue for the photos.

    Royal Albert Hall is part of the Exhibition Road Cultural Group.

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    Planet Hollywood: Titanic Cocktails!

    by spidermiss Updated Nov 10, 2013
    Bar Area, Planet Hollywood
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    We had cocktails, Titanic (7.50 gbp (September 2013), at Planet Hollywood before we went to see Phantom at the nearby Her Majesty's Theatre.

    I've been before (May 2013) but it was disappointing - more the company I was with rather than the non alcohol cocktail I ordered! So I wanted another chance to enjoy a cocktail.

    (Titanic consists of Finlandia vodka, peach schnapps, coconut rum, orange, pineapple juice and lemonade - it was lovely)

    Dress Code: Smart Casual

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    Bar Polski: Vodka Anyone?

    by RavensWing Written Oct 27, 2013

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    One could easily pass by this tiny bar and not even realize it. A stylish and modern bar, perfect for those who love a splash of vodka. They have over 55 different types of vodka that you can choose from, either as a shooter or in a cocktail. They also offer a menu with traditional Polish food.

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    The Slaughtered Lamb: Slaughtered Lamb

    by RavensWing Written Oct 27, 2013

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    Slaughtered Lamb
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    This pub is very comfortable. The atmosphere is pretty laid back. They have high back chairs and couches to sit and have a drink with your friends. There is also wooden tables and chairs for those choosing to have something from the menu. Unfortunately the washrooms are not on the same level as the pub, you have to go downstairs to get to them, but they are pretty clean and that's always a bonus.

    I had the 'chips' or fries as I would call them, the coconut coleslaw and cauliflower fritters. I enjoyed it all.

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    The Urban: A Little Yuppie Pub

    by RavensWing Written Oct 27, 2013

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    This is a cute little pub. It doesn't have the 'old feeling' of the other pubs. There are a lot of young people hanging about in there.

    The pub looks more modern but the washrooms need some work though.

    They have some bartenders that can throw the glasses and bottles like Tom Cruise did in the movie "Cocktails".

    It's good to go to if you like the 'younger' style of music they play. What I would consider the Top 40 from the radio in the pop genre.

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    Salmon & Ball: Typical East End Pub

    by RavensWing Written Oct 27, 2013

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    Salmon & Ball

    After a long hop across the pond (for those of you who don't know that expression it's the Atlantic Ocean) and a long tube ride to the East End of London, getting off the tube at Bethnal Green and seeing the Salmon & Ball there was perfect! I was ready for a quick drink before heading on to my next destination. Walked into the pub and ordered a cider. It was so refreshing. Give my feet a little rest before moving on. I noticed that the place was a little run down but the staff friendliness more than made up for any outdated decor. There were a few patrons in the pub. Felt pretty safe to be there.

    I made my way back to the Salmon & Ball on Thursday night. What a great night to go there! There was a karaoke. There were good singers, great singers and some singers that should sing far far away! Although I would be too critical because I am not brave enough to sing, but I'm great audience support. Met a few new friends, laughed, drank together. I would go back there in a heartbeat. Well next time I go back to London I'm sure I'll find the pub again!

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