Random Questions: london do's and dont's


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EddyP
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51 posts since 21/6/12

16 Dec 2014 16:11
Will be in and around London for Christmas, I know some good places to eat but if anyone has any recommendation for dessert, would be very much appreciated. I love a good stack of pancakes and I've been recommended this place that looks pretty good;

http://www.thebreakfastclubcafes.com/
snaye
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10793 posts since 24/10/02

16 Dec 2014 16:14
Deuce missus works as a pastry chef, drop him a PM he knows some great spots.
rural
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17713 posts since 26/9/06

16 Dec 2014 16:16
^Yeah she does a great sausage roll
eazypz
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3218 posts since 16/4/10

16 Dec 2014 17:18
Princi
DuffMan
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14386 posts since 21/2/07

16 Dec 2014 18:44
Dessert bar at pollen street social

Amazing, you watch them make your dessert, they give you little petit fours and bits on top and it's not horribly expensive
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

7 Apr 2015 11:25
Anyone stayed in Tune hotel or easyhotel? They alright if you just need a no frills place to crash? Anyone got any other recommendations along those lines (cheap, but clean etc and not in the arse end of nowhere)?
burny
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5913 posts since 25/5/06

7 Apr 2015 11:34
Depends on when you need it, but I remember staying in some halls of residence in Camden years and years ago. They rent them out during the summer.
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

7 Apr 2015 11:37
Oh yeah, hadnt thought of that. Its middle of June, so that sort of thing might be an option. Cheers
deecoults
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388 posts since 27/6/14

7 Apr 2015 12:31
trailofdavid wrote: Anyone stayed in Tune hotel or easyhotel? They alright if you just need a no frills place to crash? Anyone got any other recommendations along those lines (cheap, but clean etc and not in the arse end of nowhere)?

If its the Liverpool Street one its really not bad at all, was clean, tidy and no frills, just ask to stay high up as we kept being woken up by the Underground.
FLG
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5869 posts since 21/5/04

7 Apr 2015 12:37
Stayed in the Kings Cross Tune and it's fine. New and clean so no complaints for basic accommodation.
swiftus
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1203 posts since 1/7/09

15 Nov 2019 13:39
Helping to organise a 40th birthday. Any recommendations for a night out for a group?

Somewhere with good music, older crowd (30s rather than 20s), smart dress.
TCB
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4395 posts since 5/7/11

15 Nov 2019 13:47
I'm renting out The Hackney Empire bar for my 40th next July. Really nice vibe in there.
Burt
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6060 posts since 3/1/10

posted 19 Nov 2019 16:27, edited 19 Nov 2019 16:27
Booked Sky Garden for a Saturday mid-December. Worth booking a table at the bar or just go there for the views and eat/drink elsewhere?
TROYBOY
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688 posts since 28/2/12

19 Nov 2019 18:13
can get quite rowdy in there, depends what you like really
Burt
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6060 posts since 3/1/10

19 Nov 2019 18:33
Don't like the sound of rowdy (especially on a Saturday lunchtime with my bird!).

Thanks TB.
eazypz
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3218 posts since 16/4/10

19 Nov 2019 18:52
Eaten at the brasserie and the restaurant there, didnt think much of either.
Burt
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6060 posts since 3/1/10

19 Nov 2019 19:01
Nice one, eazy - plenty of decent places in the area so decision made Cool
TATE
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328 posts since 5/12/12

25 Nov 2019 06:55
Any suggestions for nice market/farm shoppy type places? Spots similar to Whole Foods would be great…

Also, can anyone recommend any ‘cool’ bakeries?
Seventyfour
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9079 posts since 6/10/05

25 Nov 2019 07:42
TATE wrote: Any suggestions for nice market/farm shoppy type places? Spots similar to Whole Foods would be great…

Also, can anyone recommend any ‘cool’ bakeries?

Not sure about cool but Balthazar had nice bakery if it's still there?
Dee
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11711 posts since 22/11/07

25 Nov 2019 08:02
Neals Yard bakery for donuts