General Discussion: Official holiday thread


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163 posts since 4/5/09

5 Jun 2021 17:40
Dunno where else to post this, getting tattooed in Manchester next weekend.. anyone know any good food/drinking spots? Never been that way before and don’t know anyone up there.
beeper
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161 posts since 22/9/10

5 Jun 2021 19:04
Any new/cool hotels in London? Heading down for a few nights in July. Wanting to stay somewhere fairly central.
swede
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9620 posts since 21/3/09

5 Jun 2021 21:17
PM YLAup regarding recommendations for NQ
eazypz
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3318 posts since 16/4/10

5 Jun 2021 23:40
beeper wrote: Any new/cool hotels in London? Heading down for a few nights in July. Wanting to stay somewhere fairly central.

Check out Native Bankside.

Decent prices and it’s an apartment/hotel, so ideal for a few nights.
Richgee
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128 posts since 26/4/15

6 Jun 2021 05:40
illwill wrote: Flights cheap and once I’ve hit green light for actual travel Airbnb have a good cancellation option pretty much up to a week before you leave.

I just got stung for a couple of hundred quid by airbnb, we were going to roadtrip america with a number of stops due to their free cancellation pollicy, turns out airbnb's cancellation policy is only free for 3 bookings in 12 month period, you lose the service fee for any other ones

My fault i suppose for not reading the small print enough
Trent
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2035 posts since 18/1/09

6 Jun 2021 05:42
toiler wrote: Dunno where else to post this, getting tattooed in Manchester next weekend.. anyone know any good food/drinking spots? Never been that way before and don’t know anyone up there.

Not been for a while but would recommend Refuge for food, music and drinks. They've also moved the concept to Freight Island which is an outdoor affair - DJs etc. Rudy's Pizza is decent, as is Honest Crust in the Mackie Mayor food hall.

Northern Quarter is good for multiple bars - Cane & Grain, Liar's, Dusk, Soup Kitchen etc etc.
Davinho
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2358 posts since 2/12/08

6 Jun 2021 09:04

Trent wrote:
toiler wrote: Dunno where else to post this, getting tattooed in Manchester next weekend..

They've also moved the concept to Freight Island which is an outdoor affair - DJs etc

Where you staying and where you getting tattood? Freight island on a nice day is great
ginner
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322 posts since 15/4/14

6 Jun 2021 09:06
Ramona is good if weather is good. Cottonopolis always a shout. Habbas new Middle Eastern place from guys who do el gato which is excellent. Schofields bar is great for a proper cocktail.
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322 posts since 15/4/14

6 Jun 2021 09:11
beeper wrote: Any new/cool hotels in London? Heading down for a few nights in July. Wanting to stay somewhere fairly central.

Depends what you want to spend really. Treehouse in Mayfair is decent. New nobu hotel meant to be nice too but will be £££

Ruby Lucy in Waterloo might be a shout too. Stayed in one of their Vienna properties and was nice. Work with Yotel And their fit out it is incredible standard. New place in clerkenwell open now. The Londoner will certainly be nice. Nomad London might be open now too. Their NYC properties are great.
ginner
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322 posts since 15/4/14

6 Jun 2021 09:12
If wanting to go a bit further out there is mama shelter at Cambridge Heath too. Great cheap hotel. Very french. Free porn on the TVs in the room, bit niche.
beeper
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161 posts since 22/9/10

6 Jun 2021 10:14
Thanks both for the recommendations. Will check them out.

Was looking at the new Nobu earlier - looks great. We stayed in a Mama Shelter in Paris a while ago so will check that out too.