General Discussion: Official holiday thread


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167 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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170 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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10000 posts since 21/3/09

5 Jun 2021 21:17
PM YLAup regarding recommendations for NQ
eazypz
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3427 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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130 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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2041 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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2399 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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335 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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335 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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335 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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170 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.


Tony
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1005 posts since 28/10/08

4 Jul 2021 19:45
Any Bristol recommendations first time here, eating and places to visit? Went to Jamaica st Stores for dinner today today. Was decent.
leemc77
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2615 posts since 24/10/06

5 Jul 2021 06:29
beeper wrote: Any new/cool hotels in London? Heading down for a few nights in July. Wanting to stay somewhere fairly central.

Just back from staying at Qbic, 2 mins from Aldgate East station. Can walk to Spitalfields etc in 10 mins. Hotel was really good
swede
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10000 posts since 21/3/09

5 Jul 2021 07:29
Tony wrote: Any Bristol recommendations first time here, eating and places to visit? Went to Jamaica st Stores for dinner today today. Was decent.
https://www.fuk.co.uk/threads/bristol_1/13/#post1697711

sky kong kong, chili daddy some absolute musts imo
maximus
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1768 posts since 13/7/06

5 Jul 2021 13:04
Tony wrote: Any Bristol recommendations first time here, eating and places to visit? Went to Jamaica st Stores for dinner today today. Was decent.

Wapping wharf is worth a visit, plenty of nice places to eat Root being one.

If you're into beers and pizza head to the left handed giant brewpub.

Plenty of nice places on North street worth checking too.
Rirawin
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9572 posts since 17/7/05

5 Jul 2021 14:36
Paco Tapas or Casamia if you're looking for something a bit more upmarket
Trent
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2041 posts since 18/1/09

6 Jul 2021 06:37
Looking for an easy meet up location for family / friends with me being locked out of UK.

Cyprus is looking good as single flights for everyone. I've not been since early 2000s.
Which areas are ok now? Has anyone been recently?
Tony
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1005 posts since 28/10/08

6 Jul 2021 07:37
Cheers the Recommendations, did left handed Brewery and had a wander around Wapping wharf which was decent. See what I can squeeze in today.
Davinho
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2399 posts since 2/12/08

6 Jul 2021 08:12
Trent wrote: Looking for an easy meet up location for family / friends with me being locked out of UK.

Cyprus is looking good as single flights for everyone. I've not been since early 2000s.
Which areas are ok now? Has anyone been recently?

I went to Paphos 2 years ago. It was nice and exactly as expected to be honest. Hot, nice beaches. Food was good and good value, especially in the tavernas away from the main drag. Main drag can be a bit brits abroad in places but was nothing like similar sized resorts in Spain etc and is easily avoided if you want. Would go back.
blackham
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1861 posts since 17/7/13

7 Jul 2021 16:14
Any Antigua recommendations? Staying in Nelson's Dockyard for the week next week.