Clapham, Stockwell and Kennington news, rumour and general chat

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by cuppa tee, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. Spark

    Spark Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't mind if they carried on and opened a sainsburys beyond oval. We're stuck with pretty rubbish tesco metros.
  2. Black Halo

    Black Halo Well-Known Member

    I think there is also a Sainsbury's of some description going in at 130-138 Newington Butts London SE11 4QU. There was a planing permission thing on the hoardings and am pretty sure they mentioned Sainsbury's

    A ha found it, it was a premises licence for a Sainsbury's.
  3. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    If anyone saw a load of Traveller's(?) caravans and vans etc on Clapham Common at the end of last week, and wondered where they've gone - they're in the carpark of the empty building behind my place :D

    Apart from the generator starting 45 seconds after the police left until midnight and someone having Capital FM on so I had to listen to that fucking concrete jungle where dreams are made of song there's nothing much to report.

    The empty building/site is set to be prepped for demolition starting this Monday.
  4. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

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  5. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

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  7. billythefish

    billythefish toad licker

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  8. boohoo

    boohoo No.

    It is, isn't it. I would hope all the added facilities are free. You could buy a street worth of houses with views in deep South london for that price.
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  9. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    it isn't a typo because the £ per square foot works out the same

    e2a oops..... it's only a million.......London Gentrification
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2015
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  10. LondonLiz

    LondonLiz Member

    Talking of lovely Kennington you can vote for the Cinema Museum in the Love London awards - our very own little hidden treasure

    Time Out Love London Awards
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  11. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Had a great night out in the Brown Derby last night. Didn't realise that place is open so late, not sure what time it closes as it was still in full swing when I left about 1am ish.
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  12. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

  13. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

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  14. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

  15. boohoo

    boohoo No.

    I was at Stockwell Tube today - I see a Costa has opened - does it mean the other coffee place has been put out of business? Tricky Skills and anyone else Stockwell way
  16. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills Well-Known Member

    Not sure if 'out of business' is the correct phrase, but yeah :(
  17. boohoo

    boohoo No.

    pushed out.... :( So big business over little business. At Norwood Junction there has been some hoo-ha with one of the coffee shops not looking the part

    'Your café isn't hip enough to be at Norwood Junction'

    It's a well presented space and they do a nice cheese bagel - not sure what the problem is.
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  18. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    Strange to think though that Costa was set up, in Lambeth, in 1971, by a pair of brothers who had come to Britain only the previous decade. The first shop was on Vauxhall Bridge Rd, very useful when I worked next door.
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  19. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery Pretty comfortable here right under your skin

    I had no idea it was British, let alone Lambethian
  20. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    Its roots were in Lambeth but it was new owners Whitbread who made them a well known uber-chain.
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  21. boohoo

    boohoo No.

    Oh yes. I forgot its south London roots.

    But it still seems to be big business favoured over little. And the man running the coffee place was from Kansas so not local.
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  22. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    Kennington Park was the scene of some jolly japes in the form of a mass pillow fight over the weekend
    Londoners enjoy mass pillow fight despite fears it had been axed
    the resulting piles of feathers have left park regulars and staff a bit miffed tho.

    e2a i saw the thing with my own eyes and it was just as shit as the video suggests
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  23. 50yrsInBrixton

    50yrsInBrixton Banned Banned

    That's a bit wanky from you Tory types.
  24. boohoo

    boohoo No.

  25. 5t3IIa

    5t3IIa Registered User

    If boohoo is far too polite to tell you to fuck off I will instead. Fuck off.
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  26. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    Not the place for personal spats - and boohoo is very far from being a tory.
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  27. boohoo

    boohoo No.

  28. Spark

    Spark Well-Known Member

    I've just seen that the new elephant and Castle leisure centre is finally due to open next weekend.

    Sent from my E5823 using Tapatalk
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  29. OvalhouseDB

    OvalhouseDB Well-Known Member

    I really like The Sugar Pot on Kennington Park Road.
    Excellent coffee- Volcano beans, roasted in another nearby local café that has a mini roasting operation. Fantastic sourdough, cheese and serrano ham toasted sandwich - they get the cheese all lacy where it oozes out of the side. Coffee and toastie :£6. Not the cheapest ever, but it is now my favourite local treat.
    The new Que Arts shop on the same strip has a fantastic range of useful stuff - art and craft materials, wrapping paper, stationery, cards.
  30. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    There's some strange folks living in Kennington:

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