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Coming Up Next: Peckham's Gentrification

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Crispy, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. laura atwell

    laura atwell New Member

    There is still certain areas of Peckham that is still not gentrified or is about to go under gentrification so there is still people that have lived here all their life or for many years
     
  2. fogbat

    fogbat The Talibum

    I was cat sitting for two weeks. Came home to see that :rolleyes:

    Their veg selection has improved in the past couple of months, but really it's still where I roll in around 1.45 in the morning to buy booze.
     
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  3. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    pissflaps - well done for getting into the B3ta newsletter this week :)

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  4. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Unban her/him. :mad:
     
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  5. I have never been in the Prince Albert. I think.
     
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  6. ibilly99

    ibilly99 Banned Banned

  7. no..
     
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  8. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    no one has had a go though :confused:
     
  9. Onket

    Onket Je suis [CONTENT REMOVED]

    Yawn. :facepalm: etc
     
  10. little_legs

    little_legs Поехали!

    So, has anyone seen Blue Tit hair salon? I went past it today, goodness, it's like one of these places that has been transported straight from the Spitalfields/Brick Lane area. Not sure how to describe it, shabby chic meets Dazed & Confused editorial or something.
     
  11. fogbat

    fogbat The Talibum

    Thought I should mention I was interviewed by Laura last week. Was a good chat and I hope my interview was of use.

    Definitely looking forward to reading the dissertation.
     
  12. fogbat

    fogbat The Talibum

    Bit confused, I think. It's the only pub nearby that's missing the braying types, apart from when I pop in.
     
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  13. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    The Gowlett is a good boozer innit? I had my 40th there.
     
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  14. fogbat

    fogbat The Talibum

    Changed a lot in the past 15 years, though :(
     
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  15. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

  16. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    best for miles
     
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  17. good pizza and beers.lucky 7s can be great if there plenty of northern soul
     
  18. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    is that still every thursday the 7s thing?
     
  19. fogbat

    fogbat The Talibum

    Some little bastard tagged my front door. So I improved it.

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  20. tbtommyb

    tbtommyb Well-Known Member

    I feel this thread needs some positivity after all the gentrification chat. Anyone fancy a Peckham meetup?
     
  21. fogbat

    fogbat The Talibum

    Sounds good. Gentrification pub crawl?
     
  22. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    I went to check out the all-new gentrified Peckham on Saturday night.

    First impressions on getting off at Peckham Rye is that it isn't very gentrified at all - it reminded me of Walworth Road and Brixton Market. But the gentrification is only a few minutes walk away. We walked down Bellenden Road which feels like it's in Dulwich - posh boutiques, a dog pampering parlour, a "Butchery" rather than a butcher - and popped our head into the Victoria Inn, which was wall-to-wall well-to-do types, so we didn't stay there. Ended up at the Montgomery, which was great - a good mix of people, although still quite new-Peckham I'm sure. Had a meal at the Italian place on Blenheim Grove, which was fantastic - tiny place, great atmosphere, lovely folks running it, great food - totally recommended. Then finished up at the Peckham Liberal Club for a 60s shindig, which was lots of fun. Great mix of club regulars and 60s fanatics, and the club itself is gorgeous.

    So a good night all in all. That bit of Peckham is still rough and ready and there's some decent, unpretentious places, but you could see posher places too - bars in arches that seemed very posh. It's kind of like Atlantic Road and Lordship Lane all in one, very bizarre.
     
  23. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    went to the liberal club a couple of months back - amazing place - the members are rightly very defensive of it, but it would be nice to see it open up for use more to nonmembers. Sounds like maybe thats starting to happen. Huge space it is too - did you see the snooker room at the back too? five full size tables in there.... great dancefloor...was it a good night?

    that italian has been there for years too...i wonder when it opened
     
  24. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    Yes, saw the snooker room...and got a glimpse of the bingo room off the side bar, which was packed with the regulars having a game of bingo. That was at about 10.30pm. Really lovely place, hope to go back there for something else soon.
     
  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    *shudder
     
  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  27. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

  28. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    can be read here:
    http://issuu.com/peckhampeculiar/docs/the_peckham_peculiar_issue_1

    I'm sure the club would have no problems and able to clear its 40k debt if they opened its doors up a bit more - the night i went too was packed out too. Working Mens clubs these days are often insular affairs, shut off from the rest of the world, who die off with their members. Yes they don't want the regulars to be hipstered-out of their sanctuary, but im sure a compromise can be found.
     
  29. TBF, its been there for a decade at least
     
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  30. clandestino

    clandestino no llevar papel

    A nice compromise seemed to have been found on Saturday night. Hopefully there'll be more nights like that.
     
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