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Croydon - nightlife, accommodation, things to do and general chat

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by strung out, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

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  2. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Talking of pubs, Croydon has got a new one in the Portland Arms. It opened this evening. On Portland Road near the swimming pool.
     
  3. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    IMG_2640.JPG Also, Croydon's main cultural space is having a Christmas thing on Saturday. Stanley Halls, innit.

    There are still tickets available for the evening showing of the Muppets Christmas Carol! And note the discount on the flyer.
     
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  4. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

    West Croydon was fine this morning. I even got a seat, that was at 9.03
     
  5. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    The Overground?
     
  6. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

    Yep.
     
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  7. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    IMG_2641.JPG This poster is more informative.

    There is a bar. And food.
     
  8. TruXta

    TruXta Prawn Bokers

    The old Ocean's Apart?
     
  9. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Yes.

    Apparently, it spent its first 100 or so years as a traditional pub and was a fabulous Irish pub before it became Oceans Apart. Never really worked as Oceans Apart.

    I hope it works as The Portland Arms.
     
  10. TruXta

    TruXta Prawn Bokers

    I can't think of any other pubs down that end of S Norwood, so at least it doesn't suffer from a surfeit of competitors in the immediate neighbourhood.
     
  11. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    I got an almost empty train to blackfrairs from east Croydon direct. No queue. Better service than usual.
     
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  12. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Four seat table to myself. I did however plump for a train ten minutes later than usual as I was nervous of (the non existent) crowds. They still made me zig zag through the empty crowd control barriers though. Mildly amusing.
     
  13. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    There's one about 50 yards away! The Gold Coast.
     
  14. TruXta

    TruXta Prawn Bokers

    Oh, I thought they were the same :D:facepalm:
     
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  15. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

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  16. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Sorry that is totally my mistake, Friday 18th was last month

    Ffs @ self
     
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  17. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Anyone know how to arrange parking for a lorry in Croydon? Can't find anything about it on the council website
     
  18. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    On 21 December 2016, 18 year-old Ashley Newman of Castland Street, Leatherhead, was found not guilty of the murder of Mujaahid Wilson following trial at the Old Bailey.

    Newman, who was wearing a black hooded puffer jacket and had a scarf across his face at the time of the incident accepted inflicting the fatal blow, but insisted he did not mean to kill or seriously injure Wilson.

    He denied murder and manslaughter and was cleared of both charges.

    They were caught on the CCTV outside Mama's Pizza's on Thornton Heath High Street squaring up to each other, before Wilson threw the first punch, the jury was told.

    Although he missed, the two boys started grappling and Newman took a knife from his waistband and stabbed Wilson once to the chest.

    The stab wound pierced Wilson's heart and he died a few minutes later.

    A small black blade, believed to belong to Wilson, was found at the scene, the court heard.

    Newman claimed he did not realise he had stabbed Wilson until Wilson started to run away towards the pizza shop while clutching his chest.
     
  19. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    What a HGV or a 7.5t? Surely you can just park the latter up somewhere quiet over night.

    When I drove one - admittedly 20 years ago - I parked it outside my mums regularly. No idea if that was legal though.
     
  20. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    It really needs to park outside my house, but the parking bays can be used by anyone. There might not be two spaces (or however many are needed) together anywhere near my place.
    When I moved in I booked a spot for a tenner, but I can't find a way to do that anymore.
     
  21. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    The Stanleys Film Club, which is a little club which shows films in Stanley Halls, and which is open to anyone, is showing I, Daniel Blake tomorrow.

    Because of more demand than usual, and because the hall is available, it is being shown in the main hall rather than on the balcony.

    Before it is shown, food will be on sale provided by a social enterprise called Mums The Word, and there will be a collection for the local food bank. There is also a bar.

    Tickets are £8 each.

    I think details will be on this facebook link, if it works.

    Stanley's Film Club | Facebook

    Or, if not, here is their website

    Stanley's Film Club

    I am going (with another Urbanite, as it happens) because I missed this film several times recently, so have not yet seen it.
     
  22. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Anyone have a view on the various butchers and fishmongers round Church Street?

    Is there a particularly good one of either. Murrays butchers looks pretty good?

    Looks like I will be working here rest of the calendar year now so want to get more involved in local shops
     
  23. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Can't help because I don't eat meat or fish but just wanted to be friendly and reply to your post. :)
     
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  24. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    I personally don't like the look of them. I use the ones in Addiscombe, but that's not too far for me. I did use that fishmongers off Surrey street on the way down to forbidden planet, but it was a bit smelly. The fish was ok I think but I've not been back.
     
  25. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    fishmonger in being smelly shocker :D

    will report back whenever i try any, Addiscombe is too far for lunchtime, but know where you mean.
     
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  26. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Well that's the thing. Fresh fish doesn't long. Pawnbrokers was never smelly. I have to say though this year it has began to take on a fish smell.
    But hell, don't buy your veg from Addiscombe, blimey, they charge a fortune.

    Sadly I don't really do the market now as lidl is a bit too competitive. . . Or not to much more and a one stop shop. Not that little one past Surrey street though, the big West Croydon one. Love it!
     
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  27. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    New Turtle Bay opens very soon. Looks a bit like Nandos inside
     

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  28. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Where cab I buy a mousetrap in central Croydon without having to go all the to homebase?
     
  29. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    I hear that place in Mathews yard is putting stuff on. Comedy, Music, fringe theater of sorts.
    My band appear to have a gig there, so I don't think they are ready for the big guns just yet. It is a shame that a place as big as croydon does not have much live music, comedy and theater going on.
     
  30. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    And don't forget Stanley Halls, which is starting to put on different events.

    ETA in case anyone didn't realise - Fairfield Halls is closed for at least the next 2 years I believe, while they rebuild it.
     

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