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

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

  1. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I said something good. I said the Cronx bar was nicer than I was expecting :)

    My daughter likes the Boxpark, and has eaten there a few times, including with her children. She says there are lots of interesting vegetarian and vegan options.

    I think my daughter has become a hipster. Is there any cure?
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  2. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    Im not overly fussed - like everyone else I like the Cronx bar - not had much food from there. Apart from a not very nice cronut :oops: serves me right :D

    Not really been there midweek but its usually pretty busy over the weekend.

    I hear BRGR&BEER are going to be expanding within matthews yard now hoodoos have ?gone - not sure how their expanding but its all very stark and empty in there at the moment. There was a recent article from the owner of matthews yard saying a planning application has gone in to demolish the building!
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  3. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

  4. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    You can arrive after I think but it's not a guarantee of entry.

    Also I think a ploy to get people through the door as he is on early

    See you there mate
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  5. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

    Anyone who remembers what it was previously like :p
  6. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    If it's where I think it is, it was previously waste land, a few offices and a theatre?
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    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Not me.

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Has hoodoos gone?
  9. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    I think they've moved to scream studios. Something went a bit awry at Matthews yard, no idea what. The hoodoos side has been totally empty for weeks now.
  10. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    Site of the Warehouse Theatre

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    I played a gig there not so long ago.
  12. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Where is scream studios? I liked hoodoos

    That Matthews yard place seems a bit of an odd one generally.

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Down the bottom of south end.
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  14. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Used to be at back of Purley way many many moons ago
  15. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    What do you think was there before?

    As others said, it was wasteland, derelict buildings and the Warehouse theatre which, although it used to be fantastic, lost its way somewhat and became one of the derelict buildings.

    Or was there something else there that we have all forgotten?

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    It was only really a wastland for so long (more than 10 years?) because it had been bought to make into a park and shops. As far as I am aware, despite having the planning permission, it kept getting blocked, because council wanted what we now have there now (that kept getting it's planning permission turned down). It's so weird.
    Correct me if I am wrong. I'm not sure I know the full details.
  17. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    You might be right, but that is not the story I heard. I thought that it kept stopping because the developer changed their mind, or went out of business, or both. There was an agreement that it would include a theatre, because they were knocking down the Warehouse theatre, but the council were, reportedly, not keen on that aspect, and jumped at the opportunity to remove that restriction once the Warehouse theatre management got itself in a mess (lots of fallings out and people leaving and being sacked and all sort of muddle) and then it lost its council grant and went into receivership.

    I have no idea what the long term plans for that site are - I always assumed the boxpark was a short term thing?
  18. Chz

    Chz Stark Raving Sane

    I don't think it's bad, but that's not the same thing.
  19. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    It's the Croydon cycle race thing today if anyone is interested.

    Also if anyone is driving in to Central Croydon later loads of it is shut off to traffic.
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  20. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    That whole strip down east Croydon station has had loads of plans for it.

    At one point it was going to be a sports arena.
  21. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    That's what I thought - and I seem to remember a dispute between the two potential developers, or one of the developers and the council, or both developers and the council :D or something...

    This is going back about ten years.
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    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Oh yeah, I remember they wanted to do a freakin' music area concert venue thing. Jebus. No.
  23. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    That's about the size of it I think :D

    The council doesn't do this stuff very well, the mythical Westfield still hasn't got planning
  24. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    I might go. Got any details?
  25. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    A friend of mine works for one of the cycle companies, and goes every year. I was thinking of joining him, but it is pouring with rain so I am not sure I can face it.

    I have been in previous years, though.

    The details are on this link, if you can make it work.

    Croydon Cycle Fest |
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  26. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Rain could mean a few nasty spills which would only add to the drama :eek:
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  27. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Just watched the start of the women's race and they stacked pretty much immediately.

    Sorted themselves out though.

    If anyone goes down, the men's race is at 7.30pm and a good viewing spot is under the flyover
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  28. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    I was thinking of going, but, like Guin, the weather has put me off.
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  29. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    Today's development may (or may) help to explain ...

    Croydon tram driver filmed 'asleep at wheel' on same line as fatal crash


    A tram driver has been suspended after footage emerged of him appearing to fall asleep at the controls just three stops from the sites of last year's fatal Croydon disaster
  30. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    The Norman Jay thing was decent, the cocktails were strong. My head was unhappy with me this morning.

    Good little shindig!

    Worth a look if they do any similar freebies up there
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