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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

    Khan signed off the Westfield development today.

    The mythical beast may yet awake from its slumber, who knows, maybe a single brick will be laid and Westfield will begin to rise. Somewhere in 2020. ish.
     
  2. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Christ traffic into Croydon would be awful. I guess they'll just knock down some period buildings for car parking. As malls are dying (last one built in the US was in 2006) Croydon celebrates the conception of a new one. 'Twas ever this for poor Croydon.
     
  3. Leafster

    Leafster Nurturing green fingers

    I remember going to look at one of the previous development showcases for the Whitgift in a disused shop in Katherine Street (?) years ago. It was all retail outlets and eating places and was to close down at night once the shops were shut. I talked to one of the blokes who was extolling the virtues of this monument to consumerism and suggested it would create a barren wasteland in the middle of Croydon after shopping hours. I suggested it would be better as a mixed development and he looked blankly at me as though I was speaking an alien language.
     
  4. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Mixed development is exactly what is coming.

    There is also a proposal currently in to turn the basement of the car park off Surrey Street in to a temporary night club, although it's being opposed.
     
  5. Maggot

    Maggot If specified, this will replace the title that

    There's a great band playing at the Oval Tavern tonight. Anyone interested?

     
  6. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    I can't make it but I know John :D He's an old festival mate and was responsible for Mrs Mills Experience getting our gig at Beautiful Days a few years back :cool: Top bloke :thumbs:
     
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  7. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Traffic coming into Croydon down the Mitcham Lane from Tooting area has always been awful for as long as I can remember. Time for park n ride?
     
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  8. Maggot

    Maggot If specified, this will replace the title that

    I met John and mentioned you to him. He said hello, and told me how Mrs Mills was responsible for punk :D
     
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  9. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Ace :D
     
  10. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    The other day coming back from Purley War Hospital on the bus I spotted this new place on south end.
    The Ludoquist - Board Game Cafe Bar in Central Croydon
    A board came cafe. Cool I thought. I even let out a "whoa", which might have been a little over the top (and was mocked by the bad kids a the back of the bus).
    I'm not into board games at all, but I thought it was a nice idea. Seems like it's more of a board game pub than cafe.
    Then I lamented that it was probably a bit pie in the sky and would soon close.

    I passed it again last weekend on the way to a restaurant, and goodness me, it was rammed.
     
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  11. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    Been meaning to go there, it always looks busy. Urban trip? :D
     
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  12. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Yes, but I think we should research which game first. . . . and then get there at 11am before the nerds take over with their D&D.
    Not cludo. Played that at Christmas. It's mega shit.
    £3 gets you a session that covers as many games as want to play and lasts all day.
     
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  13. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    I would imagine that staff can recommend games. I have no idea, not really played anything since being a kid and occasional drunk cluedo or monopoly. Oooh and Scrabble!

    I'm guessing they have a wider variety of interesting and non standard games.
     
  14. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    They can indeed. Apparently their 'games gurus are on hand to recommend games'

    I like the idea of this one. . . . .
     
  15. Hoss

    Hoss ...It was the blurst of times...

    I went to The Ludoquist last Friday with my 3 year old daughter. The staff are lovely, very helpful, and don't make you feel like a twat, even when you struggle to disassemble Hungry Hippos and fit it back in the box correctly.

    Fantastic selection of games most of which I didn't get to explore because 3 year old...but have simple classics like snakes & ladders, kerplunk, loads of themed monopoly, through to proper geeky stuff like Settlers of Catan, Perudo , and loads of other beautiful looking stuff.

    Had a panini which was ok.

    During the week it's £1 or £2 per player up until 4pm.

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  16. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Aw, wish I'd popped in with my daughter in the holidays now.
     

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