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 Well-Known Member

    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 From the FRow

    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 The Cake of Liberty

    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 member

    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 The Cake of Liberty

    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

    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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    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.

    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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    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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  17. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    South Norwood Beer Festival!

    CAMRA Croydon & Sutton Branch South Norwood Beer Festival
    8th to 10th February 2018
    Venue: Stanley Halls
    12 South Norwood Hill
    SE25 6AB
    Open each day from 12 noon.
    Closes at 10:30pm (5pm on Saturday).
    Free or discounted admission for CAMRA members at all times.
    Nearest station: Norwood Junction (5 mins)
    Trains from Victoria and London Bridge, and London Overground
    Buses 75, 157, 196, 410
     20-25 cask ales plus ciders and perries
     Food available
     Ales and cider available in third, half and pint measures

    Check the web site for the latest up to date information and beer list Croydon & Sutton CAMRA
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2018

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

  19. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Oh, gosh. Sorry.

    I guess it because I linked to the poster about it, so it is downloading the pdf or whatever.

    I will find a better link.

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Usually PDFs just open without saving (unless its on my tablet). Pics too.
  21. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Hmm. It doesn't like being attached, either.

    It downloaded itself to my pc when I clicked on it, too, without asking or anything. Yes, that is unusual.
  22. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I have given up on it and cut and pasted the words instead. :)

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

  24. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I edited the original posting, so that other people wouldn't have the same problem.

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    A friend of mine is doing a free drama and improv class/games for kids and adults in the new Ashburton Park building on March the 17th.
    1.00pm - 2.30pm for kids and parents, 3.00 - 4.00pm for adults only.
    You can book a place here.

    Improv Drama Games for Kids & Adults
    Improv Drama Games for Kids & Adults with Steven Kuleshnyk

    I'm hoping it will be kind of fun.
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    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Save the Glamorgan in Addiscombe.

    Save the Glamorgan Pub

    I heard (in a pub mind) that there was some gangster style bulling shenanigans involved in the buying of the property as it is.
  27. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    On the subject of pubs, I have just found this article about the Leslie Arms, a few hundred yards from the Glamorgan...

    "Former Leslie Arms pub, Addiscombe Road, Croydon
    You might just walk past this and sigh at another long lost pub in the town.

    But the former Leslie Arms, built in the 1900s in the Arts and Crafts Style, is Grade II listed and has been since 2002.

    Unfortunately though, last orders were finally called many years ago and, although upstairs has been converted into flats, the downstairs pub area has been vacant.

    It is now on the Historic England 'at risk' register.

    9 much-missed Croydon pubs and bars which closed between the 1980s and 2000s
    If you look up from the outside you can admire the detail of its architecture which includes a three-storey circular tower.

    In 2016 planning permission was approved to use part of the ground floor for professional and financial services."
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  28. hash tag

    hash tag member

  29. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

    A gang has been jailed for a "cowardly, violent and unprovoked" attack which left Kurdish-Iranian student, Reker Ahmed, with with a fractured spine and a bleed on the brain after being subjected to two lynchings over the course of 16 minutes on 31 March 2017.

    George Jeffrey, 21, George Walder, 21, Lliam Neylon, 20, and Ben Harman, 21, were each jailed for four years and two months; Kurt Killick, 18, was sentenced to three years and four months imprisonment. They were each found guilty by a jury at trial of two counts of violent disorder.

    Millie Walder, 18, from Croydon received a community order having earlier pleaded guilty to a public order offence.

    James Neves, 23, of no fixed address, was given two years and four months for one count of violent disorder.


    The six men who have been jailed for up to four years and two months for the brutal attack on asylum seeker Reker Ahmed in Croydon, south London on 31 March 2018: From top left, James Neves, Ben Harman, George Jefferey and bottom row from left, George Walder, Lliam Neylon and Kurt Killick were found guilty by a jury of violent disorder.


    Millie Walder (above) from Croydon received a community order having earlier pleaded guilty to a public order offence.


    Mr Ahmed told the court in his victim statement:

    “Since I was attacked I feel extremely distressed. I don’t understand how anyone would want to hurt me like this for no reason.

    “I feel like a different person since the attack. I’m scared to leave the house. I’m worried people will notice my injured nose. I cry when I look in the mirror and see my face.

    “If I go out I think people are talking about me, that they are going to hurt me.

    “I have flashbacks. I feel like the attack is happening now, I feel like I’m attacked again.

    “I feel things are very difficult now, and sometimes I hate myself. I’m not able to sleep, and when I do I have nightmares.

    “I feel like killing myself, I even went down to the train tracks once to wait for a train to arrive. I am fizzing and confused, and sometimes I collapse.

    “When I try to remember things I can’t find the memories. I feel like I’m going through hell.

    “I was attacked because I’m an asylum seeker. I’m worried I’ll be attacked again if I’m a refugee and asylum seeker.”
  30. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    GarveyLives If I want a news report I will read the local paper.
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