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

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

  1. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    Once upon a time it was in the countryside :D
     
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  2. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    It is surprising how much of Croydon is rural, or rural looking, once you wander around it. There is even a windmill. Shirley Windmill

    And there are lots of woods, and lakes and all sorts of things that people don't associate with Croydon :)
     
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  3. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    I live near east croydon, and can walk in a loop for 12 miles mostly through woods and parks, with the occasional walk along the road.
     
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  4. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Since you live near East Croydon, will you be coming to our South London Drinks this month, which is in Croydon? :D

    It is at the Royal Standard pub on 29 June and, if I could work out how to, I would link to the thread....

    ETA - https://www.urban75.net/forums/threads/june-south-london-drinks-are-in-south-london.358820/
     
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  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Not exactly a looker

     
  6. Hoss

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

    I used to deliver their papers! It's a beautiful house.

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  7. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    To be fair, this is currently a manky old car park right next to the flyover. They're not going to be able to put anything terribly pretty there. And at least it is housing. Hopefully, social housing - I am fed up with all the developments around here which are for private, expensive housing!
     
  8. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    There's no social housing in there at all, but 50% (guffaw) "affordable."
     
  9. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Really? None at all??
     
  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Of course not. Social housing is pretty much dead.
     
  11. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    Apparently, "affordable housing" includes what used to be called social housing - i.e. rented at reasonable levels - as well as shared ownership.
     
  12. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    Seen this on TV a few times now, blue monday!
     
  13. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Could be worse. None of that shite cladding that stains and fades in five years (or burns you to death.)
     
  14. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

  15. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    will have to find it! never watch TV with adverts in it seems these days!
     
  16. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    this is a fucking shocker, just terrifying given where and when it happened. someone has been nicked though, I think

    Cyclist launches road rage knife attack after car almost hits him

    re: those Brick by Brick flats, I used to use that car park till I moved the Q Park on Surrey Street, it's only £4.50 a day if you can manage to blag one of their discounted passes.
     
  17. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

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  18. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Still the home of great street art

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  19. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    I wonder, will that side of Katherine Street come down with St Georges Walk? Will St George's Walk ever come down?
     
  20. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    I hope it doesn't. I love standing on the corner near there and doing a sweep of buildings from the college to the 80's brutalist police station to the lovely deco building on the corner and the old Nestle tower. Fucking keep everything. Best jumble of civic bits and pieces in London as the rest of it gets turned to steel and glass.
     
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  21. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Filming down in Surrey Street again, they were building a market at the top of the street, possibly with some of the usual stall holders but clearly for the purposes of filming
     
  22. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

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    I went up the top of Pinnacle Appartments last week. That's the tall multi-coloured building in central Croydon. It's 43 storeys high. Was pretty weird looking down on the NLA tower.


    Apols for dirty window.
     
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  23. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Decent view that!
     
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  24. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

  25. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    I went to the board game cafe yesterday with my grandson yesterday and thought it was brilliant. I want to go again, with adults and alcohol.

    I think we should do an urban meet there.
     
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  26. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Bah, what time? My daughter and I really wanted to go but we would have only been able to stay for an hour (dentist appointment).
    I'm quite keen.
    I don't want it to disappear before I get a chance to go (like the retro games arcade in the whitgift)
     
  27. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Bloody hell. Were you there for work or did you just walk in?
     
  28. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    It was for work. My last day of work in Croydon.
     
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  29. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    High St looks increasingly shit. Powndworld goes bust. Ffs.
     
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  30. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    If you go on Monday to Friday before 5, it’s only £1.50 each (I think that’s what it was) for a couple of hours.

    We got there at 5, and had to pay £3 each, but we stayed for nearly two hours and could have stayed longer.

    They don’t have a kids menu, but my grandson had a small pizza and enjoyed it.
     

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