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

    And Crystal Palace.....?

    Croydon has not progressed to the heady heights of triangles :p
     
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  2. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    Selhurst Triangle?
     
  3. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    I don't think there's a Tesco there...
     
  4. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    The what now?
     
  5. TruXta

    TruXta tired

    It's like the Bermuda triangle except your belongings disappear instead of you
     
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  6. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    To be fair, part of the triangle is in Croydon. It’s where the Boroughs meet.
     
  7. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    I'm not having it. There are no triangles in Croydon. FACT!
     
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  8. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    There is the gym opposite Waitrose or even closer the one on the end of cherry orchard road right by the station. They don't look that appealing though.
     
  9. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I've looked at life from both sides now

    There s a meeting of almost triangles at the junction of Whitehorse Road, Windmill Road, Northcote Road- where there's a Halfords a Tesco TKMaxx and the shell garage (and buses 450 468 75 157 :)) AND there's a massive police holding cell block in Windmill Road. We've got it all in Croydon. Oh, and there's a religious soup kitchen on that triangle too :thumbs:

    I
     
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  10. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I've looked at life from both sides now

    ^can you tell I spend a lot of time at that windswept bus stop?

    Left out the lowly 50 bus, Sorry
     
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  11. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    It's a pedestrians nightmare up there. Not the sort of triangle estate agents create.
     
  12. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I've looked at life from both sides now

    It's an urban adventure triangle*
    Not like the manicured, neutered triangle up the hill in Palace


    *Yes, you take your life in your hands crossing the road there
     
  13. Guineveretoo

    Guineveretoo Mostly bewildered

    You think the CP triangle is "manicured"? :D
     
  14. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

  15. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    What the hell? I thought they were just finishing with the development.
    This would surely mean years of disruption. Just sorting that tram bridge up the road in addiscombe has been going on forever.
    How come it used to be 12 minutes to Victoria and six to Clapham on some trains when I first moved here and now it's 12 and 20?
     
  16. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    They put slack in the time tables to avoid delay repay and improve performance stats.

    In theory sorting out the triangle will help with journey times as it is a bottle neck for sure.
     
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  17. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

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  18. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    I'm ignoring this because I live near one point of it. It's a three sided oblong :mad:
     
  19. Leafster

    Leafster From the FRow

    I used to work near one of the "points" of it. :oops:

    I think it's changed a lot since I frequented the area. The pubs have gone (The Gloucester and the Fish(ermans Arms)), the scrappy's gone and so has my office. :(
     
  20. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    You could pull the Croydon triangle further back to take on sydenham road and use northcote road as an extension to windmill road. Would that make it more interesting? Actually probably not.
     
  21. Hoss

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

    That traffic island in Thornton Heath by big Tesco on Parchmore Rd is a triangle of sorts. It's also got some historic stones along its North side: [​IMG][​IMG]

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  22. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Oh yeah, I forgot, my daugher and I were trying to "collect" all the stones. Without looking up to see where they were of course.
    I think Ive only done four, but can only for sure remember the location of two.
     
  23. Hoss

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

    I meant East side, of course. Internal compass needs recalibration.

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  24. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

  25. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    Which bit of it are you questioning? There are a lot of gamers who I would imagine have cross interests with this.

    I know heart of gaming/playnation hold regular card based game tournaments and events.

    I think the maid cafe element is probably to draw more people in for the charity event?!?!
     
  26. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    So Arcadia isn't a cafe, it's just some people going along to that retro gaming place?
    Maybe as a one off event for card players it might be something? I have seen a few places in Croydon that seem to do those tournament D&D type things.
    So it's more of a charity gimmick, one off thing right?

    . . . and white day is in March.
     
  27. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    Hmm well now I'm just confused. I dunno, I assume it's a one off
     
  28. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Also . . . I hate maid cafes. I would be curious as to how Croydon would translate the business model.
    Seems at least quite forward thinking for Croydon, though the original concept is so awful I can't shake the idea that this would be even more irritating.
     
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  29. hash tag

    hash tag never too old

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  30. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Thank fuck. Croydon dodged a white elephant.
     
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