Elephant and Castle shopping centre: an honorarium

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by IMR, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. IMR

    IMR well-meaning tosser

    It can be liked for what it is, which is somewhere a bit more interesting and different to how shopping centres usually end up.
  2. JWH

    JWH Fnord Fiesta XR3i

    If you define the reason you like it in terms of what it's not compared to other things then that sounds like a gesture...
  3. IMR

    IMR well-meaning tosser

    If something's held to be different for good reasons, then that amounts to appreciation, I'd have thought.

    I like the place, maybe you don't. But so what?
  4. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    coronet is the best place ever* for getting e'd up and listening to loud techno.

    the dragon castle restaurant is quite grand and has very nice food.

    *in my admittedly limited experience.
  5. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

    yeah ... i always thought it looked better pink
  6. Cowley

    Cowley Well-Known Member

    It's unique, horrific & interesting, but the place has a desperate charm....I'm quite fond of it for the reasons I've mentioned.
  7. Spion

    Spion I hear ya

    Lived close by for 9 years so lots of memories from this thread. Is the Turkish barber still on the ground floor? Best barbers I ever went to, that was.
  8. temper_tantrum

    temper_tantrum The beauty of the ride

    Yeah, Dragon Castle is a wicked restaurant, top scran.
  9. uk benzo

    uk benzo أنا ليس أمريكي

    There used to be a Nigerian food cabin at the bottom of the complex outside the Tesco's training centre. It was called Suya Spot II- The proprietor used to be a famous news anchor in Nigeria.
  10. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

    It's an odd and slightly depressing place, but I like that it's a bit of a time capsule. Somehow I'll miss it when it's gone.
  11. toblerone3

    toblerone3 Grrrrr

    Love this I do :cool:

  12. toblerone3

    toblerone3 Grrrrr

    Song is called Underpass. Sounds like its from the eighties.
  13. dynamicbaddog

    dynamicbaddog Well-Known Member

    yes Underpass by John Foxx, I remember it well..
  14. toblerone3

    toblerone3 Grrrrr

    They tried so hard with the Elephant and Castle underpasses. Coloured mosiacs and positive ideas and themes. Has it worked?
  15. tbaldwin

    tbaldwin the experts are morons R.I.P.

    Really? I went there thought it was really overpriced crap....The best food is from the oriental van outside the shopping centre....the noodle bar is shit as well.....The area seems to be really changing i imagine it will all be very different in 5-10 years. It is so central and it seems money will be moving in and poor people moving out....
  16. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I'll be sad to see it go too. It's like a little bit of Eastern Europe shipped to London.




    Have been meaning for a while to make a point of going down there to take some more photos.
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  17. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

  18. wtfftw

    wtfftw Well-Known Member

    Anyone notice dragon castle in Party Wars? That was my brothers girlfriends mates birthday. :hmm:
  19. Streathamite

    Streathamite ideological dogmatist

    roughly where I'm coming from, I guess
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  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    There's people handing out copies of the 'Elephant Echo' by Brixton tube. It's another of those fucking ghastly developer cod-newspapers for the TWO FIFTY ONE development. It's as smug as it is hateful.
    Poi E and Pickman's model like this.
  21. Sea Star

    Sea Star i no longer belong here

    I was working at South London house in 1999 - above the E&C LU station - and because I was living in a house with no floors, no kitchen and no bathroom I tended to hang around elephant and Castle after work to drink, eat and on one occasion went to see the new star wars film, which I believe was the last ever to be shown at the Coronet. I remember being the only person in there apart from an old homeless gentleman sitting near the front. I also noticed that there was a hole in the wall through which you could see the street.

    Just before that I went to the offie opposite to get some cans of lager and the guy managed to get chicken grease all over my cans. I had to go somewhere to wipe off as much of the grease as possible before I could drink it and I've felt a bit sick walking past that shop ever since.
  22. Sea Star

    Sea Star i no longer belong here

    we used to sing along to it inserting 'Underpants' for the actual title.
  23. pengaleng

    pengaleng Lil' J Pengele PhD. The Angel of Sesh

    looks like a shithole.
    Sea Star likes this.
  24. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Whens it going? I used to love that shopping centre when I studied there. It was so weird.
  25. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom The people have spoken, the bastards.

    Honorarium? That's an upmarket tip. What is the thread meant to be about?
  26. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    Not seen this thread before. I worked around there in the 80s when the shopping centre was a dreary, bland, soulless mess. Since then it's become a splendidly wonderful slice of poor London. Love it.

    And it's got the best living wall I know of

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  27. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    An older one
    E&C 1969.jpg
  28. sealion

    sealion Splish splash splosh

    The old Abc cinema
    abc cinema e&c.jpg

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