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Herne Hill news, chitter chatter and gossip

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by choochi, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. Monkeygrinder's Organ

    Monkeygrinder's Organ Dodgy geezer swilling vapid lager

    The Half Moon, Herne Hill, London: hotel review

    This is what the Guardian had to say about the moon: 'But by the time it closed in 2013, after being flooded by a burst water main, the old pub was more notorious than famous, a soulless den of dodgy London geezers swilling vapid lager'


    Dickhead.
     
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  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Thank heavens it's been 'saved' for the middle classes. Huzzah!


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    Not for me, thanks.
     
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  3. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    Now we know where to avoid : )
     
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  4. MissL

    MissL Well-Known Member

    Men drinking lager in a pub. How awful.
     
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  5. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    TBF that picture is hardly representative of the pub as a whole as the front bit retains its original charm (even if a cynic might argue it's only because of its listed features).

    But as it has been generally agreed in this very forum numerous times before, a pub in any incarnation is far better than no pub at all, and given how very close this one came to being converted into flats, the eventual outcome has surely been the least bad one given the particular circumstances.

    I've been just the once since it reopened and it didn't win me over, but I'd still choose it over no pub at all. It's not terrible as a pub, and no much different from many others in our area that have converted their back space into a dining area or, god forgive, a children's playground.
     
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  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'm glad it's still a pub but it's no longer a pub I want to visit - and I'm basing that not on that one picture but on what many friends have told me about the place.
     
  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Any more news on this? I see the shops are still boarded up. Are there any plans online?
     
  8. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    The Herne Hill Forum people repeated the promise made by Network Rail that chains won't be involved. Fingers crossed.
     
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  9. Lizzy Mac

    Lizzy Mac Well-Known Member

    The new old station doors are in and look good, maybe even worth a pic. The ticket hall is massive.
     
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  10. technical

    technical stripey

    Unlike Brixton, there appears to be work going on behind the hoardings. Or at least there were people in there yesterday afternoon
     
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  11. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    The new ticket hall is huge. I've forgotten where the plans posted earlier on here are to see what else is going in to it.

    in other news - lots of Lambeth Living* stickers on bikes locked up in my blocks corridors and communal spaces; threatening to remove them by 23rd June. This is despite 2 years of Lambeth contracted builders working there, who would wedge open fire doors, broke lots of windows, leave piles of building refuse in fire exits etc.

    *who don't exist any more
     
  12. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Don't recall it being notorious or soulless in 2013 - there may have been the odd 'dodgy london geezer' but at least Fat Paul was still banned. The Herne Hill Stitch and Bitch group used to meet there quite happily.
     
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  13. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Does anyone know what the system is for getting tickets for the lido...is itvessy to get them in the morning and then not have to queue. Cheers.
     
  14. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Buy them online. go to front of queue, face wrath of faces...
     
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  15. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Can you do that?! Ok. Thanks
     
  16. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    I've got swim cards from over a year ago. Can't get through on the phone and can't see where to book online.
     
  17. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    The queue isn't very long atm but they've closed down half of the pool for some kind of maintenance work (they said painting but I don't see how that can be the case - also nothing at all is happening in the empty half) so the water is busy. If you just want to lounge you'll be okay but it's not good for a proper swim and there are people drilling.
     
  18. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    Queue is huge now and they're painting the white pool edge ahead of tomorrow's anniversary celebrations. I wouldn't bother today personally.
     
  19. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    what's going on tomorrow?! Do i need to go early to get a swim in?
     
  20. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    The Jaws screening was um, a little delayed the other night. Jaws soundtrack at 11.20 was interesting...
     
  21. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Other half was reopened by 2. Long queue.

    It's about £85 to buy a ticket from now to end October. Brilliant for me because I prefer to nip in and out for short visits.
     
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  22. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

  23. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    No, we'll go to WN leis I think. Thanks for the updates though.
     
  24. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    I have full membership because I swim more or less daily before work but there are days when it's very crowded that I avoid it and I would certainly avoid it if I had to queue.
     
  25. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    no worries.
     
  26. Maggot

    Maggot .

    A friend of mine, who many of you have met is organising a series of inflatable races at the Lido tomorrow as part of the 80th anniversary celebrations. Starts at 11.
     
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  27. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Shakespeare was fun today. I cannot imagine the amount of barbecue food will be eaten.
     
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  28. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    I was there from about 4 but didn't see you! Food was great.
     
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  29. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

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    Maharani Just like Heaven

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