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London "No Go" Areas

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by 8den, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam 'He bloody well thinks he's staff!'

    Various unsavouries want to exploit incidents like yesterday for their unsavoury ends.

    Perfectly tasteful to mock their efforts.
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  2. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Oxford Circus on any other day.

    Last time I went there was a few years ago, just after work. I've been there loads of times and I don't know why it was different this time, but I just thought "nope, fuck this" and haven't been back.
  3. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam 'He bloody well thinks he's staff!'

    I was in Croydon today. SWP were there with their (latest?) front group.
  4. Sea Star

    Sea Star abandoned account, please demolish

    glad i went there yesterday then.
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  5. wtfftw

    wtfftw Well-Known Member

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  6. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    Leicester Square only to see the "When the Wind Blows" film, and I confess to seeing an Andrew Lloyd Webber thing, but it was because I had run out of clever ideas about a present for my boyfriend, so, after a book or two, gave up and bought tickets for "Phantom" many months in advance, and that is my excuse, and Bank because it was necessary every day for work.

    Is that OK? :confused:

    Hey, <hits self on head> why am I playing this game if is it a game of being a Londoner? Oh, because I'm messing about on internet so as to avoid doing constructive stuff. (Just for a change) :) Oh well.

    For your list - tourists probably go and look at Buckingham Palace quite a lot.
  7. Celyn

    Celyn Well-Known Member

    Insulted about being asked about the "cool places"?

    Huh! You just see how you feel when someone, coming out of a pub comedy gig, asks the way to the tube station, then, because we said "it's just up there straight along the road, really it is. We're going there, walk along with us", then says "look, could I ask you a question, because you are older and wiser ...?"

    Perhaps it was phrased so as not to be insulting (adding the "wiser" bit -HAH! - but it was saddening. :eek:
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  8. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    When I grow up I hope to be as achingly cool and progressive as you. Of course.
  9. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    No one is mocking the victims or the events of last night. The mockery is towards the bigots who want to depict London as a vast no go area for non-Muslims.
  10. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    The dinosaur museum at half term.
  11. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam 'He bloody well thinks he's staff!'


    No honestly, why are you being obnoxious?
  12. Ted Striker

    Ted Striker Foot's on the other hand

    Madam Tausauds.
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  13. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

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  14. Casually Red

    Casually Red tomorrow belongs to me

    Clapton scaffold
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  15. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins The shores of Blighty beckon...

    I was persuaded into Madame Tussaud's in Sydney recently....the shame. I can report that the models were actually shitter than I expected but that a modicum of fun was had.
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  16. Casually Red

    Casually Red tomorrow belongs to me

    Underneath mark Oaten
  17. Athos

    Athos Well-Known Member

    Don't bother defending the content of what you said; what you're really being judged on is your identity i.e. that you're not a Londoner (which is a dodgy nativist position).
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  18. Athos

    Athos Well-Known Member

    You have to be born in London to be a proper Londoner?
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  19. Edie

    Edie Well-Known Member

    Ironically, London is one of the only places you DON'T need to be born in to be from. Leeds, no chance. 15 years and I'm still not 'from' Leeds :D
  20. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I spent 22 years in London, 22 in Leeds. Still feel like more like a Londoner, even though I was born in Leeds
  21. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    Shoreditch High St on a Friday / Saturday. Full of loud obnoxious twats.
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    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Because it is in London. He's being a dick.
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  23. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    perhaps nogojones could tell about some of the auld nog o' areas, good pubs and the like.

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    The weirdest place in London is M&Ms world. You see all the tourists going there like it's some kind of attraction. It's just a giant American sweet shop that only sells one kind of sweet. What's that all about?
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  25. isvicthere?

    isvicthere? a.k.a. floppybollocks

    Standing on the left on a tube escalator.
  27. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

    The tall , red, metal twisty thing in olympic park.

    Eta and olympic park.
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  28. eoin_k

    eoin_k Lawyer's fees, beetroot and music Enforced Holiday

    Despite my initial reluctance, the olympic park is growing on me: you can find kingfishers and dragonflies there, it has great playgrounds including a giant tree house, it provides off-road access from Hackney to the lea valley, there's a velodrome and a full-size swimming pool. Even the urban development includes things that people need like shops, clinics and train stations. Despite everything that is wrong with the gentrification of east London, at least the legacy of Blairite regeneration has created urban spaces that feel liveable compared to some of the Thatcherite experiments along the river (Wapping-Canary Wharf).:oops:

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  29. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    Was arguing with an American nut job who said that slough was a no gone zone. :hmm:
  30. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Well, I'd wouldn't be seen dead there....
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