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#31 armadillo

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:15 PM

There are loads of nice places in the Cut. Since you have said many time that you avoid the West End, I'd be interested to know where you do enjoy spending the evening, Epi

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:33 PM

View PostEpicoene, on 21 March 2013 - 11:49 AM, said:

Yes, that's another one, but it is not a counter-argument just to keep comparing it with areas that are equally bad - it is poor in absolute terms, not just relative terms. Lynette normally cites the Barbican in this regard but that area is a gastronomic paradise compared with Swiss Cottage.
Can't remember mentioning the Barbican so suspect a wind up Epi, but I hate the Barbican full stop.

#33 Epicoene

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:07 AM

View Postarmadillo, on 21 March 2013 - 12:15 PM, said:

There are loads of nice places in the Cut. Since you have said many time that you avoid the West End, I'd be interested to know where you do enjoy spending the evening, Epi

Well, to name a few theatres in better areas than Swiss Cottage: Barbican, Almeida, Greenwich, Orange Tree, Lyric Hammersmith, Jermyn Street, Roundhouse, threesixty, Print Room, Donmar, BAC, Kingston, Royal Court, Tricycle ... that's without even thinking about it.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 09:57 AM

Recent BBC4 tv documentary Heritage! The Battle for Britain's Past Episode 1 told how Octavia Hill, co-founder of the National Trust, was unsuccessful in her campaign to protect Swiss Cottage Fields from urban development, although she succeeded in protecting Hampstead Heath. I get shivers down my spine from places like Swiss Cottage where only remnants of the past remain. I can't cope with the City of London for that same reason. Soho House in Handsworth is well worth a visit in this context.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:02 AM

View PostEpicoene, on 22 March 2013 - 09:07 AM, said:

Well, to name a few theatres in better areas than Swiss Cottage: Barbican, Almeida, Greenwich, Orange Tree, Lyric Hammersmith, Jermyn Street, Roundhouse, threesixty, Print Room, Donmar, BAC, Kingston, Royal Court, Tricycle ... that's without even thinking about it.
   Many  of those have far fewer reasonably priced eateries nearby than Swiss Cottage. I certainly concur with Lynette about the ghastliness of the Barbican.

#36 Epicoene

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:21 PM

View Postarmadillo, on 22 March 2013 - 11:02 AM, said:

Many  of those have far fewer reasonably priced eateries nearby than Swiss Cottage. I certainly concur with Lynette about the ghastliness of the Barbican.

Where did I say I was looking for something "reasonably priced" ?

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 01:45 PM

View PostEpicoene, on 22 March 2013 - 01:21 PM, said:

Where did I say I was looking for something "reasonably priced" ?
And even if you were, you'd find them in all those places.

View PostEpicoene, on 22 March 2013 - 01:21 PM, said:

threesixty

Is that there all the time, then?

View PostHonoured Guest, on 22 March 2013 - 09:57 AM, said:

I get shivers down my spine from places like Swiss Cottage where only remnants of the past remain. I can't cope with the City of London for that same reason.
Bad shivers then. But don't you therefore get those shivers in most places you ever go to?

And wherever anything of the past remains, aren't they always, by definition, remnants?
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 03:32 PM

Yes wasn't it interesting about Swiss Cottage Fields? I was sad to see what could have been but then most of what we now call London was fields once and the area round The Old Vic was renowned for brothels. So there you go: you win some and you lose some.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:47 PM

View PostEpicoene, on 22 March 2013 - 01:21 PM, said:

Where did I say I was looking for something "reasonably priced" ?
  Tell us what price bracket you refuse to go below and we will find you somewhere to eat in Waterloo or Swiss Cottage.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:26 PM

About 100 for two excluding drinks.




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