'Old school London' tips
Replies: 19 - Last Post: Nov 5, 2012 2:37 AM Last Post By: pinchaque
Oct 29, 2012 7:41 AM
'Old school London' tipsHi, have started a London blog aimed at telling people about the authentic, unspoilt, old school bits of London (markets, streets, shops etc) that are slowly dying out or being gentrified.
Hopefully will be useful for the odd tourist (and even Londoner) looking to see something different but wondered if any thorntree posters had any suggestions for things to feature. Have a good amount of stuff in the pipeline but new ideas would always be welcome.
Oct 29, 2012 12:47 PM
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Oct 30, 2012 1:54 AM
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Oct 30, 2012 5:51 AM
6Thanks for the nice comments.
Riverstar - thanks a lot. Cook's is definitely a good call, will try to head over in the next day or two. Wiltons looks good too, hadn't heard of it. I do like the George in Borough but for me it's a bit too touristy these days, mainly due to the number of people visiting Borough market so I feel it's lost some authenticity.
Barney - yes, intending to. Have a couple lined up but would love some suggestions. Sad thing is that so many have been gastro-fied that it's becoming harder to find the really 'old school' ones which used to be on every street corner.
Oct 30, 2012 7:07 AM
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Oct 30, 2012 10:59 AM
9Wilton's Music Hall, the gorgeous BlackFriars pub near St. Paul's, Henry the VIII's wine cellar, the nose in Admiralty Arch,
The Black Cat Tobacco Factory in Hampstead, Hampstead Heath Observatory, the lighthouse on Gray's Inn Road near King's Cross.....just a few spots this yank has discovered in countless trips to London. Great blog!
Oct 30, 2012 11:11 AM
10The Lamb on Lamb's Conduit Street. The Seven Stars on Carey Street. The Blue Posts on Berwick Street - one of the few remaining old-style Soho boozers.
And, not a pub but so worthy of inclusion if you haven't got it already, Bar Italia on Frith Street! I keep on expecting to see Elizabeth David at the counter checking proofs of "Italian Food". :)
Oct 30, 2012 11:15 AM
11Oh, and James Smith maybe, though I'll confess I've never been inside...
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Oct 31, 2012 1:34 AM
14Thanks very much, some brilliant tips there so lots to get to. Cook's pie and mash and Blue Posts on the list for this week as need a proper old school pub.
Love the umbrella shop too. For what is I suspect a similar vibe I headed to L Cornelissen & Son yesterday - incredible shop in Great Russell Street that's now featured.
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