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Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL
I probably don’t really need to review this place, as it’s so well known. So you can just treat it as a public declaration I guess. I love museums overall (they are my football/chocolate/ fill in your addictive obsession) but with the V&A only a lovely walk through Battersea Park it has a special place in my heart. Perhaps it’s the variety of the collection, perhaps it’s the beautifully designed (relatively new) wing, its wonderful cafe or great exhibitions. Oh well, let’s just say, all those things together make a rather good weekend trip any time of the year!
4-20 North Street, Clapham, London SW4 0HG
The 3 stars are not because the club isn’t good – i.e. the teachers of the exercise classes are good, the pool clean and gym ok. But you really do pay and arm and a leg for it all – to the extend that you can have the same (and more – if you don’t care about towels) at the newly opened Clapham Leisure Centre for literally half of the monthly cost.
333 Old Street, London EC1V 9LE
I was here to see a gig (which in itself was fab!), the place itself however (I was in the bottom cellar bar) left me rather underwhelmed. Dingy (but not in a bohemian way), beers really, really expensive and yes even downstairs it would have to be rather busy to fill it up enough for it to feel like a proper club.
87 Rectory Grove, Clapham, London SW4 0DR
This place used to be our local, before someone gave it the ‘piano and pitcher’ make-over recently, which in my opinion (sorry) has left it rather cold and soulless. The snack menu has become identical to The Sun around the corner, I already thought it was owned by the same people, but this doesn’t really make sense people – give us a bit of choice (different place, different menu please).
If on a Sunday afternoon you’re looking for a roast, I’m sure it’s still worth popping in here.
But with London being a cold, rainy and windy place most of the time – I’ll be looking for a cosier place to put my feet up in the future.
(picture is of the old look – I’ll update with new pic soon)
68 Clapham Manor Road, Clapham, London SW4 6DZ
Sunday afternoon is the time to go and hang out in this place – live Jazz (and other types of music) come you way – and all for free! It was a bit deserted when we were there, which seemed a pity. But it also means that if you’re looking for a seat in a pub in busy Clapham, then this place is worth checking out. It’s got a bit of an art centre foyer feeling (so you might love or hate that kind of thing). At the back a large separate room where football games are shown (not my cup of tea) but because of the split in areas you can take a mixed group of people here and they will all end up happy.
6 Porchester Gardens, Whiteleys, Bayswater, London W2 4DB
Even though I had a fab time with the people i was with, and I enjoyed the actual bowling (catapulted me straight back to childhood those bowling lanes). I somehow found the place lacking atmosphere, it felt more like an American chain /theme park than a cool hang out place – which it so easily could be with a bit more personal effort, and less uniform commercial tat ( but then again, I’m more of a ‘home-made’ look person – so it could be right up your alley if you hate that kind of thing ;-)
55-57 The Pavement, Clapham Old Town, London SW4 0JQ
I went here for tea recently, lovely Moroccan mint tea for 2, which was the real deal, tasty and plenty to go round for 2. I can’t comment on the food as didn’t have any, even though the plates I saw next to me looked really nice. Cakes seemed rather pricey to me (even for London standards), but then again for a treat once in a while perhaps worth checking out.
67 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 4QH
I wish I could give 6 stars, as this private club deserves it. If you like that shabby chic thing where you feel like you’re somehow in another period (of time) and life is good, sexy and glamorous in an arty-Soho-way, then this is the place for you. You need to be a member to get in (only by recommendation) or tag along with a friend who got their hands on membership (you guess which one applies here ;-)). Once in, it’s going to be hard to get off that lush Moroccan/Victorian bed/couch thingy ever again.
87 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7AB
I can’t fault this place, I’ve received gift vouchers for this shop several times and when I go in, well….kid and sweet shop comes to mind. Gorgeous vintage dresses, handbags, gloves, hats, jewellery…and yes even vintage ceramics, magazines, radio’s. You name it. It’s not really a ‘second-hand shop’ it really is more at the vintage end (so prices match the quality of the items you find here). Even if you’re not looking for something, worth visiting just as a London Saturday afternoon ‘destination’.
76 Venn Street, Clapham, London SW4 0AT
I was given a membership as a present recently and it I must say, it’s a great gift. not only do you get some free tickets as part of it you also gain a set of discounts at local restaurants. So grabbing an art house cinema film (as well as block busters, but personally I would go to a bigger screen cinema for those) was never so easy. Personally I avoid matinee weekend screenings as they can be cramped and noisy (but I’m a bit picky in terms of noise levels in cinema, so you might find it’s actually the ‘atmosphere’ you’re looking for).
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