I'm maverick from Oxford. I've been Qyping since 20-09-2007
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230 Cowley Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 1UH
Fantastic Indian food. Award winning, exceptional curry. This is my favourite curry restaurant in Oxford. Make sure you book (or dine early) this place is obviously packed out most nights of the week.
15 St. Clements Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 1AB
Formerly Club Latino, Clementine's is popular with the Oxford Brookes crowd (particularly on Friday nights). Unfortunately it's the DBI lot (Daddy Bought It). Lot's of pashmina scarves, dyed blonde hair and talk of summering in Tuscany. The bouncers here are hard work and the drinks are overpriced for what it is.
On a positive note - "Panic" the uni indie music society meet here, so it can be good for gigs/music.
63 Botley Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 0BS
A great place for bike repairs in Oxford. If you are a student, you're bound to need new inner tubing, a sturdy lock or a new helmet every now and again. The guys in here are really friendly and really local. Great advice and they never try and push you into buying something. If your repair is really, really simple (eg. tightening a few bolts) i bet you they don't charge you. All in all, a must know place for cyclists in Oxford.
29 St Martins Lane, London WC2N 4ER
I've always thought "the chandos" is a bit of an odd name. Sounds a bit like a cheezy nightclub on Kefalonia. I don't really know where the name comes from, but what i do know is that they do cheap beer and it's only a stones throw from Trafalgar Square. Like every Sam Smith's pub, the beer gives you ridiculous hang overs. I guess that's the price you pay for cheap man in the box lager.
157 Charing X Road, London W1D 2DH
Awesome live venue. I've been to about 4 or 5 gigs at the Astoria and I have never had a bad experience. Centrally located, friendly staff, great acoustics and loads of good bars & pubs for boozing after the gig!
Jackdaw Lane Iffley Road, Iffley Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX4 1EQ
You can't help but be proud of Iffley Road sports centre. This facility is brilliant. I love going down here to watch rugby games and i've been thinking about joining the gym for ages.... I'll get round to it one day! Historic and state-of-the-art, this is one of Oxford's sporting treasures.
77a Charterhouse Street, Finsbury, London EC1M 6HJ
Pretty awesome club in Farringdon. If you haven't heard of Fabric and you live in London, where have you been!? Great music, lots of space, good crowd and caters for all tastes on a bunch of different nights. Probably the best club in London.
19-21 Notting Hill Gate, Bayswater, London W11 3JQ
Good value for money mexican food. This isn't hardcore mexican food (it's a mix of mexican, burgers, ribs etc.) but it's a nice place to eat on a weekend. The novelty of being allowed to wear a sombrero while you eat will never wear off in my book. Excellent cocktail list, must not authentic mexicana.
Queen Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1NZ
Hmmmm...... The westgate centre. A real eye sore in central Oxford. It really is amazing how such a disgusting building with cruddy high street shops can be built in Oxford's historical core. I think Bill Bryson sums it up pretty well when he says -
"What wort of mad seizure was it that gripped the city's planners, architects, and college authorities in the 1960s and 1970s? ... Just look at the Merton College Wardens' Quarters – which is not by any means the worst building in the city. What a remarkable series of improbabilities were necessary to its construction. First, some architect had to design it, had to wander through a city steeped in eight hundred years of architectural tradition, and with great care conceive of a structure that looked like a toaster with windows. Then a committee of finely educated minds at Merton had to show the most extraordinary indifference to their responsibilities to posterity and say to themselves, 'You know, we've been putting up handsome buildings since 1264; let's have an ugly one for a change.' Then the planning authorities had to say, Well, why not? Plenty worse elsewhere.' Then the whole of the city – students, dons, shopkeepers, office workers, members of the Oxford Preservation Trust – had to acquiesce and not kick up a fuss. Multiply this by, say, two hundred or three hundred or four hundred and you have modern Oxford. And you tell me that it is one of the most beautiful, well-preserved cities in the world? I'm afraid not. It is a beautiful city that has been treated with gross indifference and lamentable incompetence for far too long, and every living person in Oxford should feel a little bit ashamed."
I think Bill takes it a bit too far here, but i bet he was standing outside the Westgate Centre when this rant manifested itself.
Victoria Arcade, Victoria, London SW1E 5LB
Busy, busy, busy, busy, busy. That's all i can say. You really don't want to get caught in rush hour at Victoria station. Londoners tend to turn the entire station into a sweaty scrummage after 5pm on weekdays. It's just a case of too many people trying to get through too small a space. Hard to find a solution really other than build a bigger station and make it more efficient. Like Moonrising, I agree, having to pay for the toilets here is pretty ridiculous. Ok, i'm sure it keeps the tramps out, but i really can't be bothered to fish around my pockets for 20p when i'm bursting for a wee!
In Victoria stations defence, they have a great selection of fast food places (including Krispy Kreme's), the trains 'tend' to run on time a bit better these days AND the Gatwick Express is brilliant. London to Gatwickin about 35 mins. Brilliant.
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