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MotownGal

MotownGal Report 8 Jul 2013 18:10

Anyone been to the Herb Garden next to Kenwood House. It is very pleasant to sit there on a warm afternoon, the smell is amazing.

Bobtanian

Bobtanian Report 9 Jul 2013 18:53

Well,
dunno

if our resident pearly queen is interested, but



http://cockneyheritagetrust.com/cockney-heritage-festival/

MotownGal

MotownGal Report 9 Jul 2013 20:03

Cor strike a light guvnor!

I aint never, not never seen nuffink like it, not never, not alf!

I might even shlep along the old frog and toad just to get a butchers at it!

#doffs me cap#

MotownGal

MotownGal Report 5 Sep 2013 22:21

Open House 21st-22nd September, 2013

Buildings usually closed to the general public, are opening their doors.

All buildings are listed on the website Open Doors. Most entrance on a first come, first served basis.

Just the ticket for the Keyhole Kates amongst us.

:-) :-)

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 5 Sep 2013 22:39

When your feet are sore and your head spinning from the hard work of being a tourist I have spent many happy hours in the following, all of which have a good slice of London one way or the other. The last is my "local".

The Grapes 76 Narrow Street, Limehouse, London E14 8BP
Prospect of Whitby 57 Wapping Wall, London, Greater London E1W 3SH
The Dickens Marble QuaySt Katharines Way London E1W 1UH ( good food, old Thames barges )
The Blind Beggar Pub 337 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1BU ( nr GRu offices and also location of Kray bros being v norty)
The Tarmon 270 Caledonian Road, London, N1 1BA

MotownGal

MotownGal Report 6 Sep 2013 09:06

If I pass the Tarmon will you be propping up the bar Rollo, or sitting sedately holding a lemonade?

:-)

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 6 Sep 2013 10:13

You are more likely to find me with a pint of Guinness and a snooker cue.

The Tarmon is not really a kiddies and lemonade sort of place. Grown ups only.
I took my mother in once and she asked for a pot of tea. Sensational. After I got it put about that her father was from Dublin everybody calmed down.

They have recently decided to let some light in but that is just to make it easier to read "Sporting Life" and "The Irish Post".

MotownGal

MotownGal Report 6 Sep 2013 13:50

Correct me if I am wrong Rollo, but is it the one on the corner, just a cough and a spit from where our former Illustrious Leader lived with his lady wife and sprogs?

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 6 Sep 2013 14:41

Yes, 200 yards tops.

MotownGal

MotownGal Report 6 Sep 2013 18:34

I thought so! Yes I do know the public house. Cos I is an Islington gel.

Changing the subject, there is to be a festival on the Thames for the next 10 days. Sideshows, singing, displays and the like. Get down there!