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what's it like? Restaurants, pubs, chances of getting glassed etc.
There are a few nice restaurants around there but it's more of a residential area in my view.
I personally don't like it, it's like being on Oxford St. but without the reward of knowing you'll be buying something really cool to take home.
There's a large area of 'random' attacks that aren't anything of the sort and are down to the victim. Probably an unpopular point of view but when I was a student in Manchester there were a lot of muggings going around but you could also generally tell the people who were going to get mugged.
for avoiding trouble o' Theoness?
You tell the tales of a man who likes trouble.
But seriously, I don't really know. Watch The Wire Season 2 and don't be like Ziggy? Don't be a bit of a cunt to people? Don't be loudmouthed and spill your drinks around people? Don't bump into people and then act like a gangster? Don't walk around like you don't know where you're going? Walk FAST don't dawdle?
last time i was down in Bethnal Green i saw a girl get spit in the face by a man. it was pretty rough.
she did hit him first though.
Restaurants: Pointless. Not answering this.
Pubs: It's the EAST END.
Chances of getting glassed: Depends how much of a wanker you are, init?
To be honest, I have nothing against it but it's not a 'great' area, it's just an area of London like most others. As well ask how Holloway is.
Probably only beaten by Caledonian Road. Probably.
That's about it. It's better than Stepney.
there's a nandos and some greasy spoons. pubs are mainly terrifying. depends what kinda food / pubs yr after, working mens club is supposed to be nice, the star is shit... all in all, it's nothing to write home about.
really want to eat there at some point
Not really any different to anywhere else in inner-city London
The Approach, The Florist, The Camel, The George, The Sun, THE THE. Stringray pizza is great too.
I concur with stealthy re the likelihood of getting glassed.
landlord bought a group of us a round of drinks the first time I went in there. What a nice man.
E2 = BEthnal Green
E3 = BOw
if you're a post office official:
Also, various parts of E1 definitely are Bethnal Green.
I didn't expect the boundaries to actually be on the postal districts.
Bethnal Green Road is one of the uglier streets in London. The Star of Bethnal Green is the only pub along there I actually like. Oh, and it it has Noodle King, the cheapest Chinese joint in the East End.
because everywhere else was showing the Derby.
They were using the big screen to show a Charlie Chaplin film. Pretensious cunts
That sounds ace! Ha. When I went to Retro Bar once I was told to shush... the reason? Because they were showing Twin Peaks!
I've never once finished a plate in Noodle King. That's what you call value.
Easy for me to get to work.
I've lived there a year and a half and I haven't eaten in a restaurant there unless Mr Cod counts
on Roman Road. Looks rough, but the food is hype
fuck, BG rules
i guess that's off the cards :(
but every evening I walk by I really want to go in
Proper east end boozer. You may get glassed in there if they can pry the glass from the bar, which may not have been cleaned for some years.
never felt scared or anything. dunno why Theo thinks it's like Oxford Street. it couldn't be more different.
i really like The Salmon & Ball on the corner by the tube, it's pretty awesome. there are quite a few nice pubs around the place. some good Cafs, *some* cute shops, walking distance to Liverpool st, shoreditch, there's the childhood museum which is awesome, and York Hall which is cool, Victoria Park, Mr. Cod, there's a Greggs too. :)
the toys are cool. and you can go on rocking horses.
and the exhibit at the moment of Quentin Blake is good!
despite their promise of £1 pints at 11 am
And the DJ was playing Rocking in the Free World.
They have a jukebox with My Bloody Valentine on it.
Nice Guinness too.
Really unfriendly pub. When I was in there with Houman a couple of years ago his Iranian looks didn't seem to go down at all well either: for such a multi-cultural area it seemed a very 'white' pub...
when I went to a gallery there.
and this rape alley.
im glad rape alleys can be found all over london
a branch of Indecent Assault Avenue?