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Post by JimmyMcGrory on Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:33 am

anyone to anything exciting lined up? I've splashed out £9 a ticket to see the Screaming Females in Glasgow. planning Rosanne Cash (because she's the spawn of Johnny), The Charlatans & Primal Scream

I could also go and see Demi Lavato when I'm in London this summer, she's got an arse chin that Kirk Douglas himself would admire & her real ones even better. I'll need to pass though


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Post by test on Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:49 pm

Never heard of the first two and they’re paying you to see the second two, right?
Nine pounds is cheap though, that’s almost back to Britpop prices.

You know they have electric candle light and very few sheep in London? I don’t think you’ll like it, James.

With Mrs M’s interest in art you could treat her to a trip to White Cube Bermondsey, if there’s a decent exhibition when you visit. It’s nice wandering around Bermondsey too, but full of Hipsters.

http://whitecube.com/

You could also visit Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery, it’s a great space and thankfully exhibits none of his shit works:

https://www.newportstreetgallery.com/

And just across the river (well a 20 minute walk) is Tate Britain, which is magnificent.

I expect lots of photos.

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Post by JimmyMcGrory on Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:12 pm

I'm not too fussed for primal Scream but quite looking forward to the Charlatans crown.

As for when we hit London I'm heading for the National War Museum. Have to take the chance as I've not spent more than 12 hours at a time in london in my entire life & I'll probably not return. I don't like big cities, especially ones full of geezers

I'll take hunners of photos but as per I'll not bother my arse uploading more than half a dozen Very Happy

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Post by test on Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:11 am

London is the love of my life, so beautiful. I’m poncing about there again on Saturday.

Here are some things to see and do that I’ve sent to people who’ve asked previously:

The best advice I can give is eschew The Tube, walk as much as possible, then you’ll stumble across things of interest. I walk 11 miles or more when I’m there, but understand this isn’t for everyone.
Have a destination in mind though, don’t just walk aimlessly.

Westminster Cathedral:
It’s free to enter and they have no problems with photos. The best thing is you can ascend the tower, it costs 4 or 6 quid (can’t recall) and the views are worth the fee.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/2UkZPq5Wh8U2

Westminster Cathedral: http://www.westminstercathedral.org.uk/

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The Albert:
A few yards down the road on the corner of Victoria Street and Buckingham Gate is The Albert, a lovely Victorian pub externally, but I’ve not been in.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/t4ix3HBr9UN2

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The Blackfriar:
I have been inside the Blackfriar pub on Queen Victoria Street. Two pints and a packet of crisps cost me £11 (in 2016), the interior is great, mind.
“When the interior was remodelled, multi-coloured marble was installed, along with mosaics, copper reliefs of jolly-looking monks, and decorative touches such as the elaborate fire-basket with goblin ends. The monks are shown singing carols, collecting fish and eels for their meatless days, and so on. One is just about to boil an egg. An extension to the main saloon is lined with marble and alabaster with more copper reliefs and mosaics, and mottoes such as "Haste is Slow" and "Industry is All."

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/vwNsYYcsCew

The Blackfriar: https://www.nicholsonspubs.co.uk/restaurants/london/theblackfriarblackfriarslondon

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One New Change:
The rooftop garden is free and offers elevated views.
I tend to avoid The City if possible, the venal atmosphere clings to you, and only visit for Sculpture in The City, but you’re probably not as precious as me.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/bQGy1Daq3ss

One New Change: https://onenewchange.com/roof-terrace

Sculpture in The City: https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/visit-the-city/art-architecture/sculpture-in-the-city/Pages/default.aspx

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The Beach:
If it’s low tide, it’s nice to walk on the south bank “beach” between Lambeth Bridge and Vauxhall bridge.
There are also long riverside walks on both banks.
Nearly all the bridges are worth taking time over.
Don’t miss the excellent Art Deco embankment lights.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/WS1DU3EPKAp

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Battersea Park:
Battersea Park is nice to wander round with a few sculptures and Battersea itself is very hip, it reminds me of Partick in Glasgow, where they’ve now shut Velvet Elvis, no one asked me. I loved the white Victorian tiles, in there.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/xiLyrtppbws

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Battersea Power Station:
Battersea Power Station is probably London’s most beautiful structure. Designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, who also designed the classic red telephone box and Bankside Power Station, which is now the tourist infested Tate Modern.
Battersea is currently being desecrated by capitalist cunts.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/pP8iPmqc8ez

Battersea Power Station Desecration: https://batterseapowerstation.co.uk/

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The Elephant and Castle:
It’s worth going to see what they’re doing at The Elephant and Castle, it’s undergoing a £3 Billion regeneration. They’re knocking up a hideous new skyscraper called One The Elephant close to the lovely Strata SE1.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/2EzfB2izDDu

£3 Billion Plan Halted: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/plan-for-3bn-makeover-of-elephant-and-castle-roundabout-halted-a3746181.html

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Let me know if you need anymore information, or have an area you particularly want to visit.

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Post by JimmyMcGrory on Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:19 am

Cheers crown, I'll have a right gander through this when I get a minute. Well be walking everywhere, Mrs m doesn't like undergrounds which suits me fine TBH. You do see much more on the hoof

For that very reason we're staying near Tower Bridge, I wanted to be central and in the old city. See us Heelanders can survive in terrains not just made up of heather and peat you know Very Happy

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Post by test on Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:05 am

Don't know the Tower Bridge area, James, which hotel you staying in?

There was no joy in London at the weekend, the bitterly cold weather saw to that, but I’m not one to complain.....much, so here are a few more things that may interest you. I’ll probably add to this list as and when.

Holborn Viaduct:
Should really be a little garish for my austere tastes, but I’m partial. The best bits however are the gatehouse stairs linking the A40 and Farringdon Street, they have tiles and I love Victorian tiles.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/z3B8iq2P2zw

Holborn Viaduct: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holborn_Viaduct

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One New Change is on the route to White Cube so I called in to visit the rooftop terrace. The lift was broken but a most polite, young security guard said “I can take you up to the roof via the service elevator if you like”. Of course I liked, I’m always keen to look behind the curtain.
He was a lovely lad, unfortunately the other security guards were rude cunts, especially the one on the terrace who wanted to know how I’d ascended when the lift was broken. He claimed to be worried because 2 people had recently tried to jump. He wasn’t that worried because he soon fucked off back to his heater and didn’t give me another thought as I gambolled about the deserted terrace camera in hand, pretending I knew what I was doing.

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Imperial War Museum:
I often pass it traversing from White Cube to Newport Street Galley, so called in as you mentioned it. It’s not really my thing, but there were lots of pretty women, almost as many as in art galleries.
It’s an impressive building, which was formerly a hospital. On the top level there’s an airy space to enjoy and look out at the cupola.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/53mYkNuKDqR2

Imperial War Museum: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_War_Museum

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St George’s Cathedral Cathedral:
Opposite the War Museum is St George’s Cathedral, where the beautiful limestone interior had me entranced, but I’m fucking weird and obsessed with ashlar stone, especially limestone.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/BnLHuk6yqBy

St George’s Cathedral Cathedral: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southwark_Cathedral

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Post by test on Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:18 pm

Someone mentioned The Odeon Cinema on Renfield Street yesterday and it reminded me of my wander to Putney Bridge.

Curzon Cinema:

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/92LNXrXy13U2

Curzon Cinema: http://www.curzoncinemas.com/chelsea/info

Forging south from Sloane Square and freed from familiarity senses sharpened and awareness increased. Things began to be noticed only for the second take to unfortunately disappoint, until 206 King’s Road was reached where sits the Curzon Cinema Chelsea, it’s very cool, retro canopy lending a nostalgic 1970s air to the street.

Opened in 1937 as the Gaumont Palace, a 2014 plan by landlords Cadogan Estates to redevelop 196-222 King’s Road, placed the Curzon in peril. Opposition to redevelopment and a campaign to save the cinema was mounted and amazingly Kensington and Chelsea council voted against Codogan Estates and the 770 seat cinema was reprieved.

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Chelsea Fire Station:

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/B1hgRQ3zH5F2

Chelsea Fire Sation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelsea_Fire_Station

Continuing along the King’s Road, one reaches at 264, Chelsea Fire Station. The red doors contrasting with the concrete on which the black sans serif font elegantly spells out Chelsea Fire Station, is a design of allurement.
The Fire Station, like the Curzon Cinema also came under threat in 2014 when it was the proposed site for a new Crossrail station, but plans to site the station have been moved two junctions south, to the intersection of Sydney Street and The King’s Road.

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Post by supermo on Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:40 am

Some excellent photos there, "test". And a few reminders that the city is being swamped with hideous modernity in places.

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Post by JimmyMcGrory on Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:45 am

FFS mate I'm not really sure where to begin with all these recs. I think we'll squeeze in the Tate, the imperial War Museum and maybe a show in our three days. The Tina Turner one is out of the question as I may riot at The Best, that leaves Wicked and the Bat out of Hell musical. Neither are my thing but hey ho, it's no my birthday

We're staying at a premier inn at Tower Bridge, dead central so that was the main reason for staying there. Our Paris hotel is posher though but still understated for drunken rampaging gingers, enough about Mrs M though as I like to keep a low profile Very Happy

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Post by test on Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:13 pm

supermo wrote:Some excellent photos there, "test". And a few reminders that the city is being swamped with hideous modernity in places.

Goodness, praise from dad. He’ll be posting me a Panny GH5 so my photos and videos from June’s trip to God’s Own City will be even better no doubt. He’s a sweetheart.

JimmyMcGrory wrote:FFS mate I'm not really sure where to begin with all these recs. I think we'll squeeze in the Tate, the imperial War Museum and maybe a show in our three days. The Tina Turner one is out of the question as I may riot at The Best, that leaves Wicked and the Bat out of Hell musical. Neither are my thing but hey ho, it's no my birthday

We're staying at a premier inn at Tower Bridge, dead central so that was the main reason for staying there. Our Paris hotel is posher though but still understated for drunken rampaging gingers, enough about Mrs M though as I like to keep a low profile Very Happy

The recs are just things around London you may find interesting if you’re in their vicinities, you’re not expected to visit all, or any, but give an idea of things to see other than the usual tourist sights.

Tate Modern or Tate Britain? Modern is usually very busy, but a little quieter on Friday and Saturday nights when it closes at 10pm.
Tate Britain is my favourite London Gallery and used to be almost deserted but it’s now become very popular, though thankfully not as busy as Modern.

Christ, take a hip flask if you’re going to a musical. I was forced to see Miss Saigon once, dearie me.

Your hotel rang a bell, I thought my brother stayed there last year but he frequented the Premier Inn Tower Bridge, so have no idea what the Travelodge is like, it looks quite new, mind.

Blimey, rampaging ging-herrs, will you be carrying your Claymores?

Methodist Central Hall:

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/xbdA26ER1nT2

Methodist Central Hall: https://methodist-central-hall.org.uk/services/history/

Being from good Methodist Stock it would be remiss not to mention Methodist Central Hall. It was built from donations (Million Guinea Fund) and I think everyone who donated received a certificate, I also think my auntie has my great grandfather’s certificate, I’ll try and remember to copy it next visit.

If you climb to the top tier of seating you can access the outer corridor where there are some nice views, you may need to take a box to stand on if you’re less than 6 feet tall as the windows are quite high.

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Post by JimmyMcGrory on Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:38 am

FFS man I said Premier Inn, don't be getting me confused because I'm quite likely to rock up at the wrong hotel and cause a stooshie Shocked Laughing

We'll be leaving the claymores at home, there's something about them being dangerous weapons these days. Especially in the hands of ginger giants, I've been six feet tall since I was 13

Travel plans have changed slightly, meeting up with my wifes cousin and his wife for an Indian and a few beers. The shows being ditched cheers cheers

Going to Brick lane wherever that is scratch Also fancy a wander round Whitechapel

PS Tate Britain, not so keen on that modernist pish

PPS You gotta pay to get in pale

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Post by test on Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:13 pm

Sorry, you did write Premier Inn, I’m a mong. Anyway, my brother says it’s nice, up to the standard of all the other Premier Inns.

I like the Premiere Inn on George Square and the receptionist liked that hat. Glaswegians have more taste than highland rogues.

Never visited Brick Lane, sorry. It has a famous market, famous for stolen bicycles.

Visited the Whitechapel Art Gallery once, but it was shut. That was a fucking long walk from King’s Cross for nothing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitechapel_Gallery

Here’s a picture of Whitechapel High Street from 2012 if that helps:

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Tate Britain is free bar the big exhibitions they run.

All the recs are free except Westminster Cathedral Tower, cathedral entrance is free.
While shooting a pan there the other week a security guard came up and told me to take off my hat. I refused to which he said, you have to, and I replied, I don’t and I’m not going to, and carried on filming, he walked off. What was he going to do, throw me out?
It may be deemed disrespectful to wear a hat in church, but I have no respect for religion so would be a hypocrite to follow conventions.

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Post by JimmyMcGrory on Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:08 am

FFS I thought that said free bar, I'd have spent my whole three days at the Tate Very Happy

I've got a bit of fascination with the Ripper, so wandering around Whitechapel would be nice

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Post by JimmyMcGrory on Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:25 am

Fuck it, tickets bought to see a musical legend



just need to find some cunt to tag along with me Laughing

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Post by test on Mon May 07, 2018 6:53 am

JimmyMcGrory wrote:FFS I thought that said free bar, I'd have spent my whole three days at the Tate Very Happy

I've got a bit of fascination with the Ripper, so wandering around Whitechapel would be nice

Drink is evil, James. Join me on the wagon and let Jesus enter your life.

I suppose everybody needs a hobby, but can’t help with your Ripper interest or Whitechapel.

Walked back to Kings Cross from White Cube via Tower Bridge this afternoon. Your hotel is nearer Peckham than Tower Bridge and Tower Bridge Road is far too busy to drive sheep along.

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Nah, it’s a 5 minute walk when you’ve crossed Tower Bridge. If you get lost you can just follow the Thames until you reach Tower Bridge.

While shooting some highly artistic footage of Tower Bridge today a tourist asked me to take his photo with the bridge in the background. I’m an artist not a snapshot provider for tourists, there’s no respect these days.

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Post by JimmyMcGrory on Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:56 am

Went to Whitechapel, a mile from the city but the neglect is palpable. Every street in the city has redevelopment going on

Nearly staggered into an EDL riot, I was quite keen for a neb but Mrs M wasn't up for it

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Post by supermo on Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:46 am

Just read this thread properly. Surely it's not legal for two gingers to wed?

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Post by test on Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:03 am

supermo wrote:Surely it's not legal for two gingers to wed?

One shouldn’t feed your out of control ego, but that had me laughing away to myself, very good, Mo.
The twine for belt gag was good too, ya senile old twat.

Ging-herr incest has obviously resulted in James being a useless cunt unable to post pictures of London or even tell us how he got on in the smoke.
Without images we’ll just have to assume these “trips” are but highland fantasies.

Visited Tate Modern yesterday and found when they opened the Blavatnik Building a viewing gallery had been installed. The views over the city are magnificent, you must visit when in town.
This view shows 22 Bishopgate under construction.

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The other week a guy stopped to talk to me while I was shooting a sculpture near 22 Bishopgate. He was working on the steelwork of the construction and showed me photos and videos from the top he'd taken on his phone, they were stunning.

While you’re at Tate Modern, pop into the “Magic Realism” exhibition, it’s very good and on until July 2019.

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