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Picture of Light Bar at St Martins Lane (closed), West End, London

Light Bar at St Martins Lane (closed), West End (Bar / Hotel)
“A very bright and capacious lobby could quite happily pass as an art gallery, but to the back, a small doorway, guarded by an impeccably presented door hostess leads to an inspiring experiment in light...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 10 Nov 09}

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The Kensington Bar & Kitchen (closed), Kensington (Bar / Restaurant)
“Literally minutes from Olympia Exhibition Centre, the Kensington Bar & Kitchen is nestled in a residential area next to Olympia Station (Russell Gardens side). The bar is spacious inside with a cafe-esque...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 06 Feb 09}

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Sosho Match (closed), Shoreditch (Bar / Club)
“The third in the series, Match is slowly becoming a chain, but thankfully without the chain bar image. The 'Sosho' half of the title is an attempt at rebranding the area of Shoreditch, which has become...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 22 Apr 08}

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Chakalaka (closed), Putney (Restaurant)
“Passing along the Upper Richmond Road you may be forgiven for thinking you’re on Safari as Chakalaka’s façade, a striking zebra exterior stands out amongst the other eateries and pubs in this part of Putney....”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 27 Jul 07}

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Masala Zone Earls Court, Kensington (Bar / Restaurant)
“Masala Zone has a confident facade with a large open window pane allowing potential customers a good view of not only how busy the restaurant looks but also an over the shoulder peep of the open kitchen...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 01 Nov 06}

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The Waterside, Fulham (Bar / Restaurant)
“For a new venue recently opened in the modern Imperial Wharf, The Riverside is suitably refined. Situated on the Thames, the 'pub' has some of the best river views in London and with an extensive alfresco...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 03 Oct 06}

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Shikara (closed), Fitzrovia (Restaurant)
“If you want a restaurant that impresses you with its flamboyant decor and fancy extras you shouldn't read on. If on the other hand you want a restaurant that is simple, clean and comfortable in appearance,...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 28 Sep 06}

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Bank Aldwych Restaurant & Bar (closed), City of London (Bar / Restaurant)
“Bank Aldwych Restaurant & Bar ceased trading in July 2007. Established in 1996, Bank Aldwych was the first of the Bank Restaurants to open. Set in the heart of theatreland and five minutes walk from...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 25 Apr 06}

Flanagans of Battersea, Battersea (Bar)
“How often is it these days that you walk into a London pub where "what you see is is exactly what you get"? Think about it for a minute ..... not often. Sadly a bit of a rarity over recent years as many...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 12 Mar 06}

Bridge House, Maida Vale & St Johns Wood (Bar)
“Bridge House sits plum in the middle of a beautiful area of London - picturesque Little Venice. Only a short walk away from Royal Oak, Warwick Avenue & Paddington tube stations. It was built in the...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 20 Jan 06}

The Maid of Muswell, Muswell Hill & Hornsey (Bar)
“No longer an Old Maid, the Maid of Muswell has reopened with a chic new look (and younger looking sign) that is bound to attract new admirers. She also knows the way to a man (and woman’s) heart and as...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 16 May 05}

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Corks Wine Bar (closed), Mayfair (Bar / Club)
“In case you haven’t heard Brazil is back in fashion (not sure if it ever went out?) so if you fancy a typical Brazilian night but can’t afford the time or money to travel 6,000 miles across the Atlantic...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 15 Mar 05}

Brixtonian Havana Club (closed), Brixton (Bar / Club)
Now Closed Down what looks like a bit of a dodgy alleyway behind Brixton Station, through a gate and up some stairs and you'll be transported into Brixton's Cuban hideaway. Surprisingly there...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 23 Jan 05}

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Hansom Cab Grill Room & Oyster Bar, Kensington (Restaurant)
“Overdosed on Gastro Pubs? Feel the whole Gastro movement is now passé? I’m there with you, well… I was until I visited the Hansom Cab recently. A renovated Victorian Pub; this is clearly how it should...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 19 Nov 04}

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Grand Union (closed), Notting Hill (Bar)
“The Grand Union is a restored Victorian pub that offers a little bit more than your usual London Gastro Pub offering. With its comfortably ragged interior the pub has somehow successfully created a personality...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 14 Nov 04}

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Garlic & Shots, Soho (Bar / Restaurant)
“Garlic and Shots in Soho is a Rock & Roll bar, Swedish style. Though not, unfortunately some of you may think, brimmed full of our Swedish friends. In the heart of Soho, just off Old Compton St, this...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 10 Oct 04}

Opal Champagne Lounge, Kensington (Bar)
“Situated under L'Etranger on Gloucester Road, Opal is a late night club for those wishing to extend their evening out in Kensington. Low...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 05 Oct 04}

The Bricklayers Arms (closed), City of London (Bar)
“One of the originals - The Bricklayers Arms has been at the centre of Shoreditch drinking for many years. Attracting a true mix of clientele from your arty bohemian local loft dwellers, to builders working...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 27 Sep 04}

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Duke of York, Maida Vale & St Johns Wood (Bar / Restaurant)
“Definitely not the kind of venue in the mould you’d expect with the ‘Duke of York’ as its name. This is a Bar & Restaurant with a very strong Moroccan theme running through both the décor and the food...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 26 Sep 04}

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The Toucan, Soho (Bar / Restaurant)
“For almost 50 years (from 1935 to 1982) the Toucan was synonymous with advertising Guinness stout and many collectables such as postcards and models with Guinness toucans on may be found. The Toucan,...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 25 Sep 04}

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The Southern Cross, Fulham (Bar)
“The Southern Cross is another pub servicing the needs of the more affluent antipodeans that live in this area of London. ”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 23 Sep 04}

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Blue Bar, Knightsbridge (Bar / Hotel)
“Elegance is the theme running through the Blue Bar, with a light blue décor, quality cocktails and well trained staff.”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 21 Sep 04}

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Zakudia Bar & Food (closed), Borough & Southwark (Bar / Restaurant)
“Just a stone’s throw from the Tate Modern, next to Southwark Bridge on London’s South Bank and one of London's top scenic restaurants - The Times and Squaremeal, Zakudia is cleverly designed to allow every...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 21 Sep 04}

One Paradise Road, Richmond & Kew (Bar / Restaurant)
“How many times have you been out in Richmond and headed down to one of the heaving pubs and bars on the river front and spent the night knocking elbows, having beer spilt over you and having to put up...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 20 Sep 04}

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The Salutation, Hammersmith (Bar)
“The Salutation is another pub in London that hasn't much attraction unless the sun is out - then it's grab your pint from the bar and head straight to one of the best beer gardens Hammersmith has to offer.”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 19 Sep 04}

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Abacus (closed), City of London (Bar / Restaurant / Club)
“Abacus is a Bar in the heart of the city of London that provides pretty much everything you’d want. Open from 12 till late (midnight mon-wed, 2am thurs-frid), Abacus has 3 bars and a club stretching over...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 16 Sep 04}

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Shakespeare's Head, Soho (Bar)
“A pub that looks like it hasn’t made much effort in a while and to be fair it doesn’t need to with the position it’s in. On the infamous Carnaby Street and only minutes away from Oxford Circus, the Shakespeare’s...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 16 Sep 04}

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Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Soho (Bar / Restaurant / Club)
“The name Ronnie Scott has been synonymous with the London Jazz scene for many years. Inspired by visits to New York’s vibrant Jazz clubs of the 50’s, Ronnie set his heart on bringing the electric atmosphere...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 15 Sep 04}

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Digress Bar (closed), Soho (Bar)
“A late night Bar in the heart of Soho, Digress is divided between two levels. The lounge style main bar on the ground floor has plenty of seating with some private areas. The Moroccan themed downstairs...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 30 Aug 04}

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Fabric, Clerkenwell (Bar)
“Fabric is one of the top clubs in London. Situated underground in trendy Clerkenwell (used to be a Victorian meat cellar back in the day) Fabric has one of the most impressive sound systems in London,...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 29 Aug 04}

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The Plough Inn, Ealing (Bar)
“The Plough Inn is a nice enough Fuller's pub that has a history going back a couple of hundred years. One of the most appealing aspects of this pub is the beer garden that conduces you to stay and sip...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 19 Aug 04}

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The Queens Arms, Kensington (Bar)
“Always popular with students from the local Imperial College, especially when the college bars close during the afternoon, the Queens Arms is hidden away down Queens Gate Mews, just off Queens Gate and...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 02 Aug 04}

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Old Ship (closed), Hammersmith (Bar / Restaurant)
“Possibly one of the best-positioned pubs in West London, the Old Ship is perfect for watching the sun setting over the Thames and off course the infamous ‘Oxford & Cambridge boat race’. The pub has...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 27 Jul 04}

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Essence Bar (closed), Clerkenwell (Bar / Club)
“Essence is an undeniably stylish bar in the undeniably trendy area of Clerkenwell. Large windows framing the street provide the backdrop for the seating areas. The first, upstairs, comprises bar stools,...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 24 Jun 04}

Callaghans Irish Bar (closed), Soho (Bar)
Closed at the beginning of 2007. Callaghans Irish Bar is in the lobby of Regent Palace Hotel, just off Piccadilly Circus, down Glasshouse Street. Popular with those staying in the hotel above...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 21 Jun 04}

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The Barley Mow, Marylebone (Bar)
“Things have changed immensely since punters first visited this traditional pub back in 1791 – believe it or not the Barley Mow used to be a farmers pub in a rural part of London. Still, the village pub...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 26 May 04}

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Red, Soho (Bar / Restaurant)
“Walking down Kingly Street, Bar Red looks almost brothel like with its sultry red interior glowing out the upstairs windows. Style Bar in nature, Bar Red has excellent service from attractive staff in...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 25 May 04}

The White Swan, Twickenham (Bar)
“The White Swan is a very small but lovely traditional pub on the river Thames in Twickenham, within easy reach of Richmond. On a glorious summers day we set off from the Roebuck...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 25 May 04}

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Cat's Back, Wandsworth (Bar)
“The Cat's Back is quite simply a gem of a pub. Refusing to sell out to developers, it stands alone surrounded by modern flats, situated just off the Putney Bridge Road and tantalizingly close to the river....”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 14 May 04}

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The Calf, Clapham (Bar)
“The Calf has successfully enlarged the "Clapham Cool" area into this previously quiet part of London. Fairly near the happening Sun,...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 07 Apr 04}

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The Drunken Monkey (closed), Shoreditch (Bar / Restaurant)
“Where can we start with the Drunken Monkey? Well first off homage must be dished out to the person who came out with the name, what a cracker for a bar. It kinda invokes a drinking venue with an oriental...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 05 Apr 04}

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The Halfway House, Barnes & Sheen (Bar)
“Traditional small local boozer for those living in this part of London. Very friendly and attentive bar staff, cosy atmosphere and fantastic live jazz oozing out on a Wednesday evening. If you live in...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 25 Mar 04}

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The Roebuck, Richmond & Kew (Bar)
“What a top little pub in this part of West London the Roebuck is. Situated on top of Richmond Hill, a few minutes walk away from the park the Roebuck has an totally awesome view over the Thames and West...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 15 Feb 04}

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The Bridge Pub & Dining Room, Hammersmith (Bar / Restaurant)
“What a transformation The Bridge has had. Before the refit at the end of 2002 this was the kind of pub you'd probably want to avoid, even though it's well positioned on the south side of Hammersmith Bridge. If...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 12 Feb 04}

SW9 Bar Cafe, Brixton (Bar)
“A deserted and somewhat dubious Brixton back street is the setting for this oasis of summertime sups. A busy cafe restaurant during the day, at night it transforms into an easy going Caribbean retreat...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 05 Jan 04}

Fettler & Firkin, Paddington (Bar)
“With a a very attractive facade next to a mews the Fettler & Firkin is definitely not a 'destination venue'. But.... if you're in the Paddington area waiting for a train you couldn't go to far wrong popping...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 01 Oct 03}

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The Red Lion, Barnes & Sheen (Bar / Restaurant)
“Following the trend set by The Sun and The Bridge, The Red Lion is yet another pub in the Barnes vicinity that's had a complete make-over, transforming itself from a staunch honest local into a 'gastro-pub'....”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 26 Sep 03}

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De Hems, West End (Bar)
“Down a small side street linking Shaftesbury Avenue to Gerrard Street in China Town, De Hems is unsurprisingly, if you know any, Dutch. It was apparently taken over by a Dutch sailor in the early part...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 16 Sep 03}

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The Plough, Barnes & Sheen (Bar / Restaurant / Hotel)
“A lovely traditional pub, The Plough Inn is tucked away in amongst the residential area of East Sheen. With Richmond park a stones throw away it's a perfect pub to pop in after a day of fresh air. That's...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 01 Sep 03}

The Couch Bar and Eating House (closed), Soho (Bar)
“A ‘Retox Here’ sign sitting outside The Couch Bar & Eating House beckons the passerby into this relaxed, unassuming modern pub and restaurant just off Oxford Street. And retox is exactly what it does....”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 09 Jul 03}

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Boheme Kitchen & Bar (BKB) (closed), Soho (Bar / Restaurant)
“Just opposite Mama Mia on Old Compton street in Soho is ‘Boheme kitchen and bar’, a simply great place to chill with a cocktail on a busy Friday night or with a light meal and wine on a Sunday afternoon....”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 08 Jul 03}

The Trout (closed), Hammersmith (Bar)
“At the east end of the shopping centre in Hammersmith Broadway, going towards the Fulham Palace Road, The Old Trout is most busy when there's some sporting event on the box or on a sunny afternoon. Not...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 18 Jun 03}

Ad Lib (closed), Chelsea (Bar / Restaurant)
“Situated bang in the middle of Fulham Road, Ad Lib is directly opposite the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Along with other venues down the Fulham Road, reaching Ad Lib is not the easiest as tube stations...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 07 Apr 03}

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Milk & Honey, Soho (Bar)
“Rule number one: you have to book ahead, no matter who you are. This ensures a totally democratic door policy in which celebrity carries no weight, and it also prevents overcrowding. The other rules set...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 17 Feb 03}

The Bailey, Angel & Islington (Bar)
“The Bailey, situated on Holloway Road between Highbury and Islington tube and Holloway Road tube, is a relaxed establishment, with locals, after-work drinkers, students and trendies mixing freely from...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 23 Jan 03}

The Old Monk (closed), City of London (Bar)
“Bar that acts as a secretary-friendly old boy’s club. Managing director’s red noses punctuate a sea of pinstripe, and male bellows fight for significance in what is a noisy drinking arena. Busiest time...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 17 Jan 03}

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The Tottenham, Soho (Bar)
“Right opposite the entrance to Tottenham Court Road tube station on Oxford Street, the apptly named Tottenham is a perfect place to meet up with mates before moving on to somewhere else. The Tottenham...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 17 Jan 03}

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The Coopers Arms, Chelsea (Bar)
“Occupying a quiet corner site in Chelsea's affluent back streets, this civilised Victorian pub is part of Charles Gotto's small gastro-pub empire, which includes the Ship and the Alma in Wandsworth (see...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 16 Jan 03}

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The Rutland, Hammersmith (Bar)
“Sharing the riverside pavement with The Blue Anchor, The Rutland edges it's neighbour on the size front. With more seating inside and a larger bar, this is generally the slightly more popular of the two,...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 14 Jan 03}

Hop Poles, Hammersmith (Bar)
“The Hop Poles is pretty much the best place in Hammersmith to watch the footie as there's a big screen and loads of smaller telly's spread around the spacious pub. The only bar that could maybe rival...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 14 Jan 03}

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The Blue Anchor, Hammersmith (Bar)
“The Blue Anchor is a more traditional pub than it's next door rival The Rutland. Situated on the river, with a great view of Hammersmith Bridge, it's a perfect location for the closing stages of the 'boat...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 14 Jan 03}

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The Crown, West End (Bar)
“A pub in the traditoinal sense. On the roundabout of the 'seven dials' The Crown often caters for those thespians that tred the boards of the local theatres in this neck of West London. Rather small...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 10 Jan 03}

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The Hereford Arms, Kensington (Bar)
“Almost a countryside feel to The Hereford, with benches on the outside and a low doorway leading into the low lit pub. Nearly always busy, but with ample seating there's often somewhere you can find to...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 08 Dec 02}

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The Zetland Arms, Kensington (Bar)
“Standard pub in the Kensington area. Nothing special or out of the ordinary with The Zetland other than exactly that. In an area where most venues try to cater for the local affluence this pub stays...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 02 Dec 02}

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The Drayton Arms, Kensington (Bar)
“The Drayton Arms, on the Old Brompton Road, in between Earls Court and Gloucester road tube stations and five minutes from the Fulham Road, is a slightly up beat version of the now ubiquitous gastro pub....”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 28 Nov 02}

Pitcher & Piano, Fulham (Bar)
“Hardest thing to decide with this pub and all the others of them down this part of the Fulham Road is where the nearest tube is? Kinda out on the limb, there isn’t an obvious choice – a bus ride may be...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 20 Nov 02}

The Blue Posts, Soho (Bar)
“Small and unimposing bar, on the fringes of Soho and just behind Carnaby St. Often filled with office workers, shoppers and tourists during the day, this bar would be pretty sweet to put with a few mates...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 20 Nov 02}

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The Argyll Arms, Soho (Bar)
“Located just off Oxford Street, this pub is usually full of tourists so is a great place to try out those chat up lines you're just too embarassed to use on english speakers. With satellite on offer,...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 20 Nov 02}

The Stanhope, Kensington (Bar)
“The Stanhope is virtually directly opposite Gloucester Road Tube station, though that may well be the only positive thing we have to say about this pub - there is absolutely nothing exceptional about it. Pseudo...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 18 Nov 02}

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The Mayflower, Canada Water & Rotherhithe (Bar / Restaurant)
“This is how they used to make ‘em before the days of piped music, big screen TV and er, electricity. Dating from the 17th century, the Mayflower has been one of the most visited pubs south of the river...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 06 Nov 02}

The Abbaye, Clerkenwell (Bar / Restaurant)
“The Abbaye is a place ideal for those who love beer and mussels, who know their stuff, and like a vast menu selection. It also caters for those that like fine food and drink and are willing to pay that...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 05 Nov 02}

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Doggett's Coat & Badge, South Bank & Bankside (Bar)
“A large pub with three storeys, the Doggett’s Coat & Badge is right next to Blackfriars Bridge on the Southbank. Heavily boosted by the close proximity of the Tate Modern and National Film Theatre, the...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 04 Oct 02}

Stamfords Wine Bar & Restaurant, South Bank & Bankside (Bar)
“A gem of a place tucked away from the river, you wouldn’t even know Stamfords wine Bar existed unless you work nearby or were lucky enough to be drawn in by the tempting board on the rivers walkway. Very...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 04 Oct 02}

Frog & Forget Me Not (closed), Clapham (Bar)
““Forget me not, if only I could forget this one” – anonymous quote. On entering this pub, you’re immediately struck by the expense laid out on the décor – very little, you could almost say the inside...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 19 Sep 02}

Prince of Wales (The) (POW), Clapham (Bar)
“With bright POW neon blue lights leading you to these premises you’d maybe expect to find the Prince of Wales all glittery and new age stylish inside. You’ll be flabbergasted by what you’ll find. The owner...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 19 Sep 02}

The Sun, Clapham (Bar)
“Located in the square of Clapham Old Town, the Sun has got that groovy cool Claphamest feel about it. With a large beer garden and a second floor providing sofas and a bar, this pub caters for all those...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 19 Sep 02}

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Bread and Roses, Clapham (Bar)
“Slightly off the beaten track, hidden down one of Clapham’s Residential streets, the Bread and Roses caters for the more chilled locals and theatre goers in this part of South London. An unexpected...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 13 Sep 02}

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The Coach And Horses, Soho (Bar)
“A bar purely for the locals, the decor hasn't been changed since football last came home. Very cheap sandwiches are on offer as well as £2 pints between 11 and 4.”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 10 Sep 02}

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The Knights Templar, City of London (Bar)
“Immediate reaction on entering the Knights Templar is the huge difference in the customers compared to what one would normally find in a typical Weatherspoons pub. Whether it was the close proximity to...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 27 Aug 02}

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The George, Soho (Bar)
“A traditional name for a fairly traditional pub. Small, air-conditioned and much like many pubs in this area. Honest drinking for those not wanting to get caught up in the Soho cool. Very light with...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 20 Aug 02}

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The Blue Posts, Soho (Bar)
“We're looking at a small pub tucked away in central London with a blooming facade. Half the flowers from Kew Gardens covering almost the entire face including, most usefully, the name of the pub. On...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 20 Aug 02}

George IV, City of London (Bar)
“A traditional old English pub that's been taken over by a chain with the subsequent drink promotion posters hanging off the wooden structure above the bar and fruit/game machines flashing irritatingly...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 16 Aug 02}

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Essex Serpent, West End (Bar)
“Small boozer situated down King Street just off Covent Garden Market. Nothing flash, stylish or special about The Essex Serpent, but then this is perhaps the appeal of this pub. Not a huge area on the...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 14 Jul 02}

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Embassy, Angel & Islington (Bar / Club)
“Set in the rougher, but far cooler south side of Islington and hidden away from the townie stretch of Upper Street, Embassy is a loud and hip joint full of trendy North Londoners in search of a club like...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 20 Dec 00}

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Cubana, Waterloo (Bar / Restaurant)
“A corner location near to the rear exit of Waterloo Station is a secret hideaway for the local business people, who want to steer clear of the gastro-pub creations of the big brewers. A statue of the Virgin...”
Paul Caffell, Fluid London reviewer 20 Dec 00}

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The Last Drop, Old Town (Bar)
“Quite a touristy pub, but good enough, with a traditional feel and wide selection of ales.”
Atmosphere: Value: Quality:
paulc, london 27 Nov 10

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Elephant & Castle, Kensington (Bar)
“Great traditional pub on the back streets of Kensington. Busy on a Thursday night and only £2.60 for a pint of Doom! Can't get much better than that in London these days....”
Atmosphere: Value: Quality:
James, London 12 Mar 10

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Locale, Fulham (Bar / Restaurant)
“I love Locale! It's always busy and has a great atmosphere, the food is tasty and the service is good. It may be slightly more than average pub prices but then it's not a pub!”
Atmosphere: Value: Quality:
mel, London 11 Mar 10

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Guide to quality French restaurants in London that you can book a table. 13/07/2009
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Japanese cuisine - Guide to eating out in London

Japanese cuisine - Guide to eating out in London
Eat out at the Best London Restaurants serving Japanese cuisine 09/06/2009
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B3 designers scoop top prizes in restaurant and bar design accolades

B3 designers scoop top prizes in restaurant and bar design accolades
Carbon Bar wins Best Bar in UK, with Babel & Le Gavroche winning more awards... 16/05/2009
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Italian restaurants - Guide to the best London has to offer

Italian restaurants - Guide to the best London has to offer
Eat out at the Best London Restaurants serving Italian cuisine 14/05/2009
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Spanish Restaurants in London

Spanish Restaurants in London
Celebrate Spanish National Day (12th October) at a London restaurant 08/10/2008
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Mexican restaurants in London

Mexican restaurants in London
Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and delicious cuisine in the best Mexican restaurants in London 04/09/2008
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Restaurants & Bars Around Notting Hill

Restaurants & Bars Around Notting Hill
A brief guide to restaurants & bars around Notting Hill 19/08/2008
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Guide to the best London Cocktail Bars
Cocktail Bars in London 02/07/2008
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Wimbledon - Pubs, Bars & Restaurants
Guide to Pubs, Bars & Restaurants in and around Wimbledon 27/06/2008
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Pubs & Bars with the Best Beer Gardens in London
The sun is shinning and the summer feels like its only just round the corner......... 24/05/2008
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Guide to the Best Bars & Pubs around London's Theatres
Guide to the Best Pubs & Bars around London’s Theatres 22/05/2008
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Where to go for a drink around London's Lido's & Outdoor Swimming Pools
With London weather heating up over the summer months there's nothing better than going to one of the quality Lido's and outdoor swimming pools in London, and afterwards enjoying a cool pint in one of the many pubs & bars. Information below. 12/05/2008
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Pubs & Restaurants for St Georges Day London
Guide to the best English pubs & bars in London... 02/04/2008
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Celebrate Thai New Year at some of London's Best Thai Restaurants
For a quality guide to Thai Restaurants in London read on... 02/04/2008
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