New London Journals

My Little Corner of the World

A travel journal to New London by starrygirl1212

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Quote: Reluctantly, when my parents got divorced I was dragged from the city I loved so dearly (who doesn't heart NY), to the quiet small town of New London, NH. However, years later with substantial traveling under my belt, I don't mind the small town as much as I first did.
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In a town without anything that even resembles a franchise (Subway left about a year ago), you are in for a treat at this quaint small town Bakery. I have been going to this Bagel shop for nearly 10 years, despite the fact that for one of those years, I worked next door at the rival coffee shop and another year right down the road. Located in front of the Middle School, it brings back memories of illegally heading over after school, then reentering school property (shocking!) before Field Hockey practice and Drama rehearsals. Like most New London cafes, the menu features items all named after local landmarks. All generously priced (where else can you get a sandwich for $5 on bread you kn...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 5, 2006

Wildberry Bagel Company
217 Main Street
New London, New Hampshire 03257
(603) 526-2244

Jack's Coffee

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Restaurant

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There are two parts to the restaurant: the causal day cafe, and the more refined night-dining, the later for which you I recommend a reservation, especially during the summer. I have been working in the food industry for quite sometime, and I will tell you, there are things I've seen from the customer side of the counter that have caused me to never go back. General rule: if it's not clean on your side, it's not clean on there side. Jack's coffee is as ship-shape behind the cute wooden counter as it is in front of it. I worked here for some time, quite some time ago, but the establishment is so warm and friendly that I always tell people to stop by, and my younger sister worked there for...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 5, 2006

Jack's Coffee
207 Main Street
New London, New Hampshire 03257
(603) 526-8003

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Set into a colonial-era barn, the New London Barn Playhouse is a charming summer stock theatre. With two levels and no bad seats, I first started attending the theatre as an usher while in Junior High. The payment for the position was any vacant seat at that nights performance. After years now of seeing shows, becoming good friends with the production staff and even working with them in other endeavors, I am always surprised how much they accomplish in one summer. The barn playhouse puts on six or so productions each summer, each with a 2 week run, with six runs a week. The productions are filled with theatre students from the best schools up and down the East Coast. The performance level is quit...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 5, 2006

New London Barn Playhouse
84 Main Street
New London, New Hampshire 03257
(603) 526-6710

Morgan Hill Bookstore

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Attraction

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Despite the lack of any large conglomerates, Morgan Hill Bookstore has everything one might need, and more than one might expect from a small town independent Bookstore. Rightfully putting out of business New London Books, this store made its way in this little town by offering to order any book for their customers, even if it was out-of-print or had to be bought is half-dozens. This store also celebrates its close proximity to the elementary and middle schools (just a few hundred feet behind) by promoting child literacy by creating a frequent-buyer plan for children, giving children a gift certificate after ten books that equals the value to the mean of their previous purchases. This wa...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 6, 2006

Morgan Hill Bookstore
253 Main Street
New London, New Hampshire 03257
(603) 526-5850

Vessels & Jewels

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Filling the space recently outgrown by Ellen's Interior, sandwiched between the best florist in town, Distinctive Floral Designs (see another entry) sharing a space with Tatewell Gallery, which is run by the Barn Playhouse folks (another entry), and Jack's Coffee (see my other entry), along with a pleasant view of one of my other favorite establishments, Wildberry Bagel Company (yet another entry), this convenient store space is wasted on this over-priced, though hippy-esque store.Run by a just-got-back-from-Woodstock couple, there isn't a single thing in this store I would purchase, and as a high fan of the arts and crafts, that is saying a lot.To my knowledge, previous to Vessels & Jewels appea...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on May 6, 2006

Vessels & Jewels
207 Main Street
New London, New Hampshire 03257
(603) 526-8902

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starrygirl1212

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