London Journals

Boozers and restaurants in London

A travel journal to London by dangaroo

Quote: A collection of pub and restaurant reviews from the capital.

The Montague Arms

Attraction | "No Pirates Here!"

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The Montague Arms is a pub in New Cross, just a few minutes walk away from both Peckham train station and New Cross tube station. The pub itself is quite special, from the outside they have signs inviting coach parties. Inside you discover a dark yet colourful in its own way pirate ship pub! Nautical equipment galore and elderly dears in unique nautical clothing who look like sailors from a bygone age.The price of a pint is about 3 quid and the Sunday Roast (5/6/7 quid depending on the contents and the size) is delicious. The bar staff may look old but their certainly not old-fashioned (although they are certainly generous, friendly and well mannered) for this place holds numerous live con...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 18, 2008

Enterprise

Attraction | "Nice Watering Hole!"

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The Enterprise is a pub in Camden, relatively close to Chalk Farm tube stop. From the outside the deisgn looks rather modern, almost bank or building societyish - inside though, a cosy more or less traditional looking pub with a literary theme throughout awaits, the place was quite busy when I visited (a Sunday tea time) though definitely not packed.A Staffordshire Bull Terrier seemed to be charming the guests by merely being there (that's what alcohol does!), the range of beers was pretty good - about 12 on tap from what I counted and my particular favourite was the crystal clear crisp Sagres which cost about 3 quid (not 100% sure, I wasn't paying!)The pub is cosy and has a st...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 18, 2008

Enterprise
35 Walton Street
London, England SW3 2HU
+44 20 7584 3148

The Ice Wharf

Attraction | "Nice Place to Chill!"

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The Ice Wharf is a pleasant pub at Camden Lock, the pub overlooks the lock itself and is part of the Lloyds No.1 group which in turn is part of the J.D. Wetherspoons change but is kind of a bit more upmarket and therefore also a little bit more expensive. Maybe in this once slightly different area, it is sad to see chains popping up but the area is a major tourist attraction and it was always bound to happen.The building itself is also pretty ugly, the inside is exactly what you would expect from a modern pub, a large bar with a lot of different drinks available, plenty toilets, plenty plasma screens and comfortable furnishings.Although it was mid November when I visited this p...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 18, 2008

The Ice Wharf
Camden Wharf, 28 Jamestown Road
Camden Town, London NW1 7BY
+44 20 74283770

Muang Thai

Restaurant | "The Toilet Was the Best Thing!"

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Whilst in London, a few weeks ago I was craving a curry and having walked from Little Venice to Camden and then had quite a few beers in the pub - it seemed too far to head to Brick Lane, so I reluctantly settled for some Thai food.Muang Thai is easily found on the right side of the road if travelling between Camden market and Chalk Lane, the prices are reasonable. There is a choice of Thai or Indian beer and the food tends to be very much coconut based. The décor is quite nice and the staff albeit shy (not a superb quality in a waitress!) were helpful enough.A meal should come to about 7 pounds, 10 including a beer. Whilst it's not going to break the bank, I actually thought t...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on December 18, 2008

Pyrotechnics Arms

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Attraction | "A Twisted Fire Starter!"

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The Pyrotechnics Arms is a pub in Nunhead Green in London, just a short walk to my mates house in Peckham this is what he can class as his local. Gaining it's name of Pyrotechnics Arms for being on the site of an old firework factory - it's a relatively small boozer with two rooms surrounding a pub and a seperate slightly chav busy pool table room as well as a little beer garden outside.We were barely through the doors and yet to order when being offered cocaine and ecstasy, most probably a result of me having long hair! A quick view of the child-filled smokey pub room left little to be desired but this pub was in fact a friendly family pub where there is little trouble and cheap beer.. at...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 20, 2009

Pyrotechnics Arms
39 Nunhead Green
London SE15 3QF
+44 020 76399391