freshlyroasted

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London, United Kingdom
Joined Oct 2010
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45 Loved Places

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  • Bear's Den Beaubourg, Paris
  • Cafe Beaubourg Beaubourg, Paris
  • Friendly Society Soho, London
  • The King's Arms Soho, London
  • Bar Wotever (at Royal Vauxhall Tavern) Vauxhall, London
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    freshlyroasted reviewed Union Chapel 1 year ago
    Loves it

    Daylight Music
    Daylight Music - brilliant eclectic gigs in an unusual venue - we took a chance and saw three amazing acts - and on a Saturday afternoon - which is such a nice time for music

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    freshlyroasted reviewed Ottolenghi (Islington) 1 year ago
    Hates it

    Quite nice - but definitely not worth waiting in line for - as we had to - there are plenty of others in Upper Street at least as good

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    freshlyroasted reviewed Borough Market 1 year ago
    Hates it

    crowded and expensive
    don't go here if you want to shop - crowds of tourists taking selfies in front of the stall mean you won't even get near the produce unless you go very early

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    freshlyroasted reviewed Wigmore Hall Over a year ago
    Loves it

    a great little hall
    brilliant acoustics - clientele is mostly elderly Jewish couples and gay men - a great audience - no coughing of phones - you could hear a pin drop

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    freshlyroasted reviewed Ironmonger Row Baths Over a year ago
    Hates it

    Things aint what they used to be
    This used to be great gay friendly but mixed old fashioned turkish bath. Then it closed for more than two years and has come back as an expensive and rather nasty spa-type joint. They have put up tasteful new tiles. You must wear swimming costume - who ever heard of that in a turkish bath? - and the customers are not allowed to give each other a schmeiss in the time honoured way of central European steam baths. (A schmeiss is a massage with soap either with the hands or a rafia brush). The rather nice mix of people - that cut across class and race boundaries - no longer go there, just aspirational posers. A great venue has been ruined with too much public money.

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    freshlyroasted reviewed The Fox Theater Over a year ago
    Loves it

    twice monthly tours
    The twice monthly guided tours are well worth it. Details on the website. Two hours and never a dull moment. There is a cinema organ recital and demonstration of the lighting effects in the auditorium. They don't built cinemas like this any more...

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    freshlyroasted reviewed The Lakes Over a year ago
    Loves it

    In summer The Lakes
    In summer months the swimming baths close but the civic baths administration (BBB) website gives details of the 20 more more natural lakes for swimming. These vary from more organised with lidos, cafes and changing rooms to hidden away natural wooded enclaves. Most welcomes naturism (FKK in german) and many gay as well as str8 sunbathers and swimmers. This is the way meet Berliners. The BBB website gives details of the water quality, updated daily.

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    freshlyroasted reviewed Bear's Den Over a year ago
    Loves it

    lots of gorgeous young men with beards
    lots of gorgeous young men with beards

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    freshlyroasted reviewed Dalston Superstore Over a year ago
    Loves it

    lots of gorgeous young men with beards
    lots of gorgeous young men with beards

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    freshlyroasted reviewed Queens Head Over a year ago
    Loves it

    a really nice gay local
    str8 - ish lunchtimes, more gay as the day goes on. This is a real pub not trying to be anything other than what it is. Worth seeking out in its cute little backstreet.

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    freshlyroasted reviewed Dulwich Picture Gallery Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Worth a train ride to Dulwich
    worth a train ride to Dulwich. set in the attractive urban 'Village' of Dulwich which doesnt feel like London at all. The first purpose built public art gallery in the world designed by Sir John Soane and copied the world over. Great pictures, brilliant touring shows and a classy little cafe

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    freshlyroasted reviewed Foyles Over a year ago
    Loves it

    the first and best
    The best bookshop in London, recently overhauled by younger members of the Foyle family who own it. The first floor cafe does great veggie fare and has regular free jazz early evenings.

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    freshlyroasted reviewed Westfield London Over a year ago
    Hates it

    huge and corporate
    If your idea of a good time is browsing all the high street chain retailers in one place you need to go there. There are lots of teenagers who think window-shopping is fun.

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    freshlyroasted reviewed The Grapes Over a year ago
    Loves it

    good beer and food
    Good beer and food. A nice change from the offer in so many gay establishments

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    freshlyroasted reviewed Friendly Society Over a year ago
    Loves it

    something different
    Something different from the usual off-the-peg gay bar look. A quiet and friendly place to relax in the afternoons. I like it.

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    freshlyroasted reviewed John Lewis Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Never Knowingly Undersold
    Its very middle of the road style wise. But this employee owned company's flagship store is, as their tagline says Never Knowingly Undersold. Always value for the basics.

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    freshlyroasted reviewed Abercrombie & Fitch Over a year ago
    Hates it

    one for the US tourists who are feeling homesick
    ONe for the US tourists who are feeling homesick

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    freshlyroasted reviewed The Modern Pantry Over a year ago
    Loves it

    Weekend Brunch to die for
    Modern British cooking (though this place is New Zealand owned) and brilliant. Not the cheapest eatery by well placed in an attractive part of town and very pleasant rooms.

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    freshlyroasted reviewed YMCA Indian Student Hostel Over a year ago
    Loves it

    a real canteen
    The word canteen comes from the Indian and this is the real thing. Excellent value.

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    freshlyroasted reviewed Commercial Tavern Over a year ago
    Loves it

    semi gay semi str8
    semi gay semi str8 - my sort of place

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    freshlyroasted reviewed The George & Dragon (Shoreditch) Over a year ago
    Loves it

    not for scene types
    this is not for gay scene types - which is why i like it - a mate didn't think it was a gay bar at all until two guys started kissing - a bit crowded later

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    freshlyroasted reviewed Hard Rock Cafe London Over a year ago
    Hates it

    why do people go here?
    Why do people go here - mediocre food and the atmosphere dead. One for the package tourists who think this is Swinging London

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    freshlyroasted reviewed Gay's The Word Over a year ago
    Loves it

    a real treasure
    its been there since the 1970s and has a fab stock of gay literature. The staff were helpful when I couldn't remember the titie of the book I was looking for - and they had it in stock too.

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    freshlyroasted reviewed Westminster Abbey Over a year ago
    Loves it

    magnificnet
    we went to the Sunday morning eucharist - what a treat. music of the highest quality and architecture to match. There were people of all nationalities.

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    freshlyroasted reviewed Portsea Over a year ago
    Loves it

    small but great massage
    it is small but the good point is the qualified masseurs. There are always two on duty and the prices are reasonable. They are not rent boys but real masseurs who will chill your body and balance your mind