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Published: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:50:34 +0100

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Re: Empty Delancey buildings in E&C

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:50:34 +0100

According to today's Standard the 'Get Living London' rents will start at £410 a week (£21k a year).



Re: Iconic bright yellow DUKWs

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:54:07 +0100

Should have said one properly painted at IWM would be good



Re: Iconic bright yellow DUKWs

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 17:52:07 +0100

I have always been a bit doubtful. They are very unstable. I used to holiday at Westward Ho in the 50s. There was a camp of DUKWs there. I guess one capsized once a week, admittedly going out into surf. You would never see me in one



Re: Brilliant idea borough market

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:32:12 +0100

I think it's a great idea, and agree that drinking fountains should be spread across London.

My home town (Rome), is full of drinking fountains, and now a new model has been introduced that dispenses both still and sparkling water. These free fountains also have charging points for mobile phones and incorporate a compactor bin for used plastic bottles.

[img]http://www.puntarellarossa.it/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/case-dellacqua.jpg[/img]



Re: Iconic bright yellow DUKWs

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:21:17 +0100

[quote Stevenw]. Imagine having a pub on wheels go past your window 8 times a day![/quote]

I do... I can hear the muppets who hire those things from a mile away.



Re: Iconic bright yellow DUKWs

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:51:36 +0100

[quote Jules62][quote eDWaRD WooDWaRD]Well, looks like this Londoner is out of touch with his fellow Londoners...[/quote]

No need to beat yourself up about it: not everyone can be expected to know the important role these vehicles played in WWII.

This is exactly why I would like the War Museum to acquire one or two from Duck Tours, and restore them to their former (definitively not yellow) glory.

Here is an example of one that is in its original condition:

[img]https://i.imgsafe.org/cb/cb8e2a1e16.jpeg[/img][/quote]

Oh. it's nothing to do with WW2. NOw you mention it though I find it particularly sad that such vehicles are then painted yellow with ducks on them to ferry tourists around.



Brilliant idea - Borough Market

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:50:30 +0100

The new waterfountains are an excellent idea. We should roll them out all across london. I suspect it would save huge quantities of plastic if you knew that free water was always available.


http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/9368



Re: Iconic bright yellow DUKWs

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:47:30 +0100

I think they're pretty tacky too - much prefer them in green though. As you said, there are worse examples of trashy tourism, both the pubs on wheels and the rip off cycle rickshaws seem to serve absolutely no purpose other than to clog the road and irritate those living on the routes. Imagine having a pub on wheels go past your window 8 times a day!



Re: Garden Bridge

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:17:15 +0100

Absolutely! We keep being reminded we're a very obese nation so this is a grand opportunity to have a pedestrian and cycle bridge - oh to be car-free every day!



Re: Iconic bright yellow DUKWs

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:06:50 +0100

[quote eDWaRD WooDWaRD]Well, looks like this Londoner is out of touch with his fellow Londoners...[/quote]

No need to beat yourself up about it: not everyone can be expected to know the important role these vehicles played in WWII.

This is exactly why I would like the War Museum to acquire one or two from Duck Tours, and restore them to their former (definitively not yellow) glory.

Here is an example of one that is in its original condition:

[img]https://i.imgsafe.org/cb/cb8e2a1e16.jpeg[/img]



Re: Iconic bright yellow DUKWs

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:11:30 +0100

Well, looks like this Londoner is out of touch with his fellow Londoners...



Re: Iconic bright yellow DUKWs

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:10:56 +0100

I like the DUWKs very much, a fantastic vehicle, imbued with history, and a sure way to bring a smile to the face of any child (and many adults too) lucky enough to ride on one when it enters the water.

As for the Duck Tours, they are a fun and exciting way for visitors and Londoners alike to view the capital from the river: a good alternative to the usual boat rides.

If the company can't secure a viable alternative river entry point, I hope they give the Imperial War Museum first dibs on buying a few of these, since they where used in quite a few historical military operations during WWII.



Re: Garden Bridge

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 20:01:36 +0100

I still believe that a good location for a pedestrianized garden bridge would be at Blackfriars: the pillars are already there, so most of the construction cost has already been made (back in the 19th century!).

[center][img]https://i.imgsafe.org/c7/c7f69a0374.jpeg[/img][/center]



Re: Filming Bermondsey Street 04.03.16

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:55:36 +0100

[quote MzFitz]Had a leaflet through the door warning/advising of filming tomorrow, Friday 4 March 2016, in Bermondsey Street. Right opposite my office they are "Frenching up" the premises opposite 63 Bermondsey Street.

Final Portrait, Geoffrey Rush, Stanley Tucchi, Arnie Hammer, Tony Shalhoub - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4494718/

I may wear a beret![/quote]

Only if you show up with a bicycle, wearing a striped Breton jersey. carrying a French loaf and a string of onions...

[img]https://i.imgsafe.org/c7/c7df9a5598.jpeg[/img]



Re: Iconic bright yellow DUKWs

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:15:31 +0100

I'll miss them....

...they're a great way to score an extra point when you're walking across Lambeth Bridge, playing "Yellow car!"

(I also try for an extra extra point by claiming "Yellow boat!" for the boat-pub in front of the Fire Service building.)



Re: Garden Bridge

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:46:22 +0100

and now we can get behind a scheme for a bridge that is actually needed!

[url]https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/08/forget-londons-lost-garden-bridge-bring-on-nine-elms-to-pimlico/[/url]



Re: Iconic bright yellow DUKWs

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:13:31 +0100

Personally I think they're really tacky. I've got friends who work on them though so it's not good news for us. They were told ages ago that the slipway would close. The reason given was nothing to do with the sewer. It was about making MI6 less vulnerable to a terrorist attack.



Re: Iconic bright yellow DUKWs

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:10:11 +0100

Took my niece and nephew, down from Yorkshire, on this last year and they thought it was the best thing ever. Shame they're going.



Re: Iconic bright yellow DUKWs

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:00:21 +0100

The fire brigade and RNLI certainly won't miss them!



Iconic bright yellow DUKWs

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:38:58 +0100

Everything is called iconic these days, isn't it. Are those pubs on wheels iconic as well now?

"Tourists worldwide and Londoners will surely miss our [url=http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/9366]iconic bright yellow DUKWs[/url] travelling around town."

Not this Londoner...



Re: Filming Bermondsey Street 04.03.16

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:32:17 +0100

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUhUmbsjKVA

At 9 seconds on this trailer you can see the gorgeous Armie Hammer walking through the alley entrance. I've added a couple of my photos to the London SE1 twitter post dated today.



Re: Queen's Buildings, Scovell Road

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:24:16 +0100

Sorry campwell think spell check strikes again .



Re: Filming Bermondsey Street 04.03.16

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:55:01 +0100

Worth noting that the film is now on general release - anyone seen if the Bermondsey Street scenes made the final cut?



Re: Maplin OKR

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:27:24 +0100

[quote legz_eleven]Unfortunately, my suggestion would be because everything they sold could be found for substantially less money online. Their products were extortionate, and this early closure was predicted by my husband the moment their signs went up 18 months ago.
[/quote]

Yep. I went in there looking for a HDMI to VGA cable or adaptor. Forty quid they wanted. Available online, instantly searchable on my phone while I was standing in the shop, for between a fiver and a tenner. I needed one, but not urgently enough to pay 400%.



Re: One Tower Bridge retail

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:41:37 +0100

'By Chloe' vegan restaurant rumoured to be coming to One Tower Bridge

http://www.bighospitality.co.uk/Venues/By-Chloe-vegan-restaurant-London



Re: Queen's Buildings, Scovell Road

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:55:18 +0100

Hi David I remember the proctors , the hothfield latters gave me so much grief when I was at school . I've seen the world on action DVD ( thanks to Sandra ) I think my mum would remember more names and faces from the programme . Can't say I remember Micky Campbell . Nice hear from you .



Re: Maplin OKR

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:26:04 +0100

Unfortunately, my suggestion would be because everything they sold could be found for substantially less money online. Their products were extortionate, and this early closure was predicted by my husband the moment their signs went up 18 months ago.

That said - i was hoping for something more exciting than a Carpet Right to replace it....



Re: Castle leisure centre - rule change

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:22:00 +0100

easiest thing would be to just require a deposit on equipment, fully refunded when the equipment was.



Re: Tibits - anyone been yet?

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:25:14 +0100

I enjoyed my meal there as did my two friends. There's a buffet of hot dishes and salads of various kinds and a few types of breads. Beer and soft drinks, coffee and tea. You load up your plate and they weigh it. You pay by the weight of your dish plus drinks which are priced. Ambience is on the practical side. Tasty and moderately expensive.



Maplin OKR

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:11:25 +0100

Does anyone know why/when Maplin on Old Kent Road closed? Have they relocated? It only opened in 2015. I can see work is underway to turn it into yet another Carpet Right.