This probably puts me into all kinds of lights. Anyway, I've got my 18-year-old niece plus boyfriend visiting next weekend, and I would like to help them find the cool places to go to. As I am only just past my clubbing days, does anybody have an idea? They are into punk rock, which does NOT include Oasis etc., and I wouldn't want to send them to some tourist rip-off place. Also I'd ideally prefer them not to get stabbed. Do they play Spacemen 3 anywhere these days, with a tolerant door policy?
Thanks ADGS, just what I was looking for. Does anyone know anything about places to avoid/go to in Camden? Every time I ended up at places there the music felt like a selection from a 'golden oldies' box.
Where are they from?
If it's somewhere relatively unsophisticated and their experience of London is limited then they will probably love to go to Camden. I am consistently bewildered by out-of-towner's fascination with it.
If they are a little less naive then drag them down Brick Lane on Sunday avo - the youngsters seem to like that.
Thanks everyone, I knew I could count on this site. tosscat, I don't really know much about her level of sophistication as it's family and I really only get an update at Christmas, the most recent being black hair and the amount of conversation available being inversely proportional to the number of cigarettes consumed. But as it's her first time in London she'll probably find everything interesting. I hope she's not going ask to be shown around the King's Road. Thanks again.
I have no idea, but I imagine Curtain Road/Brick Lane/Hoxton Square will impress the kids.
But let me stress, I have no idea.
1st time in London? Ever?
Open top bus tour - done. They'll be far too tired to want to do anything else.
They sound like Goths to me, are they from Leeds?
They'll pretend to have an awful time to you anyway but will secretly enjoy everything, especially when you take them to platform 9 3/4 at kings x.
Thanks again, they are from Goth Capital (I think) Stuttgart, and open top bus tour is booked.
What about comedy in that pub in Crouch Hill? That's always fun and you can go with them without being a gooseberry. Can't remember the name of the pub though - the King's something?
Maybe have a look what's on at The Garage, Highbury corner, its generally varied but I saw ATR there so its got some alternative pedigree.
Thanks once again! This site is a real treasure. I wasn't aware there were comedy events at the King's Head?
The King's Head is the best local place for comedy (since the Red Rose disappeared from Seven Sisters).
@unaesthetic: Yep. Was great. Although Alec has a bit of a messiah complex I'm none too keen on which in a surreal way reminded me of Moby. Still, can't have everything.
i knew that they had a website
though this is easier to understand
I love squeeze the trigger.
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