If the bridges were a bit bigger Miss Annie could use the area under them to store her shoes.
I always think that if those bridges were at the Angel end of Islington, they would have never been allowed to get into that state...
Was in a meeting a while ago at FinFuture and the bridges were mentioned - they are the responsibility of Network Rail and were shortly due for maitenance and rennovation (especially to stop the water coming through from above which is partly resposible for the mess underneath). that a few years back though so maybe the recession hit.
@ Arkady - are you saying she's got massive feet?
Enormous. Could crush a small village.
I never like walking under the bridges when it's raining and you get water dripping down. Remember that there are a lot of trains still in service where the toilets discharge onto the trackbed.
So we think the blue/green lights are just decorative? I'd wondered whether they were there to discourage drug users, but there seems to be too much normal lighting for them to be very effective for that.
When I'm on drugs, I quite like those lights.
I honestly don't understand the obsession with overpriced coffee.
I've yet to find anywhere, Sunshine being the notable exception, that provides a decent cup of ordinary tea.
I find the coffee a bit samey in Stroud Green. Coffee Circus opposite the Harringay Arms do Union Coffee, which they seem to take trouble over. Their cakes are nice too.
I got a coffee and a pain au chocolat from there this afternoon. Coffee was disgusting and undrinkable. Pain au choc and a lot of their cakes and tartes were what I recognise as standard bulk-catering defrost and serve or bake-from-frozen fayre, disappointing considering their prices. That said, it is a nice space and the back room is very nice. If they sort out the coffee I can see myself going there more often, as it stands I'll probably leave it for now.
If anyone from there is reading this <theperfectcup.co.uk> give very good barista training.
It must be loads better than the previous efforts of bakeries/cafes on SGR, remember the one which used to be in what is shortly to be the Mexican. Dudley’s tried pizza pancakes I was wondering if there is such a things as a Mexican Pizza
and how long to posh cakes turn up in Tescos as they react as they will
I was only joking I wonder what roasted grasshoppers are like ?
Stale croissant is not good at all. Shouldn't they be baked in the morning for sale the same day? That wouldn't be tolerated in France.
I popped in yesterday, coffee still not right and too many staff stood about doing nothing while I waited to order food. Had previously tried to order at the counter but was told to go and sit down (it wasn't busy). Wifi was up and down all the time and it was very draughty in the back room. When I eventually ordered I got a filled baguette which was delicious and very good value but the lemon tart was standard 'bought in' type and the pastry was stale. The staff were all very friendly and apologetic about me waiting so long and the manager(?) seemed like a nice guy. I will probably go back because it is a nice place and a good place for meeting people that's not the pub, but I hope they iron out the service and coffee issues. Also, there's no excuse for serving stale goods.
There is a little cafe at Wells Terrace just before you turn the corner onto SGR. It is the size of a shoebox but they manage to bake their own croissants throughout the day. The coffee tastes nice but I'm no connoisseur, the tea is splendid.
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