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That Village thing,....

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Posted on Thursday, 17 June, 2004 - 11:33 am:   

Noticed an article on the Evening Standards website today mentioning the move towards naming areas as "village", for the increase in popularity and associated house prices that seems to result from it.

I remember discussions here some time back about Forest Hill being reclassified as a village, does anyone know if anything is happening with this idea still, or has it been canned.

Also noted that the Horniman Musuem has been nominated in for the building of the year award, along with other London and National entries. This is normally on TV at somepoint so may give some more good publicity to our little hamlet!
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Posted on Thursday, 17 June, 2004 - 08:41 pm:   

I believe the Frank Gehry designed Maggies Centre at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee has actually won the prize but we could still get an honourable mention.
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Posted on Wednesday, 04 August, 2004 - 12:30 am:   

Honor Oak has a real village feel to it - Church at top of hill, One tree hill, historical significance and lots going on in the way of night life
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Posted on Thursday, 05 August, 2004 - 11:11 am:   

Just moving to Honor Oak, the shops could be better but the area does have a nice feel to it. Can't say I've seen too much in the way of night life though ?
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Posted on Thursday, 05 August, 2004 - 12:31 pm:   

Watto - 2 decent bars. Good Italian restaurant and top notch Indian - Soho it ain't but what are you after in the form of nightlife in the burbs!?
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Posted on Friday, 06 August, 2004 - 11:49 am:   

Both places are extortionate. I dare you to disagree...
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Posted on Friday, 06 August, 2004 - 12:20 pm:   

Max - assume you're referring to the bar prices - wouldn't really disagree - they are charging central London prices in zone 3 which is a bit cheeky!

If you're referring to the restaurants then I will disagree! Babur could never be described as extortionate!
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Posted on Tuesday, 10 August, 2004 - 10:27 am:   

I admit one has a more discerning menu that your average curry house and the surrounds are nice but on average it's about £20 a head excluding drinks and that is expensive. Central London prices again!!! Going out in HO is an expensive night and you're right, it's cheeky as hell for zone 3! :)
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Posted on Friday, 12 November, 2004 - 01:46 am:   

The bar prices aren't Weatherspoons' but at least the drinks are v. decent and for double JD and (real not premixed Cokes) at less than £5 - I'd say Equal was cheaper than the pubs. It's just most local people expect to have pub measures that it seems expensive. Bottled beers are much less that £3 (cheaper than the Red Rum) you can't go to the West End much if you think that's expensive! I'd say we were pretty lucky to have a place like this on our doorstep - I for one think it' s a brave move and if you want a late drink without paying at the door then I'd say it was a bargain - get real folks and support the only decent place round these parts for miles!
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Posted on Friday, 12 November, 2004 - 06:40 am:   

Just out of interest, is the Chandos pub still going in some form? It was close to the junction of Stondon Park and Brockley Rise. I remember it in my youth (ah, the green crushed velour seating refit) but I have not breen down there lately.
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Posted on Friday, 12 November, 2004 - 08:20 am:   

Yes The Chandos is still there. Haven't been there for many years, but I drive past it several times a week.

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