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08 May 2011 @ 01:29 pm
Tales of Traveling Goths: London-Bound  
Hello, all. It's been quiet here of late. In a couple of weeks I am going to London for the first time in a decade; I'm long overdue for a visit. I would be delighted and grateful if any locals would be willing to recommend good club nights, places to go, recommended goth-friendly cafes/ea shops/restaurants, or must-sees in the area.
 
 
 
Libbyspangle_kitten on May 9th, 2011 08:53 am (UTC)
What are your exact dates so I can work out what nights are on?

One I like is Reptile https://www.facebook.com/?sk=lf#!/pages/REPTILE/14576986607?sk=info which is on the 14th May, so you may miss that one, but the other night that's pretty good is Vagabonds which is on the 28th https://www.facebook.com/?sk=lf#!/event.php?eid=128956333847992

Also on the 21st May is Tenebrae Tarentella (which used to be in Gossips until it got turned into a yuppy bar, it's run by one of the same chaps, but I've not been so I can't comment on it, but it ought to be fairly good, if a little pretentious!) http://www.netgoth.org.uk/events/?events=list&id=16514

The Dev in Camden has totally gone downhill (and is called the Hobgoblin now anyway) but ok to visit for old times sake, Garlic and Shots in Soho is fabulous and a little gothic sanctuary in the middle of town, http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/42/4277/Garlic_and_Shots/Soho

I can't think of anywhere that's specifically goth for food ~ pretty much anywhere doesn't bat an eyelid whatever you're wearing ;p But if you have specific cuisine in mind I'll try and think of some places!

It would also be nice if you wanted to meet up with gypsymission and myself, we could show you round a bit and would be nice to meet IRL :)
Libbyspangle_kitten on May 9th, 2011 08:56 am (UTC)
Trouble in the Shape of a Girlmiss_adventure on May 9th, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks very much for the recommendations!

I arrive at the morning of the 20th, and fly back out the afternoon of the 25th. (I suspect I should have booked another couple of days.) If you're free any of those days, I would love to meet up. :) I'm also supposed to day-trip up to York at some point to meet up with velvetdahlia.
Libbyspangle_kitten on May 9th, 2011 04:09 pm (UTC)
Shame you'll miss Reptile, but I'm sure you'll like Tenebrae if you fancy it. That could be a good day to meet up anyway (and I'm only in town from the Friday evening to Sunday anyway...). I'm sure I can think of something suitable gothy to do!
Trouble in the Shape of a Girlmiss_adventure on May 10th, 2011 04:19 am (UTC)
Whenever is best for you will work for me. I'll pm you my contact info so we can scheme!
Amaranthlady_amaranth on May 23rd, 2011 06:35 pm (UTC)
ahh! So it was you :) I was wondering why spangle_kitten thought we may know each other and when I left I had a strange inkling you looked familiar but couldn't place it (I'm terrible with faces, let alone icons)! I'm hardly ever on here anymore. Hope the trip went well?
Trouble in the Shape of a Girlmiss_adventure on May 26th, 2011 12:50 am (UTC)
It was indeed, and that does clear things up on my end as well. (What?! People are hard to recognise from 100-pixel icons? Preposterous! ;)

It was smashing! I got back to NYC this evening, and I'm already plotting my next London foray.
Amaranthlady_amaranth on May 27th, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC)
well let me know when you're next back and if I'm around I'll try make the effort to say hi properly :) I don't really use this journal any more - but am often on frozen_amaranth. Hmm wonder if they'll let me swap my membership to that LJ so I can at least get the updates on my freinds page...