General Discussion: Official holiday thread


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MrW
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28 Jan 2022 16:17

Kind of telling when the 4th thing on the list of things to do is go and look at this.

MrW
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3141 posts since 1/8/11

28 Jan 2022 16:31
To be fair, Margate's a lot better than it was 5 years ago. Lots of decent drinking and eating places popping up as a result of those coming to the area and bring fresh ideas, and having new crowds who help those ideas grow.

Still got a fair way to go, it's been run down for a long time and has a lot of social problems, as do most small seaside places, but it's come a long way in a relatively short time, will be interesting to see what it's like in another 5 years time.
swede
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10512 posts since 21/3/09

28 Jan 2022 16:52
eazypz wrote: Is Margate decent now?

I spent a month living and working there 8 years ago and it’s the most depressing place I’ve ever been to.
Luton town centre is a very close second Laughing out loud

growing number of arty/creative types there now. pretty cool tbh
swede
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28 Jan 2022 16:54
csb but friend of mine who was living in margate at the time - her housemate was location scout for topboy and they shot this scene on their street. going cunch etc.

Heath
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28 Jan 2022 17:54
If you're going to judge the merits of a place to live based on if they filmed Top Boy there, you're going to have a bad time.
MrW
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28 Jan 2022 18:19
Laughing out loud Heath

swede wrote: csb but friend of mine who was living in margate at the time - her housemate was location scout for topboy and they shot this scene on their street. going cunch etc.


It's known locally as Afghanistan Road, nice little write-up here.
illmurray
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posted 28 Jan 2022 18:44, edited 28 Jan 2022 18:44
swede wrote: up to date margate recommendations - food/drinks/shopping? obviously going to Angela's

Everyone's covered basically everything but shout out for Harbour Arms - lovely views and good ale, guy running it was great.
Rirawin
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posted 2 Feb 2022 10:20, edited 2 Feb 2022 10:20
Going to Cornwall in June for five days. What's good in the area? Staying in the village Ludgvan as a basecamp and planning to do day trips to St Ives, Penzance and Land's End. Also looking to book a table at Outlaw's Kitchen on the way there/back. Presuming the whole area is going to be a clusterfuck during that time? Any recommendations on places to go and/or avoid would be appreciated!
pentonville
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1065 posts since 12/3/12

2 Feb 2022 10:26
Absolutely go to Little Palais.
pentonville
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1065 posts since 12/3/12

2 Feb 2022 10:41
Oh yeah & Fitzroy will be open again by then - recommend Fowey
MoB
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2 Feb 2022 10:47
pentonville wrote: Absolutely go to Little Palais.

Very nice guys in there
Hanto
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2 Feb 2022 12:11
MrW wrote: To be fair, Margate's a lot better than it was 5 years ago. Lots of decent drinking and eating places popping up as a result of those coming to the area and bring fresh ideas, and having new crowds who help those ideas grow.

Still got a fair way to go, it's been run down for a long time and has a lot of social problems, as do most small seaside places, but it's come a long way in a relatively short time, will be interesting to see what it's like in another 5 years time.

Wish they would do the same with round my way with Bognor, Littlehampton, Worthing etc.! I guess without the Turner connection or similar, we have no chance. Laughing out loud
swede
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10512 posts since 21/3/09

2 Feb 2022 12:41
littlehampton is so shit Sad
Tony
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1011 posts since 28/10/08

2 Feb 2022 13:52
MrW wrote: To be fair, Margate's a lot better than it was 5 years ago. Lots of decent drinking and eating places popping up as a result of those coming to the area and bring fresh ideas, and having new crowds who help those ideas grow.

Still got a fair way to go, it's been run down for a long time and has a lot of social problems, as do most small seaside places, but it's come a long way in a relatively short time, will be interesting to see what it's like in another 5 years time.

Funny this, as I was reading an article about residents moaning about the place becoming gentrified and pushing local residents out. House prices rising due to tons of Airbnb’s opening up. People would rather have a shithole full of drug addicts then a few decent restaurants and tourists bringing money into the local economy. I guess there’s a balance to it. I think it will continue growing into another Brighton over the next few years.

I still remember going to Dreamland as a kid. It was pretty dreppressing then.
Sumbeam
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2 Feb 2022 14:30
MoB wrote:
pentonville wrote: Absolutely go to Little Palais.

Very nice guys in there

Couldn’t agree more, love it in there
RickRude
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2 Feb 2022 16:49
swede wrote: littlehampton is so shit Sad

The worst place I have ever been to
pentonville
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1065 posts since 12/3/12

2 Feb 2022 17:19
Really?! What's so bad about it?
inversesquare
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6776 posts since 7/6/08

2 Feb 2022 20:00
Tony wrote:
MrW wrote: To be fair, Margate's a lot better than it was 5 years ago. Lots of decent drinking and eating places popping up as a result of those coming to the area and bring fresh ideas, and having new crowds who help those ideas grow.

Still got a fair way to go, it's been run down for a long time and has a lot of social problems, as do most small seaside places, but it's come a long way in a relatively short time, will be interesting to see what it's like in another 5 years time.

Funny this, as I was reading an article about residents moaning about the place becoming gentrified and pushing local residents out. House prices rising due to tons of Airbnb’s opening up. People would rather have a shithole full of drug addicts then a few decent restaurants and tourists bringing money into the local economy. I guess there’s a balance to it. I think it will continue growing into another Brighton over the next few years.

I still remember going to Dreamland as a kid. It was pretty dreppressing then.

It's the way it goes isn't it, "creative types" move in, becomes a bit nicer, eventually it's too expensive for them and the cycle starts again somewhere else
Crackajack
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2 Feb 2022 20:33
Any food and things to do recommendations for Ghent, Brussels or Brughe ? From chip kiosks to occasion dining. Same for shopping and tourist stuff.
pentonville
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1065 posts since 12/3/12

2 Feb 2022 20:37
Absolutely go to Souvenir in Ghent.