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Ummm.

Jas MB closed LAST month.

Oh snap.

At least tell me London is still around? The next time I go home will there just be a 'Closed' sign hanging off Heathrow?

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Any other good East end advice? The_D, thanks a lot, super helpful stuff...

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If you're in the East End go to the 24 hour bagel places on Brick Lane.

In a city that shuts down dead at 3am they're still pumping out bagels by the dozen. Plus the area's super trendy lately with the Rough Trade Records store and clubs like 93 feet east so it's cool after party nosh.

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Years ago i went to a Hookah Bar / restaurant in Soho, it was in a basement, stone walls, does anyone know what i'm talking about and what that place is called?

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The Library has a weak collection of CCP, only a few women's t-shirts from 3 or 4 years ago that they bring out for the sales. Avoid. If you wanna see some CCP go to l'eclaireur on rue Herold in Paris.

thats because they threw almost all left over stock on sale ages ago and sold it all. L'eclaireur has never put Poell on sale, which is why there is a decent stock of older seasons stuff left.

The Library hasn't received their 09 shipment yet, but will probably in the near future. L'eclaireur got theirs, but its quite limited (two unwearable trousers, one shirt, one jacket, one pair of boots).

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No one has any clue what the name and location of the hookah bar is?

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Anybody know of any decent opticians in London?

Assuming you don't need your eyes tested and you already have your prescription, the following are all worth checking out:

Cutler & Gross, in Knightsbridge Green

Opera Opera, on the corner of Long Acre and Endell St

Meyrowitz, in the Royal Arcade (Bond St)

All three sell their own frames, as opposed to the usual suspects available elsewhere (although Opera Opera has a wide selection of other brands' too). The latter two sell beautiful hand-made stuff (among others), while Opera Opera also has all kinds of vintage stuff to check out. Cutler & Gross you probably already know. The latter two are also worth visiting if you're into the 'this is our take on the chunky/nerdy black glasses' thing. Opera Opera also stock vintage Raybans with the Bausch & Lomb lenses; they also have some vintage deadstock lenses for Raybans, I believe. That's what the owner told me, anyway.

If you need to get your eyes tested, go to a branch of Boots.

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Seconded, Meyrowitz is ill, especially their custom frames, and C&G sometimes have buffalo horn aviators the likes of which you can't find anywhere else in the world.

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S'all about Oliver Goldsmith for this monkey.

They're kind of half in and half out of their premises on All Saints road, but they had a cracking sample sale a couple weeks ago.

OOh ooh and there's that pair I have for sale in supermarket ....

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Anybody know any good late night places that aren't asian in or around Soho?

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Anybody know any good late night places that aren't asian in or around Soho?

I haven't been here but Bob Bob Ricard serves food and drinks 'til 1am and there's a (private? tip the maitre d') bar downstairs open til 3am, apparently,

http://www.dailycandy.com/london/article/39987/Good+Day+and+Good+Night?utm_source=loomia&utm_medium=web&utm_nooverride=1&loomia_si=t0:a16:g2:r3:c0.3849:b23988074

Also Princi serves food till midnight and it's a chilled, VERY well designed restaurant/cafe/bar

princi.co.uk

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This hotel pretty decent?

http://www.k-west.co.uk/

Gonna stay there in January..

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looking for some BoO and Gitman stockists?

tia

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Does anyone here do a uniqlo proxy?

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looking for some BoO and Gitman stockists?

tia

Dover Street Market stocks both. Well, theoretically it does; they had a fair few of both at the beginning of the season, but last time I was there most had been sold.

Garbstore has Gitman. It's also the only UK stockist (to my knowledge) of Fil Melange, and Mountain Research, if those are your thing.

Expect to drop your pants for UK prices for both.

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Does anyone here do a uniqlo proxy?

No one?.com

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60 hours in London.

Name 2 things i should not miss.

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Guest patchmb

St Pauls cathederal is worth seeing.

For fish & chips you should try The Rock & Sole Plaice 47 Endell str WC2 .

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Two things not to miss in London:

- Go and have a look at the Tower of London

- then wander up the road to Brick Lane and have ten pints and a curry

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hampton court palace. catch a boat from richmond and imagine you're in "a man for all seasons...."

and go and watch fulham or qpr- to understand that football is about patience and suffering, interspersed with a few moments of joy ie nothing to do with the world of mr beckham.

go to dub vendor for some tunes,

then get sample london pride, landlord or bombadier- have at least 3 pints to fully appreciate.

then get a curry,

i know that's more than two....

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