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then get sample london pride, landlord or bombadier- have at least 3 pints to fully appreciate.
There are exceptions to every rule, but the shakedownis as follows in the pub setting:

Staropramen drinker - likely to spend most of theevening texting some other girl.

Stella drinker - likely to spend most of the eveningpretending to text some other girl.

Budweiser drinker - likely to spend most of the evening showing you porn on his camera phone in a bid to impress you. Has never had a text from a girl.

Real Ale drinker, bearded - someone's divorced uncleTim.

Real Ale drinker, semibearded (facial topiary) - secretly despises the taste, feels he 'ought' to drink it.

Real Ale drinker, unbearded - socially inept computing student.

Guinness drinker, Irish - will break your heart.

Guinness drinker, non-Irish - nursing broken heart.

Guinness drinker, American - lost in Hertfordshire.

London Pride drinker - not from London.

Trappist brew drinker, under 50 - fussy type with an excess of both spare time and self-regard.

Trappist brew drinker, over 50 - monk.

Cider drinker, teenager - made an impulse decision when he couldn't spot the alcopops.

Cider drinker, adult - from Norfolk.

etc, etc...

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well i guess she knows best- after all she got plenty busy with enough guys. but i respectfully have to disagree.

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That's it? Nobody else?

I'll try and hit Rock & Sole at some point..

sybaritical, when and where we doing some drinking?

Thursday night? I get in early thursday so i might be tired but i can definitely do a drink or three..

Then this friday night: http://www.sincitylondon.com/

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depends what you are into, and what you have seen in London before, if anything.

If you haven't seen much of anything, then jump on one of the open top bus tours (maybe a bit cold) and see most of the main sites (well, at least drive past them) in a couple of hours.

The second hand bookshops off Charing Cross Road are interesting for a poke around ...

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fuck all that, just go and get hammered in shoreditch with all the hipsters.

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SPOT FUCKING BLOWN.

http://twitpic.com/z3qg6

Thanks to Syb and Tweeds for an awesome night.

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i remember going to the rough trade shop in neals yard for the first time, i was so disappointed at how badly it sucked and never went back to any of them

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SPOT FUCKING BLOWN.

http://twitpic.com/z3qg6

Thanks to Syb and Tweeds for an awesome night.

So you did go to shoreditch. The beigel bakery is a legend. Where did you drink?

Syb, I thought you would have been down scooterworks!?

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Went to The Owl and Pussycat on Redchurch Street, got a quick munch on at the Beigel Bake, hit The Ten Bells on Commercial Street for a pint, then down to The Tea building for Food at Pizza East.

Haven't down been to Scooterworks since Fifi left ....

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60 hours in London.

Name 2 things i should not miss.

spitalfields market (sunday), rough trade records (truman brewery off brick lane)

then son of a stag (opposite rough trade) and check out rudy's 3 union specials lol!

btw i've been shopping at rough trade since 1982 and despite what readytoignite says, the brick lane store is excellent.. tho neals yard did suck.....

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re: rough trade it depends on what you want from a record store... do you want a local place that consistently stocks new releases from new artists? or do you want a record store you can dig in and/or find stuff you can't get anywhere else?

rough trade is the former... while it's great for the natives, if i'm going to london i'd rather be digging or getting dance white labels, not buying CDs that other music and a half dozen US mailorder places carry. also, kiya happens to live in the same metropolitan area as two of the best record stores in the world.

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Went to The Owl and Pussycat on Redchurch Street, got a quick munch on at the Beigel Bake, hit The Ten Bells on Commercial Street for a pint, then down to The Tea building for Food at Pizza East.

Haven't down been to Scooterworks since Fifi left ....

I used to know a girl who lived opposite the owl and pussycat, now here building is levelled. I used to quite like the redchurch bar about 4-5 years ago but haven't been in ages.

The Ten Bells is an old favorite, my grandfather and great-grandfather before him used to drink there.

Glad you showed Kiya some good spots.

How is your scooter? Mine is now for sale.....

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btw i've been shopping at rough trade since 1982 and despite what readytoignite says, the brick lane store is excellent.. tho neals yard did suck.....

Fuck rough trade, they are overpriced. That brick lane shop is like HMV.

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Fuck rough trade, they are overpriced. That brick lane shop is like HMV.

you really don't like rough trade do you?

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Ok, just got back from Boston Arms..

Fuck every record store in the world, it's all about Sounds that Swing in Camden Town.

Seriously probably the only remaining store of it's kind in the world.

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did I hurt your feelings?

lol! not that bothered honestly mate. i buy most of my shit from boomkat anyway. just saying if yr in the area, it's worth a look

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For the record (no pun) i thought Rough Trade was a nice shop, though definitely didn't look like the type of place you'd go to find a hidden jem or a record you'd been searching for.

I'm on the Greyhound bus to Portsmouth now, fuck yeah wifi on a bus.

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For the record (no pun) i thought Rough Trade was a nice shop, though definitely didn't look like the type of place you'd go to find a hidden jem or a record you'd been searching for.

I'm on the Greyhound bus to Portsmouth now, fuck yeah wifi on a bus.

a fair summation i'd say.

wooah... night out in portsmouth? - a little scary lol! just don't mention the state their football team are in

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a fair summation i'd say.

wooah... night out in portsmouth? - a little scary lol! just don't mention the state their football team are in

Actually i'm in Gosport now, gonna hit up the divey pubs around here and try my best to not get stabbed in the neck.

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Actually i'm in Gosport now, gonna hit up the divey pubs around here and try my best to not get stabbed in the neck.

hillbilly country... good luck with that one buddy

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It's all sailors isn't it? I hope you are head to toe mister freedom. You'll be alright then.

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^ naval peacoats lined with kevlar is definitely the way to go

...going to leave Undercover in the dust with this

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i'm finishing uni soon, and was thinking of going on a trip abroad. however, my bank account is famished, and so I was thinking of just touring the UK (and maybe Ireland too)

worth it or is it all dreary lameness.

think i may take my camera along and make a book out of it.

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