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The Oxford

'If I were The Oxford,' announced Mrs Kentishtowner, her elbows on the table for a moment's respite from a medium-rare steak that was anything but, 'I'd pay a visit to the Canteen. And pronto.' By which the...
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Abbey Tavern

The Abbey (124 Kentish Town Road) is actually really pleasant. I say 'actually' because nobody I know goes there regularly, although, on the rare occasions when we do, we will inevitably comment on its...
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Forum

Back in the day this was the Town & Country Club, and scene of my first ever London gig, since you ask (autumn 1989, Inspiral Carpets, two pints of cider). Still one of the best-sized venues in London...
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Bull & Gate

Oooh la la, this classic boozer has had a bit of a makeover. For now, it seems the old whore's lipstick is just about in place. But for how much longer? So before she crumbles again, gawp at her glistening...