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Although London is the capital city, living here doesn’t have to break the bank. That’s why we want to tell you what’s good in the hood, whether you’re feeling flush or feeling the pinch.

Our language school in London is in NW5 which Kentish Town, Tufnell Park, Chalk Farm, some of Camden and Hampstead, and like most of London you’ll find almost anything you want and need. Here are some of the places you might catch me at the beginning of the month when you’re minted, or at the end of the month when you’re skinted!


Restaurants

Minted: The Bengal Lancer

Curry is Britain’s best-loved dish, you can’t leave the country without sampling it. If you have a bit of spare cash, or someone else is footing the bill, try out this place. It is exceptional. Turks especially, will love Liver Hazri.

Skinted: Dirty Burger

Who doesn’t love a burger? This is a spit and sawdust, cheap and cheerful kind of place. £6 for flesh and bun. It’s a bit tucked away, but worth searching for. If you go in winter, wrap up warm because you’re literally dining in a corrugated iron shed!

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Food shopping Minted: Independent shops on the high street There’s loads of independent traders in NW5; greengrocers, fishmongers, butchers, bakers. They may be more expensive than the local supermarket, but the produce is fresh, locally sourced and you know you’re supporting a local business. Like Tti! For the best cuts, freshest veg and fish, head to Harry’s, The Fruitbowl or Meat NW5 all on the long stretch of road between Camden and Tufnell Park tube stations.

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Bars

Minted: Ladies and Gents

Fancy cocktails with a fancy price-tag. Impress your visitors with this well-kept secret bar that is in a disused underground public toilet! Some of the original features are still part of the décor…

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Skinted: The Southampton Arms

The cheapest pints of beer and cider you’ll find in a pub in NW5, a pub that you wouldn’t mind spending an hour or two in anyway. This is a typical old boozer with locally brewed beers on the taps and a friendly local atmosphere. If you can stretch to it, try a roast pork roll with apple sauce and English mustard to accompany your pint. The perfect Saturday afternoon.

 


Shopping shopping

Minted: SK Vintage

All I can afford is window shopping. But it’s worth a browse to see fashion through the ages finest. This is one you can check out even if you’re skint.

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Skinted: Mary’s Living and Giving Shop

Shopping for a great cause! This charity shop supports Save the Children, so you know your precious pennies are being well-spent. Placed in Primrose Hill, you can find designerbargains at rock-bottom prices. I once got a Zadig and Voltaire blouse for a fiver!

No matter how long your stay in London, or what your budget, these are ten of the best whether you’re a princess or a pauper!

 


Glossary

feeling flush (adj) Well-supplied (with money); affluent; prosperous
feeling the pinch (verb phrase) To feel the effects of not having enough money
minted (adj) Rich; affluent
skinted (adj) Poor
footing the bill (verb phrase) To pay the bill
spit-and-sawdust (adj) Dirty and untidy and is not modern or attractive
cheap and cheerful (adj) Costing little money but attractive, pleasant, or enjoyable
tightest budget (colloc. adj+noun) A limited stock or supply of something
pricey (adj) Expensive
splash out (phrasal verb) To spend money freely or extravagantly
priceless (adj) Having a value beyond all price; invaluable
for nothing (idiom) Free of charge
stretch to it (phrasal verb) To pay an amount larger than expected
afford (verb) To be able to meet the expense of
bargain (n) An advantageous purchase
well-spent (adj) Usefully or profitably spent or expended
rock-bottom prices (colloc. adj+noun) At the lowest possible price limit or level
a fiver (noun) A five-pound note
a princess or a pauper (expression) A very rich or very poor person

Pub crawl (sometimes called a bar tour, bar crawl or bar-hopping) is the act of one or more people drinking in multiple pubs or bars in a single night, normally travelling by foot or public transport to each destination and occasionally by cycle.

Many European cities have public pub crawls that act as social gatherings for the local expatriate communities and tourists. These crawls focus on the social aspect of meeting new friends and being introduced to new bars in a strange city.

In the UK, pub crawls are generally unstructured and spontaneous nights-out, in which the participants arrange to meet in a particular location and decide over drinks on where to drink next. Structured routes with regular stops are rare. Most drinking sessions based around a special occasion such as a birthday or a leaving celebration will involve a pub-crawl, often with the group splitting up but agreeing on meeting at the next location. It is a common sight in UK towns to see several groups orbiting the various drinking locations with little apparent coherence or structure.

 


 

Nuts Pub Crawl organizes Pub Crawls in London every Wednesday till Sunday at 8.50pm that present the best way to get the most of London’s nightlife, meet people and have a great night without breaking the bank. With Nuts Pub Crawl you get the best value:

  • Free entry to 4 clubs in one night
  • A Free shot in each venue
  • Half Price on the Bottle of beer or Vodka lemonade
  • Professional pictures

The crew of Nuts Pub Crawl is a team of young Londoners who know the city very well. Their friendly guides will show you the best venues, share the hidden treasures and just do their best for you to have a good time. Doesn’t matter If you are single, couple or with a group, the team will show you how to enjoy the nightlife that London is famous for. All the clubs are located in the West End area, between Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus, which is known as London’s main clubbing scene. They are all located a few minutes walking distance, so you don’t have to worry about transport, just need to follow their guides.

If you are interested in experience London in the most fun and entertaining side, check out here their event calendar and buy your tickets now.

 

 

 

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