Thursday 6 August 2009 3.24pm
I think the difference is that one is a nuisance that blocks the tube entrance, especially bad for the elderly and disabled, and the new one over the road is just an embarrassment. This kind of tenth rate tat belongs on the prom at Blackpool.
spacemaker, you and i are of one mind.
that said, i guess you've got to grudgingly respect the proprietors of both. they've identified a large and apparently credit-crunch-proof market of undiscerning halfwits who will not only be prepared to pay for such "entertainment" but queue outside it for probably hours. as a social experiment at least it's remarkable.
disclaimer: i've never been to either. they may be brilliant and what i've written may be completely unfounded. if so, i plead the Boris defence (i regret any offence caused by what i've said, but i don't regret saying it). i do find them vaguely offensive tho.