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Wednesday 28 October 2009 4.36pm
I dont have the problem too often, being the size of a prop foward with no side step to mention, I find the straightest route normally works fine.

going up that way soon so will chance my luck walking through there.

on a serious note, complain to the council as it is definatly in the licence conditions that crowds ourside must be controlled.
Wednesday 28 October 2009 6.49pm
real-se1 wrote:
Having read about the pub at Waterloo that had a problem with drinking on the pavement. Does anyone else feel strongly about the drinkers who stand outside the market parter on the pavement and the road. I could not walk through the other day and nearly had an accident.


Wednesday 28 October 2009 7.36pm
No chip, just one rule for one and another rule for the rest. The blocking of the pavement is wrong and the near accident was me tripping up the pavement.
Do you not think there is a problem with the pubs customers blocking the highway?
Wednesday 28 October 2009 8.54pm
I have had trouble cycling past at times and they are a rowdy lot, but I don't think it's worse than other pubs locally.
Wednesday 28 October 2009 8.57pm
Zoe. What other pubs? Please name and shame! I am not aware of many that allow this type of behaviour to happen on land NOT controlled/owned by the establishment.
Thursday 29 October 2009 7.33am
what about the behaviour of the apes who work at london bridge "experience" real-SE1?
Thursday 29 October 2009 7.43am
Why are they apes? Why use that word?
Thursday 29 October 2009 8.04am
"Last week there were a load of nutters hanging from lamp posts with Southwark footing the bill for the security at London Bridge." nutters? hanging from lampposts?? who wrote that then?
Thursday 29 October 2009 8.17am
I'm afraid that I don't know any pub names but union street have several like this, and there they can fill the road, and it's fairly busy with traffic. The hope and anchor can get quite bad, but our constant moaning at them appears to make a difference! And of course the one on roupell street (the kings arms?) that's a really bad one, plus isabella st, I'm always moaning about those.
Thursday 29 October 2009 9.44am
It's not easy driving past the Market Porter I agree, but I'm prepared to put up with it because people standing outside pubs is one of London's greatest assets.

The atmosphere in Borough Market is fantastic and it's undeniably one of London's premier attractions - the regeneration of the whole area is thanks to the success of the market and I see no downsides frankly.

People flock to BM because they like the experience and the produce - if they are not heading to other markets I'd suggest it's because they aren't as good - market forces in action, quite literally.

Clearly there are those that see this as gentrification, but as long as regeneration is handled properly, it's inevitable.
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