Great - just what we need, another shop selling sandwiches. But, I guess it was expected and I guess Pret is a step up from a Fried Chicken shop that was there (rather than kebab?).
Apropos kebabs, has anybody else noticed how there always seems to be policemen shopping in the kebab shop on the Cut? Do they get free food there or a discount or do coppers just generally have a very bad diet as they have to eat on the move?
I think it is the latter. we often have a pizza at Paradiso in the evening and most of Kennington police station turns up and parks on the pavement to get a kebab. My sons say they, the kebabs, are good.
Thinking back to the 1970s The Cut has changed in terms of shops quite a lot and I guess this is part of the ongoing change all streets go through.
It would be nice to imagine the market stalls returning one day : you could buy fresh vegetables & salad from the stalls - but I guess The Cut is a little too narrow these days for market stalls.
I remember and lament the loss of Cooke's Pie & Mash Shop - interestingly some shops have stayed with the same use over the years. The Tote bookmakers used to be an independent bookies called A. Stallion (Arthur I think ) - and it made it onto That's Life once as a shop with a most appropriate name !