I popped into the Gladstone Arms on Lant Street on Friday night. It has had a disastrous refit, one single bare cold room, which somehow seems smaller than the previous 2-room bar. The clientele have voted with their feet: we were the only customers.
Shame. I used to have gay ol' time in the Gladstone, tho' is was never that full. One of the only non-sleazy gay places in SE1 (Man Bar... Fort...) where you could escape from the hetties if you wanted to! (no offence intended people...)