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Flamingo
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Joined: Oct 14, 2006
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From: stockholm, Sweden
Posted: 2008-04-17 01:48 am   Permalink

Aloha compadres. Iím heading to London for a seminar next week and would love some pointers on the tiki-to-do in London. I donít have too much of time but will try to squeeze in Trader Vicís and Mahiki. Is there anything else that is a must? And are there any good liquor stores with a steady supply of rum that you can recommend?

Thanks and mahalo!
Flamingoo Fred


 
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cheekytiki
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Joined: Mar 09, 2004
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From: The Haole Hut, London, UK
Posted: 2008-04-17 03:49 am   Permalink

Trailer Happinees, Sugar Caneand South london Pacific are worth checking out if you have time.
Jerrys on Old Compton St is the best bet for Rum if it is still there, rumour has it , it was closing but I haven't been in along while.
Let us know when you are in town, might meet up for a couple of drinks.


 
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Kon-Hemsby
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
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From: Andover, England
Posted: 2008-04-17 04:05 am   Permalink

Gerrys is still there on Old Compton Street. Sells plenty of rum, and surprisingly the WhiskeyExchange store on the same street sells a fair selection of rum.

Definitely try Trader Vic's and Mahiki. They are amazing.

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croe67
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Joined: Jan 05, 2003
Posts: 1086
From: Land of Cheese & Beer
Posted: 2008-04-17 04:34 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-04-17 04:05, Kon-Hemsby wrote:
Gerrys is still there on Old Compton Street. Sells plenty of rum, and surprisingly the WhiskeyExchange store on the same street sells a fair selection of rum.

Definitely try Trader Vic's and Mahiki. They are amazing.

.



Thanks for clarifying - I'm planning on stopping by Gerry's again to buy a few bottles of Pisang Ambon when in town in early May.

Tikiracer is coordinating a get together for my trip over - looking forward to meeting some of the UK tikiphiles - what FUN!


 
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Flamingo
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Joined: Oct 14, 2006
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From: stockholm, Sweden
Posted: 2008-04-17 04:53 am   Permalink

Great! Thanks! I found the site for Gerry's. It looks very nice.. and it looks like they will have a significant part of my pay check when Iím done.

The bars look spectacular. I would like to visit them all but I have to see how much I can twist the arms of my colleagues on this short trip. Iím slowly trying to win them over to the Tiki side of life.
Otherwise Iíll be back later for some serious exploration.


 
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Flamingo
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Joined: Oct 14, 2006
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From: stockholm, Sweden
Posted: 2008-04-23 02:59 am   Permalink

Looks like the barhopping will be quite brief for me this time. Too bad but what do you do.

Is there any tiki/retro shopping locations that i shouldn't miss?


 
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54 house of bamboo
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Joined: Sep 28, 2006
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From: Cambridge UK
Posted: 2008-04-23 05:40 am   Permalink



Have a lot of fun!

Liz


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Flamingo
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Joined: Oct 14, 2006
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From: stockholm, Sweden
Posted: 2008-04-23 08:03 am   Permalink

Sweet! Thank you.

 
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tikiracer
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Joined: Sep 09, 2005
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From: UK
Posted: 2008-04-23 08:13 am   Permalink

It's shaping up to be a get together on May 7th. Kick off at Mahiki early, then off to Trader Vic's for food, then onto one of the other Britiki joints [tbc]. I'll do a proper post later today. Hope you'll be around. pm me for more details.

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54 house of bamboo
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From: Cambridge UK
Posted: 2008-04-24 12:57 am   Permalink

Oh! And next door to Black Pearl http://www.blackpearlboutique.co.uk/
in Kingly Court (off Carnaby Street) is a new rockabilly barber/ladies hairdresser called 'It's Something Hell's' http://www.carnaby.co.uk/stores/stores_item.cfm?store_id=290&cat_id=3

Not exactly tiki or exotica but very cool!


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Flamingo
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From: stockholm, Sweden
Posted: 2008-04-24 05:23 am   Permalink

Well, I guess I have to confess to being a rockabilly so It's Something Hell's seems right up my ally. Thanks again!

Soon I'll be on my way.


 
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Kon-Hemsby
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
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From: Andover, England
Posted: 2008-04-24 05:23 am   Permalink

Damm that looks cool. Wish I had more hair!



 
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54 house of bamboo
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Posted: 2008-04-24 09:01 am   Permalink

Self-confessed rockabilly, eh? Then you should check this out if you are here in London by Sunday, flamingo...

Two bands and three DJs - starts Sunday afternoon at 14.00 in Camden, London


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Kon-Hemsby
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
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From: Andover, England
Posted: 2008-04-25 01:06 am   Permalink

Bugger! I've already made plans for Sunday. And that looks brilliant. Grrrrr

 
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Flamingo
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Joined: Oct 14, 2006
Posts: 16
From: stockholm, Sweden
Posted: 2008-04-28 05:49 am   Permalink

I'd like to thank you all for all the great tips! Unfortunately I didn't get to go to any tiki bar this time around. I did pass by Gerry's and all the nice places at carnaby street. Just fantasic! I landed five bottles of rum (and two bottles liqueur) at Gerry's.

Thanks again! I'll be back and then I'll do all the tiki that come in my way.

Mahalo friends!

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