Just read your message, there are a few pubs situated on Tooley Street which are ok, the one I tend to go to the most is The Camel, opp City Hall and Tower Bridge. Relaxing atmosphere, good drink specials and if you like sport they show most major events..... The Bridge House on Tower Bridge road is also pretty good!
I've always found the betting shop more than a little strange, as other people have mentioned I don't think that I've ever seen it open either (and I've been living in Shad Thames since 1998).
It's a real pity that Sound Hound is turning into yet another estate agent. I really have a problem with it as, just because other folk are now deciding that Tower Bridge is a good place to move into the estate agents decide to move in thereby taking another potentially useful shop and turning it into something that the residents have absolutely no use for. Why not let something useful, like the book shop that was kicked out to make way for Starbucks , get the lease....
They will have to get planning permission for change of use if it is to be an estate agent. I checked the planning department online file about a month ago and there was no sign of any application. We as local residents should make it known to the planners that we are fed up with estate agents and coffee shops. The Piazza is a disaster now. It used to be pleasant with the bookshop, essentials, the poster shop and other interesting shops. Hopefully one day it will backfire on the landlords but in the meantime it is a great waste.
no its definately gonna be an estate agents as douglas and gordon have the keys, i know because ive been trying to get the mail, such as my stuff and t3 mags lol
as for the plaza
i dont know why they dont have some entertainment in the square or some little stalls, like the hays galleria
Starbucks should never have got a license, what next a mc donalds? i remember the bookshop, and cluttons used to be a shop called stitches and daughters that sold all sorts, i still have two fans and a stone doorstops from there lol