THIS WAS MY STREET, COLVILLE TERRACE. JUST ROUND THE CORNER FROM THE ELECTRIC CINEMA (CHECK IT OUT: YOU CAN GET A TWIN ARMCHAIR AND OTHER LUXURIES FOR LESS THAN THE PRICE OF A WEST END TICKET) AND THE FANTASTIC STORE, WHICH UNFORTUNATELY HAS NOW CLOSED AND BEEN REPLACED BY YET ANOTHER SHOE SHOP. SHAME. 192 & CAFE MED, ROUND THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BLOCK HAS CLOSED I'M AFRAID AS HAS THE TOY SHOP. SHAME. BUT DO CHECK OUT 'THE FISH POND' NEXT TO THE CINEMA. THEY ARE WITHOUT DOUBT, THE BEST CHIPS IN TOWN.
THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON, [ON THE CORNER OF ELGIN CRESCENT & PORTOBELLO ROAD] KNOWN TO LOCALS AS 'THE FINCHES' WAS A REGULAR HANG-OUT IN MY DRINKING DAYS, BUT THE MANAGER WAS A BASTARD. LUCKILY FOR PRESENT-DAY ALKIES, HE'S RETIRED AND THE NEW MAN IS MUCH NICER.