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  1. So this had been on my radar for a while, I even visited here in January 2005 with my parents and some friends to buy some Chinese ingredients for a special meal that was being cooked for an occasion of which I can't remember. At 14 years old this place was really interesting, lots of interesting food and foreign ingredients. I remember getting a plate and having a little bit of everything from about 4 stalls, the food stalls were round in a square shape and the communal seating in the middle. They had all sorts, Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian, Singaporean, Korean etc. I remember seeing it reported on way back in 2011, but put it off due to rumours of heavy handed security. Me and Northern_Ninja visited early this year and couldn't even get into the site. We returned for another go and saw a small gap. It was a good day out and sort of cheered me up slightly following a personal grievance. The complex served a large Community in North London and people would travel a long way to browse its two stories of restaurants, bars, clubs, shops and supermarkets. It was originally a Yaohan Shopping Centre; but changed its name when the Yahoan Corp went bust in the 90s. There was a durian stall, a satay stall, a Karaoke bar called the "China City Karaoke Bar", Dim Sum restaurants and a Szechuan restaurant to name a few. The centre also included tableware and clothes shops. It had featured on the TV series "Luther" and on the movie Dredd, where the interior was modified to look more trashed sadly. It has also fallen victim to vandals. Onto the pics. Unfortunately I forgot the externals! Thanks as always More at: Oriental/China City - a set on Flickr
  2. Good little explore this one, all was going well till secca appeared with dogs and got us escorted off site by police Visited with Nelly, Skeleton Key, Msaunder1972, Non Member Ben, Troglodyte, Priority Seven, Wevsky, SpaceInvader and Obscurity. Nelly has more than covered the History on this one so straight on with the Pics Thanks to Nelly and the guys for pointing this one out
  3. Oriental City was a shopping centre in Colindale, London specialising in various oriental foods and items. It is located on Edgware Road The centre contained a large oriental supermarket, and a food court with a range of foods from different areas of South-East Asia; stalls offered Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean and Japanese. The food court was immensely popular with surrounding office workers and the North London community; and often became very crowded at weekends Aside from the food outlets, the centre also previously housed an import game shop, a Sanrio store, and one of the largest oriental bookshops in Europe, called Asahiya Shoten. In the period shortly before the centre closed down, shoppers could find a tailor's shop, a jeweller, a hairdresser, a beauty shop, Chinese medicine shops, a martial arts store, and a large furniture store. Oriental City was also host to a Sega Dome arcade Planning application was submitted on the 8th June 2010 to demolish the shopping centre, here are some snippets from the proposal... 1. Redevelopment for mixed-use purposes,with a replacement Oriental City to include a Sui Generis amusement arcade and separately a new B & Q and bulky goods store and a health & fitness studio which together should provide 500 jobs 2. 520 residential units (comprising 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom flats, 4% being affordable) located in eight blocks rising to 3, 6, 9 and 18 storeys 3. A nursery and primary school for 480 children 4. 1,098 car-parking spaces The Oriental City in its hey day Right, on with the photos..... The menu at The Hunan Restaurant. I'll have the number 24 with a number 53 on the side, Fried Frog with Pig Ear in Special Sauce!!! Nom Nom!!! Visited with, wait for it... Skeleton Key, Priority 7, Trog, Wevsky, Silver Rainbow, Space Invader, Obscurity and a non member called Ben. Yup 9 of us mooching around the shopping centre, it was like it was open again
  4. Apologies to the guys due to me and explore beer Right troglodyte pointed this one out and after a security fail at st Josephs we headed here!was a very pleasant explore till the man the alsatian and the baseball bat came into play,we pointed out we where leaving at this point he said no you are not !Could Not re iterate further the point ..look mate we are going..9 of us on this explore which tbh was a tad crazy but we had no intention of antagonising said man and dog but he wouldnt leave us alone in the end as we where talking to the police out side he chased a few of the guys out to fence still waving baseball bat..so names taken etc and we where allowed to go..a few pics from this part of the day Bowling alley win Troglodyte Just a few pics from a very eventfull day..visited with space invader obscurity silver rainbow nelly ,troglodyte and way to many people
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