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A (pretty trivial) question for people who live work in London

11 replies

Ghostlyglow · 11/09/2020 14:19

If you used to grab a sandwich, or something, from pret(or wherever) on your way home/to the pub after work, what do you do now? They all seem to be shut by mid afternoon now.

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Username7521 · 11/09/2020 14:20

Lots of the independent places are still open at that time

ComtesseDeSpair · 11/09/2020 14:50

Where abouts are you? I live in Shoreditch, office in Canary Wharf and pretty much everywhere seems to be open more or less normal times with the exception of some smaller coffee shops. I got Wasabi sushi after work on Monday and a sandwich from Pret on Wednesday, both around 6pm.

ChazsBrilliantAttitude · 11/09/2020 14:58

Buy it earlier or go to M&S.

Ghostlyglow · 11/09/2020 14:59

@ComtesseDeSpair actually, genuinely, asking for a friend Grin. They'll be in Fitzrovia area mostly and Islington. Best I could come up with was places in stations - Kings cross/St Pancras, but they didn't seem keen on that idea Smile

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ComtesseDeSpair · 11/09/2020 15:07

There is a Leon and a Subway towards the top end of Tottenham Court Road which are definitely open late; also an M&S if it’s just a sandwich or something they want to grab.

Islington they’ll be able to take their pick, loads of choice on upper street, including again Waitrose and M&S for sandwiches if necessary.

ComtesseDeSpair · 11/09/2020 15:09

I’m not a mad sandwich fiend to know all this btw! My job means I often have to stop somewhere between places I travel and get my laptop out or make a phone call so I’m always in the lookout for where I can grab a quick coffee.

BarbaraofSeville · 11/09/2020 15:18

There's loads of lovely food places in Kings Cross and St Pancras. It's hardly a hardship to eat there. Leon, Wasabi and M&S are what I can think of off the top of my head, but otherwise there's probably loads more.

Ghostlyglow · 11/09/2020 15:23

Ha ha @ComtesseDeSpair thanks. They're in a similar position. We were just chatting and they were there a couple of weeks ago and got a bit caught out on their way to meet someone because loads of places were shut early evening. They ended up eating crisps in the pub Grin(which I wouldn't see as too bad a thing, but anyway)

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JoJoSM2 · 11/09/2020 15:28

Kings Cross has loads of places and a gigantic Waitrose that won’t be short of sandwiches.

JingsMahBucket · 11/09/2020 15:45

At the actual Highbury & Islington stop there's a Little Waitrose across the street. At the Angel stop there's one off a side street.

GreyishDays · 11/09/2020 15:46


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