My south London haunts are Fungus Mungus, Battersea Park Rd, SW11 (071-924 5578), which is just wild. Brilliant atmosphere, great characters and you always get chatting to someone. The Tearooms des Artistes, Clapham Rd, SW4 (071-652 6526) has much better food. They have big wooden tables so if there's a big group of you, it's the perfect meeting place. Going north of the river you've got Banners, 21 Park Rd, N8 (081-348 2930). They do the best potatoes in the world. They come with two fried eggs and a huge mug of tea. It's just brilliant. World Cafe, 130 Crouch Hill, N8 (081-340 5635) is also in Crouch End, but it's slicker than Banners. You get your media types but nice people too and the food is good.
I go to the Jazz Cafe, Parkway, Camden, NW1 (071-916 6000) a lot. It's my favourite venue for concerts because being a short person, there's little steps that you can stand on and you have a great view of the stage. If I feel like going somewhere late I go to Bar Rumba, 36 Shaftesbury Ave, W1 (071-287 2715) on a Monday night. The world and his friend are there - it's very trendy.
Rachel Bee runs Flipside, 10pm-3.30am every Sat at Club Iceni, 11 Whitehorse St, London W1 (071-495 5333)
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