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  Lock 17(formerly Dingwalls)
by Mariajoy
  • Lock 17(formerly Dingwalls) - London
      Lock 17(formerly Dingwalls)
    by Mariajoy
  • Cool Bar  in a Hot Town - London

A scorching summer Saturday in Camden and we were looking for a long cold drink in a cool shady place. Et voila! Lock 17 - urban trendy coolness in the heart of Camden Town.

This ultra modern bar is situated on Camden Lock just over the Jongleurs Comedy club. It has a large open plan bar area with lovely squishy leather sofas and an airy mezzanine.

Unfortuately the staff all seemed to be newbies - we asked for drinks without ice - we got ice - I asked how much? The girl behind the bar didn't know the price of the drinks before she checked it on the till - and another woman asked for a tonic water and,on her first sip, discovered they had put gin in it without asking! I overheard another woman asking about food.... the staff didn't know if there was any food or what time it was likely to be served (it was already lunch time). Not good for a bar-restaurant is it really??

We weren't there for food, which is just as well. We watched the world go by for a while before moving on.

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Dress Code: Lots of young trendies. Seemed to be the kind of place Aussie surf dudes like to chill out in. Wear what you like is what I am trying to say!

Address: 38 East Yard
Directions: Camden Lock NW1
Phone: 020 7428 5929
Theme: Live Music
Website: http://www.jongleurs.com

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 13, 2006
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