The Londonist Alphabet Game: Really Awful Dates

The Hanger Lane Gyratory, by Route79 in the Londonist Flickr pool.

We asked our Facebook friends to suggest really awful places in London to take someone on a date, in the hope of getting at least one suggestion for each letter of the alphabet. 191 suggestions were given. Here are our 26 favourite suggestions. Check out the Facebook page for further nonsense.

A = Acton Police Station (Londonist)

B = Brixton Police Station (Cynth Hamilton)

C = Covent Garden underground station lifts (Tracy Lee)

D = Docklands Waste Recycling (Room Bookers London)

E = Elephant & Castle ‘shopping’ ‘centre’ (Jane Macarthur)

F = Fulham High Street on a Fucking Friday Night (Scott Wood)

G = The Gap between the train and the platform (Viktor Nemeth)

H = Hanger Lane Gyratory system (Aaron Lovegrove)

I = Islington public toilets (unless you are George Michael) (Carla Warfield)

J = Jessops for drinks, Dinner at Blockbusters, Clubbing at HMV. Afterparty at Brent Cross (we must always live in hope) (Robin Hunt)

K = Kingston’s nightclubs (Richard Brown)

L = Longstanton Spice Museum (Jack Daniel Rogers)

M = Morden (enough) (Dave Hummus)

N = Night bus (Tamara Cartwright-Loebl)

O = Old Street roundabout (Richard Brown)

P = Penge High Street (Erykah Brackenbury)

Q = Queensway ice skating rink (Tamara Cartwright-Loebl)

R = Romford Tesco Extra cafe (Teddy Holmes)

S = Shepherds Bush Walkabout (Nat Stone)

T = Thornton Heath Clock Tower (Dave Hummus)

U = Up the OXO Tower (Jane Macarthur)

V = Victoria Coach Station (Sharon English)

W = Watney Market Wimpey (Louise Houston)

X = An X-ray department (Muzakir Hussain)

Y = Your mum’s house (Dave Hummus)

Z = Zampa Road when The Den empties out (Richard Brown)

Further answers can be found on the Facebook thread, and feel free to suggest others in the comments.

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  • http://twitter.com/rob_s_smith rob_s_smith

    If you want an unromantic Valentine’s Day you can join my walk of the route of the River Fleet from Kings Cross to the Thames. Prisons, sewers, cholera, gang violence, you and your date can enjoy stories about all these and more on the walk. Meet Kings Cross 7pm – book tickets here http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/512344034

  • Nico

    Sadly the Longstanton to which our friend Mr Partridge attributed a spice museum is actually in Cambridgeshire, not London. I’ll offer Leyton’s Starbuger Express as an alternative…