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    ptoner
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    Landed this morning, doing a spot of baby sitting for family who live in the area. Anywhere I really should visit nearby, that if I heard about it after, I would be annoyed?

    #112310

    ignant666
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    I hope someone will answer you soon, as i plan to be in London for a day or so in August visiting an old friend, and hoped to crib from the answers i thought you would get.

    Where are the Londoners?

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    Tiger
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    Never heard a da spot
    but googlin shows some beautiful pics
    i’m sure you already searched
    but in case you haven’t

    https://images.app.goo.gl/auLFAhwznHmqCLmD9

    any way if its already to late
    maybe you can give us suggestions on marylebone and london

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    Michael Staley
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    @ptoner

    It’s many years since I spent much time in the Marylebone area – since we had several Starfire Publishing launches in the area in the early and mid 2000s. They were in a pub called ‘Angel in the Fields’ (probably the most gorgeous pub name I’ve come across).

    In Melcombe Street (7A) there is an Islamic bookshop which was a furrier’s in the 1940s and 1950s owned by David Curwen, an early associate of Kenneth Grant. The shop has a basement which was used by Grant and some fellow occultists, though I think this was before New Isis Lodge was formed. A couple of years ago, Henrik Bogdan and I were shown around the basement by the present owner, who had a number of photographs showing how it was when he bought the shop in the early 1980s. Fascinating to be there.

    In nearby Gloucester Place there is the London headquarters of the Theosophical Society. The Rudolf Steiner Theatre is quite nearby, too – a lovely space.

    #112370

    ptoner
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    Thanks Tiger, visited Durant bookstore was a beautiful setting.

    Thank you Michael, I had already left before seeing your post. I am sure that I will be back in the area soon and be able to look around at the places you mention. 🙂

    #112377

    William Thirteen
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    i wandered past Melcombe Street 7A a few years back. If one squints very hard one can see the ectoplasmic remnants leaking out from the basement. If you don’t see them – squint harder and hold your breath til you pass out 😉

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