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Justin from The Vaccines shares his four favourite London pubs

Posted at 8:00 am, April 23, 2013 in Music & Nightlife

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1. Ariadne’s Nectar – North Kensington, 274 Latimer Road, W10 6QW

‘When I first moved to London, I’d go there. It’s owned by this crazy Greek guy called Dimitri. I like it because sometimes it’ll be open on a Monday morning, but then it’ll be closed on a Friday night. They used to have secret gigs there.’

2. The Globe – Notting Hill, 103 Talbot Road, W11 2AT

‘It’s one of the few places, if you’re out in west London, where you can go and listen to dancehall. They normally have one guy on the door dressed in military attire. There are lots of booths, and it’s open late.’

3. The Eight Bells – Fulham, 89 Fulham High Street, SW6 3JS

‘This is where we wrote the first and second albums. It’s an old man’s pub. It’s where we did our first interview. It’s where we met our management and the label. Everything formative happened here. It has a horrible carpet and terrible food. It’s the kind of pub where you could probably get Wotsits, you know?’

4. The Crobar – Soho, 17 Manette St, W1D 4AS

“If I’m in central London in the week I normally end up in Crobar. It’s really fun to go in there and it’s always open late. I feel like I’m being judged for being not metal enough sometimes but I love it in there.”

We caught up with the band at the Brixton Windmill, the place of The Vaccines’ first London gig. Read the full interview now. The Vaccines play the O2 on May 2; get your tickets pronto.

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