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The Best Things in Cricklewood, Greater London*

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The Best Things
  • evry1 knowing every1 nd no one muggin or killin eachuva .. an o.k area
  • Cosmopolitan, friendly, good food shops and cafes - the best aspects of multicultural London. Good transport, too, and near places like Hampstead Heath, Golders Green, Regents Park.
  • As far as I know, that poem is from the beginning of the song McAlpines Fusileers by The Dubliners... "The craic was good in Cricklewood They wouldn't leave the Crown There was glasses flying, biddies crying And Paddies going to town Oh mother dear I'm over here and never going back What keeps me here's the rake of beer The women and the craic"
  • When i was little and lived in Manchester, my Irish family often talked about Criclewood, and i was shocked when i grew up and learned it was in London, I always thought it was in Ireland the way the spoke so often about it. I remember a little rhyme they used to say, it goes...,'Oh mother dear,i'm over here, i will never will go back, what keeps me here's the rake of beer, the lady and the Craic.
  • the people and the anonymity of being here, part of a multi-cultural, resident and transient population... A cool place to live get in now before the development of sameness affects the house prices any further.
  • The Craic was mighty when I put on my nighty. You'll never find a poet in Cricklewood .......
  • It's not been affected by the increasing trendiness of the surounding areas so it's so untrendy it's cooler than the rest.. Lovely people warm welcomes and top entertainment.

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Last updated: 2008-10-14

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