Limahl’s law: no chains allowed

ALTHOUGH Space NK managed to resist the anti-chain lobby in Primrose Hill over the weekend and began trading in Regent’s Park Road, the strength of the local campaign remains an impressive force, doesn’t it?

It’s almost as if some people actually seem to think there is a codified law that Starbucks, Nero and Costa are banned from the neighbourhood. Take junglist singer Limahl, who tells the readers of TNT Magazine this week: ‘There are no chain coffee shops of bars allowed’. He has a point. When you look at nearly every other shopping parade in London, it is quite a thing that a road like RPR has managed to resist the claret signs of Costa and the green of Starbucks for so long. Tufnell Park recently went claret, for example. I wonder how long they will be able to keep it up in Primrose Hill.

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