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The Purple Turtle, Camden - pub details

Purple Turtle
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Address: 65 Crowndale Road, London, NW1 1TN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1283) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Mornington Crescent (0.1 miles), Camden Town (0.4 miles), Euston Square (0.4 miles)

Nearest train stations London Euston (0.3 miles), Camden Road (0.6 miles), London St Pancras (0.6 miles)

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Oasthouse - 8 Sep 2015 18:28
I come here mainly to see bands as its more of a venue then pub. Prices are quite cheap, good drinks, good staff and a good night out.
perfect_spy - 4 Nov 2011 03:44
Not sure whether anyone actually uses this place just as a pub, but as a venue to watch bands play or as a disco/club it is not without its merits. As per usual with this type of place, don't expect much in the way of colour - everything is pretty much black or shiny metallic in here. The prices for drinks aren't too bad and there is a reasonable amount of choice. Service at the bar is fairly quick and polite and the quality passes muster (no real ales though as you have probably come to expect from London live music venues and clubs). Decent sized stage and dancefloor area for watching live music or dancing to whatever the DJ plays. A slightly more mellow little area to the rear where the bands sell merch and there are a few tables and stools to rest your feet at. There seems to be a nicer seating area upstairs with padded bench style seating but that was shut when I visited.
If they are having a club night that takes your fancy or there is a band you like playing here, I would heartily recommend visiting, if there's nothing on you'd probably be better off trying a "proper" pub instead and Camden has plenty to choose from.
Mr.Monkfish - 27 Mar 2011 19:11
I remember using this place in my clubbing days and it was ok, but nothing to write home about. Now it is more of a dark music venue with strange opening times and odd ball clientele.

Not my cup of tea, but each to their own.
Strongers - 8 Jul 2009 10:28
A curious place indeed. We visited after heading back to the Smoke after a match between Reading and West Brom and a visit to the other branch of the chain in the Berkshire town. Has evolved beyond the original Turtle goth blueprint to become ever so slightly clubby. An air of fetish hung heavy but I'm not going to criticize a place that has individuality on this level.
BoehmBawerk - 3 Jan 2009 01:53

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