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FIrst Thursday - Open Evenings

Long Street, as well as adjacent Loop and Bree Streets comes alive every First Thursday of the month ... well it's hopping most evenings, but the FIrst Thursday events are super... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
AlanJM2014
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Mark, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having had a couple of cocktails we decided to walk back to the hotel. You cannot walk five meters before someone starts pestering you for money, and they really do not leave you alone. It is very intimidating and uncomfortable. I was wearing a jacket and some one tried to pick my pocket, and he was completely blasé when I... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Long Street, as well as adjacent Loop and Bree Streets comes alive every First Thursday of the month ... well it's hopping most evenings, but the FIrst Thursday events are super special because most of the art galleries, cultural shops etc stay open until 21h30 ... so you can pop in and out as you meander through the area (safely,... More 

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Didn't quite understand the how about this place it didn't seem to have any ambiance at all. We didn't feel unsafe at all but we were there in the day. We were approached many times by people asking for money.

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Yakima, Washington
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you take the City tour red bus you will pass the lovely establishments reminiscent of New Orleans. Not a destination unless you are a history or architecture student.

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Thank 2much2miss
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Long St is a must if you are visiting Cape Town. This is a very busy street with lots of cars and pedestrians. There is a small market are where you can get items of local flavor. You can bargain, as the prices quoted are otherwise expensive.You have to keep your guard while you keep moving owing to some beggars... More 

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Confluence, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

20 years ago Mamma Africa was the only restaurant on the street and the town was empty after 7:00. Now it's a busy, vibrant street with lots of good local flavor.

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Thank pwiegman
Portland, Oregon, United States
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very busy street with lots of cars and pedestrians. Not much room on the sidewalk with all the shops and walking "independent" sales people. It is very noisy at night and I hear not safe. I saw one street brawl as I was waiting for my taxi at the hop on off tour office.That was around 5:30... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long St is a must if you are visiting Cape Town, whether its for the markets or the great restaurants and bars. But a word of warning, during the day it's ok but after 7pm it is definitely risky. There are lots of persistent beggars and groups of dodgy looking men the whole length of the road. My wife felt... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Long street is pretty much unavoidable when visiting the Cape Town Centre. It offers beautiful architectural design combined with a nice selection of restaurants and coffee shops.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I personally love Long street and would recommend a visit. Please note there are a few things to consider: 1. During the day I don't mind walk the whole length of street as it is safe and you can visit all the quaint bistros and shops. Most shops close on a Saturday after 13h00 till Monday. From Long street you... More 

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