Random Questions: Living in london (finding somewhere)


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RickRude
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3254 posts since 13/1/12

24 Mar 2016 19:25
Well in my experience you usually find non Londoners glorify shitholes like Peckham or Catford so I'm assuming you not being from London, you find Hackney pretty amazing
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

posted 24 Mar 2016 19:28, edited 24 Mar 2016 19:28
The willy waving from the professional Londoners is Laughing out loud
pops
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3993 posts since 2/9/09

24 Mar 2016 20:09
Don't think you'll find too many people glorifying Catford, Rick
RickRude
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3254 posts since 13/1/12

24 Mar 2016 21:02
lol I'm with ya pops but you get my jist. (I hope)
carl lewis
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23611 posts since 14/10/04

24 Mar 2016 21:06
Kensal Green?
rural
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17512 posts since 26/9/06

24 Mar 2016 21:09
Hull
RickRude
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3254 posts since 13/1/12

24 Mar 2016 21:20
Laughing out loud
Crackajack
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7032 posts since 21/4/05

24 Mar 2016 22:35
Yes there are Rah cunts in SW but you are probably a rah cunt that thinks they aren't one if you idolise a 600k 1 bed new build in Stoke Newington. And anywhere in London has 'something' cunts, with everyone describing everyone else as one or the other Laughing out loud
Bails78
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596 posts since 6/1/08

24 Mar 2016 22:54
If your looking at schools and thinking down the road then I would go with the suggestions of Putney, Barnes, Richmond, Chiswick. But the problem with those areas is they are on the district line which is one of the worst for delays and shit so if you work in the city might want to take that into consideration.

Clapham, Balham, have good schools, Brixton has 5 of the top primary/Infant schools in Lambeth. Obviously better transport links into Central/City with Northern and Victoria lines.

Good Green spaces Brockwell Park, Clapham Common, Tooting Common, Streatham Common all of them hold regular events through out the year.

If you can deal with multi-cultural aspect and want more of a down to earth vibe ten I would look for a house in Brixton whilst it has undergone major regentrification there is still more of a diverse set of people in Brixton than Clapham or Balham.

Clapham is much more well-heeled type, qutie a heavy southern hemisphere influence as well, more of a restaurant pubs/bars high street than shopping although there is a big Sainsburys and a few smaller supermarket local shops. Think IMO Clapham has the better choice of housing stock than Brixton or Balham but comes with a hefty price tag.

Balham is the most expensive out of the three and much more family focused and as others have mentioned full of the Rah type peeps. God transport links though, Northern line and Main line station into Clapham Junction and Victoria. Not as busy as the other 2 areas but still has a good selection of shops, restaurants and two big supermarkets in Waitrose and Sainsburys.
Crackajack
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7032 posts since 21/4/05

24 Mar 2016 22:59
Good post.
THE GUV'NOR
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3279 posts since 4/5/04

25 Mar 2016 01:32
Yeah thanks a lot that really helps
InWonderland
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2655 posts since 8/2/07

25 Mar 2016 07:33
Crackajack wrote: Good post.
joeyjojo
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3914 posts since 24/8/06

25 Mar 2016 08:32
RickRude wrote: Well in my experience you usually find non Londoners glorify shitholes like Peckham or Catford so I'm assuming you not being from London, you find Hackney pretty amazing


Hahaha Jesus Christ someone recommending Richmond over Hackney.
joeyjojo
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25 Mar 2016 08:33
Tsk where's the rest of my post gone.
RickRude
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3254 posts since 13/1/12

25 Mar 2016 09:49
10000% nicer area and more relevant to his criteria - did you even read his post??? are you thinking Hackney is better because of pubs and clubs lol

"hahaha were both 34/33 so dont want to be down with beards and shoreditch crew!

just looking to rent for a year before buying somewhere bit that will be good for family in the future dont need to be in the thick of it all."
joeyjojo
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3914 posts since 24/8/06

25 Mar 2016 09:57
Surely you'd still move to Hackney. Broadway market or Vicky park village. Moving to Richmond is like accepting you're boring.
joeyjojo
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3914 posts since 24/8/06

25 Mar 2016 09:58
Anyway horses for courses but people on here suggesting Putney? What are you gonna do go to Nandos every weekend and pretend you live in Chelsea ?
RickRude
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3254 posts since 13/1/12

25 Mar 2016 10:39
Are you thick? Read my mans original posts. Your basis for living somewhere is what to do on a weekend. Boring people go out in their own area on the weekend.
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49 posts since 3/1/16

25 Mar 2016 11:38
RickRude wrote: Well in my experience you usually find non Londoners glorify shitholes like Peckham or Catford so I'm assuming you not being from London, you find Hackney pretty amazing

http://metro.co.uk/2014/04/16/9-reasons-peckham-is-the-best-place-to-live-in-london-4693255/

https://www.kfh.co.uk/londonpropertymarket/south-east/why-is-peckham-picking-up

http://www.movebubble.com/2014/08/why-everyone-should-be-living-in-peckham-london/

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/feb/03/cities-culture-peckham-only-fools-and-horses-del-boy-se15

http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/we-heart-london-32-reasons-to-love-the-capital-10026610.html

http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/aug/22/lets-move-to-catford-south-east-london

http://londonist.com/2015/06/a-lament-for-catford

http://www.barratthomes.co.uk/new-homes/london/news/latest-news/catford-is-tipped-as-a-hotspot-by-metro-moves/


But the best reason to move to any of these places, is to get away from the likes of gutter snobs and neighbours from hell like you lol



(J/k)



pops
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3993 posts since 2/9/09

25 Mar 2016 11:41
Wouldn't fancy commuting to Canary Wharf from SW London / Surrey.

Blackheath Village ticks the boxes & < 1/2 hour commute to both CW & CG. We moved there from central at similar age with similar circumstances & commute.