posted 25 Mar 2016 11:55, edited 25 Mar 2016 11:55
Guys posts up a bunch of articles published to promote gentrified areas to yuppies and trying to flame me. I'm giving the man advice on his needs.
You basically have proved my point!
Fucking Catford and Peckham - you for real mate??
Gutter snob lol - ok lets do a vote
Your 35 with a kid on the way and you want to buy a house - where would everyone want to live - Catford or Barnes? And bear in mind you got money cos you can spend 2.5k a month on rent.
FTR I don't live in any of the areas mentioned so it's not as if I live is SW now and I'm being snobbish - I've lived in both Singapore and Berlin.
25 Mar 2016 12:45
Nah I'm with you is all horses for courses - everyone has different tastes. Granted the commute is a bit longer. Just my view on areas I have been to and lived in. Parsons Green is great. Richmond lovely and so is Barnes. At 35 I don't want to be in a cultural city type metropolis if I'm raising a kid.
If he wants that then Notting Hill/Ladbroke Grove ticks them boxes
25 Mar 2016 15:04
Does the guy actually have kids?
Tbh anyone will make a recommendation based on what they know and where they live and it's difficult to guess whether they would prefer Clapham to Clapton when you've never met them. Given where he works, I don't think any of the areas I originally mentioned are bad shouts. I won't pass comment on places like Catford and Peckham as I don't know the area. Victoria Park Village is as suitable for a mid 30 year old as Richmond and far easier to get to Covent Garden and Canary Wharf than it is from Richmond.
25 Mar 2016 19:12
getting well spicy in here
26 Mar 2016 15:32
Also genuinely with that budget, need and workplaces I'd live somewhere around the Islington/Kings Cross area.
28 Mar 2016 15:55
I'm with Rick. Why anyone choose an utter shithole in east London or Peckham over somewhere like Chiswick or Barnes or Richmond is anyone's guess. I'm from Northolt / SRuislip way and even South Ealing or Boston Manor would be a nicer shout.
Also, although you could get something alright for 2.5k what you actually get for your money is absolutely shocking in my opinion. I'm unsure if you could even rent a house in Ealing town for that.
posted 29 Mar 2016 15:41, edited 29 Mar 2016 15:41
I've lived in Brixton, Clapham and Southwark over the past six years and now live in Angel. The SW London recommendation is best suited to their needs: first time ever living in London, with at least a year to get settled and a decent budget. Moving from Hong Kong to East London would be a culture shock.
Try looking for somewhere around Northcote Road: right between two large greenspaces, great independent shops and bars, good transport links into Central or the City from Clapham Junction or Clapham South. I used to be able to do Clapham Common to Oxford Circus morning commute in 30 mins door to door and half of the City/Canary Wharf lives along the Northern Line in SW.
29 Mar 2016 15:49
used to live near northcote road / clapham junction. quite a nice area, and fast links to central (victoria 1 stop, waterloo 15mins)
23 Apr 2016 19:40
any decent places to get a leather jacket cleaned?