Random Questions: Living in london (finding somewhere)


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Ernest
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75 posts since 7/11/12

22 Sep 2013 21:07
velvet wrote: all these places mentioned in South / East LDN are still the endz right?

has anyone on here ever been robbed whilst living in these areas?

I lived in New Cross Gate for a couple of years a bit back and had no problems out and about, would say it's primarily safe if you're worried.

That said, the flat was robbed, all laptops taken, and a sainsbury's birthday cake left in place of one of them, which was fucking bizarre/creepy.



rural
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17746 posts since 26/9/06

22 Sep 2013 21:09
pm Laurent Bonomo and Gabriel Ferez about New Cross. Went to Goldsmiths for Uni so i know what i'm talking about. Horrible place.
Hello World
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12149 posts since 7/3/05

22 Sep 2013 21:12
been new cross twice and i shit myself, fucking nasty.
Ernest
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75 posts since 7/11/12

24 Sep 2013 10:07
Yeah those two met a sticky one. Really fucking horrific.

Just found a place near lancaster gate on Westbourne terrace, double height ceilings and a private balcony the size of my last flat for £605pm.

Cheap becasue of slack landlord and it being passed between friends, pretty lucky.

Hopefully no Cake and entering to be had round there.
chigady
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30 posts since 28/3/11

24 Sep 2013 10:26
Had an interesting proposition from my girlfriend's Aunt yesterday:

She lives in Kent but badly wants to move back to London. Doesn't have a steady income so she's saying she'll sell her house and put £100k down for a deposit on somewhere which she, my girlfriend and I can split into two entirely separate flats for which we (me and my girlfriend) would pay the repayments on.

Seeing as we're struggling to get a deposit together ourselves - seems like a pretty good opportunity - one that works out for the Aunt too.

Any thoughts
deuce
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13982 posts since 21/1/08

24 Sep 2013 10:29
chigady wrote: Had an interesting proposition from my girlfriend's Aunt yesterday:
stopped reading after this, all sounds a bit too LFC to me
Nido
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403 posts since 11/4/11

24 Sep 2013 10:32
You lot must've been proper sheltered as children or something; New Cross and Peckham aren't anywhere close to "fucking nasty". Might be an age thing, but I'd much rather spend time in New Cross than Kingston. I think you have to leave London entirely to see real social deprivation.
smith
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11081 posts since 5/5/04

24 Sep 2013 10:40
New Cross has changed a lot in the past decade. Much safer these days.
collizhun
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3880 posts since 19/10/06

24 Sep 2013 10:44
The only people i know who live in new cross are students, never say its bad. I do agree that although there is obv some slums and pov people in london, i've never had trouble in london anywhere I've been. Get a lot more grief in the povo northern places.
pops
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4196 posts since 2/9/09

24 Sep 2013 11:30
New cross is grim but in terms of safety no different from most other places (inner ) London. Would rather be walking through new cross than any provincial town at kicking out time
MuayThaiPimp
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7925 posts since 10/8/11

24 Sep 2013 11:50
I thought new cross was nice Oops
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

25 Sep 2013 19:42
Anything good on/near Munster Road, Fulham food and drink wise? Got to pop down next week for a day
rural
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17746 posts since 26/9/06

25 Sep 2013 19:47
Locale Locale is alright, Some nice places on the Fulham Road 5 mins away.
snaye
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10853 posts since 24/10/02

25 Sep 2013 22:16
Used to live above the Durrell Arms, dont go there. There is a good Thai opposite (almost) Tescos on the corner place a bit further up that used to be called Mansons or something used to be quite good its changed now though still supposed to be alright
rural
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17746 posts since 26/9/06

25 Sep 2013 22:18
Sukho Laughing out loud haven;t been for years but was good food. Had a ladyboy waiter/ess iirc.
RickRude
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3753 posts since 13/1/12

25 Sep 2013 22:21
Pitcher and Piano on Fulham road full of yuppie minge

snaye
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10853 posts since 24/10/02

25 Sep 2013 22:23
Food is very good not cheap though but nothing is on the Fulham Road

rural
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17746 posts since 26/9/06

25 Sep 2013 22:24
Also if you want to spend a bit more money some decent places at the very end of Munster Road where it meets New Kings Rd, particularly the Italian "Nuovi Sapori"
snaye
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10853 posts since 24/10/02

25 Sep 2013 22:40
Sapori is good went there on your recommendation, was suprised to find out they are all Portuguese in there though
timmbo
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3452 posts since 9/2/10

26 Sep 2013 15:21
royal china on fulham road do good dim sum - antonio carluccio is a regular! (no asian).