Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Apr 11, 2012.
Never have that problem in Brixton.
If I get the train from Streatham I do though.
of course, the other benefit of Brixton is that it's easy cycling distance into town - a mere three or four miles.
Must have been weird being one of the few residents left on the estate
Wonder how the new Elephant will affect traffic in that area?
i think you misjudge the sentiment north of the river if you think yuppies are welcome anywhere
less, surely. what, a mile to kennington and a mile from there into central london? (from, say, brixton library)
I reckon places like Islington are full of them.
No it's not. I used to walk it (although that was from Whitehall to Brixton Hill)
I just put in Trafalgar Square to Brixton Hill into google maps and it reckons 4.2 miles
full, perhaps, but are they welcome among what remains of the indigenous population? i doubt it.
5 miles by bike to Chancery Lane.
alright, how far is it then?
fuck knows how you're cycling it, via stanmore or something.
See previous post. (That's going over Lambeth Bridge btw, not Westminster)
My current cycle journey from near the Jamm to Victoria is 3 miles exactly. I'd say Brixton tube to Oxford circus is about 4.5 miles.
i make it 4 miles from brixton tube to centrepoint
I'm not sure that's confined to Brixton though - the whole of London is experiencing rises.
online mapping for people wanting to have a pop
frankly that's not too far off the inflation rate (albeit c.7.5% rather than 5)
Sounds about right. My cycle in is pretty much bang on 4 miles from centre of Brixton to Tower Bridge.
Potential bullshit detector says who says 'sold' and 'coming on to the market' are separate measures.....
The hipsters do quite a bit of cycling on their bright green fixies....maybe that's why they're all moving to Brickers
I've recently bought a house in Brixton which I'm converting from two flats back into one house (as it was before). I bought in Brixton primarily because a: it's a nicer house than I could afford to get elsewhere and b: it's on the tube so I can go to work.
I have been reading through this forum after seeing the Evening Standard article tonight. I see lots of posts bemoaning the gentrification of Brixton and perhaps I haven't read the right ones, but I can't really see any explaining why people object so much?
My crude understanding of Brixton is that it was for at least 2/3rds of its existence an affluent Victorian suburb.
Acknowledging that it would be a real shame if the pendulum swung too far the other way (which I can't see happening for a long time, if ever) what's wrong with Brixton improving its lot a bit?
Apologies if I'm treading on a lot of sensibilities here but I'd love to why a bit of 'gentrification' (which I don't think is really the right word in Brixton’s case) is such a 'bad' thing?
so, you've reduced the capacity of the dwelling from two households to one and you can't see the problem with that?
Quite a few of my friends have been priced out of Brixton, including families who have lived here all their lives. It's a huge change in the community. We were talking earlier about the Heygate estate at the Elephant - another really close community which has been torn apart by closure and future redevelopment.
Is this a wind-up?
Might be worth you reading up on the history of the place: http://www.urban75.org/brixton/history/history.html
define ''improving it's lot''.
Welcome to urban btw.
There are now two more people living in the house than there were before.
if you have converted the house from two flats into one house, then unless you've done some jiggerypokery there are no longer two households in the property. so, you've reduced the capacity of the house from two households to one and you don't see the problem with that?
if you want the house to be in keeping with the majority of brixton's history then you should rip it down and turn it into a field.
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