Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jun 3, 2011.
It is waiting to happen
it MUST happen
actually.. I don't really know what Aldi is like - ideally I'd like a Lidl but since there's already one on Acre Lane an Aldi would probably do.
Would make a good coop but no chance
Not until I've got the rest of my bathroom tiles from Topps Tiles it can't
yeah but there's 2 of them up the road - 4 bus stops away to the first - even closer than Lidl. (or a short bike ride)
Either Aldi or Waitrose would do, as long as it's soon.
I dunno. The carpet shop gives so much to the community.
what's the difference between aldi and lidl? i always get them confused. are they much the same?
Different ranges. Aldi is slightly more upmarket, for all it sells disco biscuits (which are far too sweet for my liking). And its part-baked bready stuff tends to have a few more interesting bits.
Aldi would be ideal there. Waitrose would not help my finances and I can't see them on that site. They'd want to be central.
There isn't an Aldi for miles, or a Waitrose for that matter.
The time has come
Actually I think it should be an out of town coffee mall with all our favourite coffee shops big and small under one roof!
Waitrose in Balham or clapham Junction - short bus ride!
if it's a busride away people won't bother. has to be five minutes walk or forget about it
3 minutes tops
The nearest Aldi by by bus is Old Kent Rd/Ilderton Rd, nearest Waitrose is St John's Rd. Both of them have savoury stuff which I can actually have. Both take 2 buses and ages to reach. Not fussed which one gets there, just let it be soon.
Have you tried using the buses along there around the time of the school & nursery run? Carrying a lot?
The Waitrose in Beckenham Junction is much easier to get to, 10 mins exactly by train from HH (12 or so from Brixton), it's practically on BJ station concourse.
You want me to use the overground - do I sound like I'm flaming well made of money or something? FWIW Herne Hill station is roughly 20 minute brisk walk across the park from here, and it'd be uphill most of the way back!
Neither option is an option. Lidl and Tesco it is plus, increasingly, the market
Coincidentally, that's the face ViolentPanda pulled before creasing up when he saw the box.
Not forgetting Iceland, M&S and the CoOp
I just assumed y'know. What with it being on Acre Lane.
well yes... you're complaining about the distance it takes you to get to Waitrose - not poundland!
not to mention a return ticket to BJ on the train is cheaper than 4 bus tickets.
Can't do anything about the up-hillness - you might just have to pay the extra to take the bus to avoid that.
Poundland doesn't sell anything that's really worth going out of my way for, Waitrose does. I don't go there every month, let alone every week!
well my point still stands.. you can save yourself time and money by taking the train to BJ rather than taking 2 buses and trying to struggle all the way to CJ. As far as I can tell, we live v. close to each other so I face a similar journey. Although there's no way I'd travel to CJ to go to Waitrose tbh - not in my circumstances.
If you're really concerned about money, you can get free delivery through Ocado if you choose 10-11pm slots. Also if you sign up for their emails you can get 10-25% off all your shopping (although you will have to spend a minimum amount - usually about £60 - so I don't know if this is of any use to you).
I don't know if you cycle but if you do, there's lift access and HH and you can push a bike off at BJ which might help if you don't want to walk across the park.
I was thinking I might go to BJ Waitrose and then I remembered I a) have a car and can easily go to Balham, and b) work near Westfield, which has a big Waitrose!
Thanks, Gajingirl, but even paying to get the main shopping delivered from Tesco is a major extravagance, saved for when really unwell. Ocado is a step too far.
It's only a few items I'd definitely want from Waitrose anyway. One type and brand of scotch egg, one type & brand of sausage roll, their butter chicken, and one brand of frozen calimari in batter (for once, onionfree). Not essentials.
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