Loughborough Junction chitter-chatter

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by teuchter, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. davidaheath

    davidaheath Well-Known Member

    As soon as I am not hungover one morning I am definitely going to visit on my way to the tube to pick up a coffee.
     
  2. editor

    editor hiraethified

  3. editor

    editor hiraethified

    This sounds great.
    ‘Made in Loughborough Junction’ – award-winning photographer Giles Duley appointed to work on new local exhibition
     
  4. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    Because I live close by, I don't really have occasion to go in there, so wouldn't be well qualified to do a review.

    On the couple of times I've been in though, it's seemed like a friendly and unpretentious place. With some quite enthusiastic interior decor.
     
  5. Merlin85

    Merlin85 New Member

    Im looking to buy a flat and am thinking about Loughborough Junction around Hinton road / Flaxman Road but have heard some bad things about safety along Coldharbour Lane and around the station. Is it really that bad? I live in Brixton and like the idea of LJ but as a female i don't want to feel nervous walking home when it is dark.
     
  6. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Ten years ago it was a very different story, but so long as you're reasonably street wise, you should be fine.
     
  7. Merlin85

    Merlin85 New Member

    I am so hopefully that means it should be ok! I like the idea of seeing it change in the next few years.
     
  8. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Let's hope that that change doesn't price out the community who have been living there through the good and bad times.
     
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  9. Merlin85

    Merlin85 New Member

    No but it would be nice if small business could start up there benefiting them and also the local community.
     
  10. davidaheath

    davidaheath Well-Known Member

    I know what you mean.

    Almost daily I start to get nervous approaching the station. My eyes flicker from left to right scanning for danger, and especially if it's dark or it's been raining recently it can be a complete nightmare. Just when you think you're safe and you've made it through the area outside the station *BAM* your shoe clips one of the loose paving slabs and your well practiced swagger is ruined as you stumble forward slightly. No one noticed, but you know. You know.

    One of these days someone is going to have a nasty accident on those.
     
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  11. editor

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  12. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I've walked through that small park recently and noticed how run down and ill-maintained it is - clearly some work went into landscaping it and providing various benches and other furniture some years ago, but it's now all overgrown and rotting. It's pretty obvious that Lambeth haven't cared about it at all for some time.

    I'm not in any way having a go at the organisers of this event but it seems a bit like "come and work for free to sort out the park that your local authority has left to rot. Project generously supported by Lambeth parks dept."
     
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  13. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Sure, but better to have a bit of local initiative than letting it carry on rotting away though, no?
     
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  14. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I notice that LJAG have done a good job cleaning up the grassy patch on the corner of Loughborough Road and Coldharbour Lane (next to former Midland Bank and opposite Save More Special Brew emporium).
    It really used to look a mess of bottles, cans and rubbish. Now it is almost like a park lawn.
     
  15. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    The Cambria is spreading rumour that Heston Blumenthal has been filming something there :hmm:
     
  16. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    I think editor said there was an unidentifiable to him TV chef (not Jamie Oliver) filming on Station Rd last week. Could these 2 events be linked? :hmm:
     
  17. editor

    editor hiraethified

  18. editor

    editor hiraethified

    It wasn't the baldy one.
     
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  19. editor

    editor hiraethified

  20. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I was chatting to the young lad who started up the Blue Turtle Oasis cafe by the station. He said that business was a bit slow, so if anyone's in the area and needs a ruddy good cup of coffee, I can heartily recommend the place. It really is worth supporting.
     
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  21. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter Home is south London mate

  22. beckash

    beckash Member

    Does anyone know if Degrill on the corner of Wellfit Street has closed? It certainly looks that way, the sign's been taken down.
     
  23. boohoo

    boohoo No.

    If you think Lambeth don't care, you should take a look at Croydon parks!
     
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  24. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Review of SEM cafe coming up soon!
     
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  25. editor

    editor hiraethified

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  26. BoxRoom

    BoxRoom Flip.

  27. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    The interior is amazing and now on my list to visit.
     
  28. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

  29. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    It mainly serves the multiple car mechanic operations in various railway arches nearby.

    There's not currently the most equal gender balance in that profession.

    Whenever I've been in Sem cafe it's been perfectly welcoming and not "blokey" in any intimidating kind of way.
     
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  30. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    editor feel free to use my photo of Sem Cafe East Berlin style from earlier in the thread, for the review, if you want.

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