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Love Blackheath

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Mr Blob, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. Mr Blob

    Mr Blob canal dude

    Just back from blackheath common- giant olympics screen, funfair now and so many people. A nice part of south east London, property prices and rent quite a bit more, there is the music conservatory and good mix of trendy coffee shops and brasserie in the village
     
  2. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    Yeah it's a nice bit of town, they do good fireworks there each year too.
     
  3. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    And used to have a great kite festival - not on this year because of some other event getting in the way. Hopefully it'll be back next year.
     
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  4. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    hideously white 'oasis' in SE London
    used to have a couple of ok pubs
     
  5. scooter

    scooter Well-Known Member

    Is there something hideous about being white?
     
  6. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

  7. scooter

    scooter Well-Known Member

    Well what did you mean then?
     
  8. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Sounds bloody marvellous. Does it have much council?
     
  9. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    that compared to the areas that surround it it is mostly populated by posh or wannabe posh moneyed white people
     
  10. scooter

    scooter Well-Known Member

    Again with the white. What does their colour have to do with it?
     
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  11. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    to do with what?
     
  12. scooter

    scooter Well-Known Member

    with anything
     
  13. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    so u don't notice it when going to or through blackheath then? and think it a bit out of character for SE London
     
  14. scooter

    scooter Well-Known Member

    I don't find it particularly surprising to see white people in a north European country no. Would you go to Central African Republic and complain about the lack of white people?
     
  15. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    who said i was 'complaining'? :confused:
    i would find it odd if the areas surrounding it were mixed and that one not
     
  16. scooter

    scooter Well-Known Member

    The use of the word "hideous" suggests a complaint. The areas surrounding it aren't all that mixed anyway. SE London is not one of the more mixed areas of London
     
  17. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    Reference to Greg Dyke's comment about the BBC?
     
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  18. scooter

    scooter Well-Known Member

    Maybe. I didn't mean to have a go at ddraig. It's just something I hear people idly say and it always irks me, gets my goat, that kind of thing
     
  19. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    Lewisham not mixed?
    Deptford not mixed?
    Woolwich not mixed?
     
  20. scooter

    scooter Well-Known Member

    There's a huge segment to the south and east of blackheath that is predominantly white - eltham, chislehurst, dartford, bromley, sidcup etc
     
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  21. cesare

    cesare don't mourn, organise!

    Those are moving farther away from Blackheath towards or in Kent.

    I can see why ddraig calls it an oasis (hopefully in the sense of being a small area unusual in setting). It is predominately white with lots of money, mainly around the circumference of the Heath itself. However, normal areas are around it e.g. Lewisham, Charlton, Kidbrooke. And of course Greenwich Park which I'm not counting re inhabitants. If you approach Blackheath from Lewisham it's noticeable very quickly that you've moved from a highly mixed and working class area into a middle class mainly white one.
     
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  22. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    :hmm:

    According to the 2001 census, Lewisham [the borough which includes Blackheath] has a population of 248,922. Its population is 66% White, 12% Black Caribbean, and 9% Black African.
     
  23. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    Anyway, now the discussion on the ethnic make-up of the area is over, the Hare and Billet is a pretty good pub.
     
  24. cesare

    cesare don't mourn, organise!

    Aye, but gets bloody crowded :D
     
  25. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    That is the trouble with good pubs :D
     
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  26. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    notice i did not mention that side ;)
    and ai, cesare gets it :cool:
     
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  27. Mr Blob

    Mr Blob canal dude

    why has this thread become a white/ethnic discussion?

    instead, what do you think of the coffee shops, have you been flat hunting there? and anyone joined in watching the olympic screen?
     
  28. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    My Mother lived there for years, its nice but I've never particularly wanted to live there myself.
     
  29. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    Blackheath has always been nice (ime) but prohibitively expensive. If I wanted to live that far east, I'd look at the maze hill bit of Greenwich, or charlton near the sun in the sands, as I'd imagine they are much cheaper.
     
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  30. Mr Blob

    Mr Blob canal dude

    yeah, Blackheath for people with very healthy bank balances
     

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