Oh - right down there near the Two Brewers pub? I don't regard that as South Norwood - I would have called it Selhurst. Also, it is currently virtually impossible for me to get there, because of the closure of the Tenison Road bridge. I will try and check it out, though.next door to the selhurst pharmacy, SE25 5QF (it won't show up on googlemaps yet, it's only a few weeks old)
the arse end of nowhere. why they chose such a nice little outfit to be opened there i don't know. sadly, due to location, i give it six months.
i don't think anyone would rightly describe that as South Norwood.. she means this one I assume..You don't mean the Aldi on Croydon Rd? That's been there for years.
I guess it is more Streatham.There's no Aldi in West Norwood....
Am I getting them mixed up? The one I am thinking of is definitely in Penge, but perhaps it is a Lidl?Nor is there one in Penge - the one you refer to is in Anerley
If they keep the car park from when it was a co-op, it is a bit bigger than the one at the crossroads, which also suffers from being not only a crossroads, but a traffic light controlled one, so it is almost impossible to get in or out of the car park!Th Aldi is opening right next to the clocktower near Norwood Junction station. I hope they have better parking than the one at the junction in Anerley or whereever the hell that place is
I didn't know it had closed. What a ballache!i don't think anyone would rightly describe that as South Norwood.. she means this one I assume..
I find Portland Road fascinating - there are loads of boarded up shops, including quite a few where the original shop signs are showing through. it must have been a busy shopping street at some point. I guess when all shops were little shops, and people didn't drive!Norwood Junction is a great station - loads of trains to london bridge (10 an hour supposedly) including fast trains and now the east london line - may even join the thameslink routes one day
But i wanted to write about Portland Road - it does have a unique feel of all London streets. Compared to other similiar streets it does seem to have an unusually high amount of shop fronts. Was it ever a major shopping street?
Its a narrow road with a fair amount of traffic and no parking - maybe thats partly the problem? I cant picture it ever functioning in a world that doesnt need so many local shops
That said i quite like the atmosphere around it - its quite mellow