Which is the shittiest place in South East London?

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by BadlyDrawnGirl, Apr 6, 2007.


    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Yeah I have just spent the day walking though this croydon shit hole.
    To get to this hideous and dangerous area for lunch.

    Croydon is a big place. West Croydon is very different from park hill for instance. Most of it is really suburban. It's also the greenest (not as in recycling or energy) of all the London boroughs.
  2. MellySingsDoom

    MellySingsDoom Decimated by the shrapnel of his rhetoric

    ^^^^Is that Park Hill Park? Pics 1 & 2 look familiar, but not so pic 3. Haven't been there in yonks (my old junior school was a 3 mins walk from there) - used to be a nice place when I were a lad, although you did get the occasional "punk" gluesniffers now and again hanging around the playground. Lloyd Park is the big 'un though for Croydon parkage.
  3. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    I LOVE living in Lewisham, each to their own.

    Not sure about Park Hill though...
  4. Andy the Don

    Andy the Don Wise men say only fools..

    Biggest shit hole in SE London?

    South Bermondsey - End of Thread
  5. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    Used to work that way for a while - South Bermondsey station used to be bleak - and on a couple of occasions when there was a midweek game at the New Den, pretty intimidating.

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    First pic is lloyd park. Cross that from my place and on the other side is coombe gardens and coombe wood.
    Is park hill park the one that runs by the railway? Park hill school is very popular, we live pretty close but the catchment area is so small, our daughter is instead going to a school twice as far away from us. The only person I know that got in this year lives directly opposite.
  7. MellySingsDoom

    MellySingsDoom Decimated by the shrapnel of his rhetoric

    Ah yeah, pic 1 makes sense - too big to be Park Hill itself. Yeah, from what I recall, the railway does run by there...that's right, it does. The main entrance to Park Hill is on that road where the Croydon Courts are, going down towards Fairfield Halls etc. We used to live in central Croydon - round the corner from Dingwall Road car park, so we were probably in the catchment area then at the time. I'm old enough to remember the Holiday Inn near East Croydon station being built, and also the properties opposite Park Hill entrance are on grounds that used to be occupied by a mansion that a friend of mine used to live in (his Dad had made a lot of cash in property in them days).
  8. dynamicbaddog

    dynamicbaddog Well-Known Member

    I've lived here for nearly 20 years, it's not too bad when you get used to it, but yes it can be grim. It's worse than usual at the moment because they are building an extension to the overground line and have closed off the nearby bit of green space Bridgehouse Meadows and the footpath that runs alongside Millwall.:mad:
  9. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    Correct, if you class Croydon as Surrey.

    End of thread.
  10. RaverDrew

    RaverDrew self-banned for a bit R.I.P.

    Thamesmead, Kidbrooke and Eltham. Utter shitholes.
  11. Garek

    Garek Living n ADDled chaos

    No mentioned Erith? Not the worst, but certainly near the bottom.

    I would hate to live here:


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    Arse end of nowhere. Anyone know what they area is called?
  12. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    Hell AKA Thamesmead.
  13. Garek

    Garek Living n ADDled chaos

    Oh right, I thought Thamesmead just covered the estate, rather than that warren of cul-de-sacs.
  14. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    erith is in Kent no?
    and yes for thamesmead!
  15. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    and can't see that pic so can't help!
  16. Garek

    Garek Living n ADDled chaos

    Yes and no. It is in the London Borough of Bexley. But nearly everyone I know who lives in said borough still refers to themselves as living in Kent, and identifies themselves more strongly with that county.

    There is a Kent/Surrey country border marker in Brockley, up near Haberdashers Aske school.
  17. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    I assume when people say 'Croydon' the mean they town centre and possibly some of the types of people who inhabit the Whitgift area. As said, it's a very big place with an awful lot of good quality housing stock, top-rated schools, and other shit.

    Thamesmead however . . .
  18. Garek

    Garek Living n ADDled chaos

    Here is a thought - is there anything actually wrong with the design of the Thamesmead estate? If it had been given a tube station and a proper high street would it still be terrible? Basically what I am asking is there something intrinsically wrong with its design, or do the problem lie it its execution and implementation?
  19. bromley

    bromley ...isn't as good as Lewisham.

    That's how I classed Croydon.
  20. Andy the Don

    Andy the Don Wise men say only fools..

    Likewise, spent over 4 year working in South Bermondsey, liked some aspects of the area, like SAMs Barber shop the easy of commuting. But I always felt that there was a a nasty undertow to the place an area in which should your face not fit there is a good chance of getting a kicking. Noxious youths giving you the eye as they walk their pit bulls, which then shit all over the street. Now Bermondsey Street and around the Leathermarket are nicer areas but anything east of Abbey Street/Tower Bridge could be nasty.
  21. Streathamite

    Streathamite ideological dogmatist

    a high st etc, probably would have helped, but there never was even the slightest chance of the tube. also, they used it as a social dumping ground from the start, so it's current hellishness was part-designed in from day 1.
    However, IMO large parts of peckham are as bad
  22. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Thamesmead , should have had the Fleet line built to it - just never happened because of the recession etc etc.....

    I have to say , I despise my 3 monthly visits to Central Croydon with a deep passion. Even worse than Swindon.
  23. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Erith always makes me think of Linda Smith. She said it wasn't twinned with anywhere, but it had a suicide pact with Dagenham.
  24. Garek

    Garek Living n ADDled chaos

    Ah good old Linda. The Reaper took her far too early :(

    I find places like Erith odd. For all this talk of London being a crowded city there are still huge empty spaces. Not empty as undeveloped or rural, just simply empty. Vast stretches of nothingness, disconnected from the rest of the city.

    EDIT: Ok looking at google maps here is the best example of I can find f what my last comment refers to. West of the M25, north of the A207, East of the A205, south of the river.
  25. dynamicbaddog

    dynamicbaddog Well-Known Member

    it's been redeveloped since the housing there was first built. The place is not nearly as hellish as it used to be.
  26. Gingerman

    Gingerman Is a great bunch of lads.....

    Bermonsdey St has really come on in the last few years,would'nt mind living there.New Cross aint the most salubrious place in SE London.
  27. Garek

    Garek Living n ADDled chaos

    There was slight chance when the Jubilee line was still the Fleet line. But then of course the Fleet line became the Jubilee line and a line entirely to serve to rich, which Thamesmead doesn't quite fit into.
  28. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    They've certainly indulged in several spates of re-designing features of the development to make it less "crime friendly".
  29. nick h.

    nick h. Eat

    I can't stand Peckham. I went to look at a house there, the owner gave me a tour and showed me into the bathroom where there was an evil turd floating in the toilet bowl. I can't go anywhere near it without that image popping into my head.
  30. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    Yep, sorry about that.

    It was only kind of evil though.

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