Which is the shittiest place in South East London?

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

  1. nick h.

    nick h. Eat

  2. London_Calling

    London_Calling Pleasant and unpatronising

    . . and to re-make the point, nor are post codes.
     
  3. bromley

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

    Correct and all the pubs shut before 12am and they're not late off licences. I wish I could change my username! :(
     
  4. Garek

    Garek Living n ADDled chaos

  5. nick h.

    nick h. Eat

    Which was in Trafalgar Sq. But according to you everyone who said the square is London's central point is wrong. :confused:
     
  6. bromley

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

    Central point of London is a statue of a man on his horse by Trafalgar Sq.
     
  7. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    King Charles 1st (executed by Oliver Cromwell)
     
  8. ChrisFilter

    ChrisFilter Like a boss.

    Drew, I wasn't saying SE postcodes were all shit, just that it's the easiest qualifier for a place being South East London.
     
  9. Cowley

    Cowley Well-Known Member

    I can't claim to be an expert on these places as I've only passed through but Thamesmead didn't look to pretty. It's pretty much a sink estate right?
     
  10. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    What is a sink estate?

    I used to work near there, and it's a fairly ugly, soulless new town, badly served by public transport and with a lack of shops and facilities. It does, however have some good views of the river and a few plesant green spots.
     
  11. Cowley

    Cowley Well-Known Member

    Sink estate is a term known for an estate which has high social economic deprivation. I got the impression that the Thamesmead area is generally one big deprived council estate.
     
  12. Garek

    Garek Living n ADDled chaos

    And the Kidbrooke estate.
     
  13. behemoth

    behemoth Buy Urban75 on Ebay

    Larner Road flats in Erith are earmarked for demolition, if cuts allow.
     
  14. Jigolo Walters

    Jigolo Walters New Member

    I've lived in West Croydon in late 80s at the time of Acid House and Erith on an off from 70s to 2012 and I can tell you Erith makes Croydon generally look like Manhattan in New York, we used to call Erith, Eritrea as it was such a toilet. It was more industrial back in the 80s and the college there didn't half have some nice quality totty. Today its full of bruisers, the council are only interested in your money so make sure you don't die without making a will cos they'll nick it.
     
  15. Jigolo Walters

    Jigolo Walters New Member

    Medina House oh nooo
     
  16. moochedit

    moochedit Mr Mooched It

    :hmm:
     
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  17. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    Don't feed da troll :D
     
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  18. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    This quote is from 2011. Growing up near there the Ferrier estate was infamous. I went down there for a kid's birthday party a while ago and it's now Kidbrooke Village!! :eek::eek: Looks quite nice - there's some fancy penthouse flats up there going for quite a bit of money. All based next to the train station which is very fast into London Bridge. It was quite a shock. I didn't realise where I was at first.
     
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  19. ash

    ash Inittogether

  20. ash

    ash Inittogether

    I remember in the 80s helping some friends and their new born move in to a block onto the Kidbrook. Not sure if it was that block but having been brought up in Bournemouth it was a bit of a culture shock.
    I too visited for work the other month and it was very bright and breezy if a bit identikit new feeling
     
  21. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    yeah it is a bit identikit and I know nothing at all about town planning but the doctors/dentists/small shop/community hall bit in the middle seemed good and the transport is obviously brilliant. Also it's surrounded completely by greenery - so many playing fields.
     
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  22. JuanTwoThree

    JuanTwoThree I care not for the wealth of Gyges

    I remember going to a party in probably the most depressing place I've been to in Sth London. Someone will recognise it. It was up a road and perhaps surrounded by woods. There were low-rise flats and perhaps a pub and some shops in the middle. It was a good hike from anywhere and I got the impression that it was all some horrible mistake. It was nothing compared with estates I've lived in Vauxhall or Stockwell for graffiti, burned out flats and cars etc but it sapped my soul and that was in the space of 12 hours.
     
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  23. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    There was an old boy who had a donkey for children's rides at Blackheath Common, whilst his back was turned it was nicked. Eventually found in a high-up flat on the Ferrier Estate. The plan was to hold it for ransom.
     
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  24. ash

    ash Inittogether

    It’s definitely an argument for gentrification if you put the 1980s Kidbrook next to the current Kidrooke Village.
     
  25. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    st mary cray is and will always be the shittiest part of south east london
     
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  26. Ponyutd

    Ponyutd Greebo likes this....r.i.p.

    Do you know what a Blackheath donkey has for lunch?













    about forty minutes.
     
  27. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

    I rode that donkey :):) and remember it being found on a balcony.
     
  28. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    A tale told to me by a local resident ! - hope the donkey was OK after the mule-napping....
     
  29. clicker

    clicker nanook rubs it....

  30. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    St Mary Cray... I spent some time there as a teenager. Not a nice place unless you know people there - and even then. The last time I was there it was to discuss the identity of a murderer with a friend of mine. The murderer turned out to be my friend's boyfriend. It was not a happy time.
     
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