Why are Chelsea and Putney said to be in South London?

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Orang Utan, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    There's a big river in London called the Thames - Putney and Chelsea are on the wrong side of it to be placed in South London, so why do people say they are in South London?
     
  2. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    :confused: putney is south of the water
     
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  3. innit

    innit c'mon, little life giver

    It certainly is :D
     
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  4. peppery

    peppery Whats Your Price?

    Are you talking about Postcodes?
     
  5. rennie

    rennie m'enfin!

    chelsea is SW3. SO MAYBE THAT'S WHY!
     
  6. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Is it? Hmmm. Last time I was in Putney I was drunk, so maybe I got it confused :oops: :oops:

    The question still applies for Chelsea - SW3 postcode. That's just wrong. It's not got the right vibe for South London
     
  7. rennie

    rennie m'enfin!

    you mean it doesn't have any vibe at all, eh?
     
  8. milesy

    milesy New Member

    even though it's north of the river chelsea is as level south as battersea and camberwell, and also further south than bermondsey, which is considered south london.
     
  9. innit

    innit c'mon, little life giver

    Oh. That's the proper answer.

    I get so disappointed when milesy does proper posts :(
     
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  10. nogoodboyo

    nogoodboyo New Member

    Chelsea isn't south london, and those who say it is are wrong. The river divides north and south - although NOT north-west and south-west.
     
  11. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    The river is not the deciding factor of what is North and South London though. Especially given it doesn't run in a straight West-East trajectory by any means. You can say something is north or south of the river for sure... but Chelsea, or at least many parts of it, are not North or even Central London by any stretch of the imagination. They're far more South London than anything else.

    Many other parts are Central London regardless of whether they are north or south of the river (Waterloo for instance).
     
  12. JWH

    JWH Fnord Fiesta XR3i

    Postcodes are decided by whether they are N/W/E/S of Mount Pleasant sorting office. The codes were developed in WW2 to help women + others learn the streets while they were covering for conscripted male posties. (iirc). :)
     
  13. Barney Bee

    Barney Bee Robbing the Santa Fe

    Yes it is.
    Chelsea is north of the river and therefore not South London. It's actually West London.
    I've heard Putney referred to as South Chelsea :D
    Reason for edit: was talking about Chelsea not Putney
     
  14. golightly

    golightly I've been gentrified. - :(

    Battersea is referred to as South Chelsea. Putney is no where near.
     
  15. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Chelsea likes to lend itself a false sense of stylishness by pretending to be "Sarf Lahndahn".

    They don't carry it off very well though! :)
     
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  16. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    I wouldn't say that 2.5-3 miles down the Thames shore is "nowhere near".
     
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  17. golightly

    golightly I've been gentrified. - :(

    Nowhere near in respect to being regarded as the same location.
     
  18. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Well obviously!

    But near in regard to being geographically close. :p :p
     
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  19. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Compared to Battersea which is just across the water, it's not near.
     
  20. java1200

    java1200 New Member

    You are deluded.
     
  21. tim

    tim Well-Known Member

    There is a point at the strange end of the Piccadilly line where the Westbound trains become 'Southbound' and presumably (I'm not sure as these being points that I have no desire ever to go East or North from) the the 'Eastbound' ones become 'Northbound'
     
  22. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Correct. The other arguments are rubbish. It's all about the river
     
  23. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    Yes, the Thames is a natural divide - you either live NORTH of it or SOUTH of it (apart from people who live over Twickenham/Richmond way, but that's too far west to be of any interest), and that's how Londoners naturally think of it too. Postal codes are just for postal workers, that's all, and we shouldn't let the bloody post office dictate how we think!

    Chelsea is NORTH London. Putney is SOUTH.
     
  24. stroober

    stroober yonder

    I livin putney at it sw15 so its south west innit so it in wandsworth

    it fooking ain't south chelsea!!!!! :mad:

    [​IMG]
     
  25. tim

    tim Well-Known Member

    South Chelsea is what deluded foreign students call Brixton, isn't it?
     
  26. stroober

    stroober yonder

    THat college is a stone throw from brixon station!!! :p
     
  27. Juice Terry

    Juice Terry rama lama fa fa fa

    nah bollocks by that reasoning Millwall is in North London and I'd like to see you try and persuade the local residents of that.
     
  28. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Eh? Since when has Millwall been North of the river?
     
  29. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    No dearie, I'm taking the piss. :p
     
  30. Dubversion

    Dubversion Gorn Enforced Holiday


    what, even though at points the river runs more south to north than west to east, and thus divides west and east not north and south. etc?

    anyway, the South Chelsea School Of English is in Brixton so that means it.
     

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