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What do you think of it?
I'm thinking of moving there, so any thoughts from residents would be much appreciated.
they run on the pitch and stuff.
He was from Berkshire though, innit.
A propah Berkshire Hunt.
I'm well aware that its not one of north London's swankier areas, but the houses are massive and, on the grand scale of things, pretty fucking cheap.
Any half decent pubs or places to eat? I used to live in Wood Green, so my standards are fairly low.
It is shit but very cheap (by London standards). I think I paid 260 a month for a really big room and I was really near the tube.
Transport links are really good (trains, Victoria line, loads of buses). There is almost nothing to do in the area (found one OK pub) so you have to travel a lot, although only a few minutes to Stoke Newington by bus or Highbury by tube. There is definitely less going on than in Wood Green ie no cinema or decent shops.
It isn't scary unless you're a total gayer or used to posh areas. I never had any trouble there at all.
Saying all this, Tottenham is quite a large area so where roughly as if you are way up near White Hart Lane and away from the tubes then I would definitely say no.
Its near Bruce Grove/Lordship Lane.
I know its a hike to the tube, but its so much cheaper than anywhere else we've seen. Plus stuff keeps falling through and i'm reaching the end of my tether.
Cheers for the reply though - helpful.
I suppose Seven Sisters would be more convenient from there
There are actually some beautiful houses around Bruce Grove
Yeah, i'd rather use a bus/tube combo than BR trains.
Living in Wood Green, i'm used to having to travel a lot for a decent evening out, I was more interested in 'crime' and the like. But as you say, you had no trouble, so thats good to know.
I mean I've heard of people getting mugged/burgled in almost every part of London and it is all about perception. I genuinely felt safer in Tottenham than in Holloway say, which is a lot more expensive.
It probably does have a high crime rate but a lot of crime is targeted, and also the statistics are across areas. You'll get a sense of the area when you see the street that you would be on, maybe you've seen it already.
Also, although relative, the area is definitely getting nicer slowly. It improved markedly in my time there.