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but only slightly.
I was hoping someone'd tell me if there were packs of rabid dogs roaming the streets or anything else to be scared of.
some slightly rabid looking people, mind.
but you do get the luminaire and the good ship on your doorstep, that place that does 18" pizzas, the cheap early-evening cocktails in the kilburn, and a 98p shop.
It IS actually amazing there.
with TfL taking over the silverlink line at the end of this year, transport connections should improve quite a bit..
i like the silverlink just the way it is.
which means no more free trips to kilburn or dalston
aside from last week with the screaming mentalist who wasn't going to get home in time for his curfew.
the holy grail of the bargain shop. I think Ive only ever seen one other before. I might have to make a pilgrimage.
they are awash in a see of 98p shops. I think they have a 50p shop as well.
and a decent price, i don't see why not.
ps, to anyone who says it's "really far away": stop living in east london.
Assuming they're giving me what they say they are.
If I've specifically requested a "bedsit with its own bathroom" and they've emailed back with "large bedsit with shower" I'm assuming they mean "large bedsit with toilet, sink and shower", not just a shower on its own in a corner of the room.
it could well be like that, i've seen some like that. my friend lived in one, the shower was next to the fridge :|
and thoroughly enjoyed living there.
never had any trouble with the 'interesting' locals - drunks on the street, but never came across more serious problems. It's not a 'nice' part of london, but conversely it's not too terrible either. If you are near the high road it's quite safe because the high road is busy 24/7...
there aren't many nice places to eat, and the highlight of the shopping selection is the primark. but it is convenient in terms of banks, 24hr shops, fairly large sainsburys.
daytime transport is great - jubilee line, bakerloo line, two overground lines. however the nightbuses are a bit shit for getting to/from east london.
you have the luminaire. this is the best part.
you're at oxford circus in about 14 minutes on the bakerloo line...
about east fucking london?
you don't live there, you are rubbish
it gives you extra "look how edgy and urban i am" points!
i am so edgy and urban, i am like a dirty nonagon
and have sort of been mostly looking at Whitechapel, Bethanal Green, Holloway etc.
But Kilburn quite appeals to me too.
I'm pretty much ready to take the first reasobaly located reasonably priced half-decent bedsit with its own bathroom that I find.
i went there last night. holloway isn't very east. bethnal green is where i live, therefore is great. it has wonderful beautiful bus links and a beautiful main road with a marvellous underground station and a beautiful walk to the majestic vitctoria park. i can't think of anywhere i can't get to from bethnal green.
Mainly 'cos it's the only place in London where we can be confident of a good turn-out whenever we do a gig. I've absolutely no idea why this is though.
I think I love you.
we're North London, damnit!
Everywhere's East London to me!
good pubs, nice locale, deceptively close to the centre of town.
i used to live there. it's not too bad. i'm not a huge fan of the transport links but seeing as the luminaire is there it's pretty good as well.
so if you ever need a guided tour i won't give you onw because i love east london too much now but i will write down some buses i like and some nice scenic routes to take.
I live in Golders Green, so am round there reasonably frequently. High street is a bit fun at times, but you've good The Good Ship and The Luminaire, the Jubilee line, Silverlink, the 189 bus to take you right onto Oxford Street if you need it, plus you're not far from West Hampstead if you want coffee shops and the like. There's a little cinema on the high street too, if you can't be bothered to go to the multiplex effort at Finchley Road.
I'd give it 7.2
i like the creative use of facial hair the area brings, though.
and I will.
a lot. it's not particularly clean but it's safe.
but you don't want to live with me.
but you do quite possibly have my favourite DiS username.
East London is full of trendies in American Apparel man-tights (I've heard, as it's a bugger to get to so I can't go out there any more).
Kilburn isn't too pretty but the pubs are good, three decent venues (the Westbury is surprisingly good for DJs), great transport links for non-East travel plus West Hampstead and Queen's Park walkable for a bit of posh.
and anyway, i'd rather see a load of american apparel trendies than drunk irish people
although sarkyfox moved east didnt she..
I'm the opposite I guess.
so you probably don't
But I think it'll be cool
the only good thing about my time there was the block parties we used to have (ah - a BYO VINYL party which was a particularly good one as I got to keep a whole heap of vinyl)... but I didn't really know about the Lumi or The Good Ship back then so yeah, things are different now..
I'd suggest moving east... a short overland trip to Kilburn anyhoo...
as long as you don't want to go east of holloway road. I lived there for a year and became a virtual pariah.
the lumi is absolutely the best bit about kilburn.
oh - and it IS a short walk from lovely Queens Park and the nice cafes etc around there... but that's all it has going for it.. Kilburn is a shit hole. Sorry people who live there..
you've never lived there!
it may not be glamourous, but it's not that bad.
you have lived there
who's moving from bethnal green to whitechapel?!
I'm moving to Maida Vale in um, six hours. er.... is it any good etc?
I used to love the The Bridgehouse pub on the Canal.. they have a theatre upstairs where you can see fringe theatre... and the food downstairs is nice and in a lovely setting with beautiful black and white wallpaper.. and a nice local crowd. Just near Paddington Basin.
If you are near Maida Vale tube, the pub across the road is 'okay' but nothing to write home about. It serves its purpose.
If you are near Queens Park bit, the Salusbury is a good pub, yes.
I exhausted that entire area of nth west London... know it like the back of my hand.