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Just moved there. What is there to do other than pretend to be rich as fuck in Crouch End?
Abandon the childish fixation with minimum recommended human living spaces and Zone 2 becomes your oyster
so i ain't helping no hornsey scrote
All those peasants who live near the bottom of Archway hill tell everyone they live in Highgate!
isn't actually that near Hornsey
it's the bit between Wood Green and Alexandra Palace, where I live.
We always called it Haringey. It didn't deserve its own area name ;-)
people have been asking me where I've moved to. Tell them Hornsey, and no fucker knows where that is. Started to say Crouch End now.
Honestly, it's only because you don't have a tube station. Archway doesn't really exist as a place but that tube station has given it a purpose, I reckon.
end of the Trans-Pennine Way, fish and chips on the coast, a Victorian folly or two. Sure, it's no Bridlington, but I have fond memories of the place.
can't remember the name.
It's like living in an advert. I want to hate it but I can't.
Highgate and other parts of North London with actual fucking tube lines kicks it's arse.
I was never taken by crouch end. It's ok but just another shit residential hole with no good transport links.
Also, I feel I was a little harsh there - It is nice, just not that amazing. Go to Hampstead for amazing / the constant feeling you're living in a Richard Curtis film and you really aren't welcome anywhere you POOR FUCKING TRAMP.
before that I was at the other end of Crouch End. Hornsey's great!
Things to do: be smug about the fact you live right by a Zone 3 station unlike Crouch End proper(but be prepared for the trains to break down/catch fire/melt pretty much weekly)
Have a wander up to Alexandra Palace via Park Road North
Wander around the grounds of the New River Village flats (good bird-spotting sometimes)
Go for drinks and occasional bands in the Great Northern Railway Tavern
Order from TIFFIN TIN
Don't go to Wood Green
I watched three foxes gambol in the street outside my flat last night. It's basically the countryside.
buying around Lee High Road, particularly on the end nearest Blackheath, is the place to beat at the moment. Big houses, relatively cheap, plenty of nice green space nearby, station gets you into London Bridge in 10 mins....happy days. You can take that to the bank folks
Was chatting to a neighbour the other day and a house opposite ours which is slightly smaller and in a worse state just sold for almost £100K more than what we paid for our place 2 years back. Not saying that this is the trend everywhere in London right now, but several friends who have bought in Sydenham, Beckenham and Penge are saying similar things. So that means Lee is probably next.
I think probably because it ONLY goes to the main hubs, and cuts out all the shitty stations you have to stop at when you're on a tube line. Can get direct to Victoria, Waterloo, Charing Cross, London Bridge and Cannon Street all in less than 20 mins I think
Trains > tubes in London generally (but don't tell everyone or else they'll ruin them). I get the train in everyday now instead of the tube. Takes the same amount of time and I get a seat all the way.
When I lived in She Bu AKA the Bu AKA the Big Bu which most would consider pretty central, I had to change at least once at every job I had while I was there
is about 9 mins. and that delivers you to THE DOOR of central london.
plus, on the tube, you dont have to get to the station 5 mins early to make sure you dont miss the train.
Oxford Circus is a dog of a place to change trains.
Also, I said UP to 20 mins - London Bridge is 10 mins, Cannon St 13 mins etc. Think it's only Victoria that takes 20 mins to get to.
Start respecting Blackheath's transport links.
...which is a way better bet than that crappy line.
Hornsey has some good pubs nearby – Three Compasses, Great Northern Railway Tavern, Victoria Stakes, The Queens towards Crouch End.
Can't think of much else... The Farmers Market is pretty good on Sunday. There's a great restaurant in the old Chocolate Factory called Mosaica that Labrinth owns, Wood Green is handy for cheap cinema.
You're quite near the Parkland Walk which is pretty cool.
Hornsey doesn't have loads going on but is right near lots of good places.
I am also feeling hornsey at the moment
*lets wave applause wash over him*
Go there for a beer.