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Anyone live there? What's it like?
Pro's and Con's?
Don't follow the SCL/BobbyG/Brainlove/Prolio/Laurance herd!!!
do you, or do you not, refer to it as 'Stokie'?
It's the worst thing ever.
so anything's possible ;-)
I like it. As my boss said when I told her I was moving there 'it's full of lesbians and muesli'. I like both.
who sells museli?
you do struggle to distinguish between boys and girls.
Sorry - at least they are eye candy, you know..??
I find Stoke Newington as:
1) The most impossible place in London to get to. Transport links are non existent
2) Incredably, incredably cleaky.
3) A little bit like an automonous village with a London postcode.
if you're after that type of close knit environment then coolio, but iut'd definatley different to say, living in Finsbury Park or Archway etc etc.
cliquey is what you meant, I think! ;-)
Archway is a bumhole, though. So is Finsbury Park, though it's got better.
I agree about the transport. I wouldn't live in Stoke Newington any more than I'd live in Muswell Hill for that reason.
as there are loads of night buses that go there.
It is very well connected with buses. The 73, 243, 76, 149 run all night there and there is also the 67, 476 and 106. My housemate works at BBC Television centre and has no qualms about commuting there daily.
I don't find it cliquey at all but it is one of those places where you go out and often see the same people. Some people might view this as a bad thing but I don't. I don't go out there very often, so when I do it's quite good to see someone you know. Generally, the people who live there actually like it and want to live there so it has a fairly upbeat atmosphere.
It has lots of good pubs and some great places to eat that are cheap. I would heartily recommend it.
Just avoid it on Sunday/Saturday morning when at the all-terrain prams are out.
Pah! If there ain't tubes it's fucked in my view.
getting the tube to work was possibly the most traumatic thing i've ever done.
But nice in a way that makes me feel a bit queasy.
It's all so worthy and yogic and organic and you sometimes get stuck behind pileups of 30-something mothers with buggies that have wheels like a monster truck. Babies, babies, babies. It's full of bootcut pro-creatives.
Good second hand shops though, and very good coffee.
with ease and sans exorbitant expense.
(non DiSers, to clarify) and I'm just not sure.. about distance.. bus wise.
Is it really yogic??? I mean, I've been trying to escape that Primrose Hill hoo haa for awhile (left Notting Hill when it became too much)...
It's the transport links into the city that get me.
but pass through it for various reasons and that chi chi shite shits me...
Read Brainloves statement above... I can visualise it all too clearly..
Back to drawingboard.
I'd like to be somewhere I can walk everywhere, ideally.. say Old Street or something.
but if you like the inner city-ness of it, it's brilliant, and very good for transport - 30 to the west end, 149 to shoreditch, north london line for camden, close to highbury for the tube. Stoke Newington is quite nice to wander round and a bit more relaxed, but if you don't like the sound of wind chimes ringing out of every other shop doorway, best skip it. It's very close to being hideously self-conciously 'bohemian'.
i sound like prole
PROLEFACTSTOKEY: Jack the Hat was murdered in a flat in Stoke Newington - Eric Bristow is from there - and so is Ronnie o Sullivan - flip flopping ex glasto types call it the 'village' - I want to raise kids there.
no one ever calls Stoke on Trent 'Stokey'
and am hardly ever out when the shops are open, as a result I only ever go out to the pubs and restaurants and for this, I think it's superior to Dalston.
and depending upon the company Im with I vary my address. I'm N16 - does that make me a cunt?
because apparently she lives in Dalston not Stoke Newington, or sommat. It's all Hackney to me...
It's all about Hampstead and how close you are.
Or Highgate Village. :-D
i don't feel like i'm missing out on much.
Really, it's like a little country village in the middle of London. With the heath next door and stuff.
country villages, i would've stayed in Bedfordshire.
opposite Highgate tube station going for Â£900 ALL INCLUSIVE.
But you're looking to buy right?
that's lots of money!
we don't have muesli or nice places to go in Holloway. But if I had to go to work by bus, it's doubtful I'd ever make it before lunchtime.
There's a holland and barrat round the corner. :-D
Because of a silly man on the bus.
But I'm probably moving in that vague direction too.
That is, as long as this flat doesn't fall through.
as Bob, he'll tell you
also you'll see me and Random jogging as well
it ALL happens round here. Nicey has Joe Meek in her manor so anywhere between E8 and N7 rules
the magical bendy buses. wooo!
can DIS hire one out for a Dis thingy?
Im juggling a phone and typing at the same time