Re: Moving to East Dulwich - advice
Posted by fishbiscuits
27 December, 2019 10:57
A good point has been made - why stay in London if you don't need to commute.
Somewhere like Bromley might seem appealing with larger/cheaper housing available, major high street and shopping mall. But it's quite characterless and chain-oriented, you'll get a better eating/drinking scene in ED, Peckham, Camberwell (although depends on tastes I suppose). And the mix of people is quite different - more skewed towards the typical Suburban, middle class, Tory voting type (I know that sounds extremely snobbish, but it really is true). Here, your kids will grow up in a more diverse and liberal environment. Of course the downside to that is inner city social problems.
Going into Central London is relatively easy from round here. The trains aren't perfect, but taxis/cabs home are affordable and cycling is a realistic option.
I've been to Walthamstow a few times, and I don't really understand why people rave about it. It just seems a bit... shit. But maybe it's like Peckham, in that it is scruffy on the surface but with hidden gems... who knows!