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To think Edmonton, London, isn't that bad?

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hibbledobble Sat 13-Jun-20 18:32:30

I realise its reputation is the pits, but looking round it actually seemed fairly pleasant, and I didn't witness any crime. Admittedly I didn't spend a long time there though. What is it like now? I realise reputations can be based on historical events

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cassgate Sat 13-Jun-20 19:31:01

My dh is from Edmonton and me just up the road Ponders End. We used to go out to pubs and clubs in Tottenham 30 odd years ago. I remember the Broadwater Farm riots and thought nothing of getting the night bus home from Islington when I started working. I wouldn’t do that now but to be fair we get more risk adverse as we get older. My dh still has a relative that lives there but the rest of his and my family have moved away.

Averyyounggrandmaofsix Sat 13-Jun-20 19:33:53

There are different parts, but there are certainly some nice houses and parks.

HibiscusPot Sat 13-Jun-20 19:34:02

It has an underside, but is largely full of families. Like many areas. I feel comfortable getting the bus, walking around and socialising... but it’s also clearly apparent it’s deprived isn’t it?

hibbledobble Sat 13-Jun-20 20:08:41

I'm thinking of specifically Edmonton green. It seemed surprisingly normal given all I had heard about it.

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HibiscusPot Sat 13-Jun-20 21:00:15

It’s probably quieter than usual I’d factor in.

hibbledobble Sun 14-Jun-20 00:01:33

hibiscus why would it be quieter than usual now?

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Ireolu Sun 14-Jun-20 00:10:33

Wouldn't be my preferred area in North London. Colleagues have had cars broken into and have been mugged around there.

CaMePlaitPas Sun 14-Jun-20 00:19:24

Grew up in Enfield, had loads of friends in Edmonton so I know it well. It is the pits - avoid.

Rosehip10 Sun 14-Jun-20 00:20:45

Rough area.

MegBusset Sun 14-Jun-20 00:26:48

I lived in Enfield for years and there is definitely a divide across the A10 - you can't ignore the deprivation in Edmonton, though of course that doesn't make the residents bad people. A friend taught in a primary school there and had pupils who started school with no concept of using a pencil, had zero books at home etc. That doesn't mean it's not safe the vast majority of the time.

Diverseduvet Sun 14-Jun-20 00:39:04

Try going to Edmonton Green bus station at the end of a school day once schools are fully back. Then take a walk in the shopping centre and see how you feel.

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