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Nice, safe and very friendly neighbourhoods in london zone 2 (maybe 3)
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Mhschoolq · 21/11/2020 09:45

Following on for my other “where on earth to live?!” posts, I thought I’d ask where you think the friendliest, safest, nicest area in London zone 2 (preferably, but 3 also good!) is?

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Ladsladslads · 21/11/2020 10:05

Herne Hill for me. Very family friendly, and a great sense of community. We've been very happy there!

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Elbels · 21/11/2020 10:49

Crystal palace
Forest hill
Brockley

But then I'm a bit biased living around those parts!

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MojoMoon · 21/11/2020 12:34

Turnham Green/Ravenscourt Park/Stamford Brook/Brook Green

Highbury Fields

Crouch End/Stroud Green

Stoke Newington

Limehouse (the York square, flamborough square conservation areas)

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DownToTheSeaAgain · 21/11/2020 12:35

Herne Hill. Villagey centre and lots of community events and organisations bringing people together.

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Smallgoon · 21/11/2020 12:40

LOVE Herne Hill. Good transport links too. And close to Brixton/Dulwich. What's not to love? Smile

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JoJoSM2 · 21/11/2020 14:52

I used to live Between the Commons (Wandsworth and Clapham in SW11). It feels nice as it’s between the said commons with upmarket shops along the Northcote Rd in the middle. In zone 3, I like Wimbledon Village (upmarket and lots of greenery). Barnes is really lovely with greenery and the river but only works if you can live with a lot of plane noise.

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haggis81 · 21/11/2020 22:05

Ladywell-Brockley-Crofton Park

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bigcatlittlecatcardboardbox · 21/11/2020 22:26

I'm in Hackney Village and it's gorgeous, I love it. Very independent high street/'village square', good schools. Victoria Park right on our door step.

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SilkieRabbits · 22/11/2020 06:55

Blackheath is lovely but pricey, zone 3.

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Misbeehived · 22/11/2020 07:00

Crouch End/ Stroud Green

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skippy67 · 22/11/2020 16:00

Lol at "Hackney Village". It was called Clapton when I was growing up there...

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Smallgoon · 22/11/2020 17:17

@skippy67

Lol at "Hackney Village". It was called Clapton when I was growing up there...

Did you grow up in the 90s like I did? Areas do change y'know...
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windmill26 · 22/11/2020 17:49

Wandsworth Town,Clapham junction,Earlsfield,Southfield,Wimbledon Village.

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Embracelife · 22/11/2020 21:39

West hampstead

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CatAndHisKit · 23/11/2020 01:39

I'm with JoJo on this - around Clapham Common, either off NOrthcote Rd or a bit further out in Abbeyville viullage (a bit less pricey).

N.London - Highgate, Muswell Hill.

Stoke Newington is nice / bit boho, but I wouldn't call it 'the safest'.

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ColdNovemberNights · 23/11/2020 01:44

Southfields / Wimbledon Park


Clapham / Hackney = I would NOT class as safe at all

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SheepandCow · 23/11/2020 01:45

Chiswick
Putney
Parsons Green
Kentish Town
Highgate
Hampstead
Belsize Park
Dulwich Village
Herne Hill
Crouch End
Muswell Hill
Stoke Newington

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lastqueenofscotland · 23/11/2020 13:10

Ditto Jojo, between the commons is lovely

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CatAndHisKit · 23/11/2020 21:31

ColdNovember

Clapham is a very large area so not right to generalise, it's very safe and upmarket around Northcote / between the Commons and sligltly more down-toearth but also more community spiried in the Abbeyville village.
The less safe area (but not bad as such) is the bit towards Wandsworth Rd / possibly towards Stockwell. But there is quite a difference between them in 'feel' so we 've all recommended specific parts.

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ColdNovemberNights · 24/11/2020 01:52

Not bad as such.... Stockwell Smile

Your kidding right 😂

@CatAndHisKit

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CatAndHisKit · 24/11/2020 02:26

I did say Clapham towards Stockwell (so Old Town which is nice but then slowly deteriorates), not S itself Grin, but you'd be surprised at Stockewll now having some expensive streets.

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CatAndHisKit · 24/11/2020 02:29

(I wouldn't live in Stockwell having stayed there for a week a while ago, nor have I recommended it to OP - I was talking about the nice Northcote Rd). But some people obvs spend a lot of money on a house in the better Stockwell streets - well there is a quick tube connection to centre..

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Monty27 · 24/11/2020 02:40

@Elbels

Crystal palace
Forest hill
Brockley

But then I'm a bit biased living around those parts!

I would add Catford and Crofton Park. There's loads of lovely places SE London. You're spoilt for choice really in that part of the world.
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NWnature · 24/11/2020 05:21

Highgate, Hampstead, Dartmouth park , Belsize park

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930onaTuesdayNight · 24/11/2020 05:42

Chiswick

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