Tuesday 2 November 2010 10.20pm
Hi Mr Man,
Welcome to the area.
I've lived across the road from Dover for over 4 years in Augustus Court, the new block of flats beside Lidl. Moved to the big smoke from Aberdeen 13 years ago and lived all over London in that time and this is the nicest, most central part of London I've lived in. Lovong it. I've made friends with my neighbours (didn't even know them in most other parts of London) and wouldn't want to live anywhere else. I think you may have landed on your feet if you're new to London.
I don't care if some people get snooty about the Old Kent Road
, we're deceptively central, connectivity is amazing with all the buses and tube nearby and I've never had any safety issues night or day. My old mum has been down to visit a few times from Stornoway and she was quite happy pottering down to Tesco and wandering around the area while I was at work. A colleague used to call the Old Kent Road
'murder mile' but he was just in denial that he bought his flat in Harlesden and I have noticed that if anything happens anywhere remotely near the Old Kent Road
it gets reported as an Old Kent Road
incident which is a bit unfair.
Hope you enjoy living here.