Sunday 3 February 2013 10.41am
First post here and looking for some help from the locals.
I (hope) to start a new job shortly, just off the Old Kent Road
, near Bricklayers Arms bus stop. As someone from the North East of England, I don't know the area at all. I am hoping to live within walking distance to work.
Which are some of the better areas to live around there and where should I avoid?
I am also considering the possibility of moving further out, somewhere like Deptford, Lewisham, Catford and travelling in to work. I hope to spend no more than 20 minutes travelling by bus each way (If possible). Is that a realistic travel time from those places?
Also, if anyone can recommend some places nearby with a quick and easy bus journey I would be grateful.
I am hoping to pay 650 PCM inc bills if I live within walking distance, but if I have to travel, my budget would be reduced to 550.
MY main requirement, is I hope to live somewhere with a gym close by, which opens around 6 or 7am as I like a workout before work. I basically do weights only, so don't need pools, saunas etc. I know of Soho gyms and Skyline in Catford. If anyone knows of any other suitable gyms, I am happy to hear about them.
Sorry for the long winded post. I look forward to any help.