Why have the white British left London? Page 3

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  • Mr-Brett 21 Feb 2013 08:38:19 12,723 posts
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    Moot_Point wrote:
    heyyo wrote:
    The diversity/variety is good - but (IME) people clump together with their ethic groups, don't intermingle and London ends up feeling like the Citadel in Mass Effect.
    Lets face it, all creeds are racist. Multiculturalism is another 'ism' born to fail.
    Let's not "face it" since that implies it's some universal truth that we refuse to believe, which is bollocks. Pretty much all of religions encompass many ethnicities.

    Portable view - Never forget.

  • Zizoo 21 Feb 2013 08:39:12 8,115 posts
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    Gansosleftpeg wrote:
    .....and on and on.
    And it goes on and on and on
    I throw my hands up in the air sometimes
    Saying ayo
    Gotta let go
  • Armoured_Bear 21 Feb 2013 08:42:06 10,308 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    Pretty much. Am a Brit of German and Polish parents. My closest mates are of Russian and Indian descent. The current GF is of Sierra Leone/Lebanese descent. And that's just my closest network.

    People seem to forget that this mixing is not something that has been going on for a long time. Of course groups will move to their own when they first arrive. It is what they know and provides a support network. These things don't happen overnight. But to claim it is "failing" (as if it is some social experiment, which it most certainly is not; it is occurring quite "naturally" IMHO) suggests that one is living in a small part of society.
    Pics or STFU.

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  • kalel 21 Feb 2013 08:48:15 86,417 posts
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    Daily Mash are on it.
  • Armoured_Bear 21 Feb 2013 08:51:30 10,308 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Daily Mash are on it.
    Superb!

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  • elstoof 21 Feb 2013 09:02:03 6,639 posts
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    'Basically Queens Park with breathable air', have to steal that.
  • spamdangled 21 Feb 2013 09:05:29 27,271 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Daily Mash are on it.
    Fantastic :D

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  • THFourteen 21 Feb 2013 09:09:46 32,880 posts
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    Central london is a bit of a shithole. Thats why most people live outside of london and commute in by train.

    Even supposedly nice places like Clapham are shitholes.
  • spamdangled 21 Feb 2013 09:12:23 27,271 posts
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    People think Clapham is a nice area?

    /baffled

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  • LeoliansBro 21 Feb 2013 09:15:43 43,247 posts
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    Central London, the bit where everyone works and nobody lives, is very pretty.

    And people don't live in Zone 2/3 for how nice it is, they live there because it means a short commute and the world on their doorstep.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • ram 21 Feb 2013 09:17:38 3,471 posts
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    You two must live in Belgravia if you think Clapham is a shithole.
  • kalel 21 Feb 2013 09:18:38 86,417 posts
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    Most people live outside of London because there are more jobs than houses.

    Anyone who honestly believes London to be a shit hole is an idiot. It has nice bits and nasty bits, as does every City but it's not rated as one of the best Cities in the world for no reason.

    Compare it to the country and yeah, fine, obviously not as "nice". Compare it to any other English city and its a joke how much better London is.
  • Trafford 21 Feb 2013 09:28:26 5,641 posts
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    I'm a passionate Northerner, but I love visiting London.
  • LeoliansBro 21 Feb 2013 09:31:06 43,247 posts
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    Speaking as a moneyed manchild who is barely capable of looking after himself, I couldn't live anywhere else than London.

    Edited by LeoliansBro at 09:31:14 21-02-2013

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • THFourteen 21 Feb 2013 09:32:51 32,880 posts
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    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Central London, the bit where everyone works and nobody lives, is very pretty.

    And people don't live in Zone 2/3 for how nice it is, they live there because it means a short commute and the world on their doorstep.
    Oh yeah i agree with that, i love central london. But its normally where people work as you say, and not live.
  • THFourteen 21 Feb 2013 09:36:54 32,880 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Most people live outside of London because there are more jobs than houses.

    Anyone who honestly believes London to be a shit hole is an idiot. It has nice bits and nasty bits, as does every City but it's not rated as one of the best Cities in the world for no reason.

    Compare it to the country and yeah, fine, obviously not as "nice". Compare it to any other English city and its a joke how much better London is.
    But the nice bits aren't where people can afford to live.

    Lets pick the bits where i have spent some time myself in the last 15 years

    Canary wharf - nice
    Isle of dogs - shithole
    Clapham North - shithole
    Clapham Junction - shithole
    Islington - OK
    Angel - shithole
    Holloway - shithole
    Chelsea / Kensington - chavtastic but nice looking place full of people who ARE shitholes.
    The city - nice
    Kilburn - shithole
    West Hampstead - ok
    Hampstead proper - nice
    maida vale - shithole

    admittedly i have never lived in another english town / city apart from coventry (shithole) and cambridge (nice enough but too studenty)

    i love london, would never leave.
  • kalel 21 Feb 2013 09:37:14 86,417 posts
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    Pretty sure people also live in places like Highgate, Balham, Hampstead, Angel, Richmond etc because they're really nice, as well as being conveniently situated.
  • kalel 21 Feb 2013 09:38:12 86,417 posts
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    Angel is not a shit hole.
  • THFourteen 21 Feb 2013 09:38:40 32,880 posts
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    balham is a shithole

    Richmond is lovely, but i guess i don't really term that "london" its more commuter zone to me.

    I'm hoping to move to twickenham because we couldnt afford richmond, and its just down the road but i dont think of it as "london"
  • kalel 21 Feb 2013 09:39:05 86,417 posts
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    And yes, if you're poor you probably don't get to live in a nice place. True for the whole world, not just London.
  • THFourteen 21 Feb 2013 09:39:17 32,880 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Angel is not a shit hole.
    IMO
  • spamdangled 21 Feb 2013 09:40:21 27,271 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Chelsea / Kensington - chavtastic but nice looking place full of people who ARE shitholes.
    .
    :D

    I suggest you never visit Corby or Wellingborough then, you'll burst a blood vessel.

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  • Lexx87 21 Feb 2013 09:42:41 20,869 posts
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    London is brilliant. Adore living here.

    Just moved to a studio in Clapham Junction near the station, and I love it.

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • spamdangled 21 Feb 2013 09:42:50 27,271 posts
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    EuroStalker wrote:
    Central Line Surveyance

    North Acton = India

    East Acton = India

    Queensway = Middle East

    Tottenham Court Road = Overpriced Indian electical stores

    Mile End = Bangladesh

    Stratford = Mother Russia/Pakistan/India/Black teenage bad boy wannabes
    Leyton = Mother Russia/Eastern European/Pakistan sh*thole

    Leytonstone = Mother Russia/Eastern European sh*thole

    Redbridge = India

    Gants Hill = Indian Shopkeeeperville
    Newbury Park = India

    Barkingside = Indian/Eastern European

    Hainault = Eastern European/White/Asian Trashville
    I get the feeling you don't like foreigners much. Can't quite put my finger on why I think that though.

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  • mcmonkeyplc 21 Feb 2013 09:43:40 39,387 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    There is nowhere in the UK I'd live over London. Nowhere comes close to its diversity and variety. Which is the spice of life. Does suck that it is expensive though.
    +1

    Also of course some of London is a shit hole (East and Hounslow) but that's to be expected in such a big city :)

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • LeoliansBro 21 Feb 2013 09:43:46 43,247 posts
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    Canary Wharf isn't nice. It's soulless.

    But we could bicker about bits of London all day. Suffice to say there's something for everyone.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • kalel 21 Feb 2013 09:43:56 86,417 posts
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    Look, it's a big metropolitan city. It's going to be busy and noisy and dirty and have shitty bits. They all do. Certainly up against UK competition in this respect then London comes out well. Compare it to Rome or Barcelona...ok...fair dos. Even they have a lot of shitty parts.
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