Discussion in 'Ladywell & Lewisham' started by Nick Barron, Sep 24, 2011.
Please use this thread to share your advice about the area - what's good and bad about Ladywell?
nice victorian housing stock
proximity to the train station (if you live on Algiers, Algernon or several other roads)
El's Kitchen (an excellent deli)
Proximity to Hillyfields
Excellent GP surgery
Proximity to all the good things in the Brockley area (the Orchard, the new market at Lewisham College etc).
Ladywell Road is terrible for traffic
Still quite a few empty shops
Good: Nice village with amenities such as post office, bakery, deli and dry cleaner all close together..station is in the centre and as mentioned above it is easy to get to brockley and lewisham by bus and central london by train.
Hilly fields park
Traffic (as always)
Good - as others have said. The listed railway station is a really pleasant way to arrive and depart. There seems to be some real momentum on the south side of the road with the Ladywell Tavern, Slater & King, Oscar's and hopefully a revived Mason's.
Negatives are, of course, the traffic and the streetscape. The view up to the bridge from the west is awful, really bleak. And without wishing to take anything away from the people who work in it, who seem to work hard and do a good job, I hate that car wash - it creates a big unsightly gap in the buildings.
Now it's a conservation area with a bit of luck the plastic signage will gradually disappear over the next few years which can only help.
Lot of properties coming up for sale in Malyons Road. I know because we're clearing several of them !
Tonnes of green space around, and Ladywell fields have seen loads of recent improvements.
the park now includes:
Children's playground, skate park, tennis courts
Middle Field: Adventure playground, water pumps
Southern Field: Play area for young children.
Family friendly, I would say this is the main reason we moved here.
Bags of rubbish / old furniture being fly tipped
good: lovely Hilly Fields, lovely Ladywell Fields, lovely station (with utterly lovely ticket office man), lovely swimming baths (for now), lovely community, lovely gluten free cake in Hilly Fields cafe, lovely bus links and a lot of other General Loveliness
bad: the TRAFFIC! the PARKING!
that said, it's really lovely to have Vicars Hill blocked off. I hope it goes on for months, me (but then I am a non driver)
A forum for Southwark, Lewisham, Greenwich and anything South East London-related
Separate names with a comma.