Koncordski wrote:kieranb wrote:I haven't seen Forest Hill/Honor Oak Park mentioned, both stations on the overground and trains to London Bridge. A short hop to Herne Hill Velodrome and Crsytal Palace (for the crits or 50m pool). Lots of new coffee places opened up recently so a good indicator. It's council pool has just reopened. A short walk to Dulwich Park without the Dulwich prices. P4 to Brixton for the Ritzy Cinema and clubs. Overground to Decathlon for cheap good bike bits, Vaidas Cycles in HOP and Finches (ski/snowboard/MTB - bit of road) in Forest HIll. Half an hour to the countryside by bike.
Got to be honest i was in forest hill recently and it had a very rundown feel. Honor Oak is better, i'm happy to move further out and get a brompton but the missus wants to stay/get closer to town. It's a delicate negotiation shall we say.
I would say the worst bit of Forest Hill is the High Street, thanks to the south circular going through it, but it is a nice area -a few artists studios and galleries off the main street. Apparently the closed downshop by WH Smiths on the main street will be a crepiere! Cafes in the centre - The Teapot, Canvas and cream (also artists gallery), St Davids, From the Forest, a new deli just opened etc. Also got funds from the Mary Portas fund to improve the area.