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Clare


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Joined: Aug 2010
Post: #1
15-08-2010 01:34 PM

Hi,

I are looking to move to HOP and have seen a house on Codrington Hill which I like. I dont know the area too well so as a young female I just wanted to check out that I would be safe walking home from HOP station late at night. I noticed a few young lads hanging about and saw the pub on the corner on Saturday afternnoon and just wondered how others find the area.

Many thanks for your help.
Clare

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danieljon


Posts: 32
Joined: Jan 2008
Post: #2
15-08-2010 03:25 PM

Hi Clare.... I live on Codrington Hill too, and have done for 4 years....

It's a really nice street, most of the neighbours all talk to one-another - and lots of new people are moving in (hence lots of skips and DIY projects)....

I've never had any worries round here, and even on the last train home from HOP there are usually a good horde of people that all walk back this way so you'd have some company ... the pub looks pretty grim, but there is no trouble from it from my experience... It's not my cup of tea, I prefer the walk down to The Honor Oak.

The only trouble really is traffic - it's quite a busy cut-through for a lot of people, but you get used to it :-)

Dan

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Ghis


Posts: 321
Joined: Jan 2007
Post: #3
15-08-2010 09:34 PM

There is a good community feel, most neighbours talk to one another and socialise in our bit.

I have never had any problem walking home from the station in any of the roads around Codrington Hill or Codrington Hill itself, even late at night and alone. As mentioned above there is always a lot of people walking from the station that way. There seems to be a lot of musicians traveling back from performances in the West End.

There is a lovely summer festival in the park (Blythe Hill Fields) every year, very much family friendly. There are some good schools about (Stillness, St William of York).

We no longer go to the Chandos pub (a bit too rough but the patrons keep themselves to themselves), especially since the Honor Oak Pub opened down the road. We also go out in the parade of shops near the station, with Stone, Hop Scotch, Le Querce and Try as favourites.

The local shop owners are very pleasant so we do shop locally and use the local services. Nice hairdresser (Barbaros - very friendly), Great beauty salon (Neroli), very helpful florist (Honor Oak Park Florist). There is a traditional butcher in Ewhurst Road (Peter James).

Brockley and Crofton Park, which are a short walk away also offer other places to shop and drink (Mr Lawrence (wine bar), Jam Circus (Pub with live music) and you can also walk to the Blythe Hill Tavern (very authentic Irish pub with live music and beer garden)

Also check http://www.hopandbeyond.com

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keva267


Posts: 14
Joined: May 2008
Post: #4
17-08-2010 05:03 PM

Hi Clare

I have lived on Codrington Hill for almost 2 years now and often get a late or the last train home by myself and have never had an issue with the walk home. As has been mentioned perviously there are usually others doing the same thing. I can honestly say I love it here and don't ever feel unsafe

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