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Thinking of buying or renting a house in Loughborugh Junction?


I was pleased to see this comment in Your LBJ,

“We are thinking of buying a house in Loughborough Junction as we have been totally priced out of Herne Hill – we have been looking there for 1.5 years with no success. It is such a shame that LJ does not have the cafes, pubs etc around the station that Herne HIll has somehow managed to cultivate over the last few years. It does not help that there is no supermarket at all – I think getting a Sainsburys would actually really help the area (although I hate to promote supermarkets!). The Cambria is a really good start – will anyone else follow? I would be keen to help with any campaigning that needs to be done.”

I wondered if you would like to comment on this and help Kate and anyone else that is in the same situation, which I imagine must be quite common.

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4 thoughts on “Thinking of buying or renting a house in Loughborugh Junction?

  1. Hasn’t enough of South London been gentrified? Pity the poor Herne Hill evacuees. Shame our prices are so ‘low’ (I still can’t afford to buy a house, even in downtrodden ol’LJ) that HH types are spreading their pavement cafe/sainsburys ideas down our way.

  2. Why is ‘gentrified’ such a term of abuse? I like Herne Hill – theres a couple of decent pubs, a park, a chippy, butcher, baker, blah, blah, blah. I don’t need a Sainsburys and lots of cafes and delis in LJ but its a bit mad to suggest that LJ is a better place to live than HH – the fried chicken shops, off-licences and abandoned pubs and shops of the ghetto mono-culture are a bit crap.

    A big ‘No’ to Sainsburys though. Local shops for local people. Sort of.

  3. In response to the people thinking of buying in LJ-
    I could not afford a house in Brixton and so moved to LJ. I was told by the estate agent that the area was getting a Tesco in THe Green Man pub site, still waiting!. LJ is a strange place, I am amazed at how safe and quiet it is, but on the other hand it seems like a ghost town with everything shut. I am hoping it will become an extension of Brixton as oppossed to herne Hill as it has the potential to be a lot more eclectric and vibrant. I would recommend you buy a house here and wait and see!

    LJ has the potential to be alot better than herne Hill as it has more of a Brixton feel about it. I don`t think it will ever be like East Dulwich or Herne Hill as it is a lot more vibrant and edgy if you know what I mean. The Cambria is an example of this!. Hopefully it is only a matter of time before things start opening up again.

  4. Hi, for what it is worth, I love Loughborough Junction, it’s both fantastically central and at the same time dislocated, it takes me as long to get to Brixton, Herne Hill, Camberwell and the city is just a bit further. It has a train station, and it really has distinct a character of its own. I feel safe and I have no problems with any of my neighbours. It does need more businesses in the area, however you would be surprised at how many good businesses there are tucked in around the streets, there is also cinema! I don’t miss not having a Sainsbury’s, the local shop is 24hr and stocks a small but good range of products, Ocado deliver to your door and if you fancy a nice walk then Dog Kennel Hill really isn’t far across Ruskin Park. We moved here as we didn’t want a small flat in Clapham. Good luck, Pat.

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