You know when things are getting bad for Brixton, and that’s when The Times includes the place in a list of the ‘UK’s coolest neighbourhoods.’
As if the evil that is Foxton’s infesting the main drag wasn’t enough, further harm will no doubt be inflicted on poor old battered Brixton with the ghastly Toryboy rag stamping their seal of ‘cool’ approval on the place.
Listing Brixton at #25 in their shitty list, the vile article predictably gushes on about the Villaaage being a “foodie destination,” and declares 3-4 bedroom homes priced at £685k to be “relatively affordable.”
Affordable if you’re loaded, that is.
The article adds, “There’s a fine line between gentrification and standardisation.”
I’ve no idea what that means but I sincerely, deeply wish that it meant that there would be more social housing, less fucking Foxtons, less Barratt Homes with their obligation-wriggling “affordable housing,” more protection for traditional traders in the market and Brixton remained the kind of place that readers of Murdoch-owned aspirational lifestyle columns would stay the fuck away from.
*Rant over. I’m going for a lie down.