#Newisham: Living the desk-bed dream

Validation! Lewisham's reputational journey from scruffy, dangerous backwater to super-connected, hashtag-branded hipster haunt is complete!

Time Out's regular series of depressing stories from the London housing market has reached SE13 with this desk-bed, yours to rent in Lewisham for only £74 a week. They say:

Who needs wardrobes, a bedside table or floor space? Here’s an opportunity to de-clutter your life entirely by sleeping on a desk in Lewisham for just £74 per week, including bills. You also get a wifi box and a mattress as part of this sweet deal. 

An advert for the desk went up on property website Spareroom last week, with the landlord stating that renters will share the house with five ‘easygoing people from Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, and Portugal’. 

12 comments:

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

Five people from six countries?

terrencetrentderby said...

Should be safe, the police are excellent at screening foreign criminals, especially Latvians.

Jennyfromtheblock said...

Please please please don't call it Newisham

Martin said...

I wish we got all the other aspects of being a hipster mecca rather than just expensive properties. I mean by that more quality shops and pubs, more nightlife, more people with some money to spend here.

Demi said...

I find this all very sad. I've lived in Lewisham borough for 10 years and I see even now looking to maybe move myself how much the prices have shot up, although the borough is more or less the same, as much as I love it.

popupcock said...

There does seem to be a chronic under supply of fun stuff in the area. Brockley Cross is one of the lamest high streets in South London, the less said about Lewisham town centre the better.

Martin said...

I hope that the new developments will trigger a change there.

heckmcbuff said...

Wouldn't it be good if investors still built community entertainment venues instead of blocks of flats. Like theatres, music halls, rollerskating or iceskating rinks, cinemas etc., something magical and fun. Not ticky-tacky little boxes crammed with people to fund greedy and quick fix money grabbers. Shame.

max doom! said...

zakkly. im on the verge of moving to croydonia because id rather have a house and i cant get anything worth looking at in lewisham.

Headhunter said...

'sall about profit innit.... Those things you've listed take up an enormous amount of space and pay much less return than building "boxes" especially in London where accommodation is in short supply. No construction firm is going to build those things unless forced to through some kind of section 106 agreement... Like with the new pool in Lewisham....

Tressilly said...

The leisure centre site is supposedly linked to the sham's central redev plan, but has no specific use earmarked. The owners/developers sought and got planning for demolition only, rather than for a new scheme at the sane time. In my mind this is because they want to build flats, and will most likely get permission after it has sat for a few years derelict and hoarded off. I'd put money on it being crap flats rather than something of community value

Tressilly said...

And while I'm at it the flats going up by ladywell bridge are fulfilling my expectations of being really, really bad. You can't build a curved facade for cheap and have it look good. Mark my words!

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