untill i can shop at selfridges up here, theres a divide.
Well, perhaps if those in the north dared for once to start changing their votes and stop marking an X by Labour in a nodding parrot fashion then perhaps things would look a little better for them and not so grim.
Northerners have always voted to keep themselves away from prosperity by voting for the left and then blaming the prosperous Tory south for their ills.
Hell will freeze over before northerners vote to change their fortune ......so be it!
the catchment area for food doesnt extend past two cities, it doesnt even extend that far for specialist goods i think. So no, its not.
liverpool is closer to victoria, manchester (i.e. selfridges) than many 'londoners' are to oxford street.
but scousers dont have the tube.
half of london doesn't :P
how far out are you talking exacly?
well the entire of south london doesn't have the tube, with the exception of elephant, brixton, morden and sort of wimbledon. loads of places in north london don't have it either, like muswell hill. most people who will tell you that they live in london have to get an overground train to somewhere like london bridge, cannon st, charing cross, or a couple of buses, taking in excess of an hour. and these places still count as london boroughs, they're within zone 6 and within the M25.
well exacly 'within the m25' is a massive area. London is a conurbation that has swallowed up dozens of cities, Liverpool is still one city. Im not exacly sure where your argument is going, but i doubt anyone has to travel for hours to get to a department store/hyper market (in terms of miles/distance).
places like selfridges by thier very nature arent placed everywhere, but theres still a difference between there being one and there not being one.
they dont you schlag. gosh!
i'm also surprised by the prices in kingston..norbiton...staines etc, all these towns in south west london are usually dominated by big ugy shopping centres, skanky dated high streets and general grime, yet they're the only places I've found more expensive than central london. I think the people who choose to live in these places must be rather closed minded because they haven't discovered they can live in much more scenic, well connected, less dilapidated places in north west london, north london or even outside of london entirely.
if i was going to live absolutely anywhere, it would be west london, around paddington, or if it was in a suburb i'd go northwest, somewhere like amersham.