Monday 23 February 2004 5.28pm
wouldn't anyone considering moving to live between a market that operates six days out of seven, and a Cathedral (that, and maybe I'm going out on a bit of a limb here, one might imagine gets mildly busy on the seventh day), already be anticipating a bit of noise?
[and that's before you think about the existing railway line, and then the new railway line, and the pubs that open before most people get out of bed]
and is it really an "annoyance" that a cathedral rings its bells? perhaps it's the same sort of "annoyance" that barges were to people living on the river near Tower Bridge.
i still think it would be a great place to live. and you've really got to think of the long term investment potential. buy now, and in a few years' time, they'll have closed down the cathedral (dwindling uptake of organised religion), moved the wholesale market to somewhere grubbier, and turned the market boozers into well-reviewed gastopubs, then you'd be quids in.
...there's plenty more c**** in the cup.