Tuesday 14 September 2010 7.01pm
I can't say much about Crime, I don't think there is any more here than anywhere else. Some back streets are very badly lit at night. So obvioulsy be safe at night as you would be anywhere. If you look up Southwark Community Police on the Internet, they will advise you I think.
If you enjoy the Theatre. There are lots of offers for SE1 residents The Young Vic
two boroughs project
If you google it, they will offer you some free tickets and some cut price. The Old Vic
do cheap tics for residents on Wednesdays I beleive you have to pick these up in person with ID. The National, Globe, Southwark Playhouse
, the Union etc have a plethora of offers, sometimes advertised here on this forum. The national Film theatre on the Southbank also does discount membership.
There is every resturant under the sun, many again recomended on this site, esp. the SE1-ers mission with finding good curry(joke) If you are looking for some thing in particular post it and your neighbours will help you.
It is a great and friendly place to live and very handy for transport. The Borough Market
is lively but there is a massive chance of being ripped off and the tourists can drive you mad. They can charge you ten quid for a bit of cheese the size of a dairy-lea triangle. Becaue they let you taste it, you can feel gulity, i have lived here long enough now, never to get guilty over cheese.
They tend to sell veg. and bread off cheaper about 4pm on a Saturday.
According to many of us avoid Sainsburys on Borough High Street
and Tesco on Long Lane unless you are desperate. If something is exceptionaly good or bad this forum will soon let every one know!
Hope it helps. Enjoy.