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Thursday 4 April 2002 9.51pm
Hello Everyone!

Just arrived in Bermondsey, previously lived in Chelsea. Just wanted to say how much I am enjoying Bermondsey, what a refreshing change from Chelsea it is! I am appreciating the extra living space and the urban realism.

Being new to the area I haven't found a decent place to buy a coffee, does anyone have any recommendations?

Also-I used to leave my bicycle unchained on the street in Chelsea, is it safe to do that here?


Thursday 4 April 2002 10.03pm
Monmouth coffee shop at Borough market (the best).

Konditer and Cook at Borough Market.

Starbucks (sorry, but I may as well mention it) on St Thomas's Street.

The Bermondsey on Bermondsey Street.
Thursday 4 April 2002 10.11pm
Thanks Sam,

I will try out Monmouth and Konditer and Cook first. I think I will give Starbucks a miss though, I don' t want to encourage too much commercialism.

Your reticence on the bike issue speaks volumes! I will buy a sturdy lock!

Friday 5 April 2002 9.10am

I am glad to hear you are enjoying living in Bermondsey.
I have just bought a flat in the area and will be moving there in a couple of weeks.
I have lived in Fulham for the last 4 years and am naturally apprehensive about moving somewhere new.
Thanks for giving me some reassurance.

Monday 8 April 2002 12.11pm
Tristram & Vanessa
Completely out of interest, what made you leave Chelsea and what attracted you to Bermondsey in particular?
Monday 8 April 2002 2.16pm

I have several reasons for moving to Bermondsey from Fulham:
1. Cheaper housing. I would say you need at least 250,000 to buy a decent sized one bed flat in Fulham that doesn't need any work (which I certainly don't have!).
2. Proximity to work (I work in East London).
3. Different people. I'm bored of meeting investment bankers and Sloanes!
4. My new flat. I found a gorgeous flat within a secure development.

Tuesday 9 April 2002 11.36am
Welcome to the area guys!

You will find it a nice change to Chelsea and Fulham, some areas are not that great to look at but there is so much regeneration happening in and around SE1 that the whole place should change drastically in the next few years (for the better methinks).

I'd buy a sturdy lock for your bike Tristram - better to be safe than sorry ;0)
Tuesday 23 April 2002 12.56pm

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