Monday 2 January 2012 7.30am
Hi, MegB. Happy New Year! Welcome to the area, almost :p I've lived between Long Lane
and Bermondsey Street
for 7 years, following 16 years in Rotherhithe, SE16. I find the area to be, on the whole, very safe - there will always be an element of 'thuggery' in any large City, but I have not had a personal experience.
Location-wise it is perfect for both the City and West End. I can be in Green Park [Piccadilly] in 20 minutes, by tube. If I'm going to the Theatre, I usually take a bus [1 or 188] which takes 20 minutes, dropping me just over Waterloo Bridge
. For your work, it couldn't be better!
30 years ago, I lived in Maida Vale and have many happy memories...though not of commuting.
I love this area and there really is
a sense of Community; there are green spaces, restaurants, pubs, children's play areas, an independent cinema in Bermondsey Square
- an eclectic collection of people of all ages, wit and wisdoms and nationality.
Maybe see you in the Square! :-)