SE1 vs. East London/BGreen

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Thursday 9 February 2012 9.35pm
Hi all,

I'm trying to convince a friend of mine to move here (to SE1) as compared to the east-of-Brick Lane/Bethnal Green area -- what are some good arguments?

I think that the transit is better (Central Line is horrible at rush hour), closer to West End, fewer people in skinny jeans -- what would you add?

Friday 10 February 2012 12.37am
Transport is definitely better, and we're so much closer to the centre of London.

I like the greater mix of cultures/classes that we have in SE1. It just feels more relaxed.
Friday 10 February 2012 9.09am
"fewer people in skinny jeans"
arf arf

So true, far fewer beards and hipsters on fixies
Friday 10 February 2012 9.40am
I have a beard and a fixie :-)

Skinny jeans are a bit uncomfortable on me though.
Friday 10 February 2012 12.23pm
hipsters are taking over the world anyway :P just a mmatter of time before they rreach us..
Friday 10 February 2012 3.18pm
The hipster count has rocketed in SE1 recently. Esp on Bermondsey St.

Arguments for SE1 include: closer to the river, more central, Maltby St, Borough Market, white cube etc. It is also "on the up" as a cool/trendy area of London, hence the recent uptick in the hipster index.
Saturday 11 February 2012 9.48am
after 10 years of living in east london i moved south, to SE1. and i can safely say the pubs are a lot better and the restaurants are far superior down here. even the curry's are better!

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