Thursday 8 January 2015 1.41pm
We actually live a couple of hundred metres west, not east, as I fisrt said!
It's not leafy and middle class (although becoming more middle class with all the new flats going up in the area, particularly around Bermondsey Spa), but there are a few reasonable sized parks in the area.
Yes there was the young lad shot dead in November, but then again a couple of months before that there was a young lad stabbed to death just off Long Lane
in SE1, and the Chris Foster murder on Borough High St - so these things happen unfortunately and will happen from time to time all over London.
There is a gym on Southwark Park Road that opened last year - I've not been so can't comment on quality - I use Soho Gyms by Borough Station which is very good.