Monday 17 August 2015 1.37pm
I see what you're saying, Jac, and I can't disagree.
To put B St right on the edge of Bermondsey would seem illogical of me (especially since I assume B St has been called B St for some time - and then there's B Square, which I also assume has been there for some time).
I suppose there's a similar oddity with the positioning of Borough Market
, which, in my mind, is clearly in London Bridge, and on the borders of Bankside.
I've always thought of Bermondsey as being mainly on the East side of TBR, but I stress that this is entirely my personal opinion and not backed up by any facts.
I guess that there was originally a definition of The Borough, but whether that would be useful to discuss today's definitions, I don't know.
To me, Long Lane
and Tabard Gdns are in The Borough. I don't think they're Bermondsey. I think the same about The Royal Oak
. BUT, this is based on nothing more than my personal feeling. I suppose they may be something else altogether (a third area: Bricklayers Arms, perhaps?). I'd say that Harper Rd and Trinity St were Borough, but I suppose that the Eastern end of Harper Rd is practically Elephant, so perhaps I need to have a word with myself.
I don't care personally whether I live in The Borough or in Bermondsey, or in Elephant. I'm very keen to keep on living in SE1, though ;0)
...if you press it, they will come.