Moving to South London

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Thursday 20 June 2002 10.27am

Im moving to South London (Elephant and Castle) in September and just wondered if anyone could let me know what the areas like. Im a student so would like to know if its a good area for students, is it a safe area, is it lively etc. etc.

Thanks in advance for any info.

Thursday 20 June 2002 1.01pm
Where abouts in the Elephant are you moving to. I grew up there, so maybe could give you a little bit of history on that specific area!
Thursday 20 June 2002 3.02pm
Im moving to the Halls of Residence (Mclaren House) at the top of London road.
Tuesday 25 June 2002 3.21pm
I used to live round there, but not as a student...

I didn't find it that lively (some places shut at the weekend), but I did find it safe.

My guess about the things students would like are

Wetherspoons at E&C for cheap food and drink

Ministry of Sound for clubbing

Pub crawls up Borough High St

Second hand books from Tlon in the E&C shopping centre

The off licence on London Road

Kebabs from the shop on St George's circus

There is a 24 hour shop on London Road (and another on the Cut)

But you may have different interests from the ones I did when I was a student ...
Wednesday 26 June 2002 9.21am
Sounds good, thanks for the info.
Wednesday 26 June 2002 9.37pm
Hello Bill,

I have lived in this area for 8 years and love it.

When I first decided to move I was warned by many people, don't go there, it is dangerous, it is Racist, etc.etc. I am glad to say I did not take their advice.

I find it a lively and safe place, and extremely well situated for transport.

On average it takes me 20 minutes to get a bus from E&C to say Piddaddilly Circus, Oxford Circus etc.

If you would like some more infor let me know.


Thursday 27 June 2002 8.19am
Thanks for the message alex. Im now looking forward to moving to E&C in September.

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